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Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 12 & 3/4

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM 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:
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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
A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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  • edited 22 February 2013 at 6:22PM
    TixyTixy Forumite
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    edited 22 February 2013 at 6:22PM
    Hello Everyone

    Today is apparently Money Saving Experts 10th Birthday - that 10 years today as I write, not today as you are reading it - well unless you are reading today that is :D

    Its a massively popular site and attracts loads of people - the good and the bad. The purpose of this thread (and the previous 12!) 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.

    The debt free wannabe forum in particular is a place where new people posting can feel very alone and desperate, and if that is you we don't want you to be put off by the occasionally troll that comes visiting.

    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"
  • IFIF Forumite
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    Just thought I'd add this to the front page.

    One of the most asked questions is why is this thread not a sticky?

    Its been proven not many Newcomers read the stickies first but will read a thread moving up and down the board, Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - Part 12 had 104,392 views.

    Eventually when new posters are settled, they will then read the stickies.

    IF...x
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  • IFIF Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread Tixy, love the name too :beer:
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
  • Oooh... a shiny new home, thanks Tixy:A Love the colour scheme, and the name, of course:D

    Two very helpful posts above, thanks guys :A
    :) The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time :)
  • RobisereRobisere Forumite
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    I would like to add another classification to the "Troll Class". That is, the kind of person who gives out advice and information which is at least useless and at worst, harmful, due to their lack of knowledge about the subject matter.

    That can be a big problem, if the OP needing help follows incorrect or inaccurate advice and makes their situation worse as a result.

    So. please, everyone, before typing out your reaction to a cry for help, make certain that you are giving the RIGHT help.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
  • Upsidedown_BearUpsidedown_Bear Forumite
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    Evening everyone :hello:

    Thanks for sorting out our new home Tixy :T
    Happy birthday MSE - here's to the next 10 years :T

    Friday wiggles I think...

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    Anyone want some cake?

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  • Shovel_LadShovel_Lad Forumite
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    Thought I'd get some drinks to celebrate our new home :D thanks Tixy :A

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    Thanks for the cake Bear :T
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  • NargleblastNargleblast Forumite
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    Happy birthday MSE! And happy new thread - right, the housewarming party starts here! Cheesy pineapple, anyone?
    One life - your life - live it!

  • Anyone want some cake?

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    Oooh thanks Bear - cake my favourite thing:T
    Shovel_Lad wrote: »
    Thought I'd get some drinks to celebrate our new home :D thanks Tixy :A

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    Thanks for the cake Bear :T

    Oooh thanks SL - drinks my favourite thing:T

    Where food and drink is concerned everything is my favourite thing:rotfl::rotfl:

    Thanks Tixy, I think NTN re Trolls 12 and 3/4 is a great choice:D
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  • TixyTixy Forumite
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    You've all found you way across then? :D

    Party food as well - brilliant!
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give
    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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