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Here we go again...Matthew Wright.....Mumsnet thread about to be discussed on today's show

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ILookAtLifeFromBothSidesNow Thu 16-Feb-17 10:01:44

Remember the recent thread about the elderly man who asked the current owners of his and his wife's previous home if he could bury his wife's ashes in the garden?

It's going to be discussed on Matthew Wright's show this morning hmm

imkindofalwaysright Thu 16-Feb-17 10:03:49

Why is this a big deal?

Most stories on these types of programmes are plucked from he internet.

bulletjournal Thu 16-Feb-17 10:04:29

well, on this occasion the program is about someone who had nothing to do with MN and didn't share their private life online, so it feels uncomfortable. I hope they cannot be identified if they don't want to.

ILookAtLifeFromBothSidesNow Thu 16-Feb-17 10:05:03

I didn't say it was a big doesn't have to be for me to start a thread about it! hmm

CaraAspen Thu 16-Feb-17 10:05:27


Pointeshoes Thu 16-Feb-17 10:08:35

The wright stuff does this all the time...I think Matthew is frequent visitor of MN smile

bulletjournal Thu 16-Feb-17 10:09:43

I think it's a big deal if your neighbour start a thread about you, and your private life ends up plastered on national TV. About this story, I hope the old owner and his family can keep their privacy if they wish to do so, and cannot be recognised based on the program.

Maudlinmaud Thu 16-Feb-17 10:12:14

Oh god, that's awful. Such a sensitive thread.

Mcchickenbb41 Thu 16-Feb-17 10:19:18

Yes I saw this too. I feel sorry for ops that start threads for some advice then it ends up on tv or in dm !

imkindofalwaysright Thu 16-Feb-17 10:19:29

If you're posting on a public thread then I think it's wise to consider:

1) If made (even more) public, would you be happy that all and sundry know your business
2) would you be happy being identified
3) would others in the thread be happy being identifiable

if you choose to make aspects of your life public then I think you need to live with the consequences. It's not the first time a thread has been the subject of a public debate (leftover curry for school) and I'm not sure people really consider this before posting

SmileEachDay Thu 16-Feb-17 10:19:52

Maud - it is an open Internet forum. The story has already been shared with anyone in the world who wants to read it. Man is not a private space..

SmileEachDay Thu 16-Feb-17 10:20:26

*MN, not man...

Mummyoflittledragon Thu 16-Feb-17 10:21:50

Has anyone informed the op of the original thread?

hunans Thu 16-Feb-17 10:24:06

Since bloody Penis Beaker, MN is now fair game in the media. Standard fodder. The more insensitive / sensational the thread, the better for them. 🙄

Sparklingbrook Thu 16-Feb-17 10:24:15

The Wright Stuff do it all the time.

Maudlinmaud Thu 16-Feb-17 10:24:40

smile I know and I know the fair use argument smile but it still irks me. Some people don't think before they post and they may just be at the end of their wits looking for support.

MrsJayy Thu 16-Feb-17 10:24:57

It is really irrirating isn't but it is all over daytime Tv from victoria derbyshire to loose women I guess it is just something to talk about that might interest women viewers

Mummyoflittledragon Thu 16-Feb-17 10:26:16

Ok I've pmd the Original op.

ProfessionalPirate Thu 16-Feb-17 10:26:25

It's the elderly widower and his family that I feel sorry for.

Usually when this has happened before the story has been about the OP themselves or their immediate family, which always seemed a bit more 'fair game' since they were the ones putting it on a public forum in the first place.

witsender Thu 16-Feb-17 10:26:59

What a shame, such a potentially sensitive thread.

SmileEachDay Thu 16-Feb-17 10:28:32

surely people are savvy enough to change enough detail that it is not genuinely identifying though?

ILookAtLifeFromBothSidesNow Thu 16-Feb-17 10:28:52

Imkindof, which is why when I've been tempted to seek advice on here on a really personal matter....I've had second thoughts about doing so.

Maudlinmaud Thu 16-Feb-17 10:29:10

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Sparklingbrook Thu 16-Feb-17 10:30:07

If you don't want the thread to appear and be talked about elsewhere don't post it. It has happened often enough for people to understand that now.

Beachedwh4le Thu 16-Feb-17 10:31:21

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