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Webchats for celebrities or Webchats for MNetters?

(10 Posts)
BIWI Wed 19-Jun-13 15:10:09

Would it be possible to separate those webchats that are clearly vehicles for publicity/promotion from those which have been requested by MNetters? Rather like you have a topic for sponsored discussions?

I'm tired of those webchats where, despite some very interesting questions being asked, the guest will only talk about his/her work that they are promoting.

Or, if this isn't possible, could you please brief people who want to come and talk to us better? i.e. that there are likely to be some challenging/difficult questions put their way, and would they please give some time and consideration to those?

spottybanana Wed 19-Jun-13 15:13:50

Well said BIWI - that was dire, wasn't it?

ParadiseChick Wed 19-Jun-13 15:16:27

Very tiresome really.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Jun-13 15:17:24

Hello. Thanks for this. We'll pass on your comments.

Yeah. It was basically an incredibly banal advert for a book.

YoungBritishPissArtist Wed 19-Jun-13 15:23:29

HelenMumsnet Pass on the comments to whom?

onedev Wed 19-Jun-13 15:25:01

I liked the Holly & Kelly webchat but do agree with BIWI. I'm sure Holly could easily handle herself & the trickier questions.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Jun-13 15:31:57


HelenMumsnet Pass on the comments to whom?

To the folk who organise our webchats. smile

BIWI Wed 19-Jun-13 17:43:14

I bet Rachel can't wait ... grin

scottishmummy Wed 19-Jun-13 21:57:14

willoughby sisters were dire, a brazen publicity push only answering affirmative gushes
IMO,I'm not bothers about schleb/status I'm interested in folks who'll be candid
mnhq need to have a good hard think about allowing such aggrandising pr rubbish

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