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Old 17-02-2013, 08:40
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MUMSNET is an organisation that is a form of mix of the 'illuminati', freemasons and a coven.

It is foretold that when their 'mensies' finally synchronise there will be untold powers unleashed on the World and much suffering of men.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:03
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Here is a thread where a Mumsnetter was shocked and outraged because an Ocado delivery driver asked to use the toilet, and may have done a poo in it. http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a1...o-in-my-toilet
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:04
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Here is a thread where a Mumsnetter was shocked and outraged because an Ocado delivery driver asked to use the toilet, and may have done a poo in it. http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a1...o-in-my-toilet
I could imagine one of our ever obliging trolls on DS to come up with something like that.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:05
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Here is a thread where a Mumsnetter was shocked and outraged because an Ocado delivery driver asked to use the toilet, and may have done a poo in it. http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/a1...o-in-my-toilet
That's hilarious, thanks for the link! The OP of that thread actually reminds me of someone here

Edit - great minds, ladymoanalot!
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:07
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I was googling something not to long ago and ended up coming across someone from my part of the world who had posted on Mumsnet asking about private schools within easy travelling distance of a particular village. I know the village well and know that its also home to one of the best state secondary schools in our county. It's right on their doorstep, five minutes from their home. If you lived there you couldn't not know about this school and is excellent reputation, but its a state school and their child might, you know, end up sitting next to a kid from a council house in one of their lessons

I think a lot of the women who post there are very superior. Nothing against private schools at all, but why send your child to one when there is an excellent free state school a stones throw from your home? I don't get it?
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:07
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Did he leave the seat up?
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:08
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I was googling something not to long ago and ended up coming across someone from my part of the world who had posted on Mumsnet asking about private schools within easy travelling distance of a particular village. I know the village well and know that its also home to one of the best state secondary schools in our county. It's right on their doorstep, five minutes from their home. If you lived there you couldn't not know about this school and is excellent reputation, but its a state school and their child might, you know, end up sitting next to a kid from a council house in one of their lessons

I think a lot of the women who post there are very superior. Nothing against private schools at all, but why send your child to one when there is an excellent free state school a stones throw from your home? I don't get it?

It can help on the CV when they enter the world of work.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:10
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It can help on the CV when they enter the world of work.
Most employers don't take any notice of the school you attended, its comes down to qualifications and experience. This school is very, very good, people move house to get their kids in there.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:12
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Maybe the local school is oversubscribed and they didn't get a place

It happens even for those living in the locality
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:12
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It can help on the CV when they enter the world of work.
I very much doubt that. The University might influence things a little but nothing before that.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:13
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Most employers don't take any notice of the school you attended, its comes down to qualifications and experience. This school is very, very good, people move house to get their kids in there.
Not so sure, I certainly got my first job after school because of the school on my CV. My boss said it was the deal maker. the rest of the candidates must also have got bad GCSE results

Although at 33 I doubt my school matters now.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:28
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Shop at planet organic
Dress their kids in gender neutral clothes
Make a song and dance about breast feeding in public
In the NCT
Are competitive about potty training and speech development
Are in full make up for the school run
Volunteer to be class reps and on the fund raising comittee
The NCT lot are the worst. When one is on their own, they will come and sit with you at play group, so you feel forced into tedious conversation.

then as soon as the rest of their NCT group arrive, they drop you, dont invite you to sit with them and completely blank you when you goodbye

I didnt even want to talk to them in the 1st place
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:45
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Thank you all very much for your valuable insights and for the illuminating links.

I had a quick look at Mumsnet for the very first time last night and couldn't make head nor tail of it, so I really needed some navigation tips.

You've all been very, very helpful. If anyone has anything else to add, I'd be very grateful.

I suspected that it was a lot of middle class women turning on each other, and that would appear to be most people's perception.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:53
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It's a lot of fun. Stick at it, you'll soon learn which bits are for you and which aren't. I won't go in the dog section, for example. Too scary for me!
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:57
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It's a lot of fun. Stick at it, you'll soon learn which bits are for you and which aren't. I won't go in the dog section, for example. Too scary for me!
Are they competitive over what breed of dog you should have and stuff like that?

