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    pania
    Notice to newcomers part 3
    • #1
    • 17th Oct 08, 4:23 PM
    Notice to newcomers part 3 17th Oct 08 at 4:23 PM
    Hi everybody.


    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 a comment made on any thread you post asking for help and advice please realise this comment is not directed at you personally.
    We really are all a lovely bunch here (oops, modest, sorry) so please ignore these nasty comments and continue to post here as normal.

    what should i do if i get a comment made on my thread?

    firstly do not respond to the comment as this invariably is what the person wants. At the bottom of the post, on the left hand side is a red "warning" triangle. Click this and then "send" the message that comes up. This will report the message to abuse who will review it's content and delete it.

    The person we had this morning was particularly vile and nasty and please believe me is an extreme rarity here.
    Above all PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE BOARDS. THIS SITE IS AN ASSET TO SO MANY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT FEELS THE WORLD IS FALLING IN ON YOU. THERE IS SUCH A WEALTH OF ADVICE HERE TO BE HAD THAT THE COMMENTS OF ONE MUST NOT DETER YOU FROM AVAILING YOURSELF OF THE KNOWLEDGE HERE!!!!

    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 debt crisis

    PLEASE DO NOT LET THE ACTIONS OF THE MINORITY RUIN THAT.


    Kind wishes
    P
    debt @05/11/11 12210.63!! slowly chipping away!!
    impossible is nothing.
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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 18th Mar 09, 9:31 PM
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    Nargleblast
    Spamming troll alert - Mr !!!!! is back using another assumed name. I have reported him so hopefully his spam will be removed and he is barred. Using the name qwery1234...
    Originally posted by Horace

    All right you lot, own up now, who let the trolls out? (Arf! Arf!)
  • Merlinexcalibur
    What is it with than one, anyway? You'd think they'd have gone to the police for example, rather than spamming the forum with their concerns.
    Any help, opinions, views I may hold those are my own. Respect them as you would expect the same in return. Offered freely, is gleaned from a lifetime of experiences, knowledge gaining. Passed on to benefit others. I may be direct, ask you questions but those are to help you. Up to you if you choose to take it. I won't judge you either way.
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 18th Mar 09, 9:42 PM
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    Tixy
    And now he's y.h.w.h-01.
    I wonder what can be done about people like this. I understand MSE don't want to throw huge resources at people like this but there must be a way. I assume they can't trace the IP address he's posting from or they would have already done so. I wonder if there would be a way to make it so new users coulgn't post links in their posts for the first 48hours? Most genuine new users wouldn't need to, it perhaps wouldn't be practical to set up but it would slow down his progress a bit.
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
  • Merlinexcalibur
    That's the trouble with IPs. And they almost always find a way round it. Ages ago, someone did that on another forum, to goad people, post really nasty stuff about them ... must have registered thousands of names I'd think, but they just kept on coming, cos they either thought they could get away with it or were above being caught. Didn't seem to matter to them TBH, they just kept on doing it. They can evade IP detection dozens of ways, off the shelf stuff, you name it. As you probably know already.

    And here they come again.
    Last edited by Merlinexcalibur; 18-03-2009 at 10:07 PM.
    Any help, opinions, views I may hold those are my own. Respect them as you would expect the same in return. Offered freely, is gleaned from a lifetime of experiences, knowledge gaining. Passed on to benefit others. I may be direct, ask you questions but those are to help you. Up to you if you choose to take it. I won't judge you either way.
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 18th Mar 09, 10:20 PM
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    Tixy
    Hi everybody.


    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 a comment made on any thread you post asking for help and advice please realise this comment is not directed at you personally.
    We really are all a lovely bunch here (oops, modest, sorry) so please ignore these nasty comments and continue to post here as normal.

    what should i do if i get a comment made on my thread?

    firstly do not respond to the comment as this invariably is what the person wants. At the bottom of the post, on the left hand side is a red "warning" triangle. Click this and then "send" the message that comes up. This will report the message to abuse who will review it's content and delete it.

    The person we had this morning was particularly vile and nasty and please believe me is an extreme rarity here.
    Above all PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE BOARDS. THIS SITE IS AN ASSET TO SO MANY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT FEELS THE WORLD IS FALLING IN ON YOU. THERE IS SUCH A WEALTH OF ADVICE HERE TO BE HAD THAT THE COMMENTS OF ONE MUST NOT DETER YOU FROM AVAILING YOURSELF OF THE KNOWLEDGE HERE!!!!

    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 debt crisis

    PLEASE DO NOT LET THE ACTIONS OF THE MINORITY RUIN THAT.


