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CatThiefKeith Sat 05-Sep-15 00:56:48

Just wrote an excellent flounce and it disappeared!

Anyway, the gist was that I'm off. Mumsnet is no longer the lovely caring place it was, I can't believe the shit I am reading wrt the Syrian refugee crisis and I'm out.

I shall miss many many posters, thank you for the laughs, the tears, the support and putting up with me, it's been a blast and I am a better person for knowing you all.

I'm on one of the fb groups, so hope to see some of you around

CTK, over one out.

the first post was so much better

Oswin Sat 05-Sep-15 01:00:42

Oh ill be so sad to see you go. Your posting style is great. I know what you mean though. I've been trying to avoid those threads because I know the way it will get dragged.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 05-Sep-15 01:04:17

No. Sorry to say but your resignation is not accepted. Have a short holiday (unpaid) and come back.

CatThiefKeith Sat 05-Sep-15 01:05:28

Aw thanks, sorry about the typo. Should be 'over and out' obviously! smile

ThoseAwfulCurtains Sat 05-Sep-15 01:11:05

I will moss you and look out for you in Penarth though I have no idea what you look like so thats not as creepy as it sounds
Take care x

ThoseAwfulCurtains Sat 05-Sep-15 01:12:46

Miss blush though being mossed sounds quite nice too.

emotionsecho Sat 05-Sep-15 01:16:05

Don't you dare go, your threads have brightened up many a dull day. Ignore or hide the crap, there are still many lovely people here evidenced by those actually doing something to help.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 05-Sep-15 01:18:53

It is grim. I have a relevant background and I've looked those children in the eyes. I'm not engaging at all now because I can't bear the switch around or the insensitivity. I despair sometimes at posts but leaving doesn't stop the tide.

SpottyPony Sat 05-Sep-15 01:19:11

I mostly lurk on MN these days but just wanted to say I have always enjoyed reading your threads and they make me smile, you seem lovely. Take care and all the best.

CatThiefKeith Sat 05-Sep-15 14:19:05

Thanks for all the lovely words, I haven't gone just yet, I'm busy trying to make the Daily Mail bridgade see they are talking bollocks. It's like the twighlight zone on the boards at the moment - where has all the compassion gone? We used to be notoriously left wing, and now it is all full of kippers and arseholes. sad

Oswin Sat 05-Sep-15 14:22:21

Its weird isn't it. When I first joined a few years back you would get the odd dickheads but now it feels like they are everywhere.

emotionsecho Sat 05-Sep-15 14:28:40

Stay, please, Cat, we need to 'man the barricades' against the tide. It is distressing and depressing to read some of these comments but they are in the minority.

catzpyjamas Sat 05-Sep-15 14:30:13

I love the stories about your idiot boss and his tacky housegrin.
Please stay!

CatThiefKeith Sat 05-Sep-15 14:36:02

They're not though are they emotionsecho. Look how many arseholes on that AIBU thread right now. A few years ago the whole of mumsnet would have ripped them a new one, but the tide seems to have turned, and now anyone showing a bit of sense compassion, and empathy is turned on.

The muslims are coming apparently, to mutilate our daughters, supress us, force us to live under Sharia law and perform some sort of unspecified witchcraft I particularly like the sound of that bit, I bloody loved 'Charmed' I wonder if they can teach me to freeze people like Piper honestly, I despair. Where the fuck have they all come from? Surely this can't all be from bloody penis beaker?

elQuintoConyo Sat 05-Sep-15 14:38:50


Bye bye.

I'll miss you - you're funny.

<blows nose dramatically>

greenhill Sat 05-Sep-15 14:56:36

Don't do it keith you'll lose your excellent name and have to add a number when you come back...

I don't know about infiltration, but there seems to be a lot of threads trying to attract MRA's, trying to offend certain posters and looking for a fight rather than a discussion.

I find that using customise to hide certain topics such as politics (which seems to be patrolled by the socialist workers party, conservative central office and Jeremy C's pr firm scrapping it out) and AIBU which is populated by the unhinged, unkind keyboard warriors that give the D Mail green inkers a bad name, really helps my blood pressure.

emotionsecho Sat 05-Sep-15 15:20:07

I know there are a lot of arseholes on that thread but there are more against them. The post about witchcraft was a corker but just shows that people like that are so embroiled within their own idiocy it's best to leave them to drown in it.

I don't know where they are coming from but they'll have gone back under their rock soon enough when they have nothing to froth about and lack the wit, intelligence and humour to join in on the more usual threads on MN.

Shiningdew Sat 05-Sep-15 15:22:54

I'm lost - the overwhelming amount of posts I've seen have been in support of the refugees.

GoooRooo Sat 05-Sep-15 15:23:35

I live in the UKIP constiuency, which I am horribly embarrassed by (I didn't vote for them!)

Several people told me to move to an area with less right wing views.

My answer to that is that we need more people like me to move here to change things, not less

The same applies here on MN. If people who will challenge those views all jump ship then there is no chance of changing anything.

Ratbagcatbag Sat 05-Sep-15 15:25:29

I don't normally venture this far off the boards, but don't go. I'm not even sure you will know me (I lurk more than post - except on Christmas threads). I agree we need to man the barricades against morons though. sad

Optimist1 Sat 05-Sep-15 15:28:00

CTK - if you go the percentage of dickheads will increase. Don't do it!

BastardGoDarkly Sat 05-Sep-15 15:28:12

Nooooo CTK don't fucking leave! <clings to ctks legs>

CatThiefKeith Sat 05-Sep-15 15:31:44

ElQuintoConyo - Ditto, your name always makes me smile!

greenhill - You are probably right - I really don't make enough use of the hide thread function.

shiningdew Trust me, there ae plenty of unsopportive posts too.

GoooRooo My consituency was also UKIP until the election. Now we are Tory. sad

emotionsecho I really hope you are right. I am going to hold you personally responsible if I stay and they don't fuck off. wink

DoreenLethal Sat 05-Sep-15 15:37:26

I missed that thread CTK because I was demolishing tomatoes and potting on some new plants. Just came in for a swift coffee.

We need all the left wingers we can muster - by god we need them so you cannot go!

Pipbin Sat 05-Sep-15 15:37:59

CTK - if you go the percentage of dickheads will increase. Don't do it!

Exactly this. We need to shout the twunts down and we need more of us to do it.

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