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to feel a little guarded over posting?

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cjt110 Fri 08-Apr-16 12:37:47

In the last week, I have read 2 stories on the DM, taken directly from MN - One about micromanaging a DH and another (Cant remember the exact topic) and it got me thinking, what if you saw one of your posts, or replies on something like the DM? It's made me a little guarded about posting in some ways... Surely they need permission to post something on their site?

guerre Fri 08-Apr-16 12:40:44

Theyve been doing it for about eight years! Not just them, either. Almost all the 'buzzfeed' type articles in Telegraph and Independent are ripped straight off here.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Fri 08-Apr-16 12:41:02

It's simples.

You don't want to be in the DM, then don't start libellous, or scandalous, or scurrilous, or extremely pervy threads on MN.

If anyone thinks that bottom feeder journos don't spend half their day reading public forums they really need their internet privileges revoking.

TheFairyCaravan Fri 08-Apr-16 12:41:34

They've been doing it for years.

Once somethings on a public internet site anyone can read it.

acasualobserver Fri 08-Apr-16 12:42:34

If you are absolutely opposed to seeing your ideas and experiences culled for a newspaper article, then don't post them on a public internet forum.

squishee Fri 08-Apr-16 12:46:29

Well, this applies to any public online content. How many lazy journalists quote tweets as if they are somehow news?

wasonthelist Fri 08-Apr-16 12:48:51

Good look to the tossers using any of my threads!

Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Apr-16 12:52:47

I was quoted in the DM, and the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. grin The Wright Stuff think nothing of sticking a thread on the TV complete with all usernames visible.

Do not say anything you would mind ending up anywhere. Even deleted threads could have already been saved and it could be too late.

CaptainCrunch Fri 08-Apr-16 12:56:12

I'm very careful what I post here. I usually change small details to ensure I'm not so easily identified on the off chance someone involved is reading.

CaptainCrunch Fri 08-Apr-16 12:58:05

I got quoted in the Sun once from a digital spy post so it does happen.

AnyFucker Fri 08-Apr-16 13:00:41

I was quoted in The Times once. < hark at me >

Strangely enough they didn't use my full nickname smile

guerre Fri 08-Apr-16 13:00:55

Anyway, I'd never find out, because I don't read the DM or the Sun!

MrsLeighHalfpenny Fri 08-Apr-16 13:02:58

I've been quoted. I was using a different MN name then though. It was a bit weird seeing yourself in the paper.

MaisieDotes Fri 08-Apr-16 13:03:02

Never write anything in a text, email, whatsapp, Facebook message, Internet forum or any other format that you wouldn't want to see published on the front page of the newspaper. That's what I was told years ago and I still go by that rule.

It goes for photos too. Once you press send, you lose all control.

AlpacaPicnic Fri 08-Apr-16 13:03:36

Aha! So that's why you chose your username AF, you genius?!

There will now be a stampede for posters to register the most sweary, offensive names they can think of.. lets see them quote us now!

Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Apr-16 13:03:38

Usually if a thread or a post is quoted someone will say so on the thread in a 'look out you are famous' type way guerre so don't worry about not knowing. grin

MargaretCabbage Fri 08-Apr-16 13:04:14

I was a bit freaked out when I realised the DM had taken a screenshot of my comments in the 'words you don't want to hear from a midwife' thread. Not every day a story about my mangled bits is on a major news site. It has made me think twice about posting anything slightly personal.

Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Apr-16 13:05:21

Yes ,change your name to FuckoffDailyMail that should sort it. grin

exLtEveDallas Fri 08-Apr-16 13:08:10

I've been quoted in the Telegraph, but thankfully my name wasn't shown.

There was a spate of MNers changing their names to something anti-Daily Mail after they started up a "Today on Mumsnet" column. Lots of DailyMailWankers DontQuoteMeDailyMail type names. Some were very funny grin

Momamum Fri 08-Apr-16 13:08:29

I'm guarded over posting stuff cos I was once stalked (p'lice involvement and everything shock) , so now name change, forum change, etc.etc.and I suppose I always will.

Just needs one nutter to target you and you're never ever sure if they've found you again and that you really but really don't want.

cjt110 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:16:28

There's nothing I wouldn't want out there, otherwise I wouldnt post it. In another breath, some of my latter posts have been quite emotional and it's been a release to get it out there but I'd be quite upset if I saw it quoted somewhere too.

Just shows what is classed as newsworthy nowadays

AbelMancwitch Fri 08-Apr-16 13:19:51

I was quoted on The Wright Stuff once. As such, I name change a LOT.

Mind you, it's as scary when threads you're on pop up on Facebook...

cjt110 Fri 08-Apr-16 13:20:47

PS. Im not an undercover journo. Check my thread history.... grin

guerre Fri 08-Apr-16 13:41:48

Sparkling- I think FuckOffDailyMail probably was taken about five years ago!

Sparklingbrook Fri 08-Apr-16 13:56:03

I wasn't even here 5 years ago guerre I missed all the fun. grin

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