AIBU to think local pages on mumsnet aren't so great

(111 Posts)
Valdeeves Fri 08-Nov-13 00:20:10

Largely because there's not alot of traffic?
I moved to a new area and met all my friends through Netmums - not one on mumsnet despite using the local pages - no one ever replied.
Why is this? Why do mumsnetters not use the pages?

LentilAsAnything Sat 09-Nov-13 12:37:18

smile A shame we don't have Phil! smile

Thanks again for your help.

Ah! I see. I thought we had acquired the kingdom!

LELoupee Sat 09-Nov-13 13:55:50

Another new local editor here, for East Lothian and Midlothian
If you are in the area pop along and say hi.
Trying my hardest to get the page full of listings and things to do.
I think the local sites will become a valuable resource in due course, even if things seem a little quiet just now. Most of us are trying to do the best we can around other commitments.

moldingsunbeams Sat 09-Nov-13 17:39:51

Funnily enough I have also helped a person new to the area with help on house hunting, areas and schools when I was in charge of Blackpool grin

Perhaps we should offer a new service...

SamInSouthWales Mon 11-Nov-13 12:38:37

If you live in South Wales, pop over to local.mumsnet.com/blaenau-gwent-torfaen.

The Local Editor is really lovely and pretty and kind. smile

SamInSouthWales Mon 11-Nov-13 12:39:15

and of course there's always the Monmouthshire and Newport site too local.mumsnet.com/monmouthshire-newport

LocalEditorSouthwark Mon 11-Nov-13 12:48:48

I have someone on my talk board! She wants to meet others in similar situ ... come on people of Rotherhithe you have been called!

coffee/chat

TiggyD Mon 11-Nov-13 13:54:52

Only one post near me in the last 4 months and it's an advert. There's about 50,000 people within about a 5 mile radius.

Not very busy is it?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 14:18:12

jellyboatsandpirates

OK, just tried to upload some local Christmas events. It's a right faff. Then typed in all the details and got "access denied!" confused
Maybe THAT'S why nobody posts any listings on there?! It's too bloody hard!
Netmums is just a simple form and a comment on what the place you are adding is about.
Then voila, you're done! Not sure what 'access denied' is supposed to mean. MNHQ? Any light?
So much for that, might as well stay on the national boards! grin
or letting netmums know the local goings on instead <runs away> grin

Most of the points raised on the thread have been answered in one way or another, but the 'access denied' message is worrying! Jelly, could you pm me with which device and web browser you were using so tech can try and recreate the problem?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 14:20:27

Meglet

Because the threads no longer appear in active convo's. I swear they used to pop up every so often.

Now I have to click across to a different site to look at my mumsnet local and I always forget.

If HQ could bring local active convo's back within the main active convo's then I'd use it a bit more often.

Hi Meglet,
You're absolutely right and bringing this back is on Tech's list of must dos. It shouldn't be too long now.

LocalEditorBournemouth Mon 11-Nov-13 14:25:37

I'm LE of Bournemouth & Poole. Come over and say hello!

We have a meet up arranged for 30th November. Come along for wine.

If there is anything you would like to see on the local site just let me know. smile

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Nov-13 14:53:59

As has been mentioned, there are links from mobile Mumsnet to Local Talk and Local site home pages via 'Sections' and 'Talk' buttons, but we take your points about navigating back to Mumsnet Talk from Local Talk. We've got a plan, so thanks for the feedback!

We do also need to improve the app when it comes to Local. Mumsnet Local is on there, but currently there are too many topics to scroll through. We're working on it.

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