    Kind wishes
    P
    Originally posted by pania
    New page reminder
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
    • Horace
    • By Horace 19th Mar 09, 5:04 AM
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    Horace
    Wakey wakey rise and shine I have been up since 3am
    Semper in faeces profundum variat

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    Make 5 a day challenge Nov 2014 157.40/150
    Make 10 a day challenge Dec 2014 392.90/310
    • Numpty Monkey
    • By Numpty Monkey 19th Mar 09, 5:46 AM
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    Numpty Monkey
    That was a silly time to be up
    PROUD TO BE DEALING WITH MY DEBT NERD #869
    Numpty,Not sure why but I'm crying . Of all the peeps on this board you're the kindest & most supportive of all & I'm & for you all at the same time . Wish I was there to give you a big & emergency hobnobs
    xx
    DFD 5/1/16
  • clio
    Horace were you out on the razzle dazzle lol.... Bump.
    • Lula-Hula
    • By Lula-Hula 19th Mar 09, 8:06 AM
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    Lula-Hula
    morning peeps, another scorcher here

    off to walk the streets again ......
    • fermi
    • By fermi 19th Mar 09, 8:12 AM
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    fermi
    And now he's y.h.w.h-01.
    I wonder what can be done about people like this
    Originally posted by Tixy
    Best thing to do is report is webpage to the free host he is using for it. It is bound to be against their terms and conditions, so they will take it down.

    I had at least 3 of this pests pages removed from servers lately.

    I know they just put it on another host, but it helps a bit.
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    • Numpty Monkey
    • By Numpty Monkey 19th Mar 09, 9:14 AM
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    Numpty Monkey
    And the spammer is back this time called sl123ing
    PROUD TO BE DEALING WITH MY DEBT NERD #869
    Numpty,Not sure why but I'm crying . Of all the peeps on this board you're the kindest & most supportive of all & I'm & for you all at the same time . Wish I was there to give you a big & emergency hobnobs
    xx
    DFD 5/1/16
    • fermi
    • By fermi 19th Mar 09, 9:34 AM
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    fermi
    And the spammer is back this time called sl123ing
    Originally posted by Numpty Monkey
    Not on DFW now.
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    • Horace
    • By Horace 19th Mar 09, 9:47 AM
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    Horace
    Horace were you out on the razzle dazzle lol.... Bump.
    Originally posted by clio
    No - I was woken up by the bints upstairs They both work on the railways, so one of them gets up at 3am, drops her hairdryer on the floor (laminate floors and my bedroom is below hers so its like a bomb going off), then she teeters around in her high heels (why she can't wear slippers pfffff knows - she can leave her heels by the door), then she'll chuck something else on the floor. The other one then gets up and has a shower and a pee - it sounds like a horse peeing in a drain then they race downstairs and then bang goes the front door

    Went back to bed at around 6.10 and reset my alarm for 9am but switched it off and got up when the postman rang as he had a parcel and that was at 9.45am - poor postie had to see me in my dressing gown I am up now and feel like death.
    Semper in faeces profundum variat

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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 19th Mar 09, 9:59 AM
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    Nargleblast
    Horace - sounds like your day got off to an abrupt start. Perhaps you can plan your revenge on the upstairs crew - perhaps when they are trying to sleep in during the day? Get your lawnmower out, put on ACDC at max volume and invite the local hairy bikers for a barbie.
    • emily jackson
    • By emily jackson 19th Mar 09, 10:07 AM
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    emily jackson
    A morning bump
    • Horace
    • By Horace 19th Mar 09, 10:07 AM
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    Horace
    Horace - sounds like your day got off to an abrupt start. Perhaps you can plan your revenge on the upstairs crew - perhaps when they are trying to sleep in during the day? Get your lawnmower out, put on ACDC at max volume and invite the local hairy bikers for a barbie.
    Originally posted by Nargleblast
    I dont have a lawnmower as I am on the first floor but I do have some heavy metal stuff - King Crimson through to Black Sabbath or maybe they would fancy some Tangerine Dream on full volume Actually, I have just looked up to the ceiling and I feel sure that I can see some cobwebs that need knocking down (I don't get spiders in my flat because I keep conkers on the windowsills).
    Semper in faeces profundum variat

    Make 5 a day challenge Oct 2014 126.00/155
    Make 5 a day challenge Nov 2014 157.40/150
    Make 10 a day challenge Dec 2014 392.90/310
    • fermi
    • By fermi 19th Mar 09, 10:12 AM
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    fermi
    This thread is getting a bit long now.

    Please continue on:
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