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AIBU to think MN not what I thought it would be

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sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 22:16:45

After years of hearing about how influential and "middle class" MN is. I am I being unreasonable to think that I have found it (over past few months - so can't judge beyond this) a bit "meh2! A lot of the postings appear to be attention-seeking, middle-of-the-road and basically dull. Am I missing something?

missymoomoomee Mon 12-Nov-12 22:17:42

Like your post you mean.....

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 12-Nov-12 22:17:55

You're obviously not 'in'!

Hth grin

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:18:52


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:54


LynetteScavo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:19:55

Most of the newbis are dull, attention seekers, IMO.

ImperialStateKnickers Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:08

Are we really middle class and influential? Gosh!

Have a biscuit

Sparklingbrook Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:24

What were you hoping for sid?

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:50

I am I being unreasonable to think

Oh good: you've already decided. That'll save a bit of time. grin

mrscumberbatch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:20:51

It's influential as great ideas/opinions can be shared across a varied and large demographic of women who can mostly think for themselves.

As for 'middle class'. Meh. Nobody even knows what middle class is this days anyway so it's a rubbish label.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:03

What do you mean?

I am the Prime Minister

MrsWembley Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:12



BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:27

But I am influential
Aren't I sparkling and knickers?


mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:32

You said gosh. That's middle class innit?

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:46

You werent on fridays thread, that was a lark. Bonkey on a stick! Seriously though OP you get a broad spectrum here, if you aren't reading stuff you find "interesting" perhaps pop to a library? MN is for support as well as shared interest and your post is kinda offensive!

AlbertoFrog Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:53


Have you tried anything apart from AIBU?

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 12-Nov-12 22:21:55




Devora Mon 12-Nov-12 22:22:03

Ah, you should have been here a few years back, OP. Fecking geniuses we were, back then. It was Greek classics at lunchtime, maths theory by tea, and world affairs before bed.

Then all these new bints starting joining in. Ruined the gaff.

TulisaLover Mon 12-Nov-12 22:23:33

If you aren't gripped by the myriad of awkward situations strangers find themselves in, then it's not for you, no. I for one live a vicarious life, and thus it is a superb stomping ground.

mrscumberbatch Mon 12-Nov-12 22:23:35

Devora... off to the moldies thread with you!

<spanks with a spaniel>

BooyhooRemembering Mon 12-Nov-12 22:24:46

poobys are meh?

sidandlinus Mon 12-Nov-12 22:24:54

No I don't think you are middle class and influential. What I meant to say, is this is how mumsnet was portrayed in the media - but reading peopel's stories/concerns/worries - the reality is different. This post was not intended to upset anyone, but I guess some of you are the same folks who slag off "school cliques" but bully in the cyber world when someone is asking a reasonable question?

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:25:03

I've barely looked at the other sections!

ilovesooty Mon 12-Nov-12 22:25:48

Gets bingo dabber

mrskeithrichards Mon 12-Nov-12 22:26:13

Got it in one.

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