WHY do you need a local nickname to post on the local talk boards?

(7 Posts)

Why? It seems a bit over complicated/ unnecessary to me. But maybe I'm missing something obvious. hmm

And do you need multiple nicknames if you want to post in multiple local boards? I live on the border of 2 areas so they're both of interest to me.

Oh and while you're fiddling with local talk's new look can you make it more obvious how to navigate back to the main boards?

TIA smile

SantasStrapOn Sat 10-Nov-12 20:30:54

Dunno, it wouldn't even let me have 'Stratters' sad

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 10-Nov-12 20:42:56

It's because you are more likely to meet/know someone on the local boards and you might not want them to know about your anal fissures, and alcohol tendencies.

So you can have an MN persona and a local persona because you are much more likely to be outed in local IYSWIM

AnyaKnowIt Sat 10-Nov-12 20:44:37

I can't even get that far on the local boards sad

I haven't tried setting it up as I don't know why I need to do it that way.

TBH I do think if you're posting something incriminating/ embarrassing/ deeply private then I think you should probavly name change. But that is my personal preference.

Oh and I have posted on some old-style local threads with my mn nickname. Can I go back and post on them again or will I need a new name. In which case I'd have to explain who I was?!?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 11:19:29

Whenisitmysleepytime

Why? It seems a bit over complicated/ unnecessary to me. But maybe I'm missing something obvious. hmm

And do you need multiple nicknames if you want to post in multiple local boards? I live on the border of 2 areas so they're both of interest to me.

Oh and while you're fiddling with local talk's new look can you make it more obvious how to navigate back to the main boards?

TIA smile

Regarding name changes… What It'sAllGoingToBeFine said. When we asked Mumsnetters what they wanted from Local, one of the most common themes was protecting their anonymity on the main site while being able to meet Mners in real life.

If you want a nickname that makes you recognisable, you can just add a different premise like Nowismysleepytime.

You only have one nickname in Local, so you can post on as many sites as you like.

There's currently a button at the top right of the Local page sending you back to Mumsnet, but there will also be a link to Mumsnet Talk within Local Talk when tech has got that bit done.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 13-Nov-12 11:21:09

AnyaKnowIt

I can't even get that far on the local boards sad

Do you mean you can't get into Local Talk? Which site were you aiming for?

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