Mumsnet Local: you don't need a different nickname any more, so please go and look, add listings, post on Local Talk, gasp in general appreciation!

(56 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Jan-13 16:55:42

Hello. After a lot of thought and a fair bit of moaning from you folks, we have realised that insisting on everyone having a special Local nickname that's different from their normal Talk nickname is probably not the best idea.

We know a lot of you like the idea of keeping your regular Talk nickname separate from your Local nickname - and that's still fine.

But if you don't mind having the same name in both places, that's now also fine, too.

So, if you haven't already had a good chinwag in Local Talk, please do feel free to do so now. And why not add some listings while you're there? <hopeful>

All you need to do is hit the blue Local tab in the "navigation bar" up there^^

Enjoy!

GreatGooglyMoogly Fri 25-Jan-13 10:32:12

Is there a Parties (Entertainers, Venues, etc) section?

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Jan-13 11:05:39

GreatGooglyMoogly

When you revamped Local, did it delete all of the existing listings (other than talk)?

We talked about migrating them initially, but the new site listings ask for different fields and it was going to be a nightmare trying to merge them.

NormaStanleyFletcher Fri 25-Jan-13 12:52:17

I have posted (under a different name)

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Fri 25-Jan-13 13:06:29

Oh that's clever, local postings come up in TIO now (maybe they always did blush)

LillethTheCat Fri 25-Jan-13 15:19:50

Ive posted

<sits and waits to see if anyone is around near me>

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 25-Jan-13 16:58:14

Is there a local section to sell used items?

BluelightsAndSirens Fri 25-Jan-13 17:01:46

Ignore me I've found it blush

It's all singing, all dancing. Just a bit, yaknow, quiet...

redwellybluewelly Fri 25-Jan-13 19:34:56

Um.

For those of us who mn in random places on our mobile any chance of an easy link on the mobile version?

Proffers gin which I believe is the best way to bribe? Oh and a pair of yaktraks so you dont fall over afterwards <- see, thoughtful

Spero Fri 25-Jan-13 19:51:54

o for goodness sake. This is rubbish. I did as was directed and clicked on local. I am given a big map. I can see Bristol on it, when I attempt to click on Bristol I am told to go to Gloucester. I put Bristol in the search box and get a load of listings for Blaise Castle etc.

What is the point of this? Why on earth did we lose the old site?

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Fri 25-Jan-13 19:55:24

If you click on the sections button and select local it's fairly quick to get there, redwelly.

Tee2072 Fri 25-Jan-13 21:19:30

Wips, feel free to add things to Belfast!

I'm the local editor and I'm doing my best but there's only so many hours in the day.

blondieminx Fri 25-Jan-13 22:10:36

<whispers> for the Colchester and maybe Chelmsford etc sites is it worth partnering with the marvellous Essex Mums which carries detailed listings? Also kidaround v useful for finding out what's on in the area.

I think others have previously commented that the local site for this region is underused because of the existing listings but a signpost to those 2 sites on the MN local site might help new mums / mums new to the area find suitable groups and classes.

Could you agree some sort of click through referral rate <attempts to sound techy> maybe?

slalomsuki Fri 25-Jan-13 22:21:15

One suggestion though is could you perhaps group the local topics together by region. As someone who accesses the site by iPhone and has local site starting with W it takes ages to scroll down and I give up.

Just a thought for us non PC users.

OverlyYappyAlways Sat 26-Jan-13 10:15:36

I was supposed help more when we first had mumsnet local but I left...

Looks good mine has RL people and everything, meet ups, I think they are young child meet ups, maybe I need to have another child. hmm Or borrow a younger one for a day! Everyone has robotic names on mine too like R2D2, I think I need to change mine to 'fit in'!

FarelyKnuts Sat 26-Jan-13 11:10:12

I would be more inclined to gasp in appreciation if there was any sign of Ireland being clickable. I can see it sitting there teasing me but nada sad

Ktay Sat 26-Jan-13 11:39:50

Not ideal but to avoid the endless scrolling down on the ipad, I've added my local site to 'my topics'

eminemmerdale Sat 26-Jan-13 13:21:03

I like having a separate name grin and I like to work out who's who on local and main site!!

tittytittyhanghang Sat 26-Jan-13 19:27:38

I cant get it to work, i can get a list of london sites but nowhere else?

AnyaKnowIt Sat 26-Jan-13 20:09:28

Any chance that the Channel Islands are separated by Islands please

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:39:39

redwellybluewelly

Um.

For those of us who mn in random places on our mobile any chance of an easy link on the mobile version?

Proffers gin which I believe is the best way to bribe? Oh and a pair of yaktraks so you dont fall over afterwards <- see, thoughtful

There is an easy link from Mumsnet mobile. Click on Talk then choose Mumsnet Local from the Categories list. Click on Local Talk and find the site nearest you.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:42:04

Spero

o for goodness sake. This is rubbish. I did as was directed and clicked on local. I am given a big map. I can see Bristol on it, when I attempt to click on Bristol I am told to go to Gloucester. I put Bristol in the search box and get a load of listings for Blaise Castle etc.

What is the point of this? Why on earth did we lose the old site?

I think you must have clicked on Gloucestershire rather than Bristol on the map. Try the direct link
http://local.mumsnet.com/bristol

Spero Mon 28-Jan-13 10:54:16

Yes. I am aware of that. I tried clicking on Bristol to no avail. I then put 'bristol' into the search box and got a load of listings for Blaise castle.

I am sorry but I don't think this is down to my failings. The site seems very difficult to navigate. It ought to be a simple click. And it isn't. At least not for me.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Jan-13 10:55:56

blondieminx

<whispers> for the Colchester and maybe Chelmsford etc sites is it worth partnering with the marvellous Essex Mums which carries detailed listings? Also kidaround v useful for finding out what's on in the area.

I think others have previously commented that the local site for this region is underused because of the existing listings but a signpost to those 2 sites on the MN local site might help new mums / mums new to the area find suitable groups and classes.

Could you agree some sort of click through referral rate <attempts to sound techy> maybe?

Hi Blondie, we haven't got a Local Editor in all areas yet and Essex is one of those without, so it might be a bit quiet until we do, but we're getting there. We'll have a look at those sites, thanks for the tip.

EmmaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 28-Jan-13 11:47:57

Spero

Yes. I am aware of that. I tried clicking on Bristol to no avail. I then put 'bristol' into the search box and got a load of listings for Blaise castle.

I am sorry but I don't think this is down to my failings. The site seems very difficult to navigate. It ought to be a simple click. And it isn't. At least not for me.

We agree with you about the search box and changes to that are on the tech list. We weren't trying to point out failings, just suggesting what might have happened. Bristol is hard to click on unless you magnify the map because it's a small area. Did you manage to get there with the link? Bristol is one of our busier sites so it's worth a look.
http://local.mumsnet.com/bristol

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