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to wonder why some mnetters are so rude??

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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?

OP posts:
BitOfFun · 10/05/2011 19:32

I am the Dennis Waterman of mothering.

StayingDavidTennantsGirl · 10/05/2011 19:37

As the mother of teenage boys, I can tell you that the soft, fuzzy, glazed-eyes school of parenting would be disastrous. As it is, I just about manage to keep them in line with the use of a cattle prod and a bull whip!

catinthehat2 · 10/05/2011 19:41

"get a grip ffs you paranoid muppet"
is the stuff of everyday discourse chez Hat

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 19:46

that made me Smile cat

still this was wrote with bad intent

and it was irresponsible to boot

nenevomito · 10/05/2011 19:50

Real life is overrated. Trust me.

Can we get back to Jack Sparrow now?

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 19:51

suits me, have had me little moan

CoteDAzur · 10/05/2011 19:53

Jack Sparrow is too hairy and unwashed.

I nominate Tyler Durden.

nenevomito · 10/05/2011 19:54

I would possibly join you exept I read that as "Dyler Turden" and it killed the moment. Grin

HellNoSayItAintSo · 10/05/2011 19:55

You're at it again. Do you really think you do nothing to invite such abuse? Because most people don't actually get called trolls and nutters and things, you have to wonder what it is about the way you post that makes people react to you in such a way.

If you stick to form though, you'll now start shreiking hysterically about what a bully I am and how my vile abuse is just so hard for little old you to understand.

Anyway, bad form of me to drag across threads. Only because you do love the sound of your own righteous indignation did I actually bother, and you mentioned it first, so fair game.

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 19:59

Hell, change the record. You guys did - not everyone does. Hmm

You are dragging it on. This is a thread about bullying - people said it didn't happen, I said it does.

That's it. If you don't like being called on it..

CoteDAzur · 10/05/2011 20:01

babyheave Grin

Honeydragon · 10/05/2011 20:04

Grin Ally be proud, your threads gone epic.

Hully Cease forthwith posting private pictures of my dh on MN, if you continue I won't let you take any more photos.

nenevomito · 10/05/2011 20:07

Cote, I'd not heard of him before .

I certainly won't forget him now!

HellNoSayItAintSo · 10/05/2011 20:10

Its not a thread about bullying. Thats your record. Most grown women on an anonymous internet forum don't start screaming about being bullied when people disagree with them. Although its your posting that hectors others, which is objectively more akin to bullying.

Enouigh about you, you have far too much need to be the centre of every discussion you are in to begin with. I wouldn't want to encourage you further.

AgentZigzag · 10/05/2011 20:11

I might have misunderstood because you've not said which poster you're talking about gooseberry.

But if you're commenting on what I've said when you claim posters have told you not to come on the boards because you're being bullied, or that people have said it didn't happen, that's not what I said.

I asked why you came back to MN if you found posters offensive, not that you shouldn't be here.

And I didn't say bullying doesn't happen on MN, I just questioned whether anonymous strangers can be classed as bully other anonymous strangers.

Apologies if I've got that wrong.

PiazzaDellaRotonda · 10/05/2011 20:21

Crap thread spoilt, once again, by one particular poster mithering on like a freaking nutter about some perceived slight 20 years ago.

And yes, I would say that to you in RL.


Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 20:30

OP is shocked by the contents of threads, including bullying, people said it didn't happen, I said it did.

Just like the thread about access to a neighbour's pool wasn't about water safety?

Yeah sure. Give it a rest.

ZZ, you said - why are you still here if you were bullied?

Part of the answer is, well why I shouldn't I be, part of the answer is most people are nice, and part of the answer is, it doesn't make me "cry". Am just saying it happens. Is all.

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 20:32

jesus christ piazza

i pissed off - until someone else came blithering their head off about it

it was an op about bullying, people said it didn't happen, I said it did

ok? got a problem with that? why are you on a thread with bullying in the op if you are so upset with talking about it?

NeverSayPie · 10/05/2011 20:32

Bit mean Piazza, calling Gooseberry a freaking nutter. Just a bit sensitive is all. Be nice.

PiazzaDellaRotonda · 10/05/2011 20:39

Don't you just love it when you try on a hat and it fits perfectly??

I'm lmao here and >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>... for now

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 20:40

maybe we are at x purposes zz

Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 20:41

oh it's you piazza namechanged

AgentZigzag · 10/05/2011 20:41

No gooseberry, I asked 'So why are you still posting if you don't like all the things you've listed gooseberry?' ie called 'a liar, a troll, a nutter, a complete nutter, hysterical, paranoid, a muppet, told to piss off, to fuck off etc etc.'

I said if I felt I was being bullied in a place I didn't have to be (like school or work) then it's not a place I'd choose to be.

Again, not saying what you should do.

I didn't say you shouldn't be here, just asking if it's as bad as you feel it is, why would you make an effort to post.

mylovelymonster · 10/05/2011 20:43


Gooseberrybushes · 10/05/2011 20:43

And hell, it was when I disagreed that the screaming started. And how.

It was a bunch of people trying to shut others up by being - I dont' know. Pathetically hostile.

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