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DuelingFanjo Fri 15-Oct-10 16:01:35

should have better things to do with their time than to slag off mumsnet.

they seem to have a reall issue with people on here which is just sad.

DirtyMartini Fri 15-Oct-10 16:03:08

Oh is that a link to them? I'm not keen on giving them hits. They are sad little men.

YANBU and they are insignificant numpties.

DuelingFanjo Fri 15-Oct-10 16:03:37

apparently we are hormone riddled hags grin

AlpinePony Fri 15-Oct-10 16:45:00

Whilst a few of their points are valid - these are, sadly in the majority, the type of men who think a Thai bride is where it's at due to her "size" and "knows her place" type attitude. hmm

There's an awful lot on that site spend rather too long banging one out on a single bed in a bedsit with cupboards full of tinned tuna.

Islandlady Fri 15-Oct-10 17:09:09

Someone go on their site and describe themself as a baby boomer mumsnetter who is also a landlord then sit back and watch the fireworks.

DeadPoncy Fri 15-Oct-10 17:51:38

My DH reads the HPC blog, but not the forums.

It has been good in the past to read an alternative, bearish point of view, aggregated in the blog; however, that discussion was a bit group-think-y, not really an attempt to rip arguments to shreds to see whether they have any substance, as in AIBU at its best!

sethstarkaddersmummyreturns Fri 15-Oct-10 18:18:00

so they are trolling us (that Pedro guy coming over pretending he thinks house prices are definitely not going to fall).
We probably couldn't troll them as easily though as there are so few of them a new poster would stick out more.

to be fair, only a few of them have spouted the vile misogyny, but then none of the rest of them have called them on it, which is pretty pathetic. One thing I really like about MN is that if someone says something racist or disablist or otherwise ignorant, a lot of people will challenge it.

they're not a very nice bunch.

DeadPoncy Fri 15-Oct-10 18:34:42

It;s a pity is they are trolling, rather than engaging. Engaging would be the cleverer thing to do, wouldn't it?!

Disclaimer: I've just signed up to HPC, and am going to engage rather than just baiting!

AlpinePony Fri 15-Oct-10 18:51:17

Don't let on you're a woman. Not identifying my sex I'm applauded - if I reveal in my post I'm of the female variety I usually get a slagging along the lines of "you must be an ugly lesbian then". hmm

DeadPoncy Fri 15-Oct-10 19:13:26

Maybe I'll have to have alter-ego posters. But I can't be bothered to conceal my sex, and surely it's a better "test" of behaviour if I don't conceal!

DeadPoncy Fri 15-Oct-10 19:13:46

Thanks for the tip, though. smile

Poppet45 Fri 15-Oct-10 19:26:24

I used to visit there - it was a fantastic site although it did get a little OTT at times and is unfortunately pretty chauvanist too, and it was really useful to counteract all that house prices only ever go up bullshite.
However once we had DS DH was adamant that we bought after our last rental flat decided to sprout mould everywhere not least right next to DS's cot, so I daren't go on there anymore as I feel it would just depress me too much. Even though we can easily afford this house, I do feel that in a few years we'd have been able to get it for such a lot less.
They are right though - house prices are going to fall, and by and large it will be a bloody good thing - assuming we'd like our own kids to be able to buy houses one day rather then live forever in someone else's BTL property empire.

DuelingFanjo Fri 15-Oct-10 19:32:44

I wonder what their mothers were thinking when raising them? confused

sethstarkaddersmummyreturns Fri 15-Oct-10 19:36:54

oh I expect their mother were lovely but their role models were unfortunately their dads who they take after.

here's a theory - they're all actually women pretending to be vile chauvinists so no-one suspects. smile

MiasmARGGHHH Fri 15-Oct-10 19:41:07

I cant imagine there is much more boring in life than a man who posts prolifically on a forum about how much houses cost.

If it was my husband I'd be telling him to have some serious words with himself.

Perhaps they are coming over here to better themselves?

CrazyPlateLady Fri 15-Oct-10 19:52:04

YANBU!! I have had a 'bad experience' with these vile tossers this week. They said some awful things about me on their forum, which was about a thread I started on here. Apparently I am ugly and need to keep my legs closed, I need to be an Avon lady or have an internet business as I cannot work (got long term illness).

"I cant imagine there is much more boring in life than a man who posts prolifically on a forum about how much houses cost." Exactly!!! They really are sad twats to be on a forum that is only to discuss house prices, then they have to come here and slag us off and make fun of our threads. I'm guessing they are single. No way can they be in happy, fulfilling relationships.

And people say MN is a horrible place! I have never experienced or witnessed any MNetter talking and taking the piss out of others the way these men do. They need to seriously get a life.

BeenBeta Fri 15-Oct-10 20:02:30

I used to post there too Poppet45. I still read the news links every day. The economics discussions can be interesting sometimes with useful links to interetsing places.

It gives me no joy to agree with you on your analysis of the market which is why I have not said anything on this thread.

Truth is that people are finding it difficult to sell houses because people lower down the chain and especially first time buyers are finding it very tough to get a mortgage big enough to come close to meeting 2007 peak prices.

Banks are not lending anything like the salary ultiples they once did, they are demanding more deposit and they are demanding more conservative valuations on properties they lend against. On top of that there are few jobs available and more job losess coming.

It all adds up to lower prices. No matter how many people want to buy a hosue there simply is no longer as much money (earned or borrowed) to do it with.

Vine Fri 15-Oct-10 20:10:03

There is some useful advice & information on that site (if you're not embarrassed to be making the offer it isn't low enough grin). But I wouldn't participate in the forum, it doesn't seem very woman friendly!

We are looking to buy and it is easy to get obsessed with the housing market, I am on right move & property snake most days. House prices are static or falling, they have a point!

Vine Fri 15-Oct-10 20:18:03

<<Apparently I am ugly and need to keep my legs closed>>

I didn't see that bit CrazyPlateLady, what a horrible thing to say. What has that got to do with house prices? Probably someone that enjoys putting everyone and everything down to make them feel better about their own failings.

CrazyPlateLady Fri 15-Oct-10 20:22:44

It was in response to a thread I started a few days ago, having a good moan about being fed up in a small house. Someone from that delightful site found my thread and started a thread over there headed "another mumsnet classic" and the whole thing was basically slagging me and my thread off. There were a few people who said they sympathised with my situation, but the majority of the comments were really awful and I actually cried blush when I read it. They were horrible.

HeadlessLadyBiscuit Fri 15-Oct-10 20:23:49

An entire forum dedicated to hoping house prices are going to fall? Fuck me, some men really are sad fuckers aren't they?

CrazyPlateLady Fri 15-Oct-10 20:25:11

PMSL! grin

BeenBeta Fri 15-Oct-10 20:35:09

Headless - to be fair though there were legions of TV programmes over the last decade often presented by female presenters dedicated to hoping house prices were going to rise.

mintyfresh Fri 15-Oct-10 20:47:40

It's become a horrible, misogynistic site over the last few years. All they every do is moan about their wives/girlfriends baiting them to make a 'nest'. I quite agree that houses prices are looking dodgy but don't bother with this site anymore! They need to get a life hmm

usualsuspect Fri 15-Oct-10 20:48:35

poor sad boys

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