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To wonder why some people are ignored on MN

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nuttymango Sat 06-Aug-16 08:51:38

Some people always seem to be inadvertent thread killers don't they?
What makes people ignore others on MN? Surely somebody who is always ignored (I'm not one of them, I'm sometimes replied to, sometimes not) is not always at fault?

Or is MN just a place for us to spout our views and not listen to the views of others? I'm often never guilty of this of course grin

user7755 Sat 06-Aug-16 08:56:19

Who said that? wink

TheWingsOfLove Sat 06-Aug-16 08:59:28

<walks into thread>

<walks out again>


longdiling Sat 06-Aug-16 08:59:48

I don't think specific posters are ignored are they? It's a big site with lots of posters and many use the active function which means threads drop out of view. I also think on a big site like this only stand out threads get loads of replies, hence why there is so much trollery

MrsWooster Sat 06-Aug-16 09:06:13

Is that what the ninja thread is about? I am too scared to post on it as I am a surefire threadkiller and if I kill the threadkiller thread then maybe the world will end. I'm off now....

mrsfuzzy Sat 06-Aug-16 09:10:39

IS ANYONE THERE ? KNOCK TWICE FOR YES, long that seems about right, it's probably more who is online at the time and what they are interested in, as for me ? i read all the threads in aibu a] because i'm nosy and b] as a sahm i have looong coffee breaks while the minions are at work/college/school, then have a mad hour tidying up before they start coming home again... oops have just outed big time blush.

NeedACleverNN Sat 06-Aug-16 09:11:52

That is what the ninja thread is about

Come say hello. We don't bite much

mrsfuzzy Sat 06-Aug-16 09:12:07

mrs come back we need you .....get back on your keyboard/ipad or whatever smile

chalky3 Sat 06-Aug-16 09:14:38

There was a thread I read yesterday about a man giving his two sons the same first name. Someone commented she had the same name as her half sister. EVERYONE ignored her and kept talking about Henry VIII (who apparently named had several children named Henry) hmm
It's a weird phenomenon and the Ninja thread is where we thread killers and the terminally ignored hide

nuttymango Sat 06-Aug-16 09:16:55

I posted on a thread killers thread once and, guess what, I got ignored! (but my message was particularly boring) smile

P1nkP0ppy Sat 06-Aug-16 09:18:25

I'm invisible 😟
Queen thread-killer here......

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Aug-16 09:18:59

There are some posters who I try to avoid engaging with but generally it's subject matter that's the deciding factor if I post or not.

topcat2014 Sat 06-Aug-16 09:21:03

could it be they are just a bit dull?

longdiling Sat 06-Aug-16 09:23:10

I think you have to work hard on here to get noticed and become a 'regular' because you're just one voice amongst many. And I guess the thread killers thread is just the same, there are now loads of people who post on it so some posts get 'lost'. I've been on mumsnet for 7 years now and have successfully avoided building any kind of relationship with anyone!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 06-Aug-16 09:27:09

There are some posters here that I do ignore , those who live in AIBU for example and start bollocky attention seeking threads.

I won't contribute if the thread is about something I'm not familiar with anymore, ie babies, sleeping and feeding or mad MiL's.

Sparklingbrook Sat 06-Aug-16 09:33:19

I think it's a misconception that all posters that don't name change want to be 'noticed'. I have never felt the need to name change but have been invisible at times over my 5 years here.

I've been here 4 years under a few names and often ignored... due to my crippling anxiety and depression I just assume it's because everybody hates me which is a shame because I have things I'd love to get off my chest with somebody that actually cares

Noonesfool Sat 06-Aug-16 09:36:58

Would this be a good time to mention MN "royalty"? grin

NeedACleverNN Sat 06-Aug-16 09:38:21

<covers Noones mouth>

Unless you want a bun fight noooooo!


longdiling Sat 06-Aug-16 09:41:19

Wedonottalk, that sounds rough. It could just be that the constant name changes mean nobody has had a chance to get to know you?

SilverDragonfly1 Sat 06-Aug-16 09:43:59

Some of us just sum things up so well in our posts that there's nothing more for anyone to add!

So I tell myself... grin

Surferjet Sat 06-Aug-16 09:45:53

I wouldn't say anyone is deliberately ignored? I only post on threads I find interesting, & rarely respond to individual posts - but I've never got the 'popular' girl thing. I've read a few posts from the mega stars of MN & can't see what the fuss is about, they're not saying anything mind blowing or anything that other posters aren't? I guess you just have to build up a reputation & spend an awful lot of time on here to get noticed.

Witchend Sat 06-Aug-16 09:46:01

I don't think people are deliberately ignored ever. I can't imagine people going "well I would reply to that, but it's from Witchend" so I'll sit on my hands". Unless possibly it's a known goady poster perhaps. And even then they'll usually get someone calling them out on it.
I think the example given is probably more that the conversation had moved on and something else was being discussed which people found more interesting by then.
If people post things that are no revelation to the thread, not controversial, and not needing support, then there isn't a person who is there to acknowledge each reply.
I've certainly had times when I've posted a reply that I thought added to the discussion and it's been ignored. Sometimes, particularly on a fast moving thread, it's because the discussion has moved beyond my answer, sometimes I don't know why.
But other times I put a flip or fairly bland post and get lots of replies.
It's a case of who is on and how they're feeling, I guess.

NeedACleverNN Sat 06-Aug-16 09:48:14

I occasionally lurk because I don't have anything good to say.

If I honestly don't know an answer, I won't reply.

PolaDeVeboise Sat 06-Aug-16 09:48:32

It is weird here sometimes. A couple of weeks ago, I started a thread with M&S in the title - usually a guaranteed crowd pleaser - not one response! However, I have had replies on others.

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