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80sWaistcoat Tue 13-Sep-16 13:00:53

With the Daily Mail continuing to trawl the site for stories. Could Mumsnet have some sort of report button so that posters now the Daily Mail has picked up on a thread?

Bit shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted - but at least people would know...

WorraLiberty Wed 14-Sep-16 11:12:32

It's MN's most popular and most linked to newspaper, so someone will always come on the thread and point it out anyway.

Plus, what about MNHQ putting threads on FB and Twitter?

Would there be a button to warn of that too? Or to warn The Wright Stuff is featuring another thread?

People really need to remember that this is a public forum and anything they post can be read by anyone, at any time.

FruVikingessOla Wed 14-Sep-16 15:57:26

It's not just the Mail, 80s.

Just Google Mumsnet and see what results turn up - even on the first two or three pages of a Google search. Most national newspapers in this country - and other media too.

As Worra quite rightly says, this is a public forum.

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 14-Sep-16 16:42:52

MUmsnet also get some kind of finders fee when mail contact posters for stories.
They are not going to discourage Daily Mail activity.

VladmirsPoutine Wed 14-Sep-16 16:45:19


I will say it again, the NC function is leeway enough - otherwise don't post anything you would be uncomfortable 'getting out'.

NerrSnerr Wed 14-Sep-16 16:48:48

Mumsnet talk is not a private safe space it's a hugely popular public forum. If you don't want your story in a newspaper, FB or Twitter then don't post it on an open website!!

Whiskwarrior Wed 14-Sep-16 16:54:01

OP, you and others moaning about stuff getting into the Mail need to realise that HQ are probably delighted every time a story gets printed from here because it gives publicity to the site and brings in new members.

Admittedly, they're members who should really stick to posting illiterate racist and sexist gubbins on the actual Mail website rather than bringing their 'opinions' over here but all publicity is good for the owners of this site. They don't really care if the Mail/Matthew Wright use lazy journalism for stories. It all brings in the advertising revenue and the new members.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 16:56:06

HQ will be delighted when a thread makes it into the DM, all publicity!

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Sep-16 17:28:02

Hi all,

Thanks for raising this.
The other posters are correct that MN is public forum and anything that you write can be read by anyone.


MUmsnet also get some kind of finders fee when mail contact posters for stories.
They are not going to discourage Daily Mail activity.

Just to be clear, we don't get a 'finder's fee' or any other form of inducement - either from the Mail or from any other newspaper or outlet - for them referring to/screenshotting Mumsnet threads, or for contacting posters to ask whether they'd like to speak to journalists (we never give out users' details without their explicit permission, either).

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 14-Sep-16 17:29:50

You do contact posters though to tell them The Mail want to contact them?

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 14-Sep-16 17:30:54

Sorry Cross Post.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 14-Sep-16 17:33:38

yes, we do PM posters to ask them if they'd speak to a journalist who has contacted us but we make it clear that there is no obligation at all to do so.

Jasonandyawegunorts Wed 14-Sep-16 17:35:08

Thank you for clearing that up RebeccaMN.

dreamingon Fri 16-Sep-16 11:38:45

I don't understand all the hype of the Daily Mail picking up stories. I have lurked for about 5 years on Mumsnet and the way I found it was it kept being in the Daily Mail.

This is a genuine question, I have never seen so many comments about it but it has been an issue for many years

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