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Come and celebrate our new [thanks] emoticon by saying Thank You to a Mumsnetter who's made a difference. Spot prizes to be won and all!

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Sep-11 16:31:39


We have a new emoticon: thanks

It's meant as a way for say thank you to someone for something nice/funny/amazing they've done or said. And it's in no small way inspired by the lovely Mumsnet Blanket Crew who've been agitating- very politely but very persistently wink - for a thank you emoticon for some time now. (They originally wanted a star but we thought a bunch of flowers probably had a bit less of the 'prefecty'/'sticker chart' thing going on.)

We want to mark the arrival of our new emoticon by starting this special Thank You thread - and inviting you to say thanks to another Mumsnetter who's made a difference to you.

Perhaps it's a Mumsnetter who has posted (or PM'd) something that helped you or supported you or inspired you ? or just made you laugh like a drain. Or maybe it's someone who's done something extraordinary for you, off-board or on.

Do come and tell us about it - and thank her/him for it - here. We're hoping for a thread full of thanks for some truly lovely MNers.

Oh, and we've also got some rather covetable prizes - books, toys and some very cool (child and adult) bike helmets from Bell - to give away as spot prizes. Anyone who posts on this thread is in with a chance of winning - we'll pull names at random out of a hat in a couple of days' time.

thanks, MNHQ

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Sep-11 16:33:30

Wooooooo like it thanks

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Sep-11 16:35:33

Oops didn't read it properly!
<starts again>
I would like to thank TruthSweet for her advice that helped my carry on expressing for my DS thanks.

belledechocchipcookie Mon 26-Sep-11 16:35:45

Aww, this is sweet. smile I'd like to thank thirtysomething for listening to me whitter on and for giving me support when things were pretty grim for my son at school. thanks There's so many people on here I feel mean. I will return later with some more names. smile

Tee2072 Mon 26-Sep-11 16:35:49


[Thanks] to Chaos (or whatever she's calling herself this week!) for always making me laugh!

Tee2072 Mon 26-Sep-11 16:36:13

It didn't work! Stupid case sensitive! Yo, Tech...fix that!

thanks for Chaos!

southeastastra Mon 26-Sep-11 16:37:13


it looks like fuzzy felt grinthanks

CauldronsTrulyReign Mon 26-Sep-11 16:38:39


Fabulous idea.

I'd like to thank the glorious HelenMumsnet for arranging this.

<<waits for a sycophant smiley>>

<<worries about what that might be>>


OvO Mon 26-Sep-11 16:40:57

thanks to youngwomanwholivesinashoe for being the bestest friend I have. Even though I've never even met her in RL. She has helped me through some really awful times. She also makes me laugh a lot and thinks the same evil way I do! grin

AyeBelieveInTheHumanityOfMen Mon 26-Sep-11 16:41:19

thanks to dittany.

For taking so much shit (mainly from women) for defending women. Hopefully, because of women like her, one day that won't be necessary.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Sep-11 16:43:25



Fabulous idea.

I'd like to thank the glorious HelenMumsnet for arranging this.

<<waits for a sycophant smiley>>

<<worries about what that might be>>


<rigs prize selection shamelessly in CauldronsTrulyReigns' favour>

GypsyMoth Mon 26-Sep-11 16:44:02

Maryz........ Thankyou to Marythanks because she has given me invaluable advice on how to deal with my troublesome teen DD. Not only did she help me know how to deal with her, she gave me the CONFIDENCE to do so. It was a very tricky time ( police involvement and violence) and we have cone out the other side now. I sense another blip on the horizon though, but due to mary's advice, I am confident I can deal with her, as well as my other teens ( I have 3,and 2 younger dc!)


Tee2072 Mon 26-Sep-11 16:46:14

See? She made me laugh again!

belledechocchipcookie Mon 26-Sep-11 16:47:11

I'd really like to thank someone but I can't spell their bloomin username! blush I can't find the correct spelling in a search (bashes head against the wall).

GentleOtter Mon 26-Sep-11 16:47:43

I would like to thanks MmeLindor for bringing our home situation out into the open.

And an entire field of thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks to everyone who has supported our family.

GlaikitFizzog Mon 26-Sep-11 16:48:53

yy to GO nomination MmeLindor or did I see you are FrauLindor the other day? thanks

Tee2072 Mon 26-Sep-11 16:51:39

Belle put it the way you think it's spelled and we can help you figure it out!

Valpollicella Mon 26-Sep-11 16:52:01

Thank you to MNHQ for keeping MN quote facility free thanks


belledechocchipcookie Mon 26-Sep-11 16:54:28

Hi Val smile

AuntieMoanica Mon 26-Sep-11 16:55:28

i'd like to thank babyheave for some invaluable information she sent me thanks

CauldronsTrulyReign Mon 26-Sep-11 16:59:13

GO, please may I nosey at this point, if appropriate, as to your home situation.

grin to tee.

Erm, also please could you review the flowers? No true MNer would be seen with blue flowers.


YougreatPamplemousse Mon 26-Sep-11 16:59:39

My thanks go to the Aug08 girls who have kept me sane for the last 3 years smile

CauldronsTrulyReign Mon 26-Sep-11 17:00:24



AbiAbi Mon 26-Sep-11 17:00:24

AH this is nice smile

I'd like to thanks iwillonlyeatbeans for sharing with me all the advice her sleep consultant passed onto her, enabling me to get my DS into his own bed at 7pm and getting a bit of time back to myself and DH. We were severely struggling before she came along - and to top it off when I asked if I could send her a present or make a donation to the charity of her choice she refused and said a thank you was enough! WHat a lovely lovely women.

I would also (greedy!) like to offer thanks to Shabba, Travelling, Dee and all the ladies on the bereavmenet board for always being such strong, inspirational ladies. I dont use the board anymore, but I will never forget their advice and kindness.

belledechocchipcookie Mon 26-Sep-11 17:02:57

I only know how to spell this because lovely Val has posted above grin I'd like to thank Valpollicella for giving me the encouragement to write. In the summer last year I was very unwell and I was in a job that I really hated. I gave it up to write children's books and I'm very happy. If I hadn't have had Val's encouragement then I wouldn't have got as far as I have. I can't thank her enough. thanks thanks thanks thanks (wipes away the tears)

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