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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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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 10th Jun 17, 5:59 PM
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    Good Evening not so happy people.
    Just flown back from Gibraltar and saw the news. I need to catch up with all the news - what on earth is happening to our country?
    I need cake now!
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 10th Jun 17, 9:30 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Yes, our country is in limbo for a few days until things settle down. Which they will, and life will go on. In the meantime, pass the medicinal cake!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    June NSDs. 14 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jun 17, 10:16 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    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
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 11th Jun 17, 1:40 PM
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    Growurown
    Good afternoon Mouseketeers!

    Good Evening not so happy people.
    Just flown back from Gibraltar and saw the news. I need to catch up with all the news - what on earth is happening to our country?
    I need cake now!
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Yes, our country is in limbo for a few days until things settle down. Which they will, and life will go on. In the meantime, pass the medicinal cake!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Do I hear calls for cake? Sounds right up my street!



    Well you did ask for medicinal cake
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 11th Jun 17, 4:25 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good afternoon Mouseketeers!

    Do I hear calls for cake? Sounds right up my street!



    Well you did ask for medicinal cake
    Originally posted by Growurown


    Thank you very much
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 12th Jun 17, 10:57 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning Mouseketeers and all
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 12th Jun 17, 2:51 PM
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    Growurown
    Afternoon peeps. Has summer officially arrived yet? It certainly doesn't look like it out of my window!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jun 17, 3:01 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Afternoon happy people.
    I agree with Growurown where is Summer. But I did see that temps are rising later in the week.
    So let's have cake while we wait.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Jun 17, 10:36 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning Mouseketeers and all

    It's National Cupcake Lovers Day





    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Jun 17, 3:39 PM
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    Good Afternoon
    Gosh, it is lovely today - Sun has given me a headache.
    Hope everyone is well.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 13th Jun 17, 5:23 PM
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    Growurown
    Afternoon everyone.

    Afternoon happy people.
    I agree with Growurown where is Summer. But I did see that temps are rising later in the week.
    So let's have cake while we wait.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    That's a brilliant idea

    Good morning Mouseketeers and all

    It's National Cupcake Lovers Day





    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Another brilliant suggestion

    Good Afternoon
    Gosh, it is lovely today - Sun has given me a headache.
    Hope everyone is well.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Still no sun here, cloudy and grey is my view
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Jun 17, 7:32 PM
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    Evening all
    Growurown that is not right. Trying to think of some liquid sunshine.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Jun 17, 12:45 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Afternoon

    Very sad news about the fire at Grenfell Tower

    My thoughts with everyone affected


    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Jun 17, 6:08 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Please bash the
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/member.php?u=2612538
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 14th Jun 17, 8:32 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Spam all gone now.

    Good evening, Mouseketeers!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    June NSDs. 14 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jun 17, 12:25 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Hello lovely people
    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".
    Das ist der beste tag meines lebens
    Cheap Coffee Lover

    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 15th Jun 17, 3:35 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening all
    Growurown that is not right. Trying to think of some liquid sunshine.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Muchas gracias Bear, just the job to cheer up a cloudy Wales. It's supposed to be improving for the weekend though. Yay!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 15th Jun 17, 7:37 PM
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    Evening all - I sound like Dixon of Dock Green. Yes, it is before my time, but I do recall my late Father saying that.
    I hope you are all well.
    Friday tomorrow.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 16th Jun 17, 6:00 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening from me too! The sun has been out today and it is still looking good for the weekend. Now we used to have a wiggle on Fridays which seems to have been forgotten so I am going to go bananas!

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 16th Jun 17, 6:43 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Evening happy people
    I'll go along with the bananas
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
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