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Firstimefreaked · 22/07/2017 14:38

How do you feel about posts from here appearing in the online papers with usernames etc...I know theirs some confidentiality but it makes me feel slightly awkward, it only takes one bad day or silly thing to blow up a little on here....I would be horrified and shamed if it happened to me.

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Ellisandra · 22/07/2017 14:42

I think it's a good reminder that nothing on line is private - so that's an inadvertently good thing.

I think it's lazy journalism.

I don't really care when it's shit like that thread (and I posted on it - I just mean that it's inconsequential, really). But I find it morally dubious when it is posts where people are having a hard time and are posting for support.


araiwa · 22/07/2017 14:42

What confidentiality?

The names and story are all free to read on mn already


Cocklodger · 22/07/2017 14:42

Nothing to do with confidentiality.
It's shit journalism though.


ilovesooty · 22/07/2017 14:43

I think people should realise that this isn't some kind of hallowed private space when they post.
It's my usual response to the numerous threads on this.
And why give them more clicks by posting the link here?


Firstimefreaked · 22/07/2017 14:45

Yeah it's defo on the lazy journalism, I think I was more surprised that they just straight up lifted comments from the posts with the usernames attached.

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Firstimefreaked · 22/07/2017 14:47

Posted the link as it doesn't matter that much people will read it either way, but your kinda right they might be making money 😫

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Ellisandra · 22/07/2017 14:57

I also don't understand the market for this inconsequential nonsense.
On MN, yes - because it's interactive. It's entertaining to post your opinion when you can directly interact with the OP.
In a way, because the OP is posting here, it feels like it has happened to 'someone I know'.
As a newspaper story, it's just absolutely dull as fuck.
Who would care?


caffeinestream · 22/07/2017 15:04

MN is not private! Too many people use it as their personal diary and post tons of identifying shit on here without name-changing or changing any details.


GrumpyOldBag · 22/07/2017 15:06

Pisspoor journalism.


Firstimefreaked · 22/07/2017 15:07

No totally don't know her, just read the origional post briefly. Think I was just more surprised really. I guess your right it is a bit of a wet fart thing.

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Firstimefreaked · 22/07/2017 15:08

I think it's a bit of a wake up call for me, I saw it more as a personal private space than I should have.

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NellieFiveBellies · 22/07/2017 15:47

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Cornycopia · 22/07/2017 16:02

I genuinely couldn't care. I think that anyone calling it lazy journalism has missed the changing times and that reporting on a large number of people commenting on an "interesting" comment is newsworthy. Especially when online and it consts almost nothing to publish the extra story as opposed to being limited to a page count in a traditional paper.


NaughtyRed82 · 22/07/2017 17:12

Just came across a second one taken from mumsnet too that I read the other night so instantly knew was from here


ExcitingButScaryTimesAhead · 22/07/2017 17:22

The Daily Mail copy & paste off Mumsnet almost weekly, it's hardly surprising other papers are doing it too. Why waste time being an original and talented journalist when you can rip off other people's stories and get paid without much effort.


DonaldStott · 22/07/2017 17:23

They're both in the Mirror online too. Very lazy.


DeleteOrDecay · 22/07/2017 17:24

As a newspaper story, it's just absolutely dull as fuck.

I agree with this. I can usually tell from the headline whether an article has been lifted from here (probably spend far too much time on mn) and I avoid clicking on them because they often don't make good news stories and I think it's an incredibly lazy form of journalism.


toosexyforyahshirt · 22/07/2017 17:25

I would be horrified and shamed if it happened to me

Probably shouldn't post on here then. It's there online for all to see, same as its here online for all to see. No real difference.

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