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    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 1:59 PM
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    Notice to Newcomers (re Trolls) ~ Part 15
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 1:59 PM
    Notice to Newcomers (re Trolls) ~ Part 15 3rd Nov 15 at 1:59 PM
    A long time ago Pania wrote a message to warn new posters and others about occasional 'troll attacks'.
    6 years on and those occasional troll attacks do still happen (with the massive success and size of the forum that is probably inevitable).

    Anyway the advice below is based on the original message from Pania on how to deal with this type of post.
    Originally posted by Tixy
    Hi and welcome to the DFW (Debt-Free Wannabe) Board

    Every now and then we have had a number of offensive and insensitive comments made on the DFW board.

    What do we mean by this?
    A person that posts deliberately provocative, nasty or hurtful comments on threads is know as a Troll. They may be a person with no previous connection to the board, someone that has created a pseudonym to get their point made or a poster who has been a member here for a long time.
    If you should get such a comment made on any thread you post, please realise this comment is not directed at you personally so please ignore these nasty comments and continue to post here as normal because the majority of us really are a lovely bunch – ooops, modesty! That said there are different writing styles; some brief and some harsh but helpful. If you happen to read them when you are not going through such an emotional time, you may find you are not as offended. So if they have upset you please try not to respond angrily. Most people are simply trying to help.

    What should I do if I get a comment made on my thread?
    Firstly do not respond to the comment as this is invariably what the troll wants.
    To get rid of the offending post, click on the “Report” icon at the bottom of their post, as shown below:

    or

    Fill in the form which will alert the MSE team, who will then review its content and deal with it as appropriate; sometimes even deleting the Poster by making their status PPR’d (Posting Privileges Removed). Remember, this site is an asset to so many people, especially those that feels like their world is falling in around them. There is a wealth of knowledgeable people here all willing to help, whatever you do, do not let the comments of one silly individual deter you from availing yourself of the knowledge base that is on offer here.

    PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE FORUM

    It is testament to the work that Martin has done and continues to do that so many people give their time, knowledge and experience freely to others; without judgement, to lift people out of the depths of their debt crisis


    PLEASE DO NOT LET THE ACTIONS OF THE MINORITY RUIN THAT
    Last edited by IF; 06-11-2015 at 9:31 AM.
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
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    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 2:00 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:00 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:00 PM
    Hi Everyone

    MSE is a massively popular site and attracts loads of people - the good and the bad. The purpose of this thread (and the previous 14!) is to keep the above message on the first page of the DFW forum so that new posters can see the message and hopefully won't be put off by any nasty comments.

    The debt free wannabe forum in particular is a place where new people posting can feel very alone and desperate, and if that is you we don't want you to be put off by the occasional troll that comes visiting.

    There is also this new guidance from MSE What's a troll/alter ego?

    If a particular poster is bothering you then you also have the option to add them to your ignore list, and you will then not see any posts from that user. This option can be found in the user control panel.

    We 'BUMP' this thread throughout the day to push it back to the top of the page. If you see it dropping off the page please feel free to pop in and give it a bump.

    If you are new to the forum and need help and advice on your debts then please start a new thread on the main DFW page and people will be along to offer help.

    or
    Originally posted by Tixy
    * Some helpful threads - Blue text on MSE usually signifies hyperlinks, click on the blue links below *

    Pls remember Debt-Free Wannabe's for support and help not judgement

    Debt-Free Roll of Honour

    DFW Newbies: Where to start, Challenges, SOAs, Nerds & Debt Free Roll of Honour!

    SOA Calculator.

    IMPORTANT - Where to seek professional impartial advice about your debts.

    Struggling with debt? Ask a debt advisor a question
    When's your Debt Free Date?

    Letter when you know nothing about about the debt - AKA "Prove it" letter

    The New DFW Dictionary

    DMP & Mutual Support Thread - Part 11


    You need a budget (YNAB) advice thread
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 2:01 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:01 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:01 PM
    We also have had a lot of spammers on all the boards recently.

    If you see a spammer posting then please hit the spam button which you will see on the bottom right of each post.

    If lots of people hit the spam button then the post disappears until the forum team have a chance to look at it.

    One of the most asked questions is why is this thread not a sticky?

    Its been proven not many Newcomers read the stickies first, but will read a thread moving up and down the board, Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - Part 14 has had over 153,800 views.

    Eventually when new posters are settled, they will then read the stickies.

    Best wishes
    IF
    Last edited by IF; 03-11-2015 at 2:15 PM.
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 3rd Nov 15, 2:20 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:20 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:20 PM
    Happy shiny new thread! I see Ifwisheswerehorses is now IF - hello IF! Quicker to type, less RSI at the keyboard!

    Will try to drop by and bump the thread more often.
    Have a good day, all.
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash
    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 2:48 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:48 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 2:48 PM
    Happy shiny new thread! I see Ifwisheswerehorses is now IF - hello IF! Quicker to type, less RSI at the keyboard!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast


    Will try to drop by and bump the thread more often.
    Have a good day, all.
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Hiya Nargle, please do pop in more often
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 3rd Nov 15, 4:15 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 4:15 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 4:15 PM
    No excuse not to, am confined to barracks waiting to have my appendix out next week!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 3rd Nov 15, 6:04 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 6:04 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 6:04 PM
    Helloooooo

    Hope all goes well Nargleblast

    I made a cake to celebrate our new home



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    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 7:23 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 7:23 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 7:23 PM
    No excuse not to, am confined to barracks waiting to have my appendix out next week!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    I hope all goes well too Nargle.


    I made a cake to celebrate our new home


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 3rd Nov 15, 9:00 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 9:00 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 15, 9:00 PM
    No excuse not to, am confined to barracks waiting to have my appendix out next week!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Don't like the sound of that but do hope it all goes well too!


    I made a cake to celebrate our new home


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Thank you muchly Bear and thanks to IF for starting part 15
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 4th Nov 15, 9:11 AM
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    Good morning trollbusters! Bumping the thread to the top where it belongs.
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash
    • IF
    • By IF 4th Nov 15, 10:27 AM
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    Morning from me too
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 4th Nov 15, 4:46 PM
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    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 4th Nov 15, 6:36 PM
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    A busy day, just home so good morning, afternoon and evening

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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 4th Nov 15, 6:40 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening peeps, well another busy day, hope everyone has had a good day too.

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 4th Nov 15, 11:05 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Night


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    Live simply so that others may simply live.
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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 5th Nov 15, 9:08 AM
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    Happy Guy Fawkes Day everybody!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 5th Nov 15, 10:49 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning

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    Live simply so that others may simply live.
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    • IF
    • By IF 5th Nov 15, 11:28 AM
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    IF
    Morning from me too


    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 5th Nov 15, 1:33 PM
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    IF
    Look what I found

    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 5th Nov 15, 1:34 PM
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    IF
    and these........



    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
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