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AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 12:47:46

Jeremy Kyle? Maybe it's just me, but there seem to be more and more posts and posters whose stories / problems wouldn't be out of place on JK. It all seems to have become a bit dumbed down and there's precious little wit or intelligence displayed anywhere.

A shame as I used to find MN good for both lighthearted fun stuff and more serious discussion.

Egosumquisum Sat 19-Dec-15 12:57:15

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AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 13:02:56

Not sure about that Ego. Someone did recently start a thread though suggesting that all babies should be dna tested at birth in case paternity was in doubt....

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sat 19-Dec-15 13:04:42

That's because at least 75% (conservative estimate) is made up bollocks.

I've read at least 5 threads this morning, all veh veh dramatic and over-egged and I just think "oh fuck off to KFC with your creative writing"

There is at least one PBP who gets re-Banned on what seems like a daily basis for posting GF OPs as well.

Have they not got presents to buy? <runs off like headless chicken>

Egosumquisum Sat 19-Dec-15 13:06:31

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AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 13:11:03

Maybe that's it dark. I'm only ever really on here at weekends (usually no time during the week) and it amazes me the amount of time some posters devote to posting on MN. Perhaps most of the more bizarre threads are completely fictional.

AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 13:12:54

But you can't resolve a parking spat with a DNA or lie detector test Ego. Anyway, the true middle classes don't go in for airing their dirty laundry in public!

usual Sat 19-Dec-15 13:19:10

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EvaBING Sat 19-Dec-15 13:22:12

Dumbing down of d'internetz. *clutches pearls.

**Frantically tries to find something witty to say to be ASSEPTED!

AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 14:01:57

ffs where did I say anything about WC people??

Predictably, the usual quick to take offence posters have jumped in. Kind of proves my point that there is no reasonable discussion on here anymore.

usual Sat 19-Dec-15 14:03:28

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Egosumquisum Sat 19-Dec-15 14:09:10

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longingforfun Sat 19-Dec-15 14:14:44

I agree Anthony. I occasionally stray onto here by mistake and then find my pretty reasonable and evenhanded comments are jumped on by the easily offended. I try to steer well clear.

AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 14:14:50

Ego perhaps my problem is that I don't spend enough time on MN then as I've not seen any of the threads you refer to. All I ever seem to see are long possibly made up stories about family feuds, terrible relationships and he said she said spats.

Egosumquisum Sat 19-Dec-15 14:17:38

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EvansOvalPiesYumYum Sat 19-Dec-15 14:18:39

Go on then, OP. Say something witty/intelligent. We'll take it from there fgrin

(Could be you're just reading the wrong threads)?

CherryPits Sat 19-Dec-15 14:19:56

Ten years ago when I was expecting my first child, this site was far more aggressive and fighty and Jeremy Kyle like.

Now its like a civilized cup of tea at Fortnum's with a friend, by comparison.

MontyYouTerribleCunt Sat 19-Dec-15 14:23:13

I think YAB a bit U OP. There is some drama on here definitely, but generally I find it quite a good place to have a decent debate.

I have heard people referring to other people as "Jeremy Kyle material" or "shouldn't they be on JK?" in RL. They mean it (I think) as a thinly veiled way of calling someone WC. Though I know that's not what you meant, I think that's why you've had a couple of class related comments here.

WorraLiberty Sat 19-Dec-15 14:25:24

I'm not sure I agree OP

I'll have my butler read through and then my people will contact your people.

Toodle pip for now.

Janeymoo50 Sat 19-Dec-15 14:26:45

If you really want JK stuff, head over to The McParents Page on FB, horrendous. It will make MN seem pretty ok, mostly.

doitanyways Sat 19-Dec-15 14:27:07

I know exactly what you mean OP, and it is very hard to articulate but certainly, I have noticed it.

AnthonyBlanche Sat 19-Dec-15 14:27:56

There's a section on the Royal Family? Does it get much traffic? And where is it hidden? Off to have a look to see if it's my kinda place!

rosebiggs Sat 19-Dec-15 14:29:37

It really annoys me when posters purposely omit the end word from their

Lweji Sat 19-Dec-15 14:30:51

You post this thread and then complain about the easily offended? grin

MN is huge and what you make of it. If you think it's dumbing down, maybe it's the threads you go to.

Lweji Sat 19-Dec-15 14:32:32

Start a thread on the Royal Family. That will be a reasonable discussion


Naughty Ego.

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