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Is this a site for mums, or so called 'professionals'??

(119 Posts)
taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 19:42:27

I have only been on this site for a little less than two weeks, but it seems to be overrun with social workers, health care professionals, even journalists, starting threads for information???

I've answered and even responded to some really personal threads, now I'm totally regretting it - the last thread i posted my heartfelt response to was met by ' thanks, i shall use this information in my professional capacity!!! WTF???

feelingood Fri 01-Nov-13 23:46:16

did you mean twats? med

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 23:46:43

i should have thought better, thought this was a discussion site - i'm not an 'OP', im a girl who read some heartfelt post of a deleted thread - i wasn't prepared to be so upset by the put downs ive had, so please stop now

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 01-Nov-13 23:48:38

I hired a chap from a large Retail company that CAREd a lot for MOTHERs and he told me that the company are constantly posting on here as fake mums for research and product ideas/placement.

meditrina Fri 01-Nov-13 23:48:58

OP is standard MN jargon - and I don't think it's unique to MN either.

meditrina Fri 01-Nov-13 23:49:50

No I mean TAATs

feelingood Fri 01-Nov-13 23:50:22

Oh im clearly not up to speed..

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 23:50:50

Wally Thank you xxx That was all this discussion should have been about x

feelingood Fri 01-Nov-13 23:52:38

taff stick around and read a few more threads it is a very resourceful site and I dare say powerful...Ive had some shocking threads, you can always change your name and start again..

god im hungry

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 23:54:09

Feeling wasn't prepared for the put downs lol x

exexpat Fri 01-Nov-13 23:59:22

The thing is, this is an open forum, it can be used by anyone, and read by anybody on the internet, even if they are not registered.

So you have to remember that anything you post on here - personal and heartfelt or not - is in the public domain, and can be used by anybody in whatever personal or professional capacity they like. If you post on here, you have to accept that what you write will probably be seen by people who are not just 'mums'.

I didn't see the thread your OP was about, but I can't really see the problem with someone saying that they found some ideas or pieces of information they have read on MN might be useful to them professionally. In fact, others may well have thought the same, but just not commented.

taffleee Sat 02-Nov-13 00:06:21

never coming on 'mumsnet' again, so thanks

bsc Sat 02-Nov-13 00:07:07

Thread About A Thread

feelingood Sat 02-Nov-13 00:08:04

do stick around you get feel for threads and whats what - some veterencs sniff the dodgy stuff out for you anyways.

Beleive me there is more to argue about on here that pros research!

take care x

Tee2072 Sat 02-Nov-13 08:48:47

I still have no idea what this thread is about.

But I would recommend to the Original Poster stick around and learn how Mumsnet works before posting a nonsense thread in a totally wrong topic.

Might want to start here: Acronym List

DreaduCated Sat 02-Nov-13 13:49:32

Do you not think it a positive thing, that someone might listen to people's experiences an think about how that affects them in a professional capacity?

I didn't see the SW thread, but if a SW read it, saw the bad experience that people or had, or just things they thought could be better and thought 'actually they're right, and I can do something about that in my work' is that not a fantastically positive thing?

I mean, I didn't see the thread, as this one had been a bit baffling, so I could be entirely wrong, but still...

impecuniousmarmoset Sat 02-Nov-13 17:02:32

I'm totally baffled, I have to admit. I have a suspicion that was someone's intention all along, though...

I'm also still confused

I returned to look at this with fresh eyes earlier and was no less baffled!

bsc Sat 02-Nov-13 20:41:22

Dread- I would agree- how could it be a bad thing that professionals working in tricky/upsetting situations want to learn more to inform their practice, and improve the support they offer?
I mean, how very dare they? shock


DoubleLifeIsALifeOfSorts Wed 13-Nov-13 02:08:26


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