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<<whispers>> Was there ever any clarification about whether the issue with GF was swearing on here?

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hunkermunker Mon 22-May-06 15:46:14

MN Towers, if you'd prefer it if this was deleted, please do so.

But I'm nosy. And I want to know. Please?

(I didn't swear in this, though I was tempted to...childish or what?!)

LadyTophamHatt Mon 22-May-06 15:48:09

yes...i want to know too....good call hunker.

SparklyGothKat Mon 22-May-06 15:48:36

me too!!

PanicPants Mon 22-May-06 15:54:59

and me

arfy Mon 22-May-06 15:55:58

I want to know too

fullmoonfiend Mon 22-May-06 16:04:35

And me. Though I don't care. I am a parent. I don't swear at our kids. But I am only human and MN is my escape from RL

AnnnClough Mon 22-May-06 16:11:35

And me!

Moomin Mon 22-May-06 16:16:22

dyou want to know my theory on the whole thing?

LadyTophamHatt Mon 22-May-06 16:17:09

yes...moomin...of course we do!!

tamum Mon 22-May-06 16:17:14

Yes please Moomin...

arfy Mon 22-May-06 16:17:18

go on moomin.....

tamum Mon 22-May-06 16:18:36

We are as one on this issue...

PiccadillyCircus Mon 22-May-06 16:21:03

Go on Moomin, I love hearing theories.

zippitippitoes Mon 22-May-06 16:21:54

spit it out then

LadyTophamHatt Mon 22-May-06 16:26:50

come on moomin, Ive gotta take dH to work in aminute and I need toknow...

PinkKerPlink Mon 22-May-06 16:27:28

you are very naughty ladies....

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 22-May-06 16:28:55

oh me too.

Moomin Mon 22-May-06 16:30:57

roight then...
from the threads that i read on the matter, archived ones included:

I think GF was posting as ginababe a couple of years ago and was enjoying contributing to threads and topics, and even had the odd pop at her RL self to play along with it and was quite good-humoured about the way she was perceived by parents and accepted that her way wasn't everyone's 'bag'. At this stage I don't think it was widely known at all that ginababe was GF herself...

Then there was a rather nasty thread wherein there was above and beyond the usual Gina-bating, which culminated in a few verrrry nasty comments made by a poster called evita (i think) which was aimed at GF's family/upbringing rather than her childcare methods. GF in the shape of ginababe went ballistic at this and did some rather nasty name-calling herself as she was soooo upset and appalled at the comments. It all went a bit mental and the threads were pulled. i think GF then decided that it had all gone way too far and didn't want anymore to do with mumsnet.

However, being a human, and all, i thinks she couldn't resist coming back and lurking occasionally and didn't like what was being written by some posters. i think she felt so bitter and so very upset by the whole thing that she has developed a real hatred for mumsnet and some of the posters. You could say she should be above it, but she is only human i spose and it's probably happened to a number of posters over the years but not all of them were well-known childcare 'gurus'.

with the publication of her latest book she's been lurking again, has seen yet more negaitive stuff about her and now that she has the power and the ability she has decided to put the wind up mumsnet as an organisation by threatening the legal stuff. and as she feels so much hatred for mumsnet now she picked on the swearing rather than the childcare issues. which does look very silly and petty, but again is maybe just an elevated version of someone lashing out at others who have treated themn badly (in their eyes).

that's my take on it anyway! i'm no gina fan or follower but i must say i did feel a bit sorry for her when i looked at the archived stuff and realised that she was human too.


tamum Mon 22-May-06 16:52:46

Hurrah Spot on, I reckon. I said as much in a thread a week or two ago, but not as coherently. I am absolutely certain about the theory about being attached to MN, and then the backfiring. I think it makes it all much more understandable.

PinkKerPlink Mon 22-May-06 16:55:26

wasnt evita a bit mental anyway

<sorry if I have got this totally wrong>

PinkKerPlink Mon 22-May-06 16:56:09

on second thoughts i may have it wrong................................................................................

motherinferior Mon 22-May-06 16:59:16

Moomin, as my rather refined Indian mother would say, 'darling, you are clever'.

dinosaure Mon 22-May-06 17:00:09

I think evita was quite normal, just got a bit carried away and was then very apologetic.

VeniVidiVickiQV Mon 22-May-06 17:27:53

You could well be right there Moomin.

JoolsToo Mon 22-May-06 17:32:50

of course she lurks - where else would she do her research?

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