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workinggally · 10/05/2011 13:39

New to mumsnet (and mothering!) and shocked by the contents of some of the threads. Swearing/ bullying etc. But at baby groups people usually seem friendly and aren't swearing and cursing or being overly agressive. So - are the agressive types like that in RL or is it just a front for mnet?? And if it's just a front - why?

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MardyBra · 10/05/2011 14:35

"I have been horribly bullied many times, but I try to stay positive and not let all the old parents get to me."

(((((hugs!!!)))))) 4U hun!

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 14:35

My first thread ever on here I was actually complimented for it being such a nice thread. Grin

Hullygully · 10/05/2011 14:35

Thank you Mardy. I wasn't bf very much and I think that's what started it all.

BitOfFun · 10/05/2011 14:36

Hully, you can have this one instead, ok?
AgentZigzag · 10/05/2011 14:36

You're within your rights to post anything you like gooseberry and challenge any behaviour you don't like, just like everyone else.

But I'm not the one feeling bullied and being called 'a liar, a troll, a nutter, a complete nutter, hysterical, paranoid, a muppet, told to piss off, to fuck off etc etc.'

I'm just asking you that if those things are happening on a forum you're not obligated to be on, what draws you back to post again?

I'm here because I like the format/posters, if I felt bullied or that they were being vipers, I'd go somewhere else.

Or are you saying you stay here posting because you don't want the vipers to get the better of you?

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 14:36

oh God we are in that other world now Grin

there's the nice mn world, the nasty mn world and then there's hully's world

MardyBra · 10/05/2011 14:37

Dry heaving at BoF's link

Hullygully · 10/05/2011 14:37

ForeverNamechanging · 10/05/2011 14:37

BitOfFun good god why would you link to that?!

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 14:37

Because they aren't all like that Hmm only some are.

MardyBra · 10/05/2011 14:37

I want to live in Hully's world. I said so on a thread the other day and then killed it.

AuntieMonica · 10/05/2011 14:38

i have to name change because my DS does read my posts Confused

Pagwatch · 10/05/2011 14:38

Blimey, you only type things your children could read workinggally?

Can I ask why you either self censor or would be upset if your child saw something you regarded as inappropriate ? It seems terribly unrealistic.

If you said I would never say anything vulgar then fine. But you seem to be saying that you would not say it in case your child or dh saw it?

It sounds a bit like arguing that no one should have sex in case their child finds out.
SarahStratton · 10/05/2011 14:38

Woah I've never been sworn at or anything like that. Or bullied. But I don't post in AIBU very often. Not very good at giving advice tbh. But I do get really irritated by posters who start threads in here and then throw a hissy if they don't get total agreement. Even worse when they start adding to/changing their OP to wiggle out of questions etc. Then I get really pissed off and sweary

I like swearing and I like that I am allowed to here. I think I'd last 5 minutes on Nethuns.

Hullygully · 10/05/2011 14:38

My world is glittery and has many Johnnies in it.

And they are ALL mine

FoofffyShmoofffer · 10/05/2011 14:40

Oh Jeeez BOFGrin

MardyBra · 10/05/2011 14:40

I imagine Hully's World to be something surreal like the lyrics of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Hullygully · 10/05/2011 14:40

Hear, hear Pagwatch

We have sex openly in front of our children because we are not ashamed. Sometimes they clap if we are taking inspiration from page 72.

Pagwatch · 10/05/2011 14:41

Fucking Nora, I take too long typing and there is a naked ball baggs

Fleurdebleurgh · 10/05/2011 14:41

There are plenty more parenting forums around.
Some even have swearing filters for the more sensitive souls.

Personally i came here to avoid them as they make my tits itch.

FoofffyShmoofffer · 10/05/2011 14:42

"My world is glittery and has many Johnnies in it."

GrinGrin Holy shit.

AuntieMonica · 10/05/2011 14:42


we don't have sex in front of the DCs, we tell them to fuck off so we can do it in private


MardyBra · 10/05/2011 14:42

What I find troubling is that there is a bit of a space between Baggsy's thumb and fingers and I found myself drawn into the picture to see if I could actually spot anything.

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 14:43

the last post I saw from hully was on a perfectly normal thread where she popped her head round the door to say bof had been buried at sea

wish I could do all that

Pagwatch · 10/05/2011 14:43

Page 72 requires a level of agility I would not readily associate with a woman of your years experience hully. Well done you. Those glucosamine tablets are doing the trick

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