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AIBU to think that competition winner announcements should not reveal the identity of MNers?!

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lagrandissima Fri 17-Jun-11 15:37:00

I've just received an email from Nature's Path cereals, informing me that (luckily) I haven't won anything, but announcing who has - and putting their MN names after their RL ones!!

Surely this completely blows the anonymity of the talk boards out of the water?

What is MN's policy on this - and don't they communicate it to the companies who use the site to promote their wares?!

octopusinabox Fri 17-Jun-11 15:37:39

I thought this as well and wouldn't have been impressed with having my real name bandied about to strangers.

PinotsKittens Fri 17-Jun-11 16:18:48

What?!

Strutter Fri 17-Jun-11 16:19:25

OH MY GOD

wink
bit slack
am sure is mistake
maybe no one would haev noticed otherwise

DandyLioness Fri 17-Jun-11 16:33:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

c0rn55ilk Fri 17-Jun-11 16:34:15

I thought that also. Epic fail.

microserf Fri 17-Jun-11 16:34:27

YANBU!

OracleInaCoracle Fri 17-Jun-11 16:34:45

it'll be a mistake. bugger

DandyLioness Fri 17-Jun-11 16:35:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lagrandissima Fri 17-Jun-11 22:17:16

Yep...

And the winner is DandyLioness aka...

But have emailed MN HQ.

Tortoise Fri 17-Jun-11 22:18:32

I was going to start a thread about this too.
I wasn't a winner!

Honeydragon Fri 17-Jun-11 22:18:37

I noticed this earlier and meant to fire off a complaint, but RL has been tricky today, glad someone else has done it.

PaisleyLeaf Fri 17-Jun-11 23:14:12

Oh, that's not good.

lisad123 Fri 17-Jun-11 23:15:28

never had that before!!

TeddyMcardle Fri 17-Jun-11 23:18:29

I saw this and thought thank fuck I didn't win then, bad form.

BornSicky Fri 17-Jun-11 23:19:49

MN replied on the Site Stuff thread to say sorry and they were giving the company a good talking to.

don't suspect this is the norm at all, but with that comp, you had to go to their website separately to enter, rather than via the MN site.

shant go offsite for a comp again, just in case. I trust MN not to cock it up, but not another company.

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