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To think MNer's are being very mean

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MARTIN1 Sun 16-Aug-15 20:27:14

This past week has seen, in my opinion an increase in vitriol and negativity toward other members. Is my perception incorrect or have others noticed this?

dons hard hat and hides under kitchen sink

LemonPied Sun 16-Aug-15 20:28:45

Just you martin.
You and your baby's arm.

iAmSiri Sun 16-Aug-15 20:30:03

This week mners have help me deal with my rapist being in court. If fact if it was for mumsnet I wouldn't have been brave enough to report him.

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 20:30:27

MN is always like this.

MarchLikeAnAnt Sun 16-Aug-15 20:31:32

Your perception is incorrect.

FenellaFellorick Sun 16-Aug-15 20:31:41

tbh, I haven't noticed an increase in vitriol towards genuine posters. I have noticed what appears to be a slight increase in billy bullshitters and perverts recently though. But these things go in cycles it seems. It's been that way for years. Nice and calm then a breakout of wankers, then it calms down again, then another influx of dirty buggers.

The vast majority of mn is, and always has been, mild and inoffensive.

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 20:31:43

This week has been all about the hacking and the site being a bit broke.

Christinayanglah Sun 16-Aug-15 20:33:59

It's also been about steaming your fanjo, not sure where there is to go after that

FenellaFellorick Sun 16-Aug-15 20:34:33

It's been about what now? shock

MARTIN1 Sun 16-Aug-15 20:36:47

I have noticed quite a bit of gang mentality, several posters all joining a thread and attacking the OP or a poster. I'm not bothered about me, I have broad shoulders. It has come to my attention on other threads when people asking for advice or general questions and being pounced on. Maybe I am reading a little to much in to it, Thank you for your responses.

Maryz Sun 16-Aug-15 20:37:06

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BastardGoDarkly Sun 16-Aug-15 20:37:49

No, no more than usual smile

Are you a long term poster?

Maryz Sun 16-Aug-15 20:38:08

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AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 16-Aug-15 20:38:52

Yes I agree OP

PurpleDaisies Sun 16-Aug-15 20:39:43

I've had problems too Maryz. I've searched by poster and it says no posts but I can see they've posted on a thread I'm looking at.

FenellaFellorick Sun 16-Aug-15 20:39:45

How long have you been a member?

I think if you join in quiet times and then hit an invasion, or spate of goady twats or a lone knicker sniffer then you notice it.

After a while you see the bigger picture.

Flaperon Sun 16-Aug-15 20:39:56

I think the responses on the thread by the woman whose DP won't pay for the daughter's food are a bit much. There's a lot of armchair psychology and demands that she LTB instantly, along with snippy comments about why she isn't updating every 2.5 seconds. I think some people need to get a grip.

usualsuspect333 Sun 16-Aug-15 20:40:17

If you notice it on a thread then report it it call it on the thread.

Whiskwarrior Sun 16-Aug-15 20:41:37

What Maryz said.

With bells on.

Passmethecrisps Sun 16-Aug-15 20:41:44

The last couple of days have been a bit odd I think.

I posted on a thread which I though was ok but it all went Pete Tong.

If you see unpleasant behaviour on a thread, MARTIN, then either tackle it directly on the relevant thread, or report it to MNHQ - starting a thread about a thread (or threads), as you have done here, is considered poor form on MN.

AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 16-Aug-15 20:43:12

What's a goadyfucker?confused

Maryz Sun 16-Aug-15 20:43:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Passmethecrisps Sun 16-Aug-15 20:43:20

Can I just ask though how you know the difference between people who are just asking a question and those who are looking for a reaction?

I mean that genuinely as this was what happened on the thread I was on - lots of GF accusations when I was merrily blethering away

Christinayanglah Sun 16-Aug-15 20:43:30

There are all some really funny threads and some extremely supportive ones, it really depends where you are looking

The G Paltrow one had me in stitches with the video of the homemade steamer

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