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NorksAreMessy Sat 13-Apr-13 08:38:36

For example:
I have just reported a thread that had the a d u l t w 0 r k website address spelled out in full in the thread title.
Surely this is a google invitation to 'come on over to MN and have some disruptive fun all you hairy handed dicks'
That website gets mentioned a lot in thread titles, to the extent that it does seem like some kind of wormy advertising in some cases (eg new poster, very explicit and detailed)

Is there anything you can do to prevent this, or have you thought about it and decided it is OK?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 13-Apr-13 12:29:58

Yes, we have noticed this <tight-tipped on purpose>

Do please report to us any other threads of this ilk.

It would be most useful.

badinage Sat 13-Apr-13 13:11:00

I was just about to start a thread about the same thing, so thanks Norks.

This happens on every thread in Relationships that has that word in its title.

These trolls cause so much harm because usually the OP is vulnerable, devastated and often looking for any excuse to stay in her relationship or blame herself for a partner's behaviour. So when a bunch of idiots turn up and tell her that all men are the same, if she had only put out more it wouldn't have happened hmm and that all the posters who've stuck with her throughout the entire thread are 'manhaters' at the very best it turns the thread into a massive argument and at the worst some OPs might actually believe this crap, blame themselves and stay in terrible relationships because they think no other bloke would be any different.

Have you got a bit of software that will prevent this particular site's name being included in the title?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 13-Apr-13 13:12:20

Heard and understood.

Have your reported the visitors to us?

Tee2072 Sat 13-Apr-13 13:13:28

"Have you got a bit of software that will prevent this particular site's name being included in the title?"

If they do that, we're heading down the road to s**t and uc rather than shit and fuck. It's censorship. Part of having a free, unmoderated and adult board is putting up with words like porn, fuck, shit etc.

Please don't add filtering software HQ. Not that I think you will.

And I'd have to disagree that a man watching porn is a reason to leave him. But I avoid those threads as I know it's an unpopular opinion around here.

badinage Sat 13-Apr-13 13:23:04

That site is not about porn. It's for buying sexual services.

If you don't post on relationships and you don't know the threads or anything about the site we're referring to, I don't think you understand the problem.

Yes Helen I've often reported.

Tee2072 Sat 13-Apr-13 13:24:32

Oh so prostitution is the word you want blocked? Sorry, misunderstood.

You're right. I don't understand the problem. And wouldn't even if I bothered with the relationship boards.

I still don't want HQ to add a word filter. It's a slippery slope.

badinage Sat 13-Apr-13 13:26:42


The name of the website mentioned in the OP is the word we are asking for to be blocked in the thread title.

NorksAreMessy Sat 13-Apr-13 13:34:50

No, tee, I am not asking for censorship as such just when the word 'a d u l t w o r k s' is in the thread title it can attract the hairy of hand.

badinage Sat 13-Apr-13 22:00:57

Any chance you can lock the two offending threads in Relationships while you decide what to do with this MNHQ? They are still getting hijacked by posters promoting prostitution, despite little recent involvement from the OPs of both threads who were originally after advice regarding their relationships and presumably not an account of why prostitution is such a marvellous activity?

IsBella Sat 13-Apr-13 22:01:14

I saw that thread and I thought the fact that these men are allowed to just come on and tell vulnerable women that whatever bad behaviour the men have engaged in, is all the fault of the women, is totally against mumsnet ethos.

It's not supportive, it's not helpful or honest and it is being said by men who have no real investment in this site and no genuine interest in helping women; they're here to undermine women's support for each other and tbh I can't understand why MN are letting them do this.

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