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Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - Part 12

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM 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:
report.gif
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
A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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  • edited 24 April 2012 at 6:59PM
    TixyTixy Forumite
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    edited 24 April 2012 at 6:59PM
    Hello Everyone

    The purpose of this thread (and the previous 11!) 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"
  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    Welcome to the new thread to both long standing posters and anyone new - we have reached NTN part 12!

    One of the frequent posts new people ask is how to start a new thread on the forum. First go to the board or subboard most relevant to your query. Then on the left hand side just above the top of the list of posts you will see the newthread.gif button. Click this and post away!
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
  • solventsoonsolventsoon Forumite
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    Morning everyone:wave:

    Thanks for the new home Tixy, I can see you've been busy decorating :D

    I've brought some refreshments from our old home, have to start as we mean to carry on:D so tuck in everyone

    thumbnail.aspx?q=4983966482038916&id=af8ad92094d91710670b3bd2b7bd72d3&url=http%3a%2f%2ffigjamandlimecordial.files.wordpress.com%2f2009%2f06%2f140609-028a.jpg%3fw%3d500
    :) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    BUMPing up the page.
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
  • IFIF Forumite
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    Oooh shiny new thread, thank you Tixy :beer:

    Afternoony all :hello:
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
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  • GrowurownGrowurown Forumite
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    Debt-free and Proud!
    Thanks for the new home Tixy, I can see you've been busy decorating :D

    Yes very tasteful. I never knew you could get wallpaper with cakes on. We should feel right at home here :)
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  • Hovel_ladyHovel_lady Forumite
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    Afternoon all :hello:

    A shiny new thread :j thanks Tixy :)

    Lets have some cake to celebrate...

    thumbnail.aspx?q=4744483413231409&id=1419f5191868f5dc9efaf44111217e63&url=http%3a%2f%2fblissfullydelicious.files.wordpress.com%2f2010%2f05%2fdsc00176.jpg

    and BUMP
  • solventsoonsolventsoon Forumite
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    Growurown wrote: »
    Yes very tasteful. I never knew you could get wallpaper with cakes on. We should feel right at home here :)
    Indeed, Growurown, I thought that wallpaper was quite a find, and the curtains with bottles on just finish off the look!:D
    Hovel_lady wrote: »
    Afternoon all :hello:

    A shiny new thread :j thanks Tixy :)

    Lets have some cake to celebrate...

    thumbnail.aspx?q=4744483413231409&id=1419f5191868f5dc9efaf44111217e63&url=http%3a%2f%2fblissfullydelicious.files.wordpress.com%2f2010%2f05%2fdsc00176.jpg

    and BUMP

    Oooh, strawberries, HL, you are soooo good to us:D
    :) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
  • Hovel_ladyHovel_lady Forumite
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    Tixy wrote: »
    Hello Everyone

    The purpose of this thread (and the previous 11!) 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.
    Hi Tixy.

    This is linking to the main forum board.
    Not sure if it's just me though :o

    PS
    Tried to PM you but your in-box is full.
  • IFIF Forumite
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    Hovel_lady wrote: »
    Hi Tixy.

    This is linking to the main forum board.
    Not sure if it's just me though :o

    PS
    Tried to PM you but your in-box is full.

    No it's doing the same for me too HL.

    It should be this link ---- > What's a troll/alter ego?
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
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