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Mumsnet, bullying and censorship!

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hparsnip Tue 12-Jul-11 14:26:24

What's the point in coming on to a forum for advice when you are just going to be picked on... I think mumsnet is just full of bitter, bigotted schoolyard bullies with nothing better than to make other parents feel bad!

mamsnet Tue 12-Jul-11 14:28:07

Elaborate, please.

hparsnip Tue 12-Jul-11 14:29:57

I have joined recently, came on to give advice and get advice from those that were out there. I have been shot down by various people discarding my comments but not offering anything in exchange. This is unlike any forum I have been on before!

PeggyCarter Tue 12-Jul-11 14:32:13

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hparsnip Tue 12-Jul-11 14:33:53

I have not received one piece of information from anyone. Just bitchy comments! Is that really what this website is about??

Blu Tue 12-Jul-11 14:35:40

What name have you been posting under?

PeggyCarter Tue 12-Jul-11 14:35:41

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elmofan Tue 12-Jul-11 14:35:41

Seriously - Everyone on MN just makes bitchy comments to you ??confused

BeerTricksPotter Tue 12-Jul-11 14:35:43

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Pagwatch Tue 12-Jul-11 14:35:43

What are you talking about?

How can anyone possibly understand if you have a point or not if you don't give examples?

SybilBeddows Tue 12-Jul-11 14:38:02

have you perhaps been posting in a way which makes people think you are trying to sell something? <Sherlock Holmes emoticon>

kenobi Tue 12-Jul-11 14:38:48

I'm surprised too. Have to say that I have also had wonderful advice, particularly on this board. Less on aibu, but you get what you get from aibu! grin

One thing that sometimes throws new joiners is that people don't 'wrap it up' on mumsnet the way they do on other sites. You know, baby centre would be: 'I really feel for you hun and I know you're a wonderful mum. but have you considered x y and z? hugs xxxx'
Whereas mumsnet is: "What are you doing that for??! Try x, y and z." They assume that people don't need their advice sugar-coated and I prefer it that way myself, but it's not for everyone.

Plus you get a lot of healthcare and childcare professionals posting on mn which is not something go get on other sites. Probably because the professionals can't be arsed to wrap it up either.

What happened? < nosy >

hparsnip Tue 12-Jul-11 14:39:39

I went on and looked at a video which someone had posted and said that I thought it was a pretty good product. Since then, I have been pretty much Ostracized from the group. I am not allowed to share my opinion.

thecatatemygymsuit Tue 12-Jul-11 14:40:06

Pagwatch, hparsnip and another user (extremum?) were kind of spamming some kind of overpriced website on a thread earlier. It was amateur stuff really but totally blatant advertising. I think a few people noticed!

kenobi Tue 12-Jul-11 14:40:17

I'm very embittered though. Make mine a lemon and embittered.

Pagwatch Tue 12-Jul-11 14:40:29

Hmmm. Yes, advertising a private business without paying to tend to annoy people ...
You weren't doing any of that were you op?

<<strokes beard>>

JeremyVile Tue 12-Jul-11 14:40:29

Youve posted 4 times outside of this time. Safe to say you haven't really attempted to get stuck in.

I didn't read your other posts but saw some screeching thing about TUMMY WITH MUMMY!!!!

Might this explain some of the problem?

kenobi Tue 12-Jul-11 14:41:30

How can you be ostracized from a internet message board? It's not possible. confused

yearningforthesun Tue 12-Jul-11 14:41:34

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Blu Tue 12-Jul-11 14:42:18

Is THIS the thread you mean? Where you posted on a thread 8 days old and appeared to (possibly) be marketing a video?

YummyHoney Tue 12-Jul-11 14:42:29

hparsnip I totally agree with you. There are MNetters who spend hours and hours on here, day after day - I would refer to them as hardcore! And there's lots of bullying by grown people, which I find very unsettling.

But worse than that, I bet if a survey was carried out on child-neglect there would be a high number of MNetters on the list.

Reality Tue 12-Jul-11 14:43:18

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JeremyVile Tue 12-Jul-11 14:44:21

It's a spammer, don't waste your sympathy.

JeremyVile Tue 12-Jul-11 14:45:14

<chucks reality a HANKY>

Pagwatch Tue 12-Jul-11 14:45:16


If someone was trying to sell shit on a thread where a distressed mner was fretting about disability I would think them a total twat.

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