I feel a bit embarrassed writing this, but I'm toying with the idea of writing a book (fiction) and think Mumsnet might provide me with ideas for some character traits and plot strands.

Thanks again for everyone's input in this thread.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:16
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One of my favourite sites when I'm really bored is the Mumsnet's 'Am I being Unreasonable?' section. OH THE LOLS!
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:17
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I post on it occassionally. I don't use the DD and DH type of abbreviations (which are in fact used on quite a few forums).
I also don't bother with any parenting threads, or anything about pregnancy or infertility or anything of that nature. I stick to the general discussion/chat/weightloss threads. As it'sa big forum there's quite a lot of different opinions and viewpoints.
I do agree it can be quite cliquey and bitchy but so can a lot of forums. It is possible to be on a forum without participating in that.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:19
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Maybe the local school is oversubscribed and they didn't get a place

It happens even for those living in the locality
I doubt that. If that were the case wouldn't she have just said so? And if you really wanted to send your child to a private school, which is the parents prerogative at the end of the day, then why ask a load of people on an Internet forum who probably live miles away from you and probably know little of the area you live in? This woman just wanted everyone to know that she was sending her child to a private school. There's a lot of boasting and trying to out do one another on Mumsnet.

There is another, similar forum called Netmums,. It's much more chilled and laid back and the women who use it seem more "normal" if that's the right word? But Mumsnet look down their noses at them, stuck up they are.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:39
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I doubt that. If that were the case wouldn't she have just said so? And if you really wanted to send your child to a private school, which is the parents prerogative at the end of the day, then why ask a load of people on an Internet forum who probably live miles away from you and probably know little of the area you live in? This woman just wanted everyone to know that she was sending her child to a private school. There's a lot of boasting and trying to out do one another on Mumsnet.

There is another, similar forum called Netmums,. It's much more chilled and laid back and the women who use it seem more "normal" if that's the right word? But Mumsnet look down their noses at them, stuck up harpies that they are.
Don't you mean 'some people on mumsnet'? I post there sometimes and I certainly don't look down on anyone on Netmums, or any other forum. Mumsnet isn't a collective, any more than DS is,or any other forum.It's a group of individuals.
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Old 17-02-2013, 10:55
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Don't you mean 'some people on mumsnet'? I post there sometimes and I certainly don't look down on anyone on Netmums, or any other forum. Mumsnet isn't a collective, any more than DS is,or any other forum.It's a group of individuals.
Maybe you don't look down on others, but you can't really deny that there isn't an awful lot of snobbery on there. This fixation they have with wearing Boden, have you seen the prices of Boden clothes? Most mums I know could never afford that. And honestly the stuff doesn't look any different to what you could purchase from Next or any other other high street store.
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:05
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"AM I BEING UNREASONABLE?"

Oh my word, just had a look at this section. Thank you so much for pointing me in this direction. The acronyms are ridiculous and they are a very sweary lot aren't they, much liberal use of the "f" word.
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:14
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These are EXACTLY the women who I think post on MUMSNET.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04VoxEtP8UE
"There are children in hot countries who don't have the privilege of dinosaur biscuits"

Typical of Guardian / Times reading twunts everywhere
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:16
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I used to be a member of mumsnet. They tend to be bullies. Horrible lot. Not all of course, but its certainly a site I would be happy to never visit again, after watching one lass, who had DARED to decide to bottle feed rather than breast feed her baby, get a distinct lack of the actual advice she was after, and a lot of "you MUST breastfeed, or die" type posts.

Scary. Go there at your peril
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:28
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Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding is always a contentious issue on any pregnancy / baby forum! One of the ones I used to go on actually had to open separate sub-forums so ladies that bottle fed could post and ask questions without getting the ever helpful breast is best advice!!
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:57
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I went there once to view the Special Needs board and ventured into the other bits. Didn't have the faintest idea what all the DH, DD, etc etc was all about and when told jokingly referred to me daughter as LS (Little sh*t).

I was ostracised forever more.
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