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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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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Jun 17, 7:28 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

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 16th Jun 17, 7:29 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good evening

    I'd forgotten the Friday wiggle






    Hope you've all had a good 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

    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 16th Jun 17, 8:31 PM
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    Nargleblast
    No wiggling here, I shall be working all weekend. And it is forecast to be hot and sunny too.
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    July NSDs. 13 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Jun 17, 5:29 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good afternoon


    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

    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 17th Jun 17, 5:35 PM
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    sourcrates
    Good afternoon


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Evening bear !!

    Hope ya honeys not melting !!
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there.
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 17th Jun 17, 6:08 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Evening bear !!

    Hope ya honeys not melting !!
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    Good evening to you

    Almost

    So I've decided to eat the lot


    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 17th Jun 17, 11:07 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    It is almost tomorrow.
    I have my first badge. I hope this doesn't upset the wannabe's I want to support.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 17th Jun 17, 11:59 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening peeps, been to a birthday party tonight. Just got home and it's still very warm out there.

    Tips congratulations on being debt free
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 18th Jun 17, 1:21 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Afternoon happy people.
    Thank-you Growurown.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 18th Jun 17, 8:59 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Good evening, Mouseketeers from the Land of Nargle. Hot enough for everybody? Summer is here with a vengeance!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    July NSDs. 13 of 15
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 18th Jun 17, 9:29 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening everyone.


    Good evening, Mouseketeers from the Land of Nargle. Hot enough for everybody? Summer is here with a vengeance!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Certainly has Nargle. Time for a nice cool drink methinks.

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 19th Jun 17, 8:26 AM
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    StopIt
    Due to be 30c here today.


    Office has no Air Conditioning.


    *dies*
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 19th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning 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

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 19th Jun 17, 12:23 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Good Afternoon happy people.
    Money, money, money
    Must be funny
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 19th Jun 17, 1:23 PM
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    Growurown
    Afternoon everyone

    Due to be 30c here today.


    Office has no Air Conditioning.


    *dies*
    Originally posted by StopIt
    Same here StopIt which is why.....

    Good morning lovely people


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    ....I am sitting by one of these....

    Good Afternoon happy people.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    ...and eating one of these!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 19th Jun 17, 3:55 PM
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    StopIt
    Currently 30.2c


    Fans aren't helping and no Crunchy Ice Cream lollies until I get home.


    I may not last that long.


    Avenge me, MSE people.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 19th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Mouseketeers to the rescue!
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    July NSDs. 13 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 19th Jun 17, 10:28 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    We are ready


    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

    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 20th Jun 17, 8:49 AM
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    StopIt
    Mouseketeers to the rescue!
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    We are ready


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Well, I'm still alive so thanks for the assist MSE people.


    A bit cloudy here at the moment but still due to hit 28c with Thunderstorms due later. The heat wouldn't be so bad but the humidity just means you can't breathe!


    And of course by Friday it'll be 19c, because in this country, we can't have just nicely warm, it's either unusually cool or darned hot. Happy Tuesday all!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 20th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning lovely people

    Hope you all manage to stay cool today.

    Please wear some sunscreen and/or cover up if you are out and about today. I saw way too much red skin yesterday
    when I was out






    I might try this



    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

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