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To be wary of all threads on Mumsnet now regarding Daily Mail?

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Mindtrope Thu 12-Jan-17 07:39:38

I do appreciate this is an open forum and no one should be posting personal or identifying details as this can be read by the whole world.
But Daily Mail are now starting controversial threads with the sole intention of trying to start a bun fight and using the gleaned fodder.
The recent SAHM thread is a case in point.
First time poster, goady question, and bingo once the inevitable arguments start it appears in the DM within 24 hours.

And yet Mumsnet comes down on anyone troll accusing.
What;s the answer?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Thu 12-Jan-17 07:42:49

What's the proof that it's the Daily Wail?

CaroleService Thu 12-Jan-17 07:46:36

I'm tempted to start a totally fictitious, juicy thread they fall for, wait till they publish, then pull the plug.

But I suppose that's against the rules ...

MollyHuaCha Thu 12-Jan-17 07:47:49

Daily Mail and other publications should NOT reproduce MN threads. The knowledge that they do this actually prevents me from posting certain things. I recently wanted to empathize with a poster who had a certain problem. I wanted to say I had had exactly the same issue. But I have written so many MN posts I could possibly be identified by someone who knows me. Quite possible if a whole thread with user names appears in a widely read daily newspaper. So I held back on this post and wrote nothing. sad

user1477282676 Thu 12-Jan-17 07:47:56

That's nothing new. Trolls have always started goady threads. You have no proof of it being the DM.

Mindtrope Thu 12-Jan-17 07:49:59

It all adds up though.

First time poster- goady thread, OP never returned over 11 pages. 24 hours later.

neonrainbow Thu 12-Jan-17 07:51:33

Why does everyone give so much of a fuck what the daily mail do or don't do? (Asude from their actual reporting which is heinous, im talking about regarding mumsnet). They aparently don't lift the threads which are sensitive or people are seeking support so really, who gives a shit if they report on threads where someone has a funny MIL problem or something? It's only an Internet forum and if you really care that much you should probably take a step back.

MontePulciana Thu 12-Jan-17 07:52:54

Which one ended up in the DM?

Mindtrope Thu 12-Jan-17 07:53:26

neon- that's not my point.

I believe them to be starting threads.

MrsDoylesTeabags Thu 12-Jan-17 07:54:13

I've often wondered about this Mindtrope I've seen a lot of OPs on here and thought they can't be true and are clearly mining for information or to rile people up

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 07:55:27


I don't know what the answer is.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Thu 12-Jan-17 07:55:51

Well if you think they've started a thread - don't post on it.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 07:56:40

Because we don't all hang out here to be dupes for the agent provocateur interns the DM send over * neon*

KissingAFool Thu 12-Jan-17 07:56:55

They absolutely DO loft sensitive stories, most recently the lady whose husband left her at Xmas.

I only post in s&b whereas I used to bleed my heart all over MN

ilovesooty Thu 12-Jan-17 08:00:23

Report the threads you believe not to be genuine.

I think the level of concern about the Daily Mail has become out of hand quite frankly.

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 08:03:02

Well if someone keeps elbowing you in the ribs it gets annoying sooty.

Saying "the level of concern about the rib-elbower is out of control" doesn't really address the nub of the problem,

hobnobsaremyfave Thu 12-Jan-17 08:05:03

Gawd we haven't one of these threads for ooooh at least a day hmm

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 08:08:02

It's doing double duty then, isn't it hobhob? Anyone who wants to grumble about the SAHM thread skulduggery, can, and anyone who wants to whinge about the moaning can do that too.

Everyone's grumpily happy smile

WannaBe Thu 12-Jan-17 08:09:48

The answer is simple. If you don't want to see MN threads published in the Daily mail then stop reading the daily mail.

Never ceases to amaze me the amount of outrage over the Daily Mail from people who are quite clearly reading it.

And while I have absolutely no doubt that threads are started to provoke discussions, and yes, that IMO includes sensitive ones, this is still a public platform. You are no less likely to be identified here than in the DM, so if you don't want to be identified then don't post identifiable information on public websites.

But there have always been trolls and GF's here. The trolls' MO has changed slightly because on the whole people are suspicious, although I've seen ongoing threads which I've been hmm about, but if you think it's a troll then just report and move on. And if it's a GF then do the same, certainly don't get involved in it....

ilovegin112 Thu 12-Jan-17 08:10:26

I've seen a couple of threads on Loose Women but I presume because it's not the Daily Mail people on here think it's alright

WannaBe Thu 12-Jan-17 08:11:30

Although the mirror and the independent must be rubbing their hands together as people are so busy reading the DM that they have overlooked the fact that the mirror and independent are apparently doing exactly the same.

ivykaty44 Thu 12-Jan-17 08:11:46

Add fucking daily mail to the end of your user name
Or include daily mail readers are stupid in your reader name

Daily mail icons with Easter hats

If every poster on a thread has a daily mail piss take name they won't want to publish the names in thier paper...

Manumission Thu 12-Jan-17 08:14:00

The answer is simple. If you don't want to see MN threads published in the Daily mail then stop reading the daily mail.

Wanna, with respect, that's the daftest advice/brush off ive heard since "if you don't what the boys to chase you for kiss chase, stand still" smile

ailPartout Thu 12-Jan-17 08:14:55

1) it isn't only the Daily Mail

2) they don't seem to want serious threads, more nonsense about expensive handbags on planes etc.

3) Google (others are available) make Mumsnet threads much more readily available than a newspaper ever will.

I often worry for people who worry about this. It strikes me as so ridiculously naive: they seem to think that MN is 'safe' until a thread becomes reported.

FormerlyFrikadela01 Thu 12-Jan-17 08:22:59

The daily mail aren't the only ones lifting threads. It's just evident that the daily mail is the most widely read site by MN users so it's those that are noticed more.

And some users.make themselves part of the problem by posting threads all ooh the daily mail have done it again here's a clicky link. People inevitably click on the link and the cycle continues.

As for journos starting threads... Nothing new as far as I'm concerned. If you have doubts then report the thread.

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