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    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 27th Jan 14, 10:17 AM
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    Tixy
    Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 14
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    • 27th Jan 14, 10:17 AM
    Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 14 27th Jan 14 at 10:17 AM
    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.

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    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.
    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:


    Click the icon and then "send" the message with the posters name which will inform 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 Tixy; 02-06-2014 at 1:19 PM.
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 1st Nov 15, 9:32 PM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Hi and welcome to the DFW (Debt-Free Wannabe) Board
    For more information and links please see Tixy’s posts on page one
    .

    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.
    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:



    Click the icon and then "send" the message with the posters name which will inform 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

    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 2nd Nov 15, 9:38 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning



    • IF
    • By IF 2nd Nov 15, 9:40 AM
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    IF
    Hiya all
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • IF
    • By IF 2nd Nov 15, 1:54 PM
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    IF
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Growurown
    • By Growurown 2nd Nov 15, 7:48 PM
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    Growurown
    Evening all. Watching Poltergeist on the TV, seen it before of course - it's an oldie but a goodie!

    They're here!!

    DMP Mutual Support Thread No. 421

    Debt free date 25/11/2015 - Made It!
    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 9:52 AM
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    IF

    They're here!!

    Originally posted by Growurown

    Hope they've gone now GUO
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 3rd Nov 15, 10:06 AM
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    Upsidedown Bear
    Good morning

    • fermi
    • By fermi 3rd Nov 15, 11:36 AM
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    fermi
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    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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    • IF
    • By IF 3rd Nov 15, 12:05 PM
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    IF
    Bashed and reported
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • fermi
    • By fermi 3rd Nov 15, 1:00 PM
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    fermi
    Continued here ---> Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - part 15
    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

    IVA & fee charging DMP companies: Profits from misery, motivated ONLY by greed
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