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banned from other forum...... Is it Okay to move over to here.....

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melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 20:15:10

Hi. I got banned from another forum by saying that a thread was a wind up...... I also used to get a lot of my posts pulled for speaking my mind.

Can you speak your mind here????. I thought it was a free world and we had freedom of speech???. I really am not that bad, I actually got on with a few people, but some were so touchy.

First time posting here, and i hope i do not get banned with my first post. What is the point of a debate if you cant say what you want. I was not even nasty either..... but a lot of people are so mummsy. smile. I am not posting to offend anyone, but it would be good to have a normal conversation without being warned every second.

Anyway, sorry for droaning on. My names Mel, I have 5 children, and looking for a few friends for a normal chat..... Tell me were not all touchy here..... PLEASE. =D.

Golddigger Tue 10-Dec-13 20:18:03

Read the Talk Guidelines on here very very carefully.

Free speech did not and does not and never will exist. How could it really, if you think about it.

reelingaroundthechristmastree Tue 10-Dec-13 20:21:39

I have never read the talk guidelines.

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 20:23:06

Okay, I will do. Nothing wrong with healthy debate tho. smile

Ruprekt Tue 10-Dec-13 20:23:54

Say what you can even swear but do not directly attack another poster! smile

Welcome to Mumsnet! Tis sooooooo addictive though. Be warned.

Golddigger Tue 10-Dec-13 20:24:21

Hmm. You either wont last long on here either, or will be cut down to size! grin

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 10-Dec-13 20:24:26

No free speech in other people's spaces, you have to start your own website for that (and would still be in danger if libel laws etc. But this site is quite relaxed add long as you refrain from personal attacks and trolling we can even fucking swear

ExitPursuedByAChristmasGrinch Tue 10-Dec-13 20:24:29

There are guidelines?

Welcome. You will be fine here probably

I'm sure my home was cleaner before I found mn.

Avoid using 'hun' etc and you'll be fine. Hello! grin

TapirbackFucker Tue 10-Dec-13 20:26:12

No, we are not all touchy on here. You can swear here, and it's strongly encouraged that you argue the opinion, rather than the person IYSWIM.

I would say that you should spend some time acclimatising, and if you don't want shouty/fighty stuff then avoid AIBU like the plague!

Apart from that, we're a pretty good bunch o' vipers fgrin

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 20:33:24

sounds good. Thanks for your advice hahaha. So you can actually swear here..... no swear filter???. I hate the word Hun, Makes me cringe.

I used to argue my opinion, then people kept reporting me, and half of them are stuck up each others arses...... I do not need a group, I can fight my own corner. One of the mods really did not like me very much.... I really do not know for the life of me why. ;)

Sparklingbrook Tue 10-Dec-13 20:38:38

Welcome. Don't be an arse. That's all you need to know. smile

TapirbackFucker Tue 10-Dec-13 21:26:21

As always Sparkling says it far more succinctly than I ever could.

No swear filter, in fact I think there are a few threads dedicated solely to the art and delight of good swearage!

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:02:57

Thank god. I am fed up with being treated like a child. I mean who does not swear a days??? smile

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:03:39

now a days. sorry.

Sparklingbrook Tue 10-Dec-13 22:05:12

Swearing ok but not compulsory. Swearing at someone not good melw. i think that sums it up. smile

Anyway tell us a bit more about yourself. What Topics will we find you in?

scaevola Tue 10-Dec-13 22:07:24

Just make sure you lol a lot, and put <lighthearted> in all your thread titles.


TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Dec-13 22:07:36

And welcome
I'm not officially here as on maternity leave awaiting new arrivals but in brief stick to the guidelines, no personal attacks.
We don't give a fuck about swearing as long as you're not attacking someone

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Dec-13 22:11:16


Hi. I got banned from another forum by saying that a thread was a wind up......

Oh. We don't allow troll,hunting though. Use our report button if there's anything you think might be a wind up, it's confidential and our team read EVERY single one

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:12:16

Not really sure what topics.... I have a lot of interests....No i do not really go around swearing at random people.... Only when they're swearing at me ;). Just trying to find my way around. Its different here... I am sure i will get there eventually. smile

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 22:14:32

Just start posting around the boards.

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 22:15:17

You don't have to use your real name as your user name either.

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:16:48

I only said it was a wind up when she started slagging of her step children.... on a thread she posted, which i am sure she made for a rise. Anyway i then made a thread about it. the mods pulled it then banned me. The thing is it was not really me who said it, somebody else did, and then i said it had to be a wind up so she banned me.

The other reason was i kept bypassing the swear filter like this p iss LOL.

melw7 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:18:25

I am not worried. My name is Mel so i may as well use it...... although i have been called a few other things in my time smile

XmasLogAndHollyOn Tue 10-Dec-13 22:20:51

erk - well melw7, troll hunting and threads about threads are bad form here too, but the joys of not having to write barsteward, khunt and JuanKerr can't be undersold.

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