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To Wonder What's With the Sudden Surge in x's

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ArtDecoChristmasFairy Mon 29-Dec-14 21:46:36

Over the past month or two I've noticed several posters putting a x at the end of posts.

I keep having it check I'm definitely in the right place...

ArtDecoChristmasFairy Mon 29-Dec-14 21:47:12

*to check, obviously

BertieBotts Mon 29-Dec-14 21:49:08

I agree. I wrote a thread complaining about it and got flamed FFS!

WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 21:49:26

Because Mumsnet is a massive site now and there are millions of monthly users.

Some of them put x at the end of their posts

ArtDecoChristmasFairy Mon 29-Dec-14 21:51:29

Well there's really no need for those kind of shenanigans round these parts! It just seems so odd on here... it's not netmums

cees Mon 29-Dec-14 21:53:04

I'm just going to fetch my torch and we can burn em out grin

PinkSquash Mon 29-Dec-14 21:55:04

Dnt wurry hun. Theyl go bk to skl soon. Hugs hun. Xxxx

Do I look good channeling a NMer? wink

There's a time and a place to xx- a supportive post where you're sending love or something, as punctuation, not so good.

Fabulous46 Mon 29-Dec-14 21:55:06

This month x's next month tickers......

AuntieStella Mon 29-Dec-14 21:55:22

It's not a style I like, and it's one that wasn't really seen here until recently.

I'm hoping it'll die out (like hubs, lol and lighthearted, all of which are thankfully declining now)

WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 21:57:17

It wont die out

Just about every internet forum/FB/Twitter is full of people putting xxx at the end of their posts for some reason.

It's mildly annoying but I can't get fussed about it because I can't see it changing.

WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 21:58:14

And I've noticed it's very much a British thing

When I look at posts in FB groups, I can tell the Brits from the xxx at the end grin

ArtDecoChristmasFairy Mon 29-Dec-14 21:58:22

Damn, forgot to write lighthearted in the title. Soz hun xx

DandyHighwayman Mon 29-Dec-14 21:59:02

Force of habit innit xx

ArtDecoChristmasFairy Mon 29-Dec-14 22:00:04

WorraLiberty I agree about the British thing. I have several American friends and they never smother me in snogs every time they send me a message!

SaucyJack Mon 29-Dec-14 22:00:44

I like tickers!

I wish we had sigs and avatars on Mumsnet as well.

notonyourninny Mon 29-Dec-14 22:02:12

Ahh hun, my hubby and lil man like itxxxfgrin

BathshebaDarkstone Mon 29-Dec-14 22:03:09

I haven't been here that long, but even in 4 months I've noticed the x's creeping in. fshock

JohnFarleysRuskin Mon 29-Dec-14 22:03:53

It's insecurity.

They might as well put 'forgive me if I've caused offence, please like me, I'm very nice really" at the end of their message.

Xx

Hatespiders Mon 29-Dec-14 22:04:58

Oh no! I thought I was being quite up-to-date writing LOL. I'm 70 and a bit old-fashioned. I can't keep up with all this. As soon as I learn something it's no longer acceptable. (Books a room in old folks' home)

Weelass83 Mon 29-Dec-14 22:05:33

I'm guilty of this at times - I automatically do it at the end of most texts I send so sometimes get caught out when on Mumsnet....

Or when I sent a text to the plumber......oops!!

Xxx

WorraLiberty Mon 29-Dec-14 22:06:40

I once saw an American on FB ask in all genuine honesty, if the British woman putting 'xxx' at the end of her posts, actually kissed people in real life after she spoke to them.

It conjured up a weird image in my head!

OddBoots Mon 29-Dec-14 22:07:45

I don't do it often but sometimes a single 'x' at the end of a reply to someone in distress or needing support is worth doing, even at the risk of annoying someone else.

Backtobedlam Mon 29-Dec-14 22:07:58

I'm the same as weelass83-done it a few times automatically and then been mortified!

CallMeExhausted Mon 29-Dec-14 22:09:38

I misunderstood the question - I thought you were referring to "ex"es...

I was thinking perhaps it was Christmas freedom.

WerewolfBarMitzvah Mon 29-Dec-14 22:09:57

Och it's Christmas! Xxx

fgrin

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