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to think Matthew Wright should be paying commission?

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Lunar1 Mon 18-Apr-16 09:21:48

Do they seriously have so little to talk about they need to trawl the threads on MN for stories. He doesn't even like us, he likes the glittery shit on the other side!

I like the show but do find it a bit disturbing when familiar thread titles pop up.

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-Apr-16 09:22:47

Ooh which thread has he nicked now?

Lunar1 Mon 18-Apr-16 09:41:16

The one where the op had tow over weight children and one under weight one. She was asking about secretly feeding the underweight one biscuits.

MissBeaHaving Mon 18-Apr-16 09:59:44

Awww he loves us really, all this attention for us vipers,he just can't stay away.grin

Itinerary Mon 18-Apr-16 10:02:29

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Solongtoshort Mon 18-Apr-16 10:08:21

It's just lazy journalism, like the newspaper articles when people have died and the are full of Facebook quotes.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Mon 18-Apr-16 10:08:28

It's a reminder that whatever you say on the internet is in no way private. Mumsnet has quite an intimate feel but you'll be on a thread with maybe 20 other posters and maybe 60 posts and it'll pop up in the most active list and 9 thousand people might have read it. And then it gets linked to on Facebook and then it's on tv.
I have had some great advice on here but don't think I would put myself out there again. It just isn't as intimate as it feels

Lunar1 Mon 18-Apr-16 10:09:37

I wonder if he knows where the stories come from!

BloodyDogHairs Mon 18-Apr-16 10:12:28

I'm starting to get wary about posting as you see more and more MN posts being used on FB/TV etc. I only found out a wee while ago that there was a MN fb page and when I checked back the post's one of mine was there, it was a baby name thread and I'm glad I decided not to mention my own dc's name.

Therealyellowwiggle Mon 18-Apr-16 10:14:41

That has just been on here this week surely. They don't plan very far ahead on the WS! I would have thought MNHQ (who I believe own everything posted on here) would be the ones with the right to complain.
I hope he doesn't use posters' nicknames when he talks about the topic.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Apr-16 10:16:29

It's not 'lazy' journalism at all.

It's modern journalism and research.

When you have billions of thread subjects/opinions/experiences, that affect everyday people in their everyday lives, at your fingertips, why wouldn't journalists and researchers use internet chat forums for their subject matter? confused

The days of taking to the streets, armed with a clipboard are long gone grin

BloodyDogHairs Mon 18-Apr-16 10:17:47

MW was one of the reasons why I joined here, he was always banging on how horrible you lot were so I thought I'd fit in grin

He does use usernames.

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Apr-16 10:18:58

I hope he doesn't use posters' nicknames when he talks about the topic.

They do normally, yes. Unless the name contains a swearword.

I've been quoted a few times, as have many other names I recognise. I can't see why it matters though, unless you use your real name, which no-one does.

ThatsNotMyRabbit Mon 18-Apr-16 10:19:27

Wot Worra said.

It makes sense.

Therealyellowwiggle Mon 18-Apr-16 10:35:30

Because the chance that someone in real life has heard a bit of the same story and makes the connection - and then knows your username.
The same info could be found out on mn by doing a search, but the chance of my mil being on mn versus the chance of her watching the WS...
I just need even more usernames I suppose sad

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-Apr-16 10:37:57

We should all namechange to our NN with 'fuckoffTWS' after.



I wouldn't be surprised if TWS researchers post threads on here then use them on the programme.

MrsJayy Mon 18-Apr-16 10:39:32

I think its funny somebody who thinks he is a serious journalist has to get his topics from a random off the internet his smugger than smug face bothers me i hardly ever watch it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-Apr-16 10:41:16

I have it on. I have no idea who any of the panel are, but disappointed no Anthony Costa this week. i always like to hear him debating the important stuff. grin

WorraLiberty Mon 18-Apr-16 10:44:04

Therealyellowwiggle, yes it's important to remember that the internet is not a safe or private place.

I think it does us good to have that reminder every now and then, especially as we need to drum that into our children too.

Lunar1 Mon 18-Apr-16 10:46:33

Maybe I should add a swear word to my name.

FujimotosElixir Mon 18-Apr-16 10:49:28

It makes me v.uncomfortable this is supposed to be a safe space for parents/women and its like a reminder that there trawling tbe subjects rubbing their hands with glee sad

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-Apr-16 10:50:55

It isn't a safe place though, I don't think MN has ever claimed to be.

2under2aagh Mon 18-Apr-16 10:53:50

Mumsnet is a load of rubbish

It's fine reading it in between nappy changes while off on maternity

But come on...all the threads are similar, no one seems able to think for themselves and voice a different opinion and not agree with the sheep mentality

I work in medicine with other medical professionals and I honestly think a lot of people on here are uneducated, how else do they have the free time to write so much crap??

It speaks volumes about the state of Britain today sad

Sparklingbrook Mon 18-Apr-16 10:56:00


WorraLiberty Mon 18-Apr-16 10:58:14

It makes me v.uncomfortable this is supposed to be a safe space for parents/women and its like a reminder that there trawling tbe subjects rubbing their hands with glee sad

Now this ^ makes ^me very uncomfortable that anyone thinks a completely public forum, that you don't even need to join to be able to read, is 'a safe space'.

Why do you think that, and how long have you been under that impression?

It's not just you btw FujimotosElixir, lots of people seem to think this and it's quite worrying.

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