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to want to know some of the unspoken rules of MN?

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Gurke Sun 19-May-13 08:43:05

Just that really! I only joined a few months ago and have already learnt a lot of useful (and some less useful) stuff. On the whole I've been impressed by the tone of helpful solidarity and good-natured humour that prevails. But every now and then I'm wondering what I'm missing: why do some threads get hardly any replies, but others with pretty much the same question get loads? Why, as I read somewhere here, are displays of affection such as xx or virtual hugs a big no-no? Why does posters' whininess seem to be more accepted than neediness or petulance? (Huge generalisation, maybe unjustified) I'm a bit surprised about myself that I care, but I guess during the marathon of night feeds MN has become a rather good companion whose dynamics and rules I'd like to know better.

I'm not trying to be controversial, by the way, just genuinely curious.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 19:40:01

now you're talking exit

and I think we have a winner! grin

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 19:40:53

still whrre the hell is my [choc]angry

YoniTime Wed 22-May-13 20:11:46


YoniTime Wed 22-May-13 20:12:22

What! How did you manage to do that!

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 20:33:38

and another rule:

Question: DH/OH/DP/boyfriend etc has done or said xyz. what should I do?

Answer: if I were you I would....

Correct answer: LEAVE THE BASTARD!

IKnowWhat Wed 22-May-13 22:23:11


Drywhiteplease Wed 22-May-13 22:25:53

Where did the stars come from? And will someone please explain how to put a little red wave on PMs?

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-May-13 22:30:41

If you get a PM from someone you don't want to. then there is a little red hand beside it which will block future messages

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 22:38:15


amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 22:39:36

ooh, I screwed that up.

Rule: stop fecking showing off

nannynick Wed 22-May-13 22:41:23

Stars may be from the Mumsnet App.

nannynick Wed 22-May-13 22:43:38

But no stars on ipad app. Hmm, wonder if it is the android app, or something else. thanks

IKnowWhat Wed 22-May-13 22:54:59

To get these ....

✨☔⛄⛅✊✋❕❔1⃣2⃣3⃣4⃣5⃣6⃣7⃣8⃣9⃣0⃣➿⛎⛔ ⭕⛵⛎

You have to use the ipad Mumsnet App and the Emojji emoticons. There was a thread a few months back where a couple of us went through ALL the billions of emoticons to find the all the full colour ones that worked. It took all evening shockshockshockshockshock

They don't show up on the Ipad App once you have posted the message but, very mysteriously, they do if you then view Mumsnet normally (not using the App).

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