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#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


#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:

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 Futureself

Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

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

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


#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 Feral_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 EBeditor

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 CourtesanNewton

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.

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