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I just found out there's a site called netmums

(34 Posts)
Frans1980 Thu 18-Oct-12 17:10:10

Did they steal the name mumsnet and swap the words around or did we steal their name?

msrisotto Thu 18-Oct-12 17:10:56

I have no idea

Chubfuddler Thu 18-Oct-12 17:11:39

Why is this a feminist issue?

lubeybooby Thu 18-Oct-12 17:11:41

They have been around since 2001 ish i think maybe before. No idea about mumsnet.

ChristmasKate Thu 18-Oct-12 17:14:19

I've no idea but would like to know as well

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 18-Oct-12 17:15:21

they arrived after MN and for a time there was a sport here on MN to go over to NM's and report back on how much tumbleweed was blowing about because they had about 2 members.

This question is a bit like DH last night saying he had seen some report or other about something interesting on one of the parenting sites 'like MN'. I had to put him straight that there is MN and there are other sites. The two are mutually exclusive

CupsofTeaAndHandfulsOfCake Thu 18-Oct-12 17:15:33

This is not really a feminist issue.
More like a Million Pound Drop final question.

Eve Thu 18-Oct-12 17:20:01

I 'think' from way back, I've been here since early days of Mumsnet, that Netmums founder is an ex mumsnetter.

Could be wrong though.

catgirl1976 Sat 20-Oct-12 07:26:05

They are not the Judean People's Front......

WofflingOn Sat 20-Oct-12 07:35:28

Not a feminist issue, unless you have taken notice of recent results about a poll that was carried out over there. Feminism is apparently at best, dying out and irrelevant and at worst, extinct according to their members.
There have been threads about it on this site.

Xenia Sat 20-Oct-12 09:14:52

They both claim to be founded in 2000 so it must be a bit of a moot point which was first. I don't think their names are confusing so it's not a problem.

Both of course are dreadfully working class. Who calls their mother mum? Gosh, only plebs presumably.

We poor mummies are right out in the cold, excluded, rejected because we don't use that dreadful word mum.

WofflingOn Sat 20-Oct-12 09:26:51

Do your children call you mum, Xenia?
Or mummy?
Or by your first name? That used to be very cool when I was a teenager. Very trendy upper-class.

TheLightPassenger Sat 20-Oct-12 10:34:45

Xenia grin

Xenia Sat 20-Oct-12 10:42:41

Of course they call me mummy. Loads of upper middle class mummies are called mummy. Every time I see the word mumsnet I wince. Ugh.

paulapantsdown Sat 20-Oct-12 10:45:28

Netmums is a little bit older than mumsnet, and it actually has more members. Mumsnet is better conected in the meeja and so gets much more press (mumsnet seems to really 'court' the press, but is actually less succesful in terms of ad revenue and members.

Netmums is a lot more annoying than here, but is more successful. I prefer it here, but I really hate all this netmums snobbery.

WofflingOn Sat 20-Oct-12 10:45:32

smile

Doesn't The Lady have a website for the better classes to chat with other mummies?

amillionyears Sat 20-Oct-12 19:24:12

mummysnet?
mummiesnet?
mummies'net? Perhaps that one. grin

TheLightPassenger Sat 20-Oct-12 19:31:02

MaMa'sNet? MaamsNet?

amillionyears Sat 20-Oct-12 19:36:06

The second one grin

catgirl1976 Sat 20-Oct-12 20:01:13

I am mumomum

I want a mumomumsnet <stamps feet>

Beograde Sun 21-Oct-12 10:09:18

I'm now laughing at the idea that people are judged by how they refer to their Mum/Mummy/Mother.

qo Sun 21-Oct-12 10:10:35

I live in the north so I think we should have mamsnet

slartybartfast Sun 21-Oct-12 10:13:48

actually it shoudl be Parentsnet

Xenia Sun 21-Oct-12 10:15:05

Indeed.
Currently it is both arguably "common" and sexist in title.

catgirl1976 Sun 21-Oct-12 10:23:37

I love the idea that "mum" is common

I shall tell the members of my family with titles to stop it at once grin

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