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

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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???

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


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


I'm also still confused

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

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...

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...

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

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

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

Thread About A Thread

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

never coming on 'mumsnet' again, so thanks

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 Fri 01-Nov-13 23:54:09

Feeling wasn't prepared for the put downs lol 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 23:50:50

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

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

Oh im clearly not up to speed..

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

No I mean TAATs

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

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

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.

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

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

did you mean twats? med

tethersend Fri 01-Nov-13 23:45:38

Taffleee, you've not offended me at all, but I am genuinely interested to know if what you describe occurred on the SW thread, as I don't recall it doing so. I could be wrong, my memory is not watertight; but I just wanted an example in order to better understand your OP.

meditrina Fri 01-Nov-13 23:43:22

I think this is an object lesson in why TAATs are such a Bad Thing.

feelingood Fri 01-Nov-13 23:41:39

jeez i fear for the profesionalism if the spats on here are by the so called pro's.

well the socail worker thread was just silly if its the one im thinking of. Thought OP should know better than to court opinions in public forum.

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 23:39:37

i was only opening this thread to have a discussion, but tireddog has hit a nerve with me - i'm sorry if ive offended anyone, im so sorry

ChippingInLovesAGoodBang Fri 01-Nov-13 23:39:34

At this rate we are going to run out of ???'s and !!!!!!!'s before anyone has an idea of what it is you want to debate exactly.

Debating can only take place when there is a clear topic.

taffleee Fri 01-Nov-13 23:36:31

Tireddog maybe your right

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