To expect Mumsnet

(67 Posts)
LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 16:55:21

To be more careful about the titles they list in the Mumsnet Talk 'Discussions of the day' box to the right of the threads?

For example today there is listed a (partial) title which reads Woman simulates sex with headless baby... hmm

I've seen other inappropriate titles in the past, which you might not want your dc to see. You can avoid clicking on threads with dubious titles, but you can't do anything about this. Surely there could be some judicious editing?

Timeforabiscuit Sat 01-Oct-16 16:58:41

... this isn't a website for children, I can't think of another website which would self edit to that extent tbh.

Realhousewivesofshit Sat 01-Oct-16 17:00:26

Yep have to agree mumsnet is no place for the faint heated and definatly not for kids.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 17:01:26

No, I appreciate that, but it is a website which is frequented by many people who have children around, and unless you are completely secretive about Mumsnetting, it is more than likely that a child might catch sight of the screen at some point.

ErrolTheDragon Sat 01-Oct-16 17:03:20

Some usernames are enough to have me hiding my screen, but yeah, that was a most unfortunate truncation

MotherOfDragons27 Sat 01-Oct-16 17:03:28

YABU. Just browse when the kids are in bed.

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Sat 01-Oct-16 17:04:36

Be more careful or tell them not to look or don't MN until they are in bed.

It's not MNs job to regulate their chat boards just in case a child should see it.

Realhousewivesofshit Sat 01-Oct-16 17:04:42

Phone is best for mumsnet.

Children don't dictate the world. Mumsnet after they are in bed or tell them it's mummy screen time and they can't join in. If they are old enough to read they are old enough to understand that adults can have access to screen time that they are not allowed to see.

Veggiesupremeextracheese Sat 01-Oct-16 17:04:47

Ridiculous suggestion

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 17:06:16

But even I don't particularly want to see 'Woman simulates sex with headless baby...' every time I browse! It smacks of sensationalism, whether or not it was intentional.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 17:07:46

Phone is best for mumsnet.

It may be, but I don't have a smartphone.

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Sat 01-Oct-16 17:11:29

Then hide the thread. Problem solved.

HaPPy8 Sat 01-Oct-16 17:12:04

I agree with op!

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 01-Oct-16 17:13:06

Jeez is there no place sacred away from the dominance of KIDS??

Maybe NETMUMS is more your style?

Sparklesilverglitter Sat 01-Oct-16 17:14:15

We're all adults here.

I can't see it doing too much damage to a child to see the word sex over there parents shoulder tbh

HerFaceIsaMapOfTheWorld Sat 01-Oct-16 17:16:25

yabu

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Sat 01-Oct-16 17:17:24

Maybe worry more about the 'dads' out there leaving porn on the iPads..... there's a thread almost weekly!

The title was not 'headless baby' but. 'Headless baby dinosaur'

BlancheBlue Sat 01-Oct-16 17:18:06

I've seen other inappropriate titles in the past, which you might not want your dc to see.

Why are your DC using MN or watching you while using MN?

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Sat 01-Oct-16 17:18:48

Its a site for adults.

Yab vvvvvv unreasonable

BlancheBlue Sat 01-Oct-16 17:19:42

Agree that netmums may be more for you.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 17:20:18

Then hide the thread. Problem solved.

So me hiding the thread would stop it from showing in the 'Trending' box to the top right of this, would it?

don't MN until they are in bed. It's not MNs job to regulate their chat boards just in case a child should see it.

My youngest is 12. I can't pack him off to bed at 7.30, so I can browse MN, but I still don't particularly want him to see titles such as the one I mentioned!

I'm not asking them to regulate the chat boards. It's specifically the Trending/Discussions box which is present at the top whichever topic/thread you are on.

usual Sat 01-Oct-16 17:22:33

MN is for adults.

That thread title shortening is unfortunate though.

EveOnline2016 Sat 01-Oct-16 17:22:57

I teach my DC to do be rude and look over my shoulder or look at what I am doing in the computer.

If they are old enough to read then they are old enough to respect privacy

WorraLiberty Sat 01-Oct-16 17:23:35

AFAIK the 'Trending' thing is automated.

Obviously it's going to throw up the odd blooper every now and then.

If your kids are old enough to read, you should be more careful about what they have access to, even if it is just because they've walked through the room or something.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Sat 01-Oct-16 17:23:39

The title was not 'headless baby' but. 'Headless baby dinosaur'

Yes, but in the Trending box at the top right of the screen (maybe all you smartphone users don't see this?) there was a truncated version which read 'Woman simulates sex with headless baby...'

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