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Just realised that Mumsnet has been depressing me...AIBU?

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VioletBam Sat 27-Aug-16 10:01:42

Is it just me? Is it a new thing? Maybe I've been here too long...about 7 years now.

I was just about to come on and have a browse and so forth and I thought "God I don't want's so miserable!"

I know it's been said you used to be able to have a laugh here..but there really has been a big drop in humour or something?

Boogers Sat 27-Aug-16 10:16:47

Didn't you flounce on a thread yesterday? hmm

usual Sat 27-Aug-16 10:18:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 27-Aug-16 10:18:19

There will always be humourless types. They're out in force on a couple of threads. It's to be expected.

Just scroll past them, and enjoy the rest.

ExcuseMyEyebrows Sat 27-Aug-16 10:21:48

I've been here 7 years too OP and know exactly what you mean.

Ffs Boogers hmm

Ninasimoneinthemorning Sat 27-Aug-16 10:26:05

There are still some funny threads if you look! I've not seen one for a day or two but I can still manage a chuckle now and then!

Been here five long years.

PinkSquash Sat 27-Aug-16 10:29:01

I always revisit classics to get a bit of humour back when it all gets too much

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Sat 27-Aug-16 10:29:46

I agree. I stopped reading for a while because it was baking me miserable, but then I started again because I'm sleepy and want some brain candy. But now I'm finding it miserable again.

VioletBam Sat 27-Aug-16 10:46:47

Boogers no I didn't. I did say on that thread that I would leave if MNHQ didn't delete the post but the discussion's not over yet...they'll be back no doubt.

Anyway...that's not what THIS thread is about and it's bad form to bring up previous posts on new threads.

I think it must be because I've been here too long or something.

Blueisthemagicnumber Sat 27-Aug-16 10:52:18

I started a thread on mental health about the way MN has been making me feel lately. AIBU doesn't always help.

IzzyIsBusy Sat 27-Aug-16 10:53:12

Then leave.

Sorry but a post like this is not going to fix you feeling miserable about mn.
What is it your expecting to happen? The whole of mn will suddenly stop posting about serious/sad topics and only post fun stuff to indulge you?

Allowing a chat forum to make you miserable is daft and probably a good indication that a break from it is needed.

ClashCityRocker Sat 27-Aug-16 10:53:29

IT seems that people go out of their way to make people feel bad.

I don't understand the mentality of going onto a thread to type 'yawn'.

So what if it's a thread you don't like the style/tone/content/been do to death, other posters do not have a duty to create a thread purely for your amusement. Don't get me wrong, it's clear some posters browse classics, see a successful thread and try to emulate it, but is there really any need to make people feel stupid?

FrenchDucksSayCoinCoin Sat 27-Aug-16 10:53:42

Seven year itch?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 27-Aug-16 10:54:56

Why don't you take a break and refresh yourself.

If reading the site's depressing you then don't read it.

cariboo Sat 27-Aug-16 10:55:07

I've been here since 2003. But I stopped posting after the infamous Mouldies exodus and then avoided coming on here at all for years. Not only was it depressing, it was downright dangerous for awhile.

I'm back now, though as everyone can see!grin

What's troubling you, VioletB?

couldntlovethebearmore Sat 27-Aug-16 10:55:45

Blue please dont let it affect your mental health- most of these people making shitty remarks will never meet you or be part of your life and making others feel like shit somehow gives them a bit of joy and power that they lack in real life. Its a cliche but it says more about them than you

Olympiathequeen Sat 27-Aug-16 11:15:45

I find people pretty aggressive and not much fun.

unless I'm in the mood for a fight grin

MissMargie Sat 27-Aug-16 11:23:20

I find mn light relief from the news

ilovesooty Sat 27-Aug-16 12:01:55

MN doesn't "make" anyone feel anything. It's up to people to look after their own well being and self regulate.

Just take a break if you aren't enjoying it.

Oldisthenewblack Sat 27-Aug-16 13:00:48

Usually a laugh to be found somewhere. Recently been enjoying 'Penetration Man' and the resurrection of the 'Poo Crumbs' thread. I'm easily amused grin

PapaverSomniferum Sat 27-Aug-16 13:09:24

Yes, often a depressing place, I find I should bloody stay away from it but I'm weak-willed! I posted a lighthearted thread earlier in chat and it didn't get a single reply. I rarely start threads, either. I should have put LIGHTHEARTED in the title to draw people in, clearly. wink

TheForeignOffice Sat 27-Aug-16 13:10:15

I'm physically weak at the moment from really bad flu. Cue total family panic when they found me crying and shaking with laughter in the kitchen last night. Thank you wheelie-bin thread grin

Oldisthenewblack Sat 27-Aug-16 16:28:02

PapaverSomniferum - I'm upset you didn't get any replies to your thread. Bet it was very exciting, too goes off to look

Salmotrutta Sat 27-Aug-16 16:32:55

There are still funny threads.

There's a funny Tesco Delivery Man just told me he loved me one in Chat.

I did laugh out loud several times.

Happyinthehazeofadrunkenhour Sat 27-Aug-16 16:38:24

I haven't come across a good bunfight for ages...! Whats going on?

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