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    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 22nd Feb 13, 5:17 PM
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    Tixy
    Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 12 & 3/4
    • #1
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:17 PM
    Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 12 & 3/4 22nd Feb 13 at 5:17 PM
    Hello and Welcome

    A long time ago Pania wrote the message below to Newcomers or anyone who comes across a troll on the forum


    Over the last few weeks we have had a number of "troll" attacks on the boards.

    What is a Troll?
    A troll is a person that posts deliberately provocative, nasty or hurtful comments on threads. They may be a person with no previous connection to the board or someone that has created a pseudonym to get their point made. If you should get such a comment made on any thread you post, asking for help and advice, 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!

    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. So to get rid of the offending post, at the bottom of the post towards the right hand side you’ll see a red "Warning" triangle within a blue “Report” icon, as shown below:


    Click the icon and then "send" the message which will inform the MSE team of the post, who will then review its content and deal with it as appropriate; sometimes even deleting the troll 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
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 22nd Feb 13, 5:19 PM
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    Tixy
    • #2
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:19 PM
    • #2
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:19 PM
    Hello Everyone

    Today is apparently Money Saving Experts 10th Birthday - that 10 years today as I write, not today as you are reading it - well unless you are reading today that is

    Its a massively popular site and attracts loads of people - the good and the bad. The purpose of this thread (and the previous 12!) 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 occasionally troll that comes visiting.

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

    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 plese start a new thread on the main DFW page and people will be along to offer help
    Last edited by Tixy; 22-02-2013 at 5:22 PM.
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
    • IF
    • By IF 22nd Feb 13, 5:40 PM
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    IF
    • #3
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:40 PM
    • #3
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:40 PM
    Just thought I'd add this to the front page.

    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 12 had 104,392 views.

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

    IF...x
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 22nd Feb 13, 5:42 PM
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    IF
    • #4
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:42 PM
    • #4
    • 22nd Feb 13, 5:42 PM
    Thanks for the new thread Tixy, love the name too
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
  • solventsoon
    • #5
    • 22nd Feb 13, 6:18 PM
    • #5
    • 22nd Feb 13, 6:18 PM
    Oooh... a shiny new home, thanks Tixy Love the colour scheme, and the name, of course

    Two very helpful posts above, thanks guys
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 22nd Feb 13, 6:52 PM
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    Robisere
    • #6
    • 22nd Feb 13, 6:52 PM
    • #6
    • 22nd Feb 13, 6:52 PM
    I would like to add another classification to the "Troll Class". That is, the kind of person who gives out advice and information which is at least useless and at worst, harmful, due to their lack of knowledge about the subject matter.

    That can be a big problem, if the OP needing help follows incorrect or inaccurate advice and makes their situation worse as a result.

    So. please, everyone, before typing out your reaction to a cry for help, make certain that you are giving the RIGHT help.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 22nd Feb 13, 7:03 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    • #7
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:03 PM
    • #7
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:03 PM
    Evening everyone

    Thanks for sorting out our new home Tixy
    Happy birthday MSE - here's to the next 10 years

    Friday wiggles I think...



    Anyone want some cake?

    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn

    • Shovel Lad
    • By Shovel Lad 22nd Feb 13, 7:30 PM
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    Shovel Lad
    • #8
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:30 PM
    • #8
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:30 PM
    Thought I'd get some drinks to celebrate our new home thanks Tixy




    Thanks for the cake Bear
    The first thing to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
    Lad
    Pronunciation: /læd/
    Forms:ME–15 ladde, 15–17 Sc. lawd, 16 ladd, ME– lad.
    Etymology:Middle English ladde, of obscure origin
    c. A stable-groom of any age; also, a female one.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 22nd Feb 13, 7:59 PM
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    Nargleblast
    • #9
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:59 PM
    • #9
    • 22nd Feb 13, 7:59 PM
    Happy birthday MSE! And happy new thread - right, the housewarming party starts here! Cheesy pineapple, anyone?
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 22nd Feb 13, 8:02 PM
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    Growurown

    Anyone want some cake?

    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Oooh thanks Bear - cake my favourite thing

    Thought I'd get some drinks to celebrate our new home thanks Tixy




    Thanks for the cake Bear
    Originally posted by Shovel Lad
    Oooh thanks SL - drinks my favourite thing

    Where food and drink is concerned everything is my favourite thing

    Thanks Tixy, I think NTN re Trolls 12 and 3/4 is a great choice
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 22nd Feb 13, 8:13 PM
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    Tixy
    You've all found you way across then?

    Party food as well - brilliant!
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 22nd Feb 13, 8:27 PM
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    Growurown
    You've all found you way across then?

    Party food as well - brilliant!
    Originally posted by Tixy
    I have to say it was a treacherous crossing but I will do almost anything for calorie free food
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 22nd Feb 13, 9:07 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Happy birthday MSE! And happy new thread - right, the housewarming party starts here! Cheesy pineapple, anyone?
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Great minds think alike


    I have to say it was a treacherous crossing but I will do almost anything for calorie free food
    Originally posted by Growurown
    Really very treacherous
    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 22nd Feb 13, 9:13 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear




    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 22nd Feb 13, 10:28 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Goodnight everyone.

    The Devil whispered in my ear "You are not strong enough to withstand the storm".
    Today I whispered in the Devil's ear "I am the storm".

    In Solidarity with Jeremy Corbyn

    • Shovel Lad
    • By Shovel Lad 22nd Feb 13, 11:51 PM
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    Shovel Lad
    Balloons!! You can't have a party without balloons!

    The first thing to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
    Lad
    Pronunciation: /læd/
    Forms:ME–15 ladde, 15–17 Sc. lawd, 16 ladd, ME– lad.
    Etymology:Middle English ladde, of obscure origin
    c. A stable-groom of any age; also, a female one.
  • solventsoon
    and party poppers... don't forget them



    Blimey.. look at the state of the carpet already Has If been trailing crisps all over the place already

    Some more wine I think..



    Cheers everyone
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
  • solventsoon
    You've all found you way across then?

    Party food as well - brilliant!
    Originally posted by Tixy
    We have Tixy, your directions were perfect
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
    • Shovel Lad
    • By Shovel Lad 23rd Feb 13, 12:24 AM
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    Shovel Lad
    and party poppers... don't forget them



    Blimey.. look at the state of the carpet already Has If been trailing crisps all over the place already

    Some more wine I think..



    Cheers everyone
    Originally posted by solventsoon
    Cheers
    It wasn't me trailing crisps across the carpet. Honest
    The first thing to do when you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
    Lad
    Pronunciation: /læd/
    Forms:ME–15 ladde, 15–17 Sc. lawd, 16 ladd, ME– lad.
    Etymology:Middle English ladde, of obscure origin
    c. A stable-groom of any age; also, a female one.
    • IF
    • By IF 23rd Feb 13, 8:29 AM
    • 34,276 Posts
    • 87,521 Thanks
    IF
    Hello and Welcome

    A long time ago Pania wrote the message below to Newcomers or anyone who comes across a troll on the forum


    Over the last few weeks we have had a number of "troll" attacks on the boards.

    What is a Troll?
    A troll is a person that posts deliberately provocative, nasty or hurtful comments on threads. They may be a person with no previous connection to the board or someone that has created a pseudonym to get their point made. If you should get such a comment made on any thread you post, asking for help and advice, 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!

    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. So to get rid of the offending post, at the bottom of the post towards the right hand side you’ll see a red "Warning" triangle within a blue “Report” icon, as shown below:


    Click the icon and then "send" the message which will inform the MSE team of the post, who will then review its content and deal with it as appropriate; sometimes even deleting the troll 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
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
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