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why do you have to pay to PM other users of mn?

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pickyvic Fri 19-Jun-09 23:41:37

as a relative newbie to mn and having used other parenting forums i am wondering why you have to pay to PM?

ive ended up stealing peoples threads to answer things which i hate doing...

so why no free PM system?

MumHadEnough Fri 19-Jun-09 23:42:51

I assume its a major source of income to the site pickyvic. I imagine a site the size of mumsnet needs quite a bit of income to keep it going.

AitchTwoOh Fri 19-Jun-09 23:44:08

they're ultra-choosy about ads they take, so they need the money from somewhere else.

MumHadEnough Fri 19-Jun-09 23:45:07

And what Aitch said, lol.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 20-Jun-09 09:14:19

Aitch is absolutely right, pickyvic. See more about our advertising policy here

We do charge a nominal amount for our PMs - or CATs in Mumsnet-speak - simply as a way to help us meet our running costs.

But at only £5 for as many CATs as you like in a whole year, we reckon that's not too bad really.

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