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To neither know or care if anything I've written on here has appeared on the Daily Mail website?

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GilMartin Sat 14-Jan-17 02:18:41

The whole Daily Mail thing is tiresome. Not them quoting from this website, that's just lazy journalism driven by a need to generate a near constant supply of stories at near zero cost.what I've found a thousand times more irritating than the Daily Mail and its crappy churnalism/clickbait is comments along the lines of:

'I hate the Daily Mail with a passion and I've just seen on their website that they've taken a story from a thread.'

- If you hate it so much why are you reading their website and contributing to their advertising revenue?

'I'd like to help you op, but I don't want my opinions spread all over the Daily Mail'

- well I guess I'll have to live without whatever earth shattering pearl of wisdom you were going to dispense. Why post that mealy mouthed cotter? If you don't want to post, don't post anything. If you think humanity can't live without your piercing insights or your unique capacity for empathy into the human condition, train as a counsellor or sign up for the Samaritans.

'Interesting first post op are you a DM journalist looking for a story?'

- if you think that's the case, report the thread. A snidey comment isn't going to make a hardened hack breakdown and tearfully confess to their misdeeds is it? Also, there's so much far fetched stuff on AIBU, why would a hack go to the bother of making it up?

'MNHQ make the Daily Mail stop doing it'

- stop what? Using information you've put in the public domain on a popular website anyone can access?

'Let's all change our user names to something that includes "the daily mail are massive cunts" that'll stop them'

- no it won't and you'll look a childish prat in the process.

'My privacy has been invaded'

- no it hasn't, because you've put it all out there and once you do it is out of your control. If you're foolish enough to put identifyable information on these boards, then you've only got yourself to blame and you shouldn't expect people to save you from your own stupidity and failure to exercise appropriate caution online.

Either post something or don't, but save us the hypocritical and po-faced arseaching about the Daily Mail. They could have reproduced every word I've ever written online for all I know or care, because I don't use their website and I understand the consequences of posting stuff on the internet.

KoalaDownUnder Sat 14-Jan-17 02:20:48

I'm with you.

I've been quoted by the DM. Couldn't give less of a toss. It's not like anyone knows who I actually am. (And I wouldn't care then, either.)

NuffSaidSam Sat 14-Jan-17 02:22:10

YANBU, but it's just a mumsnet phase. It'll die out and be replaced with something new in time, like yo-yo's or pokemon cards or loom bands.

Redglitter Sat 14-Jan-17 02:25:06

Someone posted a thread the other day and interspersed their post with swearing aimed at the DM. Oh yeah cos that'll stop them in their tracks.

Birdsgottafly Sat 14-Jan-17 02:27:49

I think that the lazy journalism should be targeted, because it's happening in all Papers.

The Mirror regularly 'lifts' stories. It's the Sister Paper of the Liverpool Echo, but will take a story from the Sun.

There isn't a way to contain we're the posts appear, but it shouldn't be happening. If you are interested in what's on MN, you should have to join and read it on here.

NuffSaidSam Sat 14-Jan-17 02:42:47

Lazy journalism should be targeted by not buying the paper or visiting the website. Not, visiting the website daily just to check that the journalism is still lazy. Or by constantly referencing said paper in every post.

neonrainbow Sat 14-Jan-17 02:44:14

I completely and totally agree.

LassWiTheDelicateAir Sat 14-Jan-17 02:46:59

Oh I so agree. I find the "Daily Fail" references tiresome. By that I mean calling it the "Fail" rather than what is actually in the Mail. And always posted by someone who doesn't read "the Fail" glowing with self-righteousness.

Until I joined MN I literally had never read the Daily Mail. Now I find that on certain things I will check The Guardian,The Telegraph, the BBC, The Mail and even The Sun to see what spin they and their readers are putting on things.

Most of the time, it will be what you expect; occasionally it will be very surprising.

PhoenixJasmine Sat 14-Jan-17 02:51:46

YANBU for not caring and having your own opinions.

YABmassivelyU for wanting to police everybody else's feelings and reactions to it. It sucks and it is changing a place that many people rightly or wrongly hold very dear.

EssentialHummus Sat 14-Jan-17 03:51:27

I think a lot of people don't connect reading the DM website with contributing to their advertising revenue.

