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RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Aug-13 14:59:51

Hi all,

We know that some of you have clocked it already <hands out deer stalkers> but we thought we would have an official thread to announce with sad hearts that we have to bid farewell to the wonder that is HelenMumsnet

For those of you who don't know where have you been? Helen has headed up the MN Community team for several years now and she is orf to pastures new.

Aside from supplying MNHQ with plenty of [cake] and [gin], she has worked tirelessly on many many elements of Mumsnet over the years to help shape it into the site we see today thanks .

She has trained many of us and been one of the kindest and most supportive colleagues it's possible to have!

So please join us in raising a glass wine to the lovely HelenMumsnet - we will miss you and we wish you the very very best in your new job.

p.s Please don't troll us, you know too much wink

Ode to HelenMumsnet by OliviaMumsnet

A blue sad face is not enough to describe our feeling
The news that Helen's leaving HQ has left us all reeling.
We wish her all the very best in her new endeavour.
We're sure her new employers know that she's not just clever,
Her long list of skills is wonderfully impressive,
Though she plays it down, for she's discreet and not excessive.
When (wo)manning the ship she maintained perfect control,
Hunting out with precision every sock puppet, perv or troll.
She is generous to a fault, in knowledge, care and time,
Her replies on Site Stuff threads verged from brilliant to sublime.
A discerning modern woman, she don't believe the hype,
Though she's regularly <boggled> at the sentences she has had to type.
The Mumsnetters will miss her as off she fucks to pastures new
And all of us at the Towers will miss her smile and bossy emails too.

DiaryOfAWimpyMum Wed 14-Aug-13 16:07:30

Aww best of luck flowers

UnitedZingDom Wed 14-Aug-13 16:09:55


goodbye and good luck with your new jobthanks

and don't let the arses bring you down!wink

<quick gin math: MNHQ-Helen = more gin per head. hmmm grin >

MardyBra Wed 14-Aug-13 16:14:40

Good luck Helen. And sorry if I gave you a hard time on the Arrse thread.

purrpurr Wed 14-Aug-13 16:15:50

Aww, fred love! This is lovely!

TotallyBursar Wed 14-Aug-13 16:17:01

I have been mulling this over and am wondering if this means there's a way out of MN? I keep having to come back to it because I was fairly sure this was Hotel California. It still can't fit in my head.

HelenMumsnet will be missed, a lot, but maybe now Helen can heap in with the good AIBUs and fiiiiiiiinally call someone a twunt...I'm keeping a weather eye peeled for her first ever LTB.

No, see I was can check out any time you like, but you can never leave <creepy wee bracket mwahahaha>

BeerTricksPotter Wed 14-Aug-13 16:18:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CMOTDibbler Wed 14-Aug-13 16:25:38

All the best in your new job Helen. Unless its moderating PistonHeads, I bet it will seem rather sane after here!

Tortoise Wed 14-Aug-13 16:26:17

Goodbye and good luck in your new job thanks.

MooncupGoddess Wed 14-Aug-13 16:31:37

Goodby and good luck, Helen, and congrats on the top poem, Olivia!

AtYourCervix Wed 14-Aug-13 16:41:13

Bye Helen.

Good Luck flowers wine [gin] [cake]

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Wed 14-Aug-13 16:41:52

Aww bye Helen and all the best thanks

I hope you are not off to join Netmums? If you are we are all going to come over and swear and keep you busy wink

ShowOfHands Wed 14-Aug-13 16:42:41

Helen, you genuinely are my favourite and I am so sad to see you go. Netmums will be lucky to have you. <starts vicious rumour>

Justshabbynochic Wed 14-Aug-13 16:43:41

Goodbye, good luck! Farewell! flowers

TheOrchardKeeper Wed 14-Aug-13 16:43:54

Good bye and good luck!

Pan Wed 14-Aug-13 16:53:56

For fuck sake, is she still here??

Tee2072 Wed 14-Aug-13 17:01:42


Bye Helen! We'll miss you. flowers wine [cake][gin]

United: Helen leaving + Olivia upduff = no more gin shortage. grin

On the dark scary internet, cool gin in my hand
Warm smell of trolls rising up in the air.
Up ahead in the distance I saw a magical site
Sock Puppet approaching
in the dead of the night
Welcome to the place known as Mumsnet
It's a wild place
It's a wild place
To find your space.
Plenty of room at the place know as Mumsnet
It's Friday night
It's Friday night
The bumsex's here....

MrsWeasley Wed 14-Aug-13 17:01:45

Oh no dont go Helen, we promise to behave if you stay! (ok promise is a strong word how about we will try) wink

Good Luck. wine Pop back and let us know what life's like without mumsnet, because we will never know that feeling.

thanks thanks thanks
wine wine wine

Groovee Wed 14-Aug-13 17:08:44

Bye Helen, I'll miss you. Hope you still pop back. new user name could be UsedtobeHelenMumsnet!

KatieScarlett2833 Wed 14-Aug-13 17:11:55

Nooooooooo hmm

THERhubarb Wed 14-Aug-13 17:14:41

Is that the same Helen Mumsnet who came with us in Bath? And again in London? She is lovely!

Helen, you were a great help to me when stuff with work went tits up and you proved yourself to be friendly and warm in the meet-ups. You have a heart of gold and I envy your new work colleagues.

Best of luck because you deserve it x

fromparistoberlin Wed 14-Aug-13 17:19:03

what could be better than deleting bun fights, and moving threads!!!!

Bye Helen x

gazzalw Wed 14-Aug-13 17:24:19

Dear Helen
You are a star! Good luck in your new job!
MNHQ won't quite be the same without you

LifeIsSoDifferent Wed 14-Aug-13 17:25:44


mignonette Wed 14-Aug-13 17:27:18

To be sung in a Dylan-esque manner;

Losing You

Oh my dear Helen
My Eyes they be wellin'
At the thought of losing you


Community support
Will be oh so distraught
At the thought of losing you.


No amount of Hoxton Gin
Will help us in the state we're in
At the thought of losing you


Yes it is a YABU
No a Pom Bear will not do
Stop her please MNHQ
Can't get over losing you.

Thank you Helen and Good Luck flowers

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 14-Aug-13 17:28:11

Bye Helen, I will miss you flowers [gin]

Don't be a stranger, now.

And tell us who you are or at least give a hint when you drop in to see us with your new nom de plume.

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