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To ask how long a MNetter is classed a newbie for?

(86 Posts)
ICantThinkOfAUsernameH Sat 21-Jan-17 21:22:30

Just that really ^^.
Been a member 2 years now I think and still feel new blush

Highalert Sat 21-Jan-17 21:24:34

At least 5 years.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:24:58

Four years, minimum.

AllTheBabies Sat 21-Jan-17 21:26:07

I've been here fur 7 years and I still feel like a newbie sometimes!

SalemSaberhagen Sat 21-Jan-17 21:27:39

I'd say until they know the unwritten rules.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:28:04

Four years, minimum.

ilovesooty Sat 21-Jan-17 21:29:37

Given the amount of name changing I don't see how you can know how long everyone has been here anyway.

gamerchick Sat 21-Jan-17 21:31:10

Until you've had your arse handed to you and took it in good grace? Happened to me quite early on grin

MistressMerryWeather Sat 21-Jan-17 21:34:07

Trial by fire, Gamer.

I still have the scars.

<rubs buttocks>

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:35:51

I have no idea why that posted twice.

Maybe we should go for eight years.

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Jan-17 21:36:17

I have been here for 5 years and still consider myself a trainee.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:37:10

And I've forgotten how long I've been here 😳

MycatsaPirate Sat 21-Jan-17 21:38:35

I think Mumsnet is like a village where you have to have lived there for several generations and only then can you be considered as a local.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 21-Jan-17 21:39:24

It will tell you when you joined on your profile, Niffler.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:44:49

This is my third incarnation though, I think I'm in my 8th year, I know I joined before I moved here, which was 7 years ago. It's all so confusing, and my brain is menopausally addled.

GobblersKnob Sat 21-Jan-17 21:44:59

9 years, am far far from part of the establishment, I know my place.

<grovel>

gamerchick Sat 21-Jan-17 21:48:14

I hear you merry grin

NavyandWhite Sat 21-Jan-17 21:48:37

I have no idea whose new these days.

NavyandWhite Sat 21-Jan-17 21:48:55

Who's ahem.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:49:37

I'm not new, Navy.

elQuintoConyo Sat 21-Jan-17 21:50:29

Arse handed to you - check
Thread in classics - nope
Never admit to owning a loo brush - check
Avoid threads which start 'how often do you wash/change your...' - check
Avoid 'who's your favourite MNer' threads - check

I just jump around threads waffling away grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 21-Jan-17 21:51:34

Niffler was one of the first posters I 'chatted' with. smile I think we bonded over crap TV or something.

But about a week in I got a PM from someone asking me who I used to be. shock I had no clue what they were on about.

TheNiffler Sat 21-Jan-17 21:53:05

Aww Sparkling, I remember when you were a youngun <ruffles hair>

ALemonyPea Sat 21-Jan-17 21:55:01

You need the following:

Thread in trending
Thread moved to classics
Thread mentioned in the weekly round up
Posted in AIBU, have your arse handed to you on a silver plater, and come back to admit you were, in fact BU
Be recognised on a thread that you didn't start
Own a MN scarf
Instantly recognise a PBP

Then, and only then, will you be a true MN my son

NavyandWhite Sat 21-Jan-17 21:57:28

Eh I didn't say you were confusedgrin

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