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Notice to Newcomers - re Trolls - Part 10

edited 15 February 2011 at 4:07PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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edited 15 February 2011 at 4:07PM in Debt-Free Wannabe
Hello and Welcome

A long time ago Pania wrote the message below to Newcomers or anyone who comes across a troll on the forum


Over the last few weeks we have had a number of "troll" attacks on the boards.

What is a Troll?
A troll is a person that posts deliberately provocative, nasty or hurtful comments on threads. They may be a person with no previous connection to the board or someone that has created a pseudonym to get their point made. If you should get such a comment made on any thread you post, asking for help and advice, 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!

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. So to get rid of the offending post, at the bottom of the post towards the right hand side you’ll see a red "Warning" triangle within a blue “Report” icon, as shown below:
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Click the icon and then "send" the message which will inform the MSE team of the post, who will then review its content and deal with it as appropriate; sometimes even deleting the troll 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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or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    The purpose of this thread (and the previous 9!) is to keep the above message on the first page of the DFW forum so that new posters can see the message and hopefully won't be put off by any nasty comments.

    There is also this new guidance from MSE What's a troll/alter ego?

    We 'BUMP' this thread throughout the day to push it back to the top of the page. If you see it dropping off the page please feel free to pop in and give it a bump.

    If you are new to the forum and need help and advice on your debts then plese start a new thread on the main DFW page and people will be along to offer help.
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
  • fermifermi Forumite
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    Thanks Tixy.
    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 [email protected]

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  • WoW NTN10. I must look around the archives and see when I came on board, I think it was NTN 7 ? I think NTN 6 was on the go when I was still lurking in the shadows. (someone say No Change there then :rotfl:)
    That's amazing between 12,000 and 16,000 posts and bumps since last March. That must be some hard drive that MSE has.:rotfl:

    Anyway now Handy has left his mark (or Blemish) on the new thread, remember we do this for a serious purpose. We were all "Newbies" once, and the reason we are still here is the help, advise and support we received when we first joined MSE.

    So any Newcomers out there, drop in for a chat and a virtual Cuppa.
    All are welcome.:beer:

    Regards to all, Handy.:D
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  • Lovely shiney new thread!

    Fab words from Tixy and Handy! and a warm welcome to all.

    I am relative a newbie to this thread think I joined in about NTN 8 before that was on the BR one bumping away.

    Handy....... well done on helping that little Monkey pass his test! well chuffed!

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  • IFIF Forumite
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    Afternoon all x

    Thanks Tixy and Handy :A:A
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  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    Lunchtime BUMP
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
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  • Afternoon bump, we are falling of page 1 fast today. Looks like its busy out there.:D
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  • ErmeErme Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped! Debt-free and Proud!
    Wonderful words from all the old timers :j..

    Having a bad day...am tired and have the D&G's...:(

    And now can't sleep cos there's workmen on the landing laying new flooring so they'll be here till 4.30 at least :(

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  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    BUMP from page 2

    Thought I'd include a link to some more threads that might be useful whilst we are still on the first page. To any newbies lurking these threads are worth a read to get an idea of what the Debt Free Wannabe board is about.

    Help for First Time Posters & SOA Calculator

    IMPORTANT - Where to seek professional impartial advice about your debts.

    The Big Guide to Becoming Debt Free

    The DFW Dictionary (glossary of abbreviations)

    Debt-Free Wannabee Newbies Guide: Challenges, Honour Roll, Nerds & Where to start!

    I know some are stickies already but we all know people don't always read the stickies!!


    Erme - til 4.30! I can't believe it, I'm sure most workmen knock off about 3 (handy excluded of course!)
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  • boultdjboultdj Forumite
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    Afternoon All, can't get over the fact it's time for a new thread.
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