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whatsonyourplate Fri 06-May-16 13:07:37

Hi, don't know if anyone has ever suggested this, but I have a problem with Mumsnet in that trying to read threads really slows me down if I'm supposed to be doing something else like cook tea or wash up. I've tried using an app that reads text out loud but it doesn't work very well and is in a very robotic voice. So my idea is 'videos' well audio anyway of threads being read out either by voice actors or real mumsnetters. It could just be a couple of the favourite classic threads to start with, then expanded if popular. I imagine different regional accents reading the main contributors post, think Eurotrash style. The visual could be a scrolling view of the thread, a bouncing mumsnet logo or even sponsor's ads.
Anyone else think it could work?

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 06-May-16 13:51:38

Hi whatsonyourplate,

Thanks for the suggestion, well have a think.

Anyone else like this idea?

whatsonyourplate Sun 08-May-16 12:27:11

Ah, just me then Rebecca 😁

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 16:05:27

I volunteer as tribute!

For a modest fee, of course ;)

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-May-16 16:39:27


I volunteer as tribute!

For a modest fee, of course ;)


00100001 Mon 09-May-16 16:45:18

I will happily read the posts.... Why hmm

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 16:49:26

Why the hmm?*

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-May-16 16:53:26

Modest fee? hmm


botemp Mon 09-May-16 18:30:56

I like the idea, it makes for great background noise while doing other less mindful things and will relieve some of the FOMO (fear of missing out) with some threads (if you include the deleted ones acknowledging them as fiction even better, still bereft at missing out on the Maui fun sad). However, a podcast makes more sense to me for this specific purpose. It reaches across more than one distributing platform, less draining on battery on portable devices, ability to download, makes more sense to share over social media, etc. etc. (and for your bottom line MNHQ hardcoded advertising through sponsorship in podcasts will allow you to recoup cost even though I'm really sick of hearing about audible and foursqaure in every single podcast ). Maybe 1 or 2 a week available via free subscription with the best/most popular/heartwarming threads of the week, selecting best responses, etc.? Like with classics people can nominate threads somehow?

Videos, however, scream for the inebriated the enthusiastic to act out hilarious scenarios from threads with children's toys preferably narrated by Brian Blessed grin.

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 18:45:43

I only charge £4k per minute grin

00100001 Mon 09-May-16 18:46:54

I do think a podcast would be fun actually. A bit like the weekly round up in audio format.

I'd listen to it (and help for free!)

whatsonyourplate Tue 10-May-16 07:37:44

Ah, podcast is a good idea, that could work.
I was just thinking YouTube as my kids are obsessed with it and will watch any old bollocks if someone is reading it out, like someone reading out autocorrect texts confused.

00100001 Tue 10-May-16 10:55:03

I might make a podcast of a classics

00100001 Tue 10-May-16 11:34:08

I've done the first ten seconds grin

00100001 Tue 10-May-16 19:06:29

Clearly no one wants to hear my beautiful voice and intro to the first ever MN podcast grin

whatsonyourplate Tue 10-May-16 19:35:42

Ahhh, I do 00100001 (33 for short?). Have you uploaded it somewhere?

00100001 Wed 11-May-16 16:50:54

lemme do that RIGHT NOW

this is the best 10 second thing ever to happen to MN grin

00100001 Wed 11-May-16 16:55:54

It ends abruptly - just so you know.

00100001 Wed 11-May-16 16:56:40

I do definitely reckon a podcast weekly round up/chat series would be fab.

whatsonyourplate Wed 11-May-16 17:09:11

Wow that sounds great binary, have you done this sort of thing before?

00100001 Wed 11-May-16 20:29:19

Only from the tech side (I used to run our school radio/podcast)

<awaits royalties form MNHQ wink >

botemp Wed 11-May-16 23:04:37

binary, I'm mightily impressed. MNHQ recruit her STAT!

BoreOfWhabylon Wed 11-May-16 23:17:17

Great idea.

When I first read the wonderful, moving thread by EarthMotherImNot about the drug-addicted baby she fostered (now in Classics), I thought it would make a wonderful Afternoon Play for Radio 4. I still do.

For those who haven't read it here it is

whatsonyourplate Thu 12-May-16 14:08:04

Oh my goodness Bore what a tear jerker! sad

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 12-May-16 14:12:12

Yes, isn't it? But I did think at the time what compelling lstening it would be to hear it being read with different voices for OP and the other contributors.

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