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to wonder how many of you are friends in Real Life?

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diabolo · 02/06/2011 12:07

Lots of posters on here seem to know an awful lot about each other, for instance, when and where people are on holiday, their day-to-day activities, and other really personal things from people's pasts.

Is this what you have picked up from each other over years of using MN or are some of you good friends in the real world?

Just curious.

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Jennytailia · 02/06/2011 12:08

No mn friends. No rl friends. On here I mean. I like the anonymity.


NotQuiteCockney · 02/06/2011 12:11

Oh, no, there are only ten of us really, we are all mates, we just change names a lot, to make things look busy.


ChippingIn · 02/06/2011 12:12

I have a good memory for some stuff/some posters - especially the prolific ones or the ones with memorable names. Mostly though it's a 'feeling' more than specific details.

I am RL friends with one MNer
I am RL email friends with a couple of others
I am PM friends with a few

... and I'll chat to most anyone on here, my 'oh do fuck off' list is quite small :)


Indith · 02/06/2011 12:12

Some people are friends in RL, there are few siblings or other relations on here too. A lot of the time though it is just people who have been here a long time. When you've been here a number of years it is normal to start remmebring things about a poster and perhaps having a little chat when you see each other on a thread jsut as you would do the same with another school gate mum once youve been bumping into each other over a few years even if you are not friends.


Cattleprod · 02/06/2011 12:12

Spreadsheets. Wink


I don't know anyone on here in RL. I know RL people who use mumsnet, but I don't know their MN names and I'd be horrified if they knew mine! How can you post embarrassing stuff if people know who you are?


ChippingIn · 02/06/2011 12:13


elphabadefiesgravity · 02/06/2011 12:16

There is one mumsnetter who I know in RL thats all.


Abcinthia · 02/06/2011 12:25

I don't know anyone in RL who use mumsnet and I never get any PMs either.


SarahBumBarer · 02/06/2011 12:29

I don't know anyone in RL who is on MN (or vice versa). I know several people in RL who are on NetMums which I find quite strange although I think they use if mostly for local info.


diabolo · 02/06/2011 16:55

OK - thanks. I only asked as there were some people on a thread in Education earlier who clearly had been to some event at their DC's school and obviously knew each other.

I'm VERY glad I don't know anyone on here in RL and vice-versa, far too Blush

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