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To remind you that Mumsnet is not private?

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SwearyKnickers Wed 27-Apr-16 18:03:21

and if you don't believe me, click here

TimeOfGlass Wed 27-Apr-16 18:04:49

And any hints about what is it you want us to click on?

WhatTheActualFugg Wed 27-Apr-16 18:05:53

DM article about a past thread about a MNer who had lost her DS. I think. Probably.

FurryMint Wed 27-Apr-16 18:06:09

That's a good link for reminding people to be careful about online privacy.
I'm always amazed that people don't mind being identified. I name change every couple of days.

Fairylea Wed 27-Apr-16 18:06:14

If it's the bereavement story then it's been discussed at length already in Aibu and also site stuff.

Clicking on the link just lines the pockets of the Daily Fail if it's a link to their site.

Fairenuff Wed 27-Apr-16 18:06:39

Do people really need reminding though? Isn't it obvious confused

Majorlyscared1993 Wed 27-Apr-16 18:07:48

Haha! Too true. The story about Noah James is heart breaking, I hope his mum is ok.

FurryMint Wed 27-Apr-16 18:07:56

Here is a screen shot of the OPs link. Nothing sinister except the use of the words 'Daily Mail'.

SwearyKnickers Wed 27-Apr-16 18:08:41

Not that story, it's a google search that shows just how many times dailymail has picked up MN just this month.

And yes people do need reminding because they don't seem to be getting it.

DailyFailAreABunchOfCunts Wed 27-Apr-16 18:09:14

If you disapprove of what the Mail has done (and I do, and started a thread on it yesterday), then DON'T click on the link.

Don't share personal information on here.
Change your username regularly.
If you do need advice then I recommend changing to a NN which is really offensive, because it is far less likely to be screenshotted by a DM journo - hence the NN I am now using.
If you thought that only lighthearted or funny threads were possible targets for the press, then think again. The DM lifted that thread - about a child's death - lock, stock and barrel.

SwearyKnickers Wed 27-Apr-16 18:11:23

Nothing sinister except the use of the words 'Daily Mail'


Do you think it might set off NSFW alarms for people?

MailonlineEffOff Wed 27-Apr-16 18:12:24

This type of username helps protect you against being quoted.wink

SwearyKnickers Wed 27-Apr-16 18:12:34

I didn't provide a link to the DM. I don't read it....

Clearly loads of people here do. Hence it getting noticed by MNers.

Majorlyscared1993 Wed 27-Apr-16 18:12:38

DailyFail that's such a good point they shouldn't be rinsing that ladies daily torment to make news out of.

RudeElf Wed 27-Apr-16 18:13:07

I see the thread about the MNer emailing her partner's ex has been lifted by them! Eek. Bet she is really regretting the whole thing now.

Genx77 Wed 27-Apr-16 18:13:28

No it's not private, I don't think anybody who posts here thinks it is?

BUT I don't think anyone would expect that when a grieving mother posts on here for comfort that some scumbag DM 'journalist' fresh out of uni with specific instructions to trawl parenting forums, would then plasters this mothers grief all over the DM website all to make a name for's fucking despicable, even by DM low low standards.

TheBestChocolateIsFree Wed 27-Apr-16 18:15:03

A lot of people are sniffy about name changes, but the first line penis beaker thread started "I should probably NC for this but what the hell..." Two days later a thousand amateur Sherlocks were working out her location, and reading about her children's toilet training problems, her disputes with schools, her disagreement with her SIL about babysitting.... All because one random silly thread caught the Internet's imagination.

<NB the personal history examples I'm giving are picked at random because MNHQ renamed all her old posts but it was that kind of thing>

Shannaratiger Wed 27-Apr-16 18:15:17

The Weight stuff have as well.

FurryMint Wed 27-Apr-16 18:25:45

With Penis Breaker even though MNHQ changed the user name for the OPs older posts you could still work out her which were her posts due to the webpages being 'cached', i.e. The old information was 'remembered' (Umm, not sure about the correct terminology but , hopefully, YKWIM)

DailyFailAreABunchOfCunts Wed 27-Apr-16 18:28:24

Sweary - sorry, I read the OP and assumed (wrongly) that it would be a link to the DM article they published yesterday.

MNHQ advised that they did not know that the DM had done this. They also made it clear that there's nothing that can be done, that they understand why people (including me) were upset about it because it was so identifiable and inappropriate. However the onus is on posters to consider what they are sharing before they press 'post message'. I am not sure how that is supposed to translate into feeling able to ask questions in topics such as TTC, health and bereavement, as to my mind the possibility of ending up plastered over Paul Dacre's tabloid rag rather undermines the supportive element of this site. MNHQ aren't able to do anything though, so that's that.

Oh and if anyone is interested in knowing a bit more about one of the DM's bottom feeding 'journalists' then this is the party responsible for lifting the thread about the death of a child: Martha Cliff

DailyFailAreABunchOfCunts Wed 27-Apr-16 18:30:51

And as Mailonline has said, if you are particularly concerned about having your username captured in a screenshot and published in said tabloid rag, then you need to change it to something that they would never want to publish. Odd swearwords will be asterisked out, so the entire name needs to be as unappealing to the Mail as possible. Hence the username I am currently posting under - my previous username ended up on the MailOnline.

GooseberryRoolz Wed 27-Apr-16 18:33:23

There are probably enough of us who DO read the DM sometimes pointing this out already.

LovelyFriend Wed 27-Apr-16 18:33:37

The thought that we are proving fodder for the DM makes me very sad and angry

DailyFailAreABunchOfCunts Wed 27-Apr-16 18:37:49

Lovely - yes, me too.

bakeoffcake Wed 27-Apr-16 18:39:09

How about we all change our usernames, with something like "DailyMailisForKnobs" as a prefix?

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