Jump to content

MIL comments quoted on SMH article... we're famous.....


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 ~~~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

Well, I know this is a Fairfax owned site, but I found it amusing to find a direct quote from one an old MIL thread right here on EB....... Wasn't too hard to do a search and find out who quoted ninja.gif

Just made me aware again how public our threads are here cool.gif

http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/want-...1220-2bo26.html

#2 Sentient Puddle

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

This is terribly lazy journalism (I use this term lightly)!

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

Who was quoted?

I can't search and I have a dreadful feeling that it might have been me!

#4 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

If you have a look at the terms and conditions rules etc on the site I bet all of our comments become the property of Fairfax. This happened to a a friend of mine when a fairfax blogger used something in a comment in a book

Edited by 3Keiki, 20 December 2012 - 04:37 PM.


#5 ~~~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

Mel - errrrr........ blush.gif .........ahem....... maybe...... possibly...... rather an old thread too, from 2011

Edited by ~~~, 20 December 2012 - 04:33 PM.


#6 Nepheline

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 20/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who was quoted?

I can't search and I have a dreadful feeling that it might have been me!


You're right! I just searched the quote... ph34r.gif

#7 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

Awwww crap!

And you can have that quote for free!

#8 Three Of Hearts

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 20/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who was quoted?

I can't search and I have a dreadful feeling that it might have been me!


tthumbs.gif  I would run with that feeling... roll2.gif

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Well c'mon... someone link the thread!

Sheesh.... I am going to spend 10 days with the batty old cow starting on Saturday too!

#10 ~~~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

I have to say that I was surprised that the author put so much in verbatim.

Guess the good news is:

QUOTE
A new study says those women who enjoy a positive relationship with their in-laws actually have a 20 per cent greater chance of separating.



Mel - http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/forums/ind...howtopic=934845

Edited by ~~~, 20 December 2012 - 04:39 PM.


#11 Future-Xmas-elf

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 20/12/2012, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Awwww crap!

EEP!
So....do you have a back up plan for Christmas in case relations are frosty?!  ffear.gif

#12 Tall Poppy

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

sh*t countrymel, sounds like your in for a fun Christmas if she finds out about this.
I hope she has a sense of humor.

#13 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

She thinks she's a journalist (once wrote the social pages for the Boondocks Weekly back in the 60s) perhaps I should just casually drop into conversation that 'my writing' has been appearing in the SMH?

That should spice things up eh?

#14 ~~~

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:46 PM

laughing2.gif

#15 JustBeige

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Far out, she (the writer) could have at least paraphrased you.

despite the T&C's. You just never expect your personal information or comments that you make here to be splashed all over a leading news site.  

Certainly makes you think twice about ANY comments you make, even if they are supposedly anonymous.

No wonder people whirl up new accounts when they want to ask personal questions.

#16 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

From not I am going to try and make all of my fumbling ballsack posts completely un****ing quotable. Tits.

#17 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

Eh, it was an unattributed quote, not a quote attached to Mel's real name.

It would have been courteous to ask Mel first but it's not that big a deal really is it?

#18 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

I'd think you were more identifiable on the forums than by a single random unattributed quote though.  On the forums someone could figure out a lot more once they started trawling old posts.

#19 BadCat

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

I like the cut of your jib Pooks.  laughing2.gif

#20 Tall Poppy

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (Balzac @ 20/12/2012, 05:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eh, it was an unattributed quote, not a quote attached to Mel's real name.

It would have been courteous to ask Mel first but it's not that big a deal really is it?

It was an unattributed quote but, it wasn't that hard to find who it was and because of who the poster is it is easy enough for someone to know her MIL.
Let's hope her MIL doesn't think it's a big deal. I do think they should have asked and paraphrased. It's shoddy journalism however, if you post online you need to be conscious of the fact that you're writing publicly.

Edit for stupid iPad typos.

Edited by BadKitteh, 20 December 2012 - 05:18 PM.


#21 F.E.B.E

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Although Fairfax does have right to publish anything here, in this case the fact that it was simply published on the Internet meant the writer could quote it.

Never write anything identifiable on the Internet unless you are happy for it to be read by your boss, your grandmother and your MIL!

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

You know the worst thing?

I have just realised I have done volunteer work for Gina Rinehart!


Ethics failure.

#23 Madeline's Mum

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Lol, this is too funny! I should have known it was you, Mel; you have such a way with words!



#24 JinksNewton

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Stuff like this is why I never write anything that I would care about my inlaws or family or DH reading. I put lots of my life on the net, but people would be surprised how much I don't talk about.

#25 snuffles

Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:09 PM

U could right with real shocking grammer and then they would of not quoted you strait out, they would of ignored your comments and found some other lameoid to quote or they would of just given a gereral jist of the thing type thing.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.