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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.

theDreadPirateRoberts Sat 20-Jun-09 02:09:38

Just randomoly posting that my sister's MIL had that David Bowie Back in the 70's he's not all that

junglist1 Wed 17-Jun-09 19:17:38

Not offended luv, I REALLY am a chav though (massive hoop earrings, MacKenzie jacket etc!) I'm an intelligent well read one though, not a Jeremy Kyler (all the time) grin

sweetnitanitro Wed 17-Jun-09 19:16:08

I am much more polite on the internet, in real life I tell people to fuck off all the time.

pickyvic Wed 17-Jun-09 19:14:14

im working class too so dont take my post the wrong way...or have i just dropped a clanger within days of coming to MN? when i said chav i didnt mean working class. think youd have had to see this poster to know what i meant. didnt mean to offend!

junglist1 Wed 17-Jun-09 19:04:55

Yes chavs do have feelings. I am one, working class and proud. I don't think much of snobs though, they don't know the half of it which is why they have time and inclination to worry about spelling and other judgey passtimes

pickyvic Wed 17-Jun-09 18:27:24

i came to MN cos the forum i usually use was just getting to ridiculous for words on the whole be nice to each other thing, to the point where you just couldnt say anything.

i did once say on there that i wished i could tell one chavvy poster to fuck off but it got modded....i seemed to get modded a fair bit on there and i always just thought i was straight talking, but seems on there you have to humour people! (even chavs have feelings eh?) anyway i said sorry then came here.

have to say im a bit nervous on here as it can be a bit fiesty! but its refreshing to find somewhere where there is a little bit of freedom.

caramelwaffle Wed 17-Jun-09 18:18:00

~~~~~OH~ ~~~~~THIS~~~~IS~~~A~~~TICKER~~~~~HOW~~~~~FARKIN'~~~~~~~~~~~ANNOYING~~~~~~

I did wonder

caramelwaffle Wed 17-Jun-09 18:13:58

<<caramel grabs goober>>

<<pushes goober back in to the room and shouts "shake ya' norks again, luv">>

<<runs out of room giggling>>

bleh Wed 17-Jun-09 15:01:19

YANBU. Those gals over on Netmums are right b-hatches

RumourOfAHurricane Wed 17-Jun-09 14:31:16

Message withdrawn

ReneRusso Wed 17-Jun-09 14:16:50

thanks clairedeloon, that is quite fluffy

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Off to join Netmums - hurrah ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

flowerybeanbag Wed 17-Jun-09 14:08:24

Hi BIWI <<waves>> Came back a few days ago after a fortnight off, I'm absolutely fine, just felt in need of a bit of a break which has done the trick!

whoisasking Wed 17-Jun-09 14:00:10

Oh SHIT Reality, you just made me do an actual snortlaugh then.

And now my boss is giving me the eye. (and not in a good way)

RealityIsMyOnlyDelusion Wed 17-Jun-09 13:58:48

Message withdrawn

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 17-Jun-09 13:57:55

Waves to flowerbeanbag - when did you come back? Is all OK now?

ClaireDeLoon Wed 17-Jun-09 13:51:39


A ticker is like this

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Cycle day 12 - I'll be ovulating soon hurrah!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

pembslass Wed 17-Jun-09 13:41:11

<<strolls in>>
<<flashes rat>>
<<makes a sound like a moose mating>>
<<strolls out again>>

ReneRusso Wed 17-Jun-09 13:38:55

I have never been to Netmums. Wtf is a ticker?

junglist1 Wed 17-Jun-09 13:33:13

That's a perfect example Kitten. Bump the thread, call them all tossers and I'll back you up with my Tottenham attitude!

pembslass Wed 17-Jun-09 13:32:28

kitten you are a soppy thing. Call me some names-honestly it will cheer you up.

PuppyMonkey Wed 17-Jun-09 13:32:28

Fancy that. David Bowie posts on netmums! It's a wonder he's got time. shock

Goober Wed 17-Jun-09 13:32:06

<<Runs in.>>

<<Flashes norks.>>

<<Legs it. Giggling.>>

McSnail Wed 17-Jun-09 13:27:45

Aw, chocolatekitten. That's a shame. Seriously though, I don't think mumsnet is nearly as bad as some other fora for abuse. I once stupidly posted about a relationship problem I was having (on my teaching forum) looking for a bit of sisterly support and was made to feel much worse, haha!

Just ignore the fuckers if they make you feel bad. They're not your life.

chocolatekitten Wed 17-Jun-09 13:24:00

I was on the receiving end of some unpleasant verbal abuse after innocently joining a debate. Was nothing but polite yet told to foff, made fun of , bullied . Unfortunately , my opinions happened to be disliked by an old well known netter that everyone panders to so it was inevitable everyone will try to impress her by abusing me.

It seriously upset me, had never been previously personally sweared at in rl. It affected me badly for a couple of days in rl. My relationships with children etc suffered . Very traumatic and it is only recently I have come back to mumsnet. I only read now , don't dare to post , this is the only time to vent what happened in my case and to agree with you.

I wish all the smug posters boasting about their verbal abuse and trying to justify it , just stop and think.

Mumsnet can be truly the best but it can also be just too vulgar and barbaric, sadly.

McSnail Wed 17-Jun-09 13:17:27

In fact, I've held back from saying what I really think to a few posters on here because it doesn't appear to be the done thing to be too harsh!

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