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    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 2nd Feb 11, 9:31 AM
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    Tixy
    Notice to Newcomers - re Trolls - Part 10
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    • 2nd Feb 11, 9:31 AM
    Notice to Newcomers - re Trolls - Part 10 2nd Feb 11 at 9:31 AM
    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:


    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
    Last edited by Tixy; 15-02-2011 at 2:07 PM.
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    • IF
    • By IF 14th Sep 11, 11:00 AM
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    IF
    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:


    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
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
  • heathcote123
    I wish I had seen this before asking for help, the forum seemed so friendly I thought it would be a safe place. I wish I had known the truth before opening myself up to it. I came here for help, and was judged, had snide comments made at me by someone who didn't even read my opening post, I came on here at a low point in my life not just financially and well I simply feel worse now. Congratulations, I'm sure they're reading this and chuckling away.
    Originally posted by frustrated55
    Was that your ebay thread? I couldn't see any trolling on it.
    • IF
    • By IF 14th Sep 11, 11:13 AM
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    IF
    I love shopping about as much as you do, If And I especially hate going to Tatco.

    I'll be OK in a bit when I've had another cup of tea

    Thanks xx
    Originally posted by solventsoon
    Ahhh I see.......yuck to food shopping!!

    More coffee needed for me.......can't get going today!!
    "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride"
    • solventsoon
    • By solventsoon 14th Sep 11, 12:40 PM
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    solventsoon
    Ahhh I see.......yuck to food shopping!!

    More coffee needed for me.......can't get going today!!
    Originally posted by ifwisheswerehorses...
    Yuck indeed, If!! Normal good humour restored now

    Oh dear, hope the coffee works!!
    The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time
  • Hovel lady
    Afternoon all
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 14th Sep 11, 3:05 PM
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    Tixy
    Afternoon All
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
  • Hovel lady
    Hello Tixy, we've missed you
    BUMP

    Off to walk the Hovel dog x
    • Tixy
    • By Tixy 14th Sep 11, 3:09 PM
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    Tixy
    Hi all, as we are getting close to the 5k posts mark on part 10 I have opened up a Part 11 here - Notice to Newcomers re Trolls - Part 11 - for us to decamp to with bumps, messages and whatever else!
    A smile enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give

    or "It costs nowt to be nice"
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