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    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 1:59 PM
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    IF
    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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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 13th Jul 17, 10:39 AM
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    Growurown
    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
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 13th Jul 17, 10:41 AM
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    Growurown
    Good Morning troll and spam busters, hope everyone is well. Nearly the weekend

    Good Morning Happy people
    Sorry about the cakes.
    Ah, go on have some more.
    First slice for Growurown
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Well I should think so too having eaten all the last lot!!!!

    It is a very pretty cake, and delicious too

    Tips did OH enjoy his pegs and bacon?
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Jul 17, 11:02 AM
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    Tipsntreats
    Growurown I have only just logged on and you have made me laugh.

    Have a good day all you Happy People.
    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 13th Jul 17, 11:13 AM
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    StopIt
    Happy Thursday all!


    Approaching the end of another week.

    Shame about Murray but frankly, his hip just wasn't going to last


    Still, we still have British interest, go Konta!


    DD trying to escape this morning, and has taken to tearing her bookcase apart at every opportunity. She's really going to give us the run around as she grows up

    Edit: So many Indian Love spammers recently. Are they all coming from the same region? May be worth banning certain IP ranges as I don't think there's going to be many MSE people posting from the Subcontinent.
    Last edited by StopIt; 13-07-2017 at 11:23 AM.
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Jul 17, 11:59 AM
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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 13th Jul 17, 5:21 PM
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    Growurown
    Growurown I have only just logged on and you have made me laugh.

    Have a good day all you Happy People.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Hope you are having a good day too Tips.

    Happy Thursday all!


    Approaching the end of another week.

    Shame about Murray but frankly, his hip just wasn't going to last


    Still, we still have British interest, go Konta!


    DD trying to escape this morning, and has taken to tearing her bookcase apart at every opportunity. She's really going to give us the run around as she grows up

    Edit: So many Indian Love spammers recently. Are they all coming from the same region? May be worth banning certain IP ranges as I don't think there's going to be many MSE people posting from the Subcontinent.
    Originally posted by StopIt
    Yes tis a shame about Murray and now Konta has gone too

    I haven't seen any Indian Love spammers. I have this nagging feeling that I may be missing out on something here

    Hello lovely people


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Hello Bear
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    I haven't seen any Indian Love spammers. I have this nagging feeling that I may be missing out on something here
    Originally posted by Growurown
    You're not missing out on anything trust me


    IHello Bear
    Originally posted by Growurown
    Hello to you
    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 13th Jul 17, 8:30 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Good evening, trollbusters, took doggy to the beauty parlour today for a shampoo, blow dry, trim and claws trim. She came out looking beautiful and smelling like a tart's boudoir. How long will that last, I wonder......
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    September NSDs 14 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 13th Jul 17, 10:41 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good evening, trollbusters, took doggy to the beauty parlour today for a shampoo, blow dry, trim and claws trim. She came out looking beautiful and smelling like a tart's boudoir. How long will that last, I wonder......
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Until she goes for a walk?

    Good evening
    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 Jul 17, 10:28 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning and happy Friday 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

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Jul 17, 12:20 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Good Afternoon Happy People.
    I hope you are all well and yes tis Friday - Yep just checked.
    I have a new badge - Gosh where has one year gone.
    So first some cake for you all


    Then -
    Drinks later for you all.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 14th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    colinw
    Good morning and happy Friday all


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    Happy Friday to you too bear

    Oh hang on this is not the Alphabet thread

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 14th Jul 17, 8:17 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Happy Friday to you too bear

    Oh hang on this is not the Alphabet thread

    Originally posted by colinw
    That's OK - you're allowed to visit


    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 14th Jul 17, 8:43 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening folks!

    Good Afternoon Happy People.
    I hope you are all well and yes tis Friday - Yep just checked.
    I have a new badge - Gosh where has one year gone.
    So first some cake for you all
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    Congratulations on your anniversary Tips!

    Time for a Friday wiggle

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Happy Saturday 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

    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 15th Jul 17, 11:50 AM
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    sourcrates
    Morning folks !!!

    Why is it this forum brings out both the best, and the worst in people ?

    I just dont understand it at all.
    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.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jul 17, 12:22 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Morning folks !!!

    Why is it this forum brings out both the best, and the worst in people ?

    I just dont understand it at all.
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    People are weird is the only answer I've come up with

    Hello to you

    Hope you're having a good weekend
    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 15th Jul 17, 12:57 PM
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    Tipsntreats
    Good Afternoon Happy people
    I suppose you all need more cake.
    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 15th Jul 17, 8:33 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Good evening, Mouseketeers, a lazy day today after a busy night shift last night. Chilli and rice with salad followed by strawberries and ( a little) cream, a varied and reasonably healthy menu. So why do I feel like pigging out in biscuits and toast and honey?
    Debt free date.....3 August 2015
    Now building up a Doomsday Cash Stash





    September NSDs 14 of 15
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 15th Jul 17, 10:05 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good evening, Mouseketeers, a lazy day today after a busy night shift last night. Chilli and rice with salad followed by strawberries and ( a little) cream, a varied and reasonably healthy menu. So why do I feel like pigging out in biscuits and toast and honey?
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    Don't know but I could ate the same

    Good evening
    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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