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To wonder why people argue on here?

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K8y Thu 21-Aug-08 12:28:31

I have just seen a thread (probaly can't find it again, I'm new and finding my way!!) but two people kept posting to each other along the lines of

"that's not what the OP asked why are you butting in"


"I can say what I like, it's a public forum! bla bla bla"

I'm a bit shocked - does that happen a lot?

Why don't people just stop posting? It seems so silly!


PS Not sure how long I'll last here but I am having a fun time so far!! :D

FAQ Thu 21-Aug-08 12:30:00

because if that never happened there would be no threads longer than about 20 posts grin

and oh shit - I've just turned round to see DS3 crawling across the dining table

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 21-Aug-08 12:30:17

Welcome to the vipers' nest Mumsnet!

Lots of robust conversation and argument here, but also lots of lovely people and fabulous support when and if it's needed.

MmeLindt Thu 21-Aug-08 12:31:36

Oh, dear. You are going to have to get used to people arguing if you stick around MN, it happens a lot.

MNetters are not happy unless they are arguing having a reasoned discussion

expatinscotland Thu 21-Aug-08 12:32:40

if you're looking for hugz, huns, unconditional 'support' (read: agreeing totally) or mods on a powertrip chastising the kids to 'stay on topic', then this is the wrong board for you.

basically, you need to have a thick skin to post on here because it's the same as putting your post on a sandwich board and walking round Trafalgar Square at lunchtime: if you put it out there, you may not only hear things you want to hear.

QuintessentialShadows Thu 21-Aug-08 12:34:21

Yeah, we are all a bunch of argumentative bitches.

No. not really. not all the time. smile

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 21-Aug-08 12:35:15

Oh yes we are.

QuintessentialShadows Thu 21-Aug-08 12:36:31



FAQ Thu 21-Aug-08 12:36:59


QuintessentialShadows Thu 21-Aug-08 12:38:20

OH, I give up, you are so mean, I will never come here again! <sniff>


TsarChasm Thu 21-Aug-08 12:40:02

Now now

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 21-Aug-08 12:41:19

Ah hun! Don't go!


cat64 Thu 21-Aug-08 12:42:33

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VinegarTits Thu 21-Aug-08 12:43:14

You will get used to it, before you know it you will be arguing getting involved in strong debates, with the best of us grin

wasabipeanut Thu 21-Aug-08 12:45:37

Oh its half the fun. Really.

theirmum Thu 21-Aug-08 12:50:49

lol bless you you will get used to it is the whole fun of Mumsnet grin But believe me if your in trouble us girls stick together the lady you were arguing having a heated debate with yesterday will be trying to help the best she can! WELCOME

thishappenedtome Thu 21-Aug-08 12:53:10

I know which thread you mean. I saw the little argument lastnight and thoght it was a bit uneccessary as it took the discussion really far away from what the OP was asking. However the subsequent conversation this morning was fair enough I think, but then maybe that's because I was in teh middle of it grin

but yes YANBU - sometimes people should walk away!

pagwatch Thu 21-Aug-08 12:53:43

because some of the people on here are really stupid and you have to shout at them a lot before they realise that you were right about everything all along. And always have been. Of course.
Just agree with me about everything and you will be fine.

Is that a yes?
Come on !

K8y Thu 21-Aug-08 12:56:45

Thank you!!

I actually feel quite warm and fuzzy. This stuff is really good to know!

Ok. Thick skin might possibly be the best advice. I will take that on board.

I do think I might enjoy this online lark!!


BecauseImWorthIt Thu 21-Aug-08 14:35:25

Thick skin = very good idea.

No huns (except ironic ones)
No txt spk - ever!

And look out for Cod (she's on holiday at the moment), sometimes posts as iCod (and a million and one other Cod-related names). You will recognise her posts as they look something like this:

lkoo uto fro oCd

She can spell, just can't type.

VictorianSqualor Thu 21-Aug-08 14:52:34

People will always find something to argue about.

BIWI, Why look out for Cod?

theirmum Thu 21-Aug-08 14:54:56

You would have thought that the amount of posts cod does she would have improved her typing skills lol! VS how is your lovely baby?

VictorianSqualor Thu 21-Aug-08 14:57:44

Delightful and able to live off about four hours sleep a daygrin
How are feeling now?

ilovemydog Thu 21-Aug-08 15:04:15

vs - mine is the same...

How do they do it? shock

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 21-Aug-08 15:05:05

I didn't mean 'look out for' in the sense of 'beware of'!

I just wanted to point out that contrary to what most newbies think and then go on to post, she can spell. It's just the typing that she has a problem with.

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