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To think that only on Mumsnet do you see

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HoneyDragon Fri 28-Mar-14 19:25:33

Well everyone really. On account there is not actually one hive mind and opinion,

And what you really mean when you say this is I only ever notice people who do not agree with my way of the world. So I blame a website.

TheEarlOfDoncaster1963 Fri 28-Mar-14 19:27:56


ElleMcFearsome Fri 28-Mar-14 19:29:05

Oh! We're not the Borg then. Must have got confused grin

NewtRipley Fri 28-Mar-14 19:29:18


With the greatest of respect, I can't understand your OP

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 28-Mar-14 19:29:24

There are people that think Mumsnet is 1 person and we must all live the same life in the exact same way.

These are the people I tend to avoid grin

usualsuspectt Fri 28-Mar-14 19:30:23

What you on about?

CloverHeart Fri 28-Mar-14 19:30:31

wine??? How many glasses?

drnoitall Fri 28-Mar-14 19:30:49

Err, I'm confused.

Pleasejustgo Fri 28-Mar-14 19:31:13

Hah hah clover

usualsuspectt Fri 28-Mar-14 19:31:16

There is only one way. My way grin

southeastastra Fri 28-Mar-14 19:32:26

no two ways, my way and the wrong way grin

MammaTJ Fri 28-Mar-14 19:32:32

I agree HD, and eve understand you!

Newt, she is illustrating that there are all kinds of people here with all kinds of opinions. As people, we tend to only notice those who are wrong disagree with us, so we thing that that one opinion is the one expressed by all.

<has not had wine yet, can you tell?>

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 28-Mar-14 19:33:07

I think what honeydragon is talking about are posters that think mumsnet is one opinion, the mumsnet opinion.

You know what, that didnt make it any clearer did it?

Damn vodka. I will be quiet now.

MrsWembley Fri 28-Mar-14 19:33:13


I know what you mean.

<winks knowingly>

<waves at who I presume is usual>

HoneyDragon Fri 28-Mar-14 19:33:16

It's been annoying week. I don't get why comments such as

Only on Mnet do people get cross about

P&C spaces
Ear piecing babies
Tattoos (pro)
Tattoos (against)
Mnet being predominantly left wing
Mnet being predominantly right wing

It just seems that if a thread is being bias in one direction it's only on Mnet do you get that consensus and NOWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

TantrumsAndBalloons Fri 28-Mar-14 19:34:06

There is nowhere else in the world.

Only here. grin

AgentZigzag Fri 28-Mar-14 19:34:12

But then you can always use a MN opinion to back up whichever view you take smile

(if I've read your OP right and you're saying about us being individuals rather than one entity, which is used in places like the media to say we're all vipers (which is probably the only correct assumption)).

MyChemicalGerard Fri 28-Mar-14 19:34:40

yes. yes indeed.

usualsuspectt Fri 28-Mar-14 19:35:20

Hello MrsW. Nice to see you.

<sorry for hijacking your lovely thread Honey>

AgentZigzag Fri 28-Mar-14 19:35:35

Oh grin it's not how I read it at all.

usualsuspectt Fri 28-Mar-14 19:37:22

MN is not representative of RL.

MN exists in a bubble.

HoneyDragon Fri 28-Mar-14 19:38:15

I bugs me.

There are some brilliant debates here because it's a nice corner of the Internet which although is predominantly female centric does contain some fabulous diversity. Often people don't agree on something but are interested to see the direction from which others opinions are formed.

But some others use only on Mumsnet do you get this opinion.

I don't like it and think of it as way of shutting down healthy debate, or trying to belittle a group opinion.

It's like saying, your thought and opinions are not part of the real world we live in.

flummoxedlummox Fri 28-Mar-14 19:38:58

Well I'm certain have an opinion on One Direction.

lionheart Fri 28-Mar-14 19:39:17

I understood it and have not touched a drop (yet). smile

ilovesooty Fri 28-Mar-14 19:39:35

This reminds me of Life of Brian.

"We're all individuals "
" I'm not"


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