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Is this a site for mums, or so called 'professionals'??

(119 Posts)
taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 19:42:27

I have only been on this site for a little less than two weeks, but it seems to be overrun with social workers, health care professionals, even journalists, starting threads for information???

I've answered and even responded to some really personal threads, now I'm totally regretting it - the last thread i posted my heartfelt response to was met by ' thanks, i shall use this information in my professional capacity!!! WTF???

You may want to ask MNHQ to put this into Chat, you'll get more replies that way.

magicscares Fri 01-Nov-13 20:28:40

Well you can be both... It's fair to say there do seem to a lot of people on here who share a similar value base and perhaps that's reflected in the professions they/we go into?

Tee2072 Fri 01-Nov-13 20:32:52

Well, it's against T&C and TGs to use the site for professional reasons without paying MNHQ.

So report the threads.

SanityClause Fri 01-Nov-13 20:34:39

If you look at the top of the page, you'll see it's "By parents for parents", but actually, there's loads of people on here, who aren't parents at all.

So, actually, it's just for anyone who wants to be here, really.

DameDeepRedBetty Fri 01-Nov-13 20:36:02

What Tee said. Absolutely not on to abuse this site like that.

SanityClause Fri 01-Nov-13 20:36:08

Sorry, obviously most people here are parents, but the non-parents are just as welcome.

Well...

Journos etc do use the site and don't always declare their interests or ask permission before using material.

But lots of posters are both parents and professionals in their field.

And the comment you are talking about wasn't aimed at you, I read it quite clearly as a poster saying they would find the information in the OP useful in their personal and professional lives. Which is fine, because the information in the OP was a resource pack about teenagers who run away from home, and how to help them.

Really, everyone - the poster wasn't being out of order or abusing the site hmm Look if you want to see the comment in context.

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 20:40:05

Tair I'm new, which chat and i'll repost x magic i'm just a mum, i came on this site hoping to chat to other mums, not so called 'professionals' looking for info - if they happen to be both a mum and also working in that capacity, maybe 'mumsnet' should be a place to they just talk about and offer their 'mum' advice?? Don't know, but i've not come on 'mumsnet' to speak to 'socialservices' net.

Tee2072 Fri 01-Nov-13 20:41:39

Don't repost. Ask for it to be moved.

Most of us are just people talking. If you've been approached by someone else, report that.

OP I'm sorry but you are over-reacting a bit.

The poster you mean is probably a teacher who will find the resource pack that the thread was about useful in their professional life.

Its not all about you...

BOF Fri 01-Nov-13 20:43:33

Overrun? You make them sound like cockroaches grin

taffleee - reading the post in context there's nothing wrong with it.

The poster wasn't replying to you personally, she was responding to the information provided by the charity.

DameDeepRedBetty Fri 01-Nov-13 20:46:23

If you click on Active Conversations, the first half dozen or so will have a funny little MN logo by them. That means they're being kept at the top, even if hardly anyone's posting on them, either because they're something HQ is focusing on, or (frankly more likely) one of the big advertisers/sponsors wants some of our responses for market research. They pay big to be there.

Since someone has to pay HQ's gin bill eventually, and Tech really really needs new servers that don't crash every thirty seconds, I don't have a problem with that. I just hardly ever click on them though... grin

If anyone's using our responses for journalism, market research, or anything else like that, they're meant to ask permission and pay a fee. Academic research is a grey area, but it's better form to ask HQ's permission than not.

Since this is a self moderated site, HQ are heavily reliant on us reporting posts that worry us. You will never get into trouble for this, and may even get a (sometimes very funny) personalised reply!

And I'm reporting this whole thread - but only as it's not in the right area really, ought to be Site Stuff, where HQ look all the time and respond very fast.

PS - Welcome to MN!

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 20:49:28

Queen That was actually not the post I was talking about, the post I was has now been removed.

However the post you are referring to I did actually respond to in something which is very personal to me, so to be met with a response as 'i will use this in my profressional capacity' hit me in the gut, cos i'm just chatting on here, and to be honest, what i've posted, i have never talked about.

BOF Fri 01-Nov-13 20:49:55

I think you just got the wrong end of the stick, to be honest, taff. The poster was replying to the original post at the top of the thread, which contained a resource pack for classrooms.

EverythingInMjiniature Fri 01-Nov-13 20:51:11

It was a pack of lesson plans... Of course teachers will find them helpful professionally, what else would you use a lesson plan for?

But... they weren't responding to you personally. They were quite obviously talking about the information in the OP - which would make perfect sense and would be very useful to people in all sorts of professions.

BOF Fri 01-Nov-13 20:51:37

I'm talking about the post directly after your second post, btw. It wasn't directed at you.

Sorry for your experiences as a teenager- that all sounds really shit.

Oakmaiden Fri 01-Nov-13 20:55:05

To be honest that thread was about an educational resource - and it was quite clear it was a sponsored thread and not a "parent" one.

I thought your response on there was odd to be honest... But if you didn't realise the context of the thread that would make more sense. However, I think it was your mistake, and not the person who was going to use the enclosed resource in their "professional" capacity...

I'm really surprised that you've had two such similar posts in a fortnight that you felt were directed at you. Its a very blunt way for someone to respond and if there was another post saying that, which MNHQ agreed was directed at you, then I can see why it was deleted.

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 20:56:15

Dame This was not the thread I was referring to, but I did comment on it, ok, the thread I was referring to has been removed, and it was started by a social worker.... so well moderated ok x

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 20:58:30

Queen I have never complained about anything directed at me, because nothing has ever been directed at me??

BerstieSpotts Fri 01-Nov-13 20:59:26

The sponsored threads are highlighted so that they are different from other threads.

You can also choose to hide these discussion board from your list of active conversations.

I realise this may not be obvious if you are new to the forum, perhaps even new to all forums(?) and I'm not saying that in a critical way at all - everyone was new once! But I think you've got the wrong end of the stick.

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