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This board has made me feel less alone

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kobacat1981 · 14/02/2022 18:38

I only joined here a few days ago but I already feel less alone and for me, it's a safe space to come and read others experiences and also offer my own insight if it's something that I can relate to. I have felt pretty isolated my whole life with autism and it is just so great to finally find somewhere with such a great community of people who really understand. Often I will think about posting something and someone else has posted the very same thread. Thanks everyone for this great space ❀

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Clarice99 · 14/02/2022 19:24

It's lovely that you're feeling so positive @kobacat1981

I think I'd feel a lot better about this section of the forum if MNHQ put an appropriate 'sticky' at the top of this board Smile

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ofwarren · 14/02/2022 19:25

Me too.
It was obviously very needed 😊

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RainbowZebraWarrior · 14/02/2022 19:32

Completely agree πŸ’œ I also reckon it's probably been the most posted on new board.

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kobacat1981 · 14/02/2022 19:44

@Clarice99 yes I totally agree πŸ’—

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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 14/02/2022 21:14

Welcome to the board! It feels like a safer place relative to elseware on Mumsnet in that I feel I can talk about difficult or contentious topics without either having them take the bullet train to Shitpost central or else get womansplained to about how I must suck since I occationally have typos.

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 15/02/2022 09:02

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Yuckypretty · 15/02/2022 17:36

Is there a way to only see posts from certain.boards? I only want to use Mumsnet for this one and like 2 others. I hate seeing anything from relationships as it makes me hate all men.

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ofwarren · 15/02/2022 17:37

@yuckypretty
I know you can hide boards so I think the only way you could do it is hiding them individual.
You can't do it on the app, it has to be on desktop/laptop.
I can't actually remember how to do it though.

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Garfieldismyspiritanimal · 15/02/2022 18:24

I love it too! I can’t believe how much of what everyone is talking about I recognise! I always fet like the wierd one and now I feel like I might have found my tribe Smile

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deeplyrooted · 15/02/2022 23:14

It’s lovely to be able to post here.

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watchtheglitterdustswirl · 16/02/2022 21:19

Am enjoying this board too. For a group of people stereotypically marked out as unsociable I think we're a lovely bunch! Grin

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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 18/02/2022 17:34

It's like the opposite of AIBU. I have no doubt that people will be vociferous in terms of argument and full and frank exchanges of views will happen here but less bullshit like crap, unfunny jokes and [appropos of nothing] 'ooooh you've got a typo, there for you are STUPID'.

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LilyRed · 18/02/2022 21:25

This is the only place on Mumsnet where I post regularly - AIBU and chat can get very unpleasant or is simply full of things that simply make no sense to me

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ofwarren · 18/02/2022 21:55

@LilyRed

This is the only place on Mumsnet where I post regularly - AIBU and chat can get very unpleasant or is simply full of things that simply make no sense to me


Me too. I comment on the odd post but my main posts are on this board.
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EssexLioness · 18/02/2022 22:36

Me too, this board is lovely and so helpful/ informative

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BlackeyedSusan · 19/02/2022 15:07

thats good to hear koba.

nice to feel connected. in our own quiet homes

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SalsaLove · 19/02/2022 15:26

I’m thrilled to have found this board. So many parts of my life make sense now. Thank you to everyone who has shared.

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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 21/02/2022 14:59

I don't want NTs not to read or post here - I hope that some find it a useful place since there is so much in the way of myths and misinformation here.
Thing is, I'm not averse to NT people asking honest questions but that they must expect honest answers. To me, there are parallels to this board and the Black MNetters board - I might read it but will need to think very carefully about asking questions there.

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Lovinglife45 · 22/02/2022 17:56

Great forum. I no longer feel like a weirdo now I understand myself better. I accept my traits and the way in which my brain works. As a teen I was labelled weird and therefore assumed I was weird. It left me feeling isolated and misunderstood.

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JohnMcCainsDeathStare · 26/02/2022 20:01

Anyone else notice that there is a lot less tolerance for girls and women to be wierd than boys?
Wierd boys were more tolerated as it was more expected that boys would be wierd if anyone. But girls being wierd must either want attention, want a boyfriend or else are just and Outside Context Problem that should be contained and destroyed.
At least here I can hang out with fellow OCPs.

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Clarice99 · 27/02/2022 10:55

@JohnMcCainsDeathStare

Anyone else notice that there is a lot less tolerance for girls and women to be wierd than boys?
Wierd boys were more tolerated as it was more expected that boys would be wierd if anyone. But girls being wierd must either want attention, want a boyfriend or else are just and Outside Context Problem that should be contained and destroyed.
At least here I can hang out with fellow OCPs.

Male privilege.
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