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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
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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 30th Nov 17, 1:17 PM
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    Afternoon all. I see no one has snaffled any cake yet!
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    • StopIt
    • By StopIt 30th Nov 17, 2:17 PM
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    Afternoon all. I see no one has snaffled any cake yet!
    Originally posted by Growurown

    Cake? Who said that?


    *snaffles cake then hides under the desk to sleep*
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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 1st Dec 17, 2:34 PM
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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 1st Dec 17, 2:36 PM
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    Cake? Who said that?


    *snaffles cake then hides under the desk to sleep*
    Originally posted by StopIt
    Afternoon everyone. Hope you enjoyed the snaffled cake StopIt
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 1st Dec 17, 4:07 PM
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    Afternoon everyone. Hope you enjoyed the snaffled cake StopIt
    Originally posted by Growurown
    Good afternoon/evening now lol

    Stopit needs to learn to share the cake lol

    All the white stuff that fell yesterday has gone, amazing how 5cm snow brings the place to a standstill
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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 5th Dec 17, 11:26 AM
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    Good afternoon/evening now lol

    Stopit needs to learn to share the cake lol

    All the white stuff that fell yesterday has gone, amazing how 5cm snow brings the place to a standstill
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    Morning all

    Getting colder for the weekend apparently, hoping we remain snow free. It's a nightmare getting up and down all these Welsh hills in the snow!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 6th Dec 17, 2:29 PM
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    Bumpity bump
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 7th Dec 17, 1:51 PM
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    Afternoon all.

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 8th Dec 17, 1:40 PM
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    Afternoon all.

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 11th Dec 17, 10:59 AM
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    Morning peeps!

    Well and truly snowed in here. it all looks very beautiful and the sun is shining and lovely clear blue sky. I hope I don't run out of milk before I can get out to the shop
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

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    • fermi
    • By fermi 11th Dec 17, 12:17 PM
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    Afternoon

    <Insert cake here>
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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 12th Dec 17, 9:47 PM
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    Evening all, managed to get up the hill today, still very snowy and icy though.

    Will this cake do fermi?



    This one might be more edible though

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

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