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user1471427395 Wed 17-Aug-16 11:02:18


I didn't want to join Mumsnet properly but I was forced to because a box kept popping up saying to join and I couldn't access the site so I have reluctantly joined and now I cant change my password. Think I will cancel it all and just not bother with this site anymore!

FilmaWlintstone Wed 17-Aug-16 11:03:09

Thanks for the information

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 17-Aug-16 11:07:32

Bye bye.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Wed 17-Aug-16 11:09:08

Not sure why you posted then.

hesterton Wed 17-Aug-16 11:11:25

Thats new- you didn't have to join to read threads in the past. I'm quite happy with this new state of affairs.

Patterkiller Wed 17-Aug-16 11:11:35

That's nice.

exWifebeginsat40 Wed 17-Aug-16 11:16:22

then what happened?

user1471427395 Wed 17-Aug-16 11:30:33

Maybe its a security thing. Typical that theres sarcastic comments straight away which is why I never wanted to join properly!

MrsHandles Wed 17-Aug-16 17:31:57

Hi was 'forced' to join too. Meh, I've been a lurker for hundreds of years - it was only a matter of time. grin

My first thought was security, too.

user1471441839 Wed 17-Aug-16 21:38:40

Yep me too. Oh well at least I can now reply to pointless remarks. Tiggeryoubastard.

MissBeaHaving Wed 17-Aug-16 21:42:09

Is this the new way?
Rendering lurkers equipment useless until they sign up ??
well slap my thighs till sundee

OlafsCarrot Wed 17-Aug-16 21:57:25

The enforced log in is really putting me off. I much prefer to lurk on MN without logging in.
There are also threads on this issue in Site Stuff and in Chat. Which I have also moaned on. smile

user1066 Thu 18-Aug-16 10:25:15

I felt forced to register as well. I was a long term lurker - just reading good threads and not feeling the need to post until the pop-up box made this impossible. I'm the sort of person that enjoys listening to conversation without saying much in real life and felt the same about MN.

So this is just testing my log in, etc.

Sparklingbrook Thu 18-Aug-16 10:35:58

I am not sure why you want to 'access the site' if you don't like it very much.

newshmoo74 Thu 18-Aug-16 14:50:08

I was forced to join after several years happy lurking without feeling the need to post - I was a member before but I've forgotten all my details. For some reason this new format has made me feel compelled to contribute. i was already addicted to aibu, now I may never get off here.

toadgirl Thu 18-Aug-16 14:52:29

but I was forced to because a box kept popping up

If you sign up for things based on a "box that kept popping up", you are going to find yourself signing up for some mighty weird stuff (donkey porn, viagra, the list goes on) grin

SpringBail Thu 18-Aug-16 14:53:45

I was "forced" to join too and as pp mentioned it's probably due to security reasons. I was a lurker for a long time but don't mind having to join. So thought I would say hi smile

user1471556502 Thu 18-Aug-16 23:02:53

Ooh hello, I was forced too. But actually I'm rather excited to be able to start commenting on things when they really annoy me. shock

user1471433243 Thu 18-Aug-16 23:16:07

Hi forced to join also but looking it as positive because just occasionally I would like to comment, hey ho life changes 🙂

user1471524987 Fri 19-Aug-16 03:28:21

I am also one of the new recruits smile. Lurked in the shadows for years but always hesitated to sign up. I waste enough time just reading so God knows how many hours I'll lose by responding to threads. Still, it beats housework.

LucyBabs Fri 19-Aug-16 03:31:32

We don't care! Hold on.. Maybe we do?!

lackingimagination Fri 19-Aug-16 03:48:25

Lovely first few comments.

What about 'lurkers' who are getting support/advice/company from reading threads and will now be put off by having to sign up. There are many reasons for not wanting to log in/sign up - concerns over security & anonymity possibly being the main issue.

For example somebody in an abusive relationship with no privacy and a partner who would not allow or want them to be looking at sites such as this. Signing up requires a link with an email address/facebook account which in most cases will be traceable in some way. Up until now people in a situation like that would simply have come on, browsed and deleted browsing history. With the new rule it is not so simple, especially to those who don't know their way around smartphones/the internet so well.

I have mixed feelings on it, I understand posters require a level of privacy and policing as well, but the above is a major concern to me.

user1471430928 Fri 19-Aug-16 12:11:02

Hi same happened to me. I thought mumsnet must've gotten sick of me lurking so much smile

Falderal Fri 19-Aug-16 17:55:35

I'm another one press-ganged into signing up after happily lurking & learning loads from Mumsnet.

Just testing my posting prowess really ... nice to "meet" you all!

usual Fri 19-Aug-16 17:58:46

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