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THat is we stopped referring people to the OTHER site and used our own meetup boards..

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thisisnotwhoyouthink Wed 07-Apr-10 18:23:48

then ours could be just as good as theirs?

Theirs is used so much more than ours, which is why people refer to them all the time, but if we all actually USED ours then we could rival them? There are people all the time on here that are asking for friends or how to meet people etc and I just thought it would be nice to not have to swap sites to meet people, iyswim?

Just a thought!

Now, get thee to your local boards

(or you could all just ignore me as I am being completely stupid!! )

thisisnotwhoyouthink Wed 07-Apr-10 18:24:44

IF not is in the title, sorry blush Once upon a time I knew how to type...sigh

WitchyWooWoo Wed 07-Apr-10 20:50:06

my local board seems to be dead... i did post there last week, but no reply, but then my board on the OTHER site has just closed down due to lack of interest.

southeastastra Wed 07-Apr-10 20:51:23

the other board is easier to use and looks prettier shock i use it for listing double shock

BillieJackson Wed 07-Apr-10 20:53:50

I agree. The other board has much much better local information - a really active noticeboard and decent local events listings.

It's a shame. MN is vastly superior in all other respects.

OnlyWantsOne Wed 07-Apr-10 20:54:28

there is some where else? Other than MumsNet?

I simple do not believe you.

I do use my local board....

but I do agree with you

superv1xen Wed 07-Apr-10 21:08:44

i agree!

juneybean Wed 07-Apr-10 21:10:16

Us northerners do meet up quite regular [shrugs]

Lulumaam Wed 07-Apr-10 21:11:38

I put something on my local board just this morning

JackBauer Wed 07-Apr-10 21:11:59

Well the only ones to blame for the local boards being so sadly underused are yourselves!
I have recently become the new Tsarina for our board and spent an hour last week adding all sorts of stuff (including a free Dr. Who exhibition in the town centre that only one person saw) and yet no bugger is looking. Grrr.

In other words, YANBU.

IReadCookeryBooksInBed Wed 07-Apr-10 21:24:51

I don't really want to use my local board as I don't want people to be able to easy see where I am from. I allude to it sometimes, but it would be obvious if I were on the local board.

BuzzingNoise Wed 07-Apr-10 21:25:51

No-one uses my local board.

ElleBing Wed 07-Apr-10 21:29:00

What, pray tell, is this other site you speak of, oh wise ones?

BuzzingNoise Wed 07-Apr-10 21:33:06

I have applied to be tsarina to rectify the situation of nothing happening on my lcal area.
ElleBing, I think I might have mentioned it to you the other day.

ElleBing Wed 07-Apr-10 21:36:24

Sorry BuzzingNoise. My memory capacity is shot. Jog my memory if you would be so kind...

I found my local board and there was a tumbleweed blowing through it and a copy of Chat! dated 2006. Load of shite. If being a tsarina involves organising some people for coffee and cake, I can most certainly do that. Where do I apply?

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Apr-10 21:43:07

<peers round - not wanting to intrude>
Hello all you lovely people

Thanks for this thread OP.grin

While some of our local boards are thriving there are a few that need a bit more TLC

There are plans afoot to help with this but in the meantime, anyone wanting to be a Tsarina, we'd love to hear from you please drop a line to us at

BedtimeCookeryBookReader - if you want to be anonymous on your local boards you can change names.
HTH and thanks
MN Towers

bamboo Wed 07-Apr-10 21:50:41

I added a lengthy listing to my local one when we were first able to but it disappeared into the ether so I lost interest. Might try again...

seaturtle Wed 07-Apr-10 21:59:07

I must admit I use the other board a lot and on a regular basis to look up events and meetings in my area, as do a lot of my mummy friends. Their local listings are much better than MN. Prefer the forums here though.

JackBauer Wed 07-Apr-10 21:59:50

Ooh, Olivia, while you are 'here' I have asked about local threads stickying on another thread.

I think this might solve a few issues as they disappear too quickly for people to see them in active convos unless they actually go to the local site all the time, whereas if they stayed on active for 24 hours then more people woudl see them.

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Apr-10 22:06:28

Hello JackBauer
Aren't you busy protecting President Hassan and his annoying wife right now? wink

Thanks for that suggestion - I will find out why they don't stay up for longer and see whether we can fix it.

and Bamboo - that is ANNOYING - shouldn't be happening now though.

2shoes Wed 07-Apr-10 22:09:02

Tsarina = what do they have to do?

ElleBing Wed 07-Apr-10 22:09:52

Aah. <taps sode of nose>

Is the other site you're referring to <whispers> Netmums <whispers> by any chance? grin

bamboo Wed 07-Apr-10 22:14:02

That's good Olivia smile, will definitely give it a whirl then.

tethersend Wed 07-Apr-10 22:14:52

MN is known for its far more forthright debates, and posters tend to speak their mind- This requires a certain level of anonymity for most people; this ethos doesn't work so well with the meet-up boards.

The other board users aren't scared to meet up with each other because they don't call each other liars on a daily basis.

In other words, you can't have both; it's all hugs and huns and meet-ups, or it's witty, incisive debate and calling each other cunts in the middle of a recipe thread.

I know which one I prefer smile

ElleBing Wed 07-Apr-10 22:19:45

OK then I've got the right end of the stick for a change.

FWIW, I use the other site to make friends and I use this one to call people wankers. I'm lovely, aren't I?

Never get into debates on the other site because they're dull, dull, dull. They're all far too nice. Don't know if that's an insult or compliment to the MNers though!

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