Please can we have a 'Republican' button?

(15 Posts)
Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 12:21:09

Like the Guardian does?

I don't have anything against the Royal Family, and wish Kate and William much joy with their new family, but the relentless coverage is too much. For those of us who've lost babies, this week has been torment.

Please can we have the option of removing all Royal Baby coverage from your front page, and hiding the threads?

Bakingtins Wed 24-Jul-13 12:26:52

Hear hear.

Tricycletops Switzerland Wed 24-Jul-13 13:56:10

What Daisy said. Here is the thread I started for people who are finding it difficult.

Tee2072 Wed 24-Jul-13 14:16:55

Our at least it's own freaking topic so we can hide the incessant threads in one full swoop?

SunshineBossaNova Wed 24-Jul-13 14:28:22

Another republican here. Fed up the second coming already.

ArtisanLentilWeaver Wed 24-Jul-13 14:30:18

Another republican with Repetitive Strain Finger from hiding all those threads.

katatonic Wed 24-Jul-13 15:54:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gigondas Wed 24-Jul-13 15:56:41

Yep another yes here. The thread berating people for not donating to a charity as "we all are excited about royal baby" took the biscuit.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Jul-13 15:58:01

Good afternoon, dissidents!

We're afraid a Republican button is beyond our Tech resource at the moment, even if RowanMumsnet some of us would dearly love one.

And, to be fair, it's not unreasonable for the royal baby to be the subject of much discussion on a site which does discuss babies quite a lot.

But we do have a very handy hide button for every thread that irks you doesn't tickle your fancy.

And, hopefully, our second discussion of the day today will make you feel slightly better about stuff...

MiaowTheCat Wed 24-Jul-13 16:09:42

I know I'm not the only one who suffered birth trauma who is finding it all rather triggering too, it's hitting a lot of people write badly for various reasons

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Jul-13 16:13:18

MiaowTheCat

I know I'm not the only one who suffered birth trauma who is finding it all rather triggering too, it's hitting a lot of people write badly for various reasons

Yes, we do understand. And we're sorry if our previous post was annoyingly jokey.

We do feel for everyone who is finding these last few days difficult to cope with. Your post has certainly made us all stop and think, Miaow. thanks

Daisybell1 Wed 24-Jul-13 16:48:53

Miaow is right, its hitting a lot of people hard. And I appreciate that individual threads can be hidden however that doesn't help with everything plastered all over the front page, or the discussions of the day section (the second thread seems to be for republicans only). And I wasn't aware Mumsnet is just about babies!

I am particularly raw at the moment as I should have been due now, if I hadn't had my second miscarriage. There are other ladies currently suffering MCs on our hand holding thread, and I cannot begin to comprehend how they are feeling with the relentless coverage. Or those who are struggling to conceive.

If the technology is not capable of hiding everything, can you please give us an end date of when the relentless coverage will stop?

MiaowTheCat Wed 24-Jul-13 16:52:37

Alternatively mnhq could send all of us struggling to a nice remote island (with air con) fir the duration!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Jul-13 17:08:00

Daisybell1

Miaow is right, its hitting a lot of people hard. And I appreciate that individual threads can be hidden however that doesn't help with everything plastered all over the front page, or the discussions of the day section (the second thread seems to be for republicans only). And I wasn't aware Mumsnet is just about babies!

I am particularly raw at the moment as I should have been due now, if I hadn't had my second miscarriage. There are other ladies currently suffering MCs on our hand holding thread, and I cannot begin to comprehend how they are feeling with the relentless coverage. Or those who are struggling to conceive.

If the technology is not capable of hiding everything, can you please give us an end date of when the relentless coverage will stop?

We're so sorry, Daisybell1. We can only begin to imagine how you must be feeling right now.

It's probably fair to say that there is a pregnancy/childbirth/small baby thread highlighted in our Discussions of the Day box almost every day.

So the royal baby thread in Discussions of the Day isn't that much of a departure from the norm - although we do take your point about the Home page. We're afraid we can't tell you an end date for us featuring the royal baby on the Home page but we can't imagine it going on for days and days, tbh. Perhaps, just for the meantime, you could access MN a different way - just arriving on Active Convos, for example, or bookmarking your support thread and using that as your entry point?

Your post has also reminded us that it's been a while since we signposted our Miscarriage advice pages on the Home page. Thank you for making us think about that. We'll make sure we find space to do that in the coming weeks.

Pawprint Wed 24-Jul-13 17:40:56

I know the pain of recurrent miscarriage. I am very blessed indeed in that my 5th pregnancy was successful. I couldn't have any more children, though, as there were too many risk factors re. my health.

The royal baby coverage has affected me too. I think that it always hurts, if one hasn't been so lucky, to see happy smiling parents and little babies, especially if they seem to have had no problems tic etc. Of course, one assumes that Kate had no problems (minus her horrible sickness) but that could be wrong.

I really do feel for people finding the coverage hard. It's a big reminder of (a) how important babies our in our society and (b) how amazing it is to have a baby and (c) how hard it is to cope with loss/infertility.

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