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invasion of the huns.

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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 09:16

So historically this has always been a bad thing, Right?

AIBU to believe that I am not imaging the fact that it feels like this has been happening?

or have we just got goady fuckers playing bingo?

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wigglesrock · 03/09/2015 10:30

MN is an open forum, these NM/MN digs especially when it involves how people type or their turn of phrase just makes MN in general look like a prissy, cliquey, NIMBY type of forum.

FarFromAnyRoad · 03/09/2015 10:39

OP - I really think it's the same person. There's one at the moment with the forum version of verbal diarrhoea - thread after thread of goady shite, poor grasp of grammar and a tendency to not answer questions posed.
I think it's all on purpose.
I also think I'll start calling Worra by her new name of WorraHunningLiberty Grin

CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 10:40

It is not NIMBY it is simply that different forums have different styles which is great because it means that you can find a style to suit you.

On the thread Kanye meantioned the poster asked about the difference between MN and NM and was told that if you want to be told what you to hear and be given support no matter what then nm was the forum, but if you want to be told what you probably don't want to hear but need to hear than you will find that support here. I know people who would not be happy here, i would not be happy on nm. this is a good thing, there is place for both. If you are happy in both then that is fine too. BUT atm it does feel like an invasion and has done since mn borrowed nm when our site broke. it does feel like with have had a huge influx of poster who have very outdated views the thread on gransnet is a good example, the afore mentioned thread another. It has been making evening and late night mning very depressing. So either there is something not quite right going on OR our reputation for giving people the advice you need to hear but don't want to is helping people. Just odd that the influx seems to have hit most just after mn has been broken.

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Eminybob · 03/09/2015 10:41

I use Hun and xx in rl, to my friends in text messages and on Facebook. (I'm neither poor nor uneducated Grin)

However....I know that it's a cardinal sin on here so would never dare. That said, the pregnancy board is likely to have more new members who haven't learnt the "rules" yet. I'm sure usage dwindles as they progress through to antenatal, parenting and so on. The odd one might sneak through to Shock aibu or chat.

I lurked for a long time before even registering so I knew not to make that mistake!

KanyeWestPresidentForLife · 03/09/2015 10:41

Exactly Wiggles. And I do not like the way some people use knowing the unspoken rules like not hunning or adding kisses as a means of making people feel unwelcome and as a way of pulling forum rank by making it clearer they are more 'in' with the forum.

Which instantly flags the poster as a crashing cuntwipe. Because if your perceived status on an online forum actually adds to your sense of worth you are leading a hollow empty, pointless life.

StillStayingClassySanDiego · 03/09/2015 10:45

I dislike it and lol in particular but I'm not about to pull a poster up on either if I see it in a thread.

I'll just silently judge Wink

CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 10:51

Quite frankly Kanye you call me things like hun or dear in real life you will get a very curt and sarcastic response. nothing to do with online prescence.

Also adapting to social expectation variations is the norm. You adapt to the social expectations if you move to a new work place, a new country. You know that you will stand out and it will be commented if you don't. the internet is now different. I would not expect to walk into a new forum without the knowledge that there could be unspoken social rules and expectations. It is the norm and something that occurs everywhere and has been the case since before spoken language was developed. To think otherwise is foolish.

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MsJamieFraser · 03/09/2015 10:51

Could not care less how someone else writes, and I think the posters who comment on such issues, need to get a life. This is a forum for fun, advice, and support etc... not a forum to slate others because of someone's hallow narrow minded judgements.

3CheekyLittleMonkeys · 03/09/2015 10:52

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CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 10:52

*The internet is no different

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KanyeWestPresidentForLife · 03/09/2015 12:26

MrsJamieFraser exactly.

ICanSeeForMiles · 03/09/2015 12:30

I fucking hate all these xxxx I don't even put them on texts, it's too bloody effusive.

It's irritating me immensely on here, why the sudden invasion?

Petridish · 03/09/2015 12:33

If I ever see the words "baby dancing" to describe having sex in order to conceive a child, I will swallow my own feet in disgust.

ArendelleQueen · 03/09/2015 12:34

I hate being hunned. It's so patronising.

MotherOfFlagons · 03/09/2015 12:35

'Lol' used as punctuation makes my teeth itch.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes · 03/09/2015 12:35

Fuck-tee fuck fuck
Bollocks shit
Bastard bollocks

feels better and leaves thread

ConfusedInBath · 03/09/2015 12:40

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ThoseAwfulCurtains · 03/09/2015 12:41

Lol is fine if you have actually laughed out loud.
Otherwise no.

No one I know would ever 'hun' me irl.

jobrum · 03/09/2015 12:46

YABU, hun. (((Hugs))) Grin

The use of hubby and baby dancing were how I knew other forums were not for me. But I do agree, people who jump on anyone who use such things innocently in a post should calm down a bit. Apart from baby dancing. If that makes it into the acronym list we should join petridish in a mass foot swallowing.

Eminybob · 03/09/2015 13:10

Oh god I'd forgotten about baby dancing. While I was ttc and trying out different forums I came across 'BD' and it took me bloody ages to figure out what the hell everyone was going on about. That's why I landed up here I think.

'Lol' used as punctuation makes my teeth itch. this is so true. I have someone on my Facebook who does this and I'm there trying to see what's so funny Confused

However, I would never pull anyone up on a thread for doing any of the above. I think it's rude and they'll figure it out themselves eventually.

RockerMummy184 · 03/09/2015 13:12

Can we use 'chick' or 'darl' instead of 'hun'? Grin

doroph0ne · 03/09/2015 13:13

Agree spelling and grammar so all over the shop to the point of being incomprehensible

I'd been privately blaming some kind of Nat Curr cohort effect


PerspicaciaTick · 03/09/2015 13:19

Perhaps we should institute a Mums' Army to defend MN. I'd probably be Private Godfrey, what with my wrecked pelvic floor.

CantSee4Looking · 03/09/2015 20:13

well considering there appear to be children posting on mn it might actually be an idea for form a Mums' Army

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Notimefortossers · 03/09/2015 20:47

I am brand new to MN and have only posted one thread. On that one thread, despite the fact that I wasn't abusive or rude and didn't break any talk guidelines, I was apparently repeatedly reported to MNHQ causing them to suspend my account!

I agree with PP that as a newbie you don't yet know the unspoken rules and shouldn't be jumped all over for that. It's not very welcoming and does make you look a bit cliquey.

I also find it slightly hilarious that I've been jumped all over on my thread for being judgemental, when there is judgement galore on here for much more trivial reasons.

I've never been on Netmums so don't really get what you're all on about, but I've seen in mentioned on loads of threads now and do wonder why you all care so much about another forum? All seems a bit odd to me.

I'm staying for now, mainly because I get pretty bored after the kids are in bed and the DH doesn't get in till 10, but I'm not sure about it and definitely haven't had a great first experience.

Also! Help me. Would love to be able to bold stuff but can't frigging work out how to do it! xxxxx Thanks huns xxxxxx :) xxxxx

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