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to think some people on netmums should be polite?

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davidbowie Wed 17-Jun-09 12:17:17

I've only posted once so no doubt I'll be accused of being a troll out to cause trouble. I've been reading a lot of the threads and quite often people are outrageously rude to each other. Now if you don't agree what is wrong with saying in a polite way? Fairly often, very nasty name cally ensues. Do these people talk to each other like this in real life? Sorry but I do find it shocking. It's a shame when a post which could lead to a very good debate ends up with people swearing at each other.

TheProfiteroleThief Wed 17-Jun-09 12:18:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 17-Jun-09 12:18:35

goodness, can hardly believe netmums is so vociferous.

We are much fluffier here wink


Ninkynork Wed 17-Jun-09 12:18:48

YABVVVU to call this "Netmums" shock

EachPeachPearMum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:19:15


davidbowie Wed 17-Jun-09 12:19:32

hahha sorry I do mean mumsnet!

MaDuggar Wed 17-Jun-09 12:19:41


pembslass Wed 17-Jun-09 12:19:54

Well...erm don't read it then innit! Never been to netmums but you really need to develop a thicker skin when dealing with the internet

EachPeachPearMum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:20:28

You missed off your ticker david!

18 years, 3 months 2 days since my last decent studio album

VinegarTits Wed 17-Jun-09 12:20:34

netmums is this way hun

Your in the wrong place

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 17-Jun-09 12:21:16

PMSL at netmums! You'll be calling us all huns next and wondering where our tickers are ....

Hang around a bit more and I think you'll get a better feel for the place. There's lots of 'telling it like it is' here, which can sometimes be pretty robust. But it's also a place full of humour, intelligence, forthright debate and a lot of compassion and support.

LaurieFairyCake Wed 17-Jun-09 12:21:21


4 days, 5 hours, 3 minutes since last orgasm

pembslass Wed 17-Jun-09 12:21:23

who me? VT ?

davidbowie Wed 17-Jun-09 12:21:27

I'm not overly sensitive but it's a shame when a thread collapses into name calling

uberalice Wed 17-Jun-09 12:22:14

Assuming you mean Mumsnet.

Some people on Mumsnet are polite.


junglist1 Wed 17-Jun-09 12:22:32

It's nice to be nice. I'm nice until I get attacked and then I go for it. But I'm the same in real life. What pisses me off is people who are only nasty on the internet because there are no comebacks, they can "get away with it". Someone they are verbally lynching might be crying because of what's been said and they wouldn't know (not that I've ever cried over a pathetic internet bully)

davidbowie Wed 17-Jun-09 12:23:54

I dont mind people telling it like it is but do people really have to tell people to f off and call them bitches etc. How would people react if in the real world you disagreed with what they were saying and they said now f off you stupid f ing bitch.

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 17-Jun-09 12:25:31

I think you need to understand the broader context here, db. There has been a lot of unpleasant trolling going on recently, which might explain it.

In the main, if someone is called a bitch or told to fuck off then either they have deserved it, or it's a joke.

Desi will be along shortly to call us all cunts anyway!

VinegarTits Wed 17-Jun-09 12:25:39

Pemlass i meant the OP you muppet grin

unless you want to go over to the fluffy dark side??

davidbowie Wed 17-Jun-09 12:26:15

exactly junglist1 people can be upset and if someone tries for advice on mumsnet because perhaps they are too embarrassed face to face it must be awful to face a barrage of abuse. And of course I'm not in any way implying that all posters are impolite.

junglist1 Wed 17-Jun-09 12:28:07

Sometimes it's not a joke. I've been called thick on here because I've got a cockney accent. Would the moron have said it in real life? No way. It's truly pathetic. The way I am in real life is how I am on here. And that's the way uh huh uh huh I like it.

mistlethrush Wed 17-Jun-09 12:28:16

But some people do DB. But I wouldn't say that its a generalisation that can be applied to everyone on MN. And it does tend to depend on where the conversation has gone to - or indeed where it started. I tend to try to stay away from threads where people are being particularly rude - perhaps you could try the same and see where it gets you?

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 17-Jun-09 12:29:09

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whoisasking Wed 17-Jun-09 12:29:52

Well db people don't have to "talk" that way; they just like to.

If you're uncomfortable with swearing/harsh opinions/the odd bit of name calling, then I'd suggest you try a fluffier forum. smile

Oh, and BTW, if you're talking about the thread I think you're talking about, the poster getting called a bitch and being generally sweared at, has written some stuff which, although it doesn't contain bad language, I personally find GROSSLY offensive.

londonone Wed 17-Jun-09 12:30:06

junglist - How on earth can someone tell what accent you have on an internet forum?

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