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to think that MN has been ruined by the Fail

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JigglyTuff Fri 03-Feb-17 23:12:35

It's become hun-tastic *

"Well, that's what men are like! I don't know why you can't just get right back to cooking and cleaning immediately after giving birth - it's what I did!"

"I would never leave my child alone, even for two minutes, until they were at least 16. Better safe than sorry!"

"She's a bitch" "Slapper"

"I don't care if he does have SN. Hit him back! That'll teach him!"

* not actual quotes

I used to come her for intelligent and witty conversation. It was fun, it was invigorating. It made me think and it made me smile.

But right now, my local town facebook page, where most posters find it hard to string more than three words together, seems fairly erudite in comparison.

What's happened?! sad

SoupDragon Fri 03-Feb-17 23:16:51

<<awaits intelligent and witty conversation>>

DonkeyOaty Fri 03-Feb-17 23:17:32

I don't blame the paper. I'm pointing at PB. THAT was the watershed. Ho hum.

DonkeyOaty Fri 03-Feb-17 23:18:53

Soupy I cannot tell you how many times I've had to remake your flapjack because the first batch doesn't make it into the oven blush

Bluntness100 Fri 03-Feb-17 23:19:53

I'm a little lost, you've made up quotes to demonstrate a dislike of posters you feel were attracted in by daily mail links?

I'm relatively new so can only say I see a whole spectrum of opinions, which is for me what makes it interesting.

SundialShadow Fri 03-Feb-17 23:20:43

Come on OP, be the change you want to see on an anonymous chat forum on the internet

/rolls eyes.

bibbitybobbityyhat Fri 03-Feb-17 23:20:53

Aibu, Penis Beaker, Jeffrey, Fail.

It's all going a bit pear shaped, I agree.

JigglyTuff Fri 03-Feb-17 23:21:27

I rely on you for that Soup!

I think it's got worse lately Donkey. Or possibly the balance has tipped? I don't know but it feels like there is a huge wave of righteous judgy not RTFT shite.

Or perhaps I just should have gone to bed an hour ago with a cup of cocoa and a good book.

Prompto Fri 03-Feb-17 23:22:08

I came to read the thread, soupdragon's flapjack recipe was mentioned, and now I'm on the Tesco website booking a food delivery for tomorrow purely to get the ingredients for a batch.

So yeah. Daily Fail. Whatevs.

Kr1stina Fri 03-Feb-17 23:23:22

Someone said on another thread that this was now HandMaidenCentralNet.

Actually I think there was a fucking in there too



Sweets101 Fri 03-Feb-17 23:25:15

Can't tell the difference tbh, the majority on MN have always seemed infuriating/odd/snobbish/irritating with a few that seem mind boggingly clued up, a few that are funny, some witty. Kind of like the general population really, which given the number of users on MN is hardly surprising.

WorraLiberty Fri 03-Feb-17 23:27:14

I don't understand what any of that has to do with the Daily Mail?

I've been on MN for 6 years and there have always been comments like that.

And the Daily Mail (at least during the time I've been here) has always been the most widely read/linked to/talked about newspaper on Mumsnet.

I think it has far more to do with the ease of name changing than anything else.

If people weren't allowed to NC (and I understand why they are), I truly believe some people wouldn't post half the shit they do, if they were forced to do it in a name everyone here would 'know them' by.

It's too easy to bitch plop and then slip back into a 'nicey nicey' name that people may know and like.

Prompto Fri 03-Feb-17 23:28:52

I have noticed a shift lately though from sarcastic but no nonsense replies to outright nasty replies. Not from any one specific poster, simply as a trend. MN has always been a place for plain talking and not sugarcoating the truth but I've seen a few posts lately where a line has been crossed into being mean for the sake of it and offering nothing constructive to the thread. Old style MN might have been "well yes, you were stupid to <insert whatever the problem is> but it's done now, here is some advice for the future" and new style seems to be "you were a total.idiot, what the hell did you expect would happen!? No one to blame but yourself. I hope your next shit is a hedgehog you vile specimen of humanity". Or words to that effect.

Have also noticed a massive influx of the professionally offended and the judgey.

LouKout Fri 03-Feb-17 23:30:39


Sparklingbrook Fri 03-Feb-17 23:31:03

I agree with Worra.

I think MN has been ruined by some of the posters on here and the stuff they choose to post about.

Prompto Fri 03-Feb-17 23:31:33

I like the name changing aspect of MN and it's useful for people who want to post something sensitive that they don't want associated with their usual username. I think though that they should do away with the 'user776581919' shit and insert some sort of anti-sockpuppet programme that stops you name changing on a thread you've already posted on so that it defaults to whichever username you've used on that thread previously.

DonkeyOaty Fri 03-Feb-17 23:33:58

Prompto you'll not be disappointed by the flapjacks. Obvs you'll put on oodles of weight or have to run like 70 thousand miles to burn off but who cares. #oink

RedDogsBeg Fri 03-Feb-17 23:34:13

I swore I would never be one of those posters who bemoaned that MN had changed and it was all so much better way back when BUT just lately it seems to have slipped into a parallel universe.

When a simple thread in S&B asking about a coat can garner posters haranguing the OP because of the wearer of said coat and stating that there must be no mention of a particular name otherwise they are duty bound to dictate to the OP and other posters what they must think and do things really have gone beyond the pale.

JigglyTuff Fri 03-Feb-17 23:34:26

Yes, that's exactly what it is Prompto. It's unkind and judgemental and full of fuckinghandmaidens.

And people have always been able to namechange but maybe that only works on small sites. On massive ones like MN is now, maybe it's not such a great idea.

I don't like it much

DonkeyOaty Fri 03-Feb-17 23:36:22

yy unkindness is grating. As is the handmaidenery.

SundialShadow Fri 03-Feb-17 23:37:13

I hope your next shit is a hedgehog you vile specimen of humanity

Thank you, I have just coughed up a swallowed glass of wine.....

PortiaCastis Fri 03-Feb-17 23:38:28

I agree with worra and think that the name changing button is overused especially when the OP changes her feckin name on the same thread. Ok so I don't like a lot of things on here so I just hide the thread and look at another. There's no need to be an arsehole to other folks either, my mantra is if you wouldn't say it in rl stfu.

JigglyTuff Fri 03-Feb-17 23:42:27

And can I have the flapjack recipe?

PortiaCastis Fri 03-Feb-17 23:42:41

Hee hee
I hope your next shit is a hedgehog is very funny

FormerlyFrikadela01 Fri 03-Feb-17 23:46:25

Did someone say flapjacks?
Recipe please????

Oh and the fact the daily mail is easily the most read news media on mumsnet yet also the most complained about is hilarious.

I agree that the ease of namechanging has a lot to do with people being goady fuckers. People notice it more now simply because there are more users.

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