I've been quoted- they lifted a dahl recipe I posted on a money-saving thread. DH now calls it Daily Mail curry.

BillSykesDog Sat 14-Jan-17 04:24:37

Totally agree. I'd be miffed if they pinched me curry recipe though.

DireTires Sat 14-Jan-17 05:15:20

I loved that a story here that went viral was posted by a user name something like FuckOfdDailyMail.

The story showed up in other papers but not the DM.

I think it's something that people need to be aware of when posting here. There are some pretty naive posters.

Otherwise it doesn't bother me. I don't mind people posting about it, doesn't bother me one bit.

Fuck off DM.

llangennith Sat 14-Jan-17 05:44:49

YANBU. It's boring.

HopefullyAnonymous Sat 14-Jan-17 06:18:51

I posted a thread recently that ended un on the DM and other websites. It ended up biting me in the bum in RL as the people involved read it. My fault for posting on a public forum.

I think the problem lies in people, me included, feeling that this was a safe place to vent - I know my MIL doesn't come on this sight! Unfortunately she does read the Mail! I'd posted other quite personal (not necessarily identifying) things under the same name which people in RL may or may not now know. I think it will change the way people use the site.

HopefullyAnonymous Sat 14-Jan-17 06:19:31

So many typos blush

GilMartin Sat 14-Jan-17 07:21:38

YABmassivelyU for wanting to police everybody else's feelings and reactions to it. It sucks and it is changing a place that many people rightly or wrongly hold very dear.

I'm not policing other people's feelings, merely pointing out what has always been the case and expressing surprise and mild annoyance that people struggle to grasp the consequences of airing dirty laundry in public.

ForalltheSaints Sat 14-Jan-17 07:26:25

If it is credited as coming from this site then that's fine. I am not going to read it in the paper that supported the Blackshirts though as I prefer to read papers that attempt to be positive and not peddlers of hate.

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 14-Jan-17 07:35:51

Yanbu for your opinion.

Yabu for the extraordinarily tedious manner in which you express it.

WaitrosePigeon Sat 14-Jan-17 08:00:14

bibbity grin your bluntness never fails to amuse me.

YANBU OP, it doesn't bother me either. However I don't write anything I could be worried about.

TheNaze73 Sat 14-Jan-17 08:08:43

YANBU. Posters that keep going on about it, are tiresome

KathArtic Sat 14-Jan-17 08:21:06

I totally agree. Its really irritating when, about 3 posts in, someones says "this will end up in the Fail" hmm

I think some posters are being really immature and pathetic, nearly wetting themselves with excitement about it. They almost want the Mail to pinch the story.

Oh and name changing to something like 'DailyFailareCunts'.

Roussette Sat 14-Jan-17 09:01:32

I think in a roundabout way it's quite a good thing. It stops me letting out too much on here.

I had a minor dilemma to do with a wedding I was going to and I could/would have started a thread asking advice. But I did think... what if it gets lifted by the DM... it is very very identifiable and I would be so embarrassed if the people concerned read it. (it was to do with a dress code). So I didn't post and I sorted the dilemma myself.

Sometimes I think we put too much 'out there'. I've been burnt before so now don't and the DM reminds me of that. If it's on a public forum it can go literally anywhere.

AllMyBestFriendsAreMetalheads Sat 14-Jan-17 09:12:46

'Interesting first post op are you a DM journalist looking for a story?'

"Oh you've got me. Yes. Yes I am. I know I'm a terrible person but I just really needed the money and it's just so easy to get MN users frothing about things. I'm sorry please forgive me I promise I'll start writing stories about how we need to build more social housing so families of immigrants can move their 28 children into them"

I'm no fan of the Mail, but I do often wonder why the Express doesn't get the same level of vitriol, when to my mind they're almost exactly the same.

Perfectlypurple Sat 14-Jan-17 09:16:44

I agree with you op. It amazes me that so many people hate the daily mail yet they seem to read it an awful lot as they see what's in it.

I personally don't post anything personal. If I felt I had to I would change significant details that would mean I wasn't outed.

Mumsnet is a business. I don't agree with all the threads asking MNHQ to get it stopped and other such nonsense. It's a free website and it is not compulsory to be on here.

BillSykesDog Sat 14-Jan-17 09:27:56

Exactly purple, there seems to be a very naive view that MN is some sort of public service.

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