Members Using Forum for the Politics of Envy: Can We Do Anything?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by Foresty_Forest, Jun 24, 2019.

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  1. Foresty_Forest

    Foresty_Forest UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    This morning I've been trolled by a couple of Members, using the forum to hassle me and effectively promote the politics of envy. This has happened to me on another forum where I was asking questions about inheritance tax. I've reported the commentators as I've felt hassled and the comments are off topic. Does anybody do anything about these people? Do they get warned and eventually thrown off the forum? Does the 'Report this post' actually result in any action?
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Foresty_Forest Member since: May 15, 2017
  2. Mark T Jones

    Mark T Jones UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Unless you are being threatened or verbally abused, I'd strongly recommend you simply ignore them and move on - or block those members

    The nature of online communication is that it's hard to communicate intent or emotions (which is where emojis are useful) but, being honest, I personally didn't interpret the content of your other thread as trolling.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Mark T Jones Member since: Nov 4, 2015
  3. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Did some posts get deleted? I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

    I'd avoid the Brexit discussion if you found any of those posts upsetting.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Haven't seen any hassling of the OP on a thread. Deleted posts maybe?
    Off topic happens occasionally though often moves on to on topic again. Lots of replies are done to replies so easy to move off topic. As that last sentence was also off topic.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  5. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
  6. AllUpHere

    AllUpHere UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Obviously the perpetrators were dealt with as there is nothing off topic or troll like on the thread now.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: AllUpHere Member since: Jun 30, 2014
  7. billybob99

    billybob99 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I missed that thread. Otherwise it would really have been trolling.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: billybob99 Member since: Apr 23, 2013
  8. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I certainly didn't see any hassling or anything untoward on there, so perhaps the reported posts were deleted.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
  9. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    @The_Artist reporting posts does work.

    There is a process the mod team goes through with the actions ranging between a slap on the wrist to a permanent ban.

    However, reporting a post does not mean your issue will be agreed with! The comments need to be taken in the context of the conversation.
    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
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  10. estwig

    estwig UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Posted: Jun 24, 2019 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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