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Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 12 & 3/4
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Old 22-02-2013, 5:17 PM
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Exclamation Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 12 & 3/4

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
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Old 22-02-2013, 5:19 PM
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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
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Old 22-02-2013, 5:40 PM
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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.

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Old 22-02-2013, 5:42 PM
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Thanks for the new thread Tixy, love the name too
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Oooh... a shiny new home, thanks Tixy Love the colour scheme, and the name, of course

Two very helpful posts above, thanks guys
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Old 22-02-2013, 6:52 PM
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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.

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Old 22-02-2013, 7:03 PM
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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?

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Old 22-02-2013, 7:30 PM
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Thought I'd get some drinks to celebrate our new home thanks Tixy




Thanks for the cake Bear
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Happy birthday MSE! And happy new thread - right, the housewarming party starts here! Cheesy pineapple, anyone?
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In debt but working at it and stayin' cool!
In fact, my Debt Free Date has now appeared on the horizon - August 1st 2015!!!!!!

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Anyone want some cake?

Oooh thanks Bear - cake my favourite thing

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




Thanks for the cake Bear
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
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You've all found you way across then?

Party food as well - brilliant!
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You've all found you way across then?

Party food as well - brilliant!
I have to say it was a treacherous crossing but I will do almost anything for calorie free food
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Happy birthday MSE! And happy new thread - right, the housewarming party starts here! Cheesy pineapple, anyone?
Great minds think alike


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I have to say it was a treacherous crossing but I will do almost anything for calorie free food
Really very treacherous
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Goodnight everyone.

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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.
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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
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You've all found you way across then?

Party food as well - brilliant!
We have Tixy, your directions were perfect
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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
Cheers
It wasn't me trailing crisps across the carpet. Honest
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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


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