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Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 08:25:23

Just that really.

I think it's so lovely that you can offer your opinion to someone who is struggling and without knowing it you could have helped that person turn their life around.

It seems like such a nice place to offload and get another person's opinion.

It can be funny, sad, uplifting, inspirational etc.

I have been reading some threads and it warmed me to see how people pull together to help others without even knowing them.

I feel silly writing all of this but just wanted to say I think it's a lovely place and you all seem so kind to offer your experiences to help others.

Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 08:27:06

I did put paragraphs but it didn't come up... bloodymumsnet

Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 10:15:15

Just me then! grin

PandorasXbox Mon 30-Oct-17 10:21:18

Nope not just you! Mn can be a great place to pick people’s brains for all sorts of reasons, offload or just chat. smile

PavlovianLunge Mon 30-Oct-17 10:24:31

YANBU. At its best, MN is funny, supportive, generous and robust.

Every now and then, the Arsehole Squad come along to piss all over everything, but by and large, MN is a great.

Noimbrianfromhull Mon 30-Oct-17 10:28:19

I must be reading different threads smile

Farontothemaddingcrowd Mon 30-Oct-17 10:30:09

No I love it here too. I don't quite know what I'd do without the support on here.

Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 11:00:55

I know. It's brilliant. It has helped just seeing that other people have the same issues. smile

Farontothemaddingcrowd Mon 30-Oct-17 11:02:05

I've been here for a decade. It's like a marriage grin

NotNowBernard1 Mon 30-Oct-17 11:07:27

I love it.
most some of the conversations I read here are far more interesting than the ones I have in real life. Which probably says a lot about me!

Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 11:42:02

I don't have many any friends irl so it's nice to offload or try to help others on here. Think I may have become a bit obsessed attached!

pointythings Mon 30-Oct-17 12:08:07

I love it too. I have had so much support on here - emotional and practical. And now that I am divorcing my alcoholic H it is happening again. Yes there are some twats on here but most people are great.

Emabrmsca Mon 30-Oct-17 15:34:41

Sorry to hear about tough times. Hope you are ok flowers

auntBessiesAreAwful Mon 30-Oct-17 16:08:36

No. I tend to read it and laugh at the disconnect from reality - remind myself that people I know are pretty normal.

I very, very occasionally interact with someone I think I'd like to meet in real life (or perhaps have).

I often wonder why anyone feeling delicate would hang around. Surely 4Chan's more welcoming?

auntBessiesAreAwful Mon 30-Oct-17 16:10:15

Sorry, 'marvel at' rather than 'laugh at' is more appropriate.

DramaAlpaca Mon 30-Oct-17 16:11:09

Yes I love it. Been here over five years now and the friendship & support I've found is very important to me.

Notreallyarsed Mon 30-Oct-17 16:25:28

I’ve made friends on here who became RL friends, and learned a lot about autism from people far more learned than I. Which is handy since all my kids and I are autistic, but it’s nice to have found my tribe.

Christinayangstwistedsista Mon 30-Oct-17 16:52:58

I've learned a lot on here and have had some real laughs, like most things in life it has its good and bad points

Justanotherlurker Mon 30-Oct-17 18:51:36

It's a forum! not unique by any standard, but glad it works for you OP

Like others have said, I've had some genuine help here when I needed it, even though I got better legal and practical advice from other forums but have also seen some really shitty behaviour, I personally have an issue with shitty behaviour being whitewashed away to protect the "image" that many people like pretend is MN.

It has started becoming a parody of itself in many ways over the past few years, which I think is the real shame

SongforSal Mon 30-Oct-17 18:57:31

I love it here! I've been desperately trying to get my friend to join actually, as the advice and help she would get on here would really benefit her at the moment. A problem shared and all thatsmile

BoucleJacket Mon 30-Oct-17 19:02:26

It'd be considerably more worthy of your love Justine OP if they could sort out the trolling, PBPs and weirdos who turn up regularly.

FanjoBanjo1989 Mon 30-Oct-17 19:03:09

I can honestly say, as a result of some of the chats and advice I've been given on here, my life has changed quite drastically for the better. I won't go into details (as I name-changed for it) but I often think how grateful I am for Mumsnet and the lovely people on it.


Farontothemaddingcrowd Mon 30-Oct-17 19:09:10

I left my drinking, gambling exH as a result of support on here and I've made a good real life friend.

brasty Mon 30-Oct-17 19:27:56

MN has helped a lot of women leave a lot of shitty men.

grannysmiff Mon 30-Oct-17 19:30:38


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