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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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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 31st Dec 17, 4:03 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 31st Dec 17, 4:08 PM
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    Good afternoon lovely people! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

    Well as 2017 closes I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2018. Happy New Year everyone!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 31st Dec 17, 4:12 PM
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    Good afternoon lovely people! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

    Well as 2017 closes I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2018. Happy New Year everyone!
    Originally posted by Growurown
    Thank you

    the same to you and yours.......
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    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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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 2nd Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    Afternoon spam busters. I have a serious case of the back to work blues



    Maybe some cake will help to cheer me up

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 3rd Jan 18, 11:20 AM
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    Morning all, feeling marginally more cheerful this morning
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 4th Jan 18, 1:39 PM
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    Afternoon folks

    Bumpity bump
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 5th Jan 18, 3:15 PM
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    Afternoon folks

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 8th Jan 18, 11:36 AM
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    Morning troll busters

    Bump time again.
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • fermi
    • By fermi 8th Jan 18, 11:37 AM
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    fermi
    Morning.

    So much
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards and Loans boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 8th Jan 18, 2:03 PM
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    Morning.

    So much
    Originally posted by fermi
    Lots over the weekend as well, don't know why they bother to be honest.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    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.
    For Legal advice see : http://legalbeagles.info/
    • fermi
    • By fermi 9th Jan 18, 9:33 AM
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    Lots over the weekend as well, don't know why they bother to be honest.
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    Because there is money in scams/fraud.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards and Loans boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 9th Jan 18, 9:04 PM
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    Evening folks. I wasn’t around at the weekend so missed all the spam. Will be on the lookout!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 10th Jan 18, 10:21 AM
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    Good Morning all

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 12th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    Growurown
    Afternoon peeps!

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 12th Jan 18, 3:51 PM
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    sourcrates
    Afternoon peeps!

    Originally posted by Growurown
    Good afternoon,
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    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.
    For Legal advice see : http://legalbeagles.info/
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 15th Jan 18, 1:16 PM
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    Growurown
    Good afternoon spam busters. I've gone from the Friday dance to Monday is rubbish!

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • fermi
    • By fermi 15th Jan 18, 2:07 PM
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    fermi
    Cake, anyone?

    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards and Loans boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

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    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 17th Jan 18, 11:30 AM
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    Morning all!

    Cake, anyone?

    Originally posted by fermi
    Yes please, I am very partial to cake!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 18th Jan 18, 2:19 PM
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    Growurown
    Afternoon folks. Hope no one has been blown away by storm Fionn!
    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • fermi
    • By fermi 18th Jan 18, 2:32 PM
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    fermi
    Afternoon folks. Hope no one has been blown away by storm Fionn!
    Originally posted by Growurown
    Only my bins.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards and Loans boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

    Free/impartial debt advice: National Debtline | StepChange Debt Charity | Find your local CAB

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