If you (still) feel the need to discuss Moldies [part 2]

(1009 Posts)
YetMoreTech (MNHQ) Wed 31-Dec-08 11:29:56

This thread is a continuation of this one. That one had become too big for its own boots the system to handle.

DandyLioness Sat 03-Jan-09 13:57:37

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huns and royalty points grinshock How disgusting yet weirdly ironic at the same time.

Am glad Moldies has been created now (wish they could have done it without insulting and upsetting so many though), because that dreadful attitude has been taken elsewhere.

DandyLioness Sat 03-Jan-09 13:03:22

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Aitch, sorry, only just read your post asking if I was 3andnomore....and indeed I used to be 3andnomore...the reason I namechanged is not because I am having another Baby (shudder at the thought of it), lol, but because people kept calling me 3andmore and I felt that may jinx me and tbh, I was just bored with my id...and then there is that whole people that use numbers in their id are just uninspired thing grin...! Now I often get called FairLady, which is just wonderful grin....well, when I was wearing my X-mas name I was being called Slut, but that was my own fault, lol!

My, possibly mostly uninspired idea for Custardos and Chipmonkeys seperate Board is Mumsnet chips and custard grin...

Lulumama Sat 03-Jan-09 11:29:04

bbbeee fair enough, am glad your feelings are not hurt. lots of others were though smile
flight i never set foot on mouldies, am not one, will not join, would not have joined, the person who nominated me rightly felt that once i knew the process, i would not have joined. and TBH , i would not have joined anyway, I love MN, have got lots of good friends here, have had clients from here! i love the camaraderie and i have friends in RL i can discuss things that i wish to remain private. I have never used MN as a place to discuss anything 'deep', as it were.
I have no problem with Mouldies per se, although some of the digs at MN not being the same, and beong mediocre were not that helpful, but there has been mud slinging and insults from both sides. I thought the secrecy, whether it was quickly got rid of or not, was really quite indefensible, as MP has so eloquently been arguing about .

Lulumama Sat 03-Jan-09 11:29:04

bbbeee fair enough, am glad your feelings are not hurt. lots of others were though smile
flight i never set foot on mouldies, am not one, will not join, would not have joined, the person who nominated me rightly felt that once i knew the process, i would not have joined. and TBH , i would not have joined anyway, I love MN, have got lots of good friends here, have had clients from here! i love the camaraderie and i have friends in RL i can discuss things that i wish to remain private. I have never used MN as a place to discuss anything 'deep', as it were.
I have no problem with Mouldies per se, although some of the digs at MN not being the same, and beong mediocre were not that helpful, but there has been mud slinging and insults from both sides. I thought the secrecy, whether it was quickly got rid of or not, was really quite indefensible, as MP has so eloquently been arguing about .

okay, 1000. Are we drawing a line?

sinkingfast Sat 03-Jan-09 11:24:41

No, it'll be me, me I tell you

LoneStranger Sat 03-Jan-09 11:24:38

Good suggestion sinkingfast. Sadly i have that sinking feelling too just now. I woke up and thought i'd check if anyone had acknowledged my post this thread had moved on to talking about the more interesting tittle tattle that i find quite fun. I was going to have a massive fry up bowl of muesli, but i've lost my appetite for now.

hercules1 Sat 03-Jan-09 11:24:35

That's me

dammit!!

wonders if she can post the 1000

I was chatting to a friend of mine at work about the whole moldie debate (she'd seen it in the papers)
She had appeared on T&S and had made a comment which was taken out of context and she received hate mail afterwards, because people didn't know the full context of her comment, and she could never put them right.
Which made me think that the whole moldie debate will run and run, but no matter what, the moldie site is never going to be in context for everybody, there will always be a cloak and dagger theme surrounding it.

I'd laugh so much to see Avatars on Mumsnet. grin
And tickers.

sinkingfast Sat 03-Jan-09 11:17:17

<preen>

TBH, I just feel sad about it - there are plenty of posters whose posts I've been missing - I've even put out a couple of "where are xxx?" threads. I'm the same as LoneStranger - I namechange regularly because I value my anonymity, so am never going to be recognised or invited to Moldies. But against the sadness, I have an increasing level of shudderiness about the whole concept - it was always going to go horribly wrong. The whole thing makes me feel a bit bleurgh really.

Flightattendant7 Sat 03-Jan-09 11:15:20

Can we have avatars please Geraldine? grin

I want one that says 'I practically live here'.

hercules1 Sat 03-Jan-09 11:13:25

Apparently they have sniff and scratch - the more popular poasters emit smells like chanel 5 and the lower ones smell like jordan's own.

BBBee Sat 03-Jan-09 11:12:25

Lulu - I reqad this and often think there is nothing more I can add, but can I just say (as I have before) that I was nominated for moldies and vetoed.

I did not feel that I had been deemed not worthy - I just thought that people didn't recognise me or something.

So, if you want to know how it felt - it was kind of like that really - kind of 'oh well'.

I only speak for myself mind.

Agree with sinking fast

<adds one royalty point to her counter>

Flightattendant7 Sat 03-Jan-09 11:11:03

Sinking fast - am not ignoring you, your posts are very sensible.

LoneStranger Sat 03-Jan-09 11:10:26

Thanks for that Tiggiwinkle. I feel really strongly about all this. I have to also say that while some are upset about not getting an invite, such of us are upset because were are plainly not 'inviteable'.

i dont care if the place is crap, that's not the point. even if it is, my sentiments would still be the same.

The 'royalty' and 'huns' thing was for, errrr Fun. So may i ask what happened with that info? was there possibly a leter discussion that went "Think we might have made a mistake inviting this one." I assume that a 'close eye' would be kept of the member who invited someone who receives so many 'huns' and any further suggestions for further invitees looked at 'carefully'?

Flightattendant7 Sat 03-Jan-09 11:10:01

With knitted toilet roll covers

and glade

as ds says

'Can WE have a room full of flagrance, mummy?'

sinkingfast Sat 03-Jan-09 11:09:47

Y'know, I think that this is a really good example of something that looks really easy but is in fact nightmarishly difficult. Running a forum looks like a piece of p*ss - anyone could do it, no? But Justine, Carrie et al have built up a wealth of experience and are very rarely caught out or deal with a situation in the wrong way (IMO, from observations over the years). Moldies seems from start to finish, a really good example of how not to run a forum tbh. They would have been far better off discussing with MNHQ a way for MN to provide what they wanted but still under the MN banner tbh.

morningpaper Sat 03-Jan-09 11:08:16

> "taking the "top 150 most popular" Mumsnetters across to the new board"
> MP, where was it said that this was what was happening?
> Don't put it in quotes, like it was the stated aim of the board fgs when it was not.

Hunker you seem so angry with me, and I don't know why.

It wasn't my intention to suggest that was the aim of the board. But reading the membership list, that was what it looked like. It didn't sit comfortably at all.

> Would you trust someone to know exactly how a group of more than 100 people thought in a day?

I've already said a zillion times that I KNOW people's intentions were good, but the execution was cack.

StealthPo09IsHere Sat 03-Jan-09 11:07:44

I heard the colour scheme is peach and cream with frills and lace as a theme

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