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Okkitokkiunga Wed 11-May-16 11:17:53

why I should post my probs here when Daily Fail steal other peoples lives?

sandrabedminster Wed 11-May-16 11:19:01

Link? What is this about?

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 11-May-16 11:19:19

Oh come on! Not another Daily fucking Mail thread. hmm

Vardyparty Wed 11-May-16 11:19:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dvallin Wed 11-May-16 11:20:28

You are not obliged to post anything on here.

And if you want HQ to answer, maybe email them or post on Site Stuff.

acasualobserver Wed 11-May-16 11:21:15

You are not obliged to post your problems here and, clearly, know the risks if you do. Also, there is stuff all MN can do about it anyway.

bluespiral Wed 11-May-16 11:22:51

It's a public forum. Why are people surprised? You don't have to post.

Vardyparty Wed 11-May-16 11:23:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WorraLiberty Wed 11-May-16 11:23:34

They steal other people's lives?? grin

As an adult, why would you need to ask anyone why you should use a public forum to post your problems on, if you're unhappy about the fact it's public?

curren Wed 11-May-16 11:24:02

Mn isn't the only forum journos use.

Surely you would be better posing the question to the DM.

But their answer will be 'it's a public forum'

Dvallin Wed 11-May-16 11:25:12

And OP, you do realise that loads of DM readers (and staff) post on here?

MN isn't some special enclave separate from the general public.

sandrabedminster Wed 11-May-16 11:25:41

What is the juciy thread?!

Okkitokkiunga Wed 11-May-16 11:26:11

Dvallin - ta for that suggestion. Hadn't thought of it. Shall do so.

Vardy Party It is a public forum, you are right. But I would certainly not have expected the likes of a thread becoming international news - read the end couple of pages Latest Daily Mail thread theft

Vardyparty Wed 11-May-16 11:28:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PaulAnkaTheDog Wed 11-May-16 11:29:28

Well it's an international website, parents from all around the world post here.

Tbh, I'm getting just as hacked off at the 'DM stole a story' threads as I am at the DM using threads for stories.

FlyingElbows Wed 11-May-16 11:32:29

It's a public website for goodness sake! It's no different to standing in your local high street and shouting your topic to the world. It's not like they're coming round and going through your bins. Some people have a strange view of the "sanctity" of mumsnet. hmm

WorraLiberty Wed 11-May-16 11:37:18

You're insistence on calling it 'theft' makes you sound very immature OP.

If you're worried about posting anonymously on here and finding your problem gets anonymously posted in the newspapers, don't post here or on any other public forum for that matter.

ilovesooty Wed 11-May-16 11:40:21

Once you start talking about your life on a public forum you should understand that it simply isn't private any more.

Find support through other means if you don't accept the implications of posting online.

Okkitokkiunga Wed 11-May-16 12:20:46

I'm not immature, I'm naive. I guess I just stupidly thought that a place of annoymised support, should be regarded as a place of sanctity for want of a better word, for those who really need it. Fear of your problems becoming public property will prevent people who really need support from posting. Regardless of the legalities of it all, I really should remember that morals don't play a part in "journalism" these days.

Anyway, thank you for your responses. I guess IABU without anyone having actually said it grin

Redbulladdict Wed 11-May-16 12:22:10

I noticed there is a message on the dm which is asking for stories guess they are running out of ideas. Will never forget the non story they printed of lauren goodger nearly stepping in a puddle.

TheFairyCaravan Wed 11-May-16 12:25:19

Put your life on the Internet and it becomes public. Dont share anything you don't want to be on The Wright Stuff, The DM, or This Morning. It's been going on for years. You sound incredibly naive.

Valentine2 Wed 11-May-16 12:27:55

Yeah I have been worrying about it too. I think the solution is to be very vague about it. I was worried the other day about a thread on here which could cost the power her job actually. I think MNHQ should have a word with Daily Fail. Something should be done about it

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-May-16 13:05:28

It's not just the Mail to be honest - although the Mail do tend to take more copy/ run longer pieces online than other places.

We have always been clear that this is a public forum and that folks should only share what they are prepared to be in the public domain but we will have a close look (i.e. talk to lawyers) at what constitutes "fair use" and make sure the media are staying within the boundaries.

I rather suspect though, it might be one of those things that needs a precedent to be established, so in the meantime I'd re-iterate that Mnetters should be aware that this isn't a private space and you never know who might be looking in.

Arfarfanarf Wed 11-May-16 13:10:53

You pose the question as though your problems are a gift you bestow on mumsnet grin
It's a public (very) forum. Dont put anything on it you wouldnt want to be read by the world.
There is no such thing as private on a public forum on the net.
Post as though yer gran was reading, that's my philosophy grin

DonkeyOaty Wed 11-May-16 13:45:59

Hah at Gran reading . Nugget of troof in that.

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