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jaffacake2 Tue 29-Nov-16 18:58:57

I am fed up of constantly seeing different threads from Mumsnet appearing on Daily Mail news online. The usernames are being quoted and it is concerning that confidentiality is being compromised .
Am I the alone in feeling that MN HQ should stop this or explain why this is being allowed to happen ?
This forum has always been a place for parents to discuss some sensitive and sometimes painful issues in their lives and it seems awful that they may see them rewritten in the Daily Mail.

SparklyMagpie Tue 29-Nov-16 19:00:18

I've lost count on how many of these threads there are on this topic lately hmm

Loaferloveforyou Tue 29-Nov-16 19:00:53

This comes up every week. It's a public forum.

Greengoddess12 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:01:56

How can mumsnet stop anyone quoting from an Internet forum op?

Well then.

user1480182169 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:03:06

it is concerning that confidentiality is being compromised

Not another one hmm.

You do not have any confidentiality to be compromised! If you post your stories online, in an open space, it can go anywhere and be used by anyone. This is not some cosy little club only open to a handful of nice mummies.

WTF is wrong with people?

Manumission Tue 29-Nov-16 19:03:25

OP this has been discussed a lot in Site stuff. Do you know where that is?

Manumission Tue 29-Nov-16 19:04:15


witsender Tue 29-Nov-16 19:04:34

I think it is shitty too op. But this is a public forum, you don't need to be a member to register so anyone can read anything. Mnhq wouldn't do anything even if they could as it all drives traffic here and raises the name.

MrsHathaway Tue 29-Nov-16 19:04:53

Why does it happen?

Because traffic means revenue. The end.

Public websites are public. HTH.

exWifebeginsat40 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:06:48

sorry, we've done this. next!

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Tue 29-Nov-16 19:07:36

Seriously??? There are more threads about this than articles nicked by the Mail.

It's a public website
MNHQ and the DM both benefit from increased traffic

I'm not sure why that's so hard to understand...confused

sleepyhead Tue 29-Nov-16 19:09:22

I presume they do it to cut costs. A good half of their online content is lifted straight off Reddit.

They probably can pay much less to get someone to generate a few paragraphs from a Reddit or Mumsnet thread.

I'm not sure why people think what they write on here is confidential.

lozzylizzy Tue 29-Nov-16 19:09:32

TBH the subjects reported aren't sensitive ones but the 'journalists' must be desperate (or crap) for them to just report a thread started on a forum.......

lacktoastandtolerance Tue 29-Nov-16 19:10:08

Perhaps you could ask Mumsnet for a refund.

Or, perhaps you're the product.

jaffacake2 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:12:20

Thanks everyone for comments sorry didn't realise this has been covered extensively .

gamerchick Tue 29-Nov-16 19:12:49

OP Just rule of thumb, don't post anything on here you don't fancy letting out there.

We are not the customers of this site, we are the product. It isn't a little safe space to chat in privately.

gamerchick Tue 29-Nov-16 19:13:34


Manumission Tue 29-Nov-16 19:14:08

Gosh this is a friendly thread.

jaffacake2 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:22:10

Mumsnet when it first started was a much friendlier forum. Now you feel like you get slapped down for any comment.
Daily Mail please take the lot !!

MrsHathaway Tue 29-Nov-16 19:24:28

Mumsnet can still be a very friendly, kind and compassionate place. You just have to read the right threads.

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 29-Nov-16 19:28:49

I think it's time HQ put up a sticky thread explaining this whole caper.

bibbitybobbityyhat Tue 29-Nov-16 19:30:42

Actually, there was a sensitive thread on the DM today - the one about not expecting partners to cheat. Lots of posters shared really sad and personal stories on that thread, so the DM don't just fish for the Penis Beakery type stuff.

Housewife2010 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:30:58

I never understand why MN always hates the DM yet there are so many DM links on it. If you read the DM site you are a DM reader even if you never buy a paper copy.

user1480182169 Tue 29-Nov-16 19:36:49

Mumsnet when it first started was a much friendlier forum

Aye, and I remember when all this were fields.

Do people not get that sites like MN are a business? They do not exist for your benefit, but for their own. As pp said, when you are not the consumer, that means you are the product.

pamish Tue 29-Nov-16 19:38:57

Who has copyright of what's written here? Without going back to whatever I signed to join the site, it must be either me or MN. I would have noticed if it said it's Creative Commons.

Therefore if another site lifts stuff from here, payment is due, at NUJ rates for example. If the DM just posts a link, that's fair referencing, but copying whole threads is theft, surely? I have copyright of what I put on my own blog.

(I get very cross, then I invoice, when my photos turn up elsewhere that I have eg put on my blog, they are how I pay my bills. Just because it's online doesn't mean it's 'free'.)

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