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To wish MN was like it was when I joined?

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VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Mon 13-Oct-08 12:03:33

And does this make me a miserable old quichey cliquer?

Cod, Tutter, Hunker, JV, Greeny et al.
All gone.

Even I thought last night that I might take some time off FGS.

justaboutstealswinegums Mon 13-Oct-08 12:07:24

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VinegARGHHHTits Mon 13-Oct-08 12:08:48

Why did Hunker go?

flourybaps Mon 13-Oct-08 12:09:16

yes yabu in my (very new and not an old timer at all but still enjoying being on here) opinion.

Its an open internet forum, things will change new people - like me - will come long, try and make us welcome, you might like us.

Oliveoil Mon 13-Oct-08 12:09:32

why did JV go?

FioFio Mon 13-Oct-08 12:10:00

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VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Mon 13-Oct-08 12:10:11

She has no net OO. RL stuff.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 13-Oct-08 12:12:34

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Oliveoil Mon 13-Oct-08 12:12:58

I like JV

order her back immediately smile

do you know, I came on here for 5 MINS and am still sat here

I am hereby telling myself to fcuk off and go and sort out some house stuff

<<kicks self up arse>>

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Mon 13-Oct-08 12:14:12

aaaaah, back in the day when we all left our doors open all day and children played in the street....

things change, tis their nature I'm afraid.

Cappuccino Mon 13-Oct-08 12:14:20

I think that every time you click 'refresh' it has new hope attached

tbh every time I did it a couple of years back, something fun happens

now it happens occasionally

oo you are one of my faves btw

VinegARGHHHTits Mon 13-Oct-08 12:15:51

MN hasnt changed afaik, just a few people have got better things to do left

beanieb Mon 13-Oct-08 12:16:17

It does make you sound a bit cliquey TBH.

I use mumsnet a lot and have been using it more since a board I am a regular on went a bit tits up. That board is not parenting and child related but I did make a lot of friends there and count many of them as RL friends now. Sadly board politics means that several people have left and we don't seem to be attracting new people so all the conversation is a bit stale.

I think you should count yourselves lucky that this place is at least fast moving and interesting. Yes it's nice to have familiar faces around but there's nothing stopping you chatting to all the other people on here and starting new 'In' joles or fun.

Also - I may be fairly new but I would bet my meagre savings on Cod coming back.

themildmanneredjanitor Mon 13-Oct-08 12:16:29

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Oliveoil Mon 13-Oct-08 12:17:17

ditto cappy


I am a hopeless case <<clicks refresh>>

VinegARGHHHTits Mon 13-Oct-08 12:19:22

grin tmmj

No more dates since the last horror, but thinking of getting myself a man for xmas (just for xmas though, not for life or anything) will keep you updated wink

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Mon 13-Oct-08 12:19:37

I'm not against new people beanie.
I'm relatively new.
However there is a new troll thread every couple of days and posters leaving all over the place. It wasn't like that when I first joined.

beanieb Mon 13-Oct-08 12:21:39

Ah - Well maybe Christmas will bring fun and frollicks?

francagoestohollywood Mon 13-Oct-08 12:31:50

cod left??? when?

BouncingTurtleSkulls Mon 13-Oct-08 12:32:24

VS - I'm with you... there has been some very nasty threads lately. I think it does give an awful impression of the site to newcomers, tbh sad

I think some people have lost the sight of the fact that this is supposed to be a parenting support network. Yes there can be a lot little argumentative at times, but it would be a very boring place if we all agreed on everything. But when it degenerates into personal attacks on individual posters, it is no wonder people leave!

KerryMumchingOnEyeballs Mon 13-Oct-08 12:34:34

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TheHedgeWitch Mon 13-Oct-08 12:37:40

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francagoestohollywood Mon 13-Oct-08 12:38:32

I want an answer (stomps her feet)!!!

slim22 Mon 13-Oct-08 12:40:08

YANBU, I feel the same.

There are very few posts worth reading these days (am basically a lurker)
Well, there was a very good mary poppins thread yesterday and a few weeks back the one about classical music arrangements for pass the parcel was a classic.

The "from our own correspondent" is quite good too.

I do miss the "clique" posts. They were/are funny and intelligent people unlike most newcomers.

CountessDracula Mon 13-Oct-08 12:41:35

tutter gone???


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