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to be fed up with all the MN bashing threads?

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Booyhoo Tue 10-Nov-09 23:19:16

ok, so some people shout troll
ok, so some people are on MN everyday
ok, so some people consult MN about alot of things

and lots of others i just cant think of.

but this is a community of all sorts of different people. we all make it what it is. if you dont like a thread just hide it. there seems to be alot of this today and i'm aware that this is a thread about a thread, well lots of threads actually but it's p*ssing me off.

rant over

Geocentric Tue 10-Nov-09 23:29:20

I agree. I love MN and so do most people, I reckon, or else they wouldn't be on here. I think constructive debate (like recentish threads about the tone of AIBU) is great, but if you really don't like the place, I'm sure there are a million other net homes to spend time on instead.

I skip loads of threads, and read through others without posting, its not so hard to step away if you don't like the way a thread is going, no need to bash MN.

Its like being at a big party - lots of different people talking about different things - if you like one group's subject, join in, if not, you're always free to drift around to another group or just catch a taxi and go home!!!

scottishmummy Tue 10-Nov-09 23:31:22

on other hand this dont diss virtual ickle never met em but tell em when i last farted/knitted my pubes/argued with dp is bitty precious too

it is only words on a screen .
witty riposte with anonymous strangers
nothing more or less

MitchyInge Tue 10-Nov-09 23:34:28

Now you mention it, I haven't farted for ages yet used to be quite accomplished at playing the flatulette

MitchyInge Tue 10-Nov-09 23:36:04

The long musical ones, first thing in the morning were a gift. Must eat more houmous.

Geocentric Tue 10-Nov-09 23:37:24

Definitely, SM, only words on a screen. Which is why I mostly stick to chat threads. But that's just me - I come here for a "time out" from RL. But each of us gets something different out of MN - fine by me. (am getting too philosophical so now I'm going to add a biscuit to lighten things up wink)

Booyhoo Tue 10-Nov-09 23:38:22

SM i agree, i dont like the fart consultations but if i see one (thread that is, not fart)i just move away, i dont need to tell everyone i dont like it. there just seems to be alot of bashing at the minute. perhaps there's something in the water.

Booyhoo Tue 10-Nov-09 23:39:33

i do get that im bashing the bashers.

scottishmummy Tue 10-Nov-09 23:40:11

i see words on a screen.i/you/we produce words on a screen

this has no animation or substance. we don't corroboration or interaction

just words on a screen.which is a statement of fact

Geocentric Tue 10-Nov-09 23:42:24

Booyhoo, hmmm, bashing the bashers in a thread about a thread about a thread or ten... I've lost myself now!!! grin

Booyhoo Tue 10-Nov-09 23:44:27

me too geo. think i'll go to bed now.

Booyhoo Tue 10-Nov-09 23:45:24

not that i'm consulting you all on it or anything. grin

KiwiKat Tue 10-Nov-09 23:45:29

No interaction? Rubbish. I'm interacting with you now, by responding to your post. I come on here FOR the interaction, the advice, the silly stories, and so on. 'Word on a screen' is as simplistic as calling the spoken word 'breathy clicks and grunts'. They're designed to share thoughts, and often to elicit a response.

MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 10:01:32

I need a poo.

MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 10:27:09

I had one, and also a wee.

Geocentric Wed 11-Nov-09 11:10:07

Feeling good now, Mitchy? grin

duchesse Wed 11-Nov-09 11:20:39

Oh, I thought you meant threads on MN for the purposes of bashing. Disappointed now.

Anyway, I agree with you. Mumsnet, like many other things, is best not micro-managed.

posieparker Wed 11-Nov-09 11:24:25

I love it so much I enhanced this bit on Useful resource

MitchyInge Wed 11-Nov-09 12:31:40

yes thank you geo!

check back later for more exciting updates, I think there might be another one brewing already

Booyhoo Wed 11-Nov-09 12:39:18

well i need a pee but i'm wearing spanx and cant be bothered breathing in for long enough to get them down.

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