Why is there a tweet button on all my threads?

(22 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 20:48:38

GinSoaked

Yes please can it be removed from conception? I don't like the judgement call that it's not on miscarriage but is in the other ttc threads. Who would want to share details of their ivf cycles or last period? I understand that for some talk threads it's a great feature, but surely not for those ttc...

We hear what you're saying, GinSoaked. But really nothing has changed.

Folks have been able to Tweet from a Conception threads for years now, using the Viewport bar - or, if they really want to, by cutting and pasting a thread url into Twitter manually.

Similarly, there's been a Facebook button on Conception for many months now.

And, as far as we know, no one has had their IVF-cycle details splashed all over anywhere.

And do please remember that Mumsnet is an open forum that is indexed by Google. If folks are going to post up private details, they should be aware that those details are likely very findable through a quick Google Search - and that's a far more likely scenario than them being seen on an one-off Tweet or Facebook update.

It's great that we all find huge support and comfort from sharing our experiences but we should all take care never to post up stuff we wouldn't want others to find.

GinSoaked Mon 11-Mar-13 20:21:26

Yes please can it be removed from conception? I don't like the judgement call that it's not on miscarriage but is in the other ttc threads. Who would want to share details of their ivf cycles or last period? I understand that for some talk threads it's a great feature, but surely not for those ttc...

MardyBra Mon 11-Mar-13 18:55:26
MardyBra Mon 11-Mar-13 18:46:07

We went through all that on the FB button Wrangler. It made no difference - we were made to have it anyway.

TheSeniorWrangler Mon 11-Mar-13 18:16:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EuroShaggleton Mon 11-Mar-13 18:07:31

I just don't accept that on the more sensitive topics anyone at MNHQ can seriously think this feature is more helpful than harmful.

Tell us, MNHQ, how many people have voluntarily shared a Conception thread? Do you really think this is a feature people want on MN?

In my view, it's annoying on any topic because I don't want people knowing about my MN visits, but it's downright stupid to have it on the more sensitive boards.

MardyBra Mon 11-Mar-13 17:34:44

Yes, but the Facebook button was hugely unpopular if I remember correctly, with a lots of outraged posters, an incredibly long thread (involving Justine?) and a few flounces. And now the same thing has been done with Twitter.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 16:26:20

EuroShaggleton

Please remove it from Conception. Most posters on there would be horrified to share their conception woes with friends/family work colleagues through an accidental slip of the finder. Come on.

It's extremely hard to Tweet a thread by accident - because it's a two-step process. If you hit the button/link by mistake, you can cancel it immediately on the box that pops up.

It works almost exactly like the Facebook button, which we've now had for almost a year with no known instances of anyone making a Facebook update by mistake.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 16:23:57

TheSeniorWrangler

Why are these thing default ON?

Surely you should tell us that its been added and we can switch it on if we want?

Why should the onus be on on to have to go to customise to turn the damn thing off?

Well, it wouldn't really make much sense to add a new feature and then make it not visible by default.

We do realise that the Tweet button is not for everyone - which is why you can customise it out of sight - but we also think lots of people will like it.

TheSeniorWrangler Mon 11-Mar-13 13:57:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EuroShaggleton Mon 11-Mar-13 12:05:28

Please remove it from Conception. Most posters on there would be horrified to share their conception woes with friends/family work colleagues through an accidental slip of the finder. Come on.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 11-Mar-13 10:48:41

Morning.

You can find Customise (which you can use to hide the Facebook button, too) by looking up to the double line of blue links below the big black Mumsnet Talk header and above the Topic header.

On the top line of blue links (directly above the line of blue links that link to Active, I'm On etc), the first link on the left is to Customise.

There are no Twitter/Facebook buttons on Miscarriage threads.

EuroShaggleton Mon 11-Mar-13 10:22:01

Does this also work for the Facebook button? And how do I find Customise please?

I can't believe MN thought it appropriate to put these buttons on the Conception forum. Who is going to want to share details from there. What next, the miscarriage forum so we can all accidentally share the details of our bleeds? Come on, MN, have a little compassion.

NetworkGuy Sun 10-Mar-13 19:03:13

"you can def turn the Tweet button off in Customise" ...

Time to go back to adding the option of a "like" (or to be fairer, 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down') facility, with the default for it to be hidden... please.

MardyBra Fri 08-Mar-13 09:23:33

Thanks Helen

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Mar-13 21:21:18

Yes, hello, you can def turn the Tweet button off in Customise, if you wish.

We can also reassure all the fat of finger that it's a two-stage Tweeting process, so it's actually pretty hard to Tweet a thread by accident.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:29:59

Ok sorted. Thanks ItsAll

Is this a new thing then?

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:28:14

No it's not it's back.

confused

Off to customise

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:27:31

Oh it's gone.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 07-Mar-13 18:25:27

I think you can turn it off in customise...

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:24:10

angry. It's like the blinking FB button palaver all over again.

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 07-Mar-13 18:23:39

Even when I'm logged in, so the bloody Facebook thing doesn't appear.

And now there's tweeting everywhere.

I like to keep my social media separate, and definitely don't want to accidentally tweet on my work related account about stuff with my MN name.

And yes I have fat fingers and will probably do it by accident.

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