Please delete reported posts

Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jeddie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks Jerry, im sorry if I offended you
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Oregon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:00 pm

Thanks Jerry.
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jerry (facilitator) » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:49 pm

Hi Oregon and Jeddie,

We are happy to delete accounts of people that are spamming, but it can be difficult as many of these people will simply make another account as soon as one is deleted.

We also have limited resources at the moment so can not read every post. We will how ever take note of any posts that have been reported as inappropriate. There are many many inappropriate posts that we delete all the time (Often from online casinos).

We appreciate your patience with this. Please continue to report posts, and we will continue to delete them.
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jeddie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:28 am

Hi Oregon, I wish there was a space where we could report spammers so even if the powers in charge do nothing else for the day could just check that one thing daily.
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Oregon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:37 am

Any chance of blocking the user who is spamming us in Russian?

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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jeddie » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:56 pm

I agree with all that Dave68. We are each other’s best help. Encouragement and helpful suggestion, and ear to listen and great advice. Thanks for stir being here to help us all Dave 68


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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Dave68 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:35 pm

I haven't been as active on this forum as a poster in recent months, although i probably check in every week or two because i was a gambler for 28 years, horses and pokies and finally had the sense to stop in 2014 after probably being at the lowest ebb, with huge debts and not even earning enough to cover them.

In that light i see the odd post by a moderator/facilitator but i reckon in any case we the recovering gamblers might be almost as effective collectively as catalysts for people to stop. We all have that experience of losing, debt, anxieties etc which weave a rich tapestry of situations that would surely resonate with almost any type of gambling situation. Many here have families, kids which amplifies problems, mine was my own, being single and thus a burden at least that wasn't conveyed to others.

Just a personal opinion, a friend of mine who has had many sessions of psychiatric treatment over many years to help him overcome issues he feels that have caused him problems from an early age, i am not sure it even works anyway to be frank. None of the sessions have fixed his situation, and the feelings he has about the issues from his early years (adoption and stuff) remain embedded, coming out every now and then in frustrations with his life now. No psychiatrist can undo what was done, and no facilitator can pay back what we've lost. We have to do it ourselves, we need to get the strength and ability to realise that only by stopping can things gradually improve. We have to write off our gambling chapters, that money is gone, the time we spent gambling is gone, and NOTHING will get that back. Future time may help pay back debts, but it won't bring house prices back to the early 90's when maybe i could have bought, or my age back to my 20's when i might have used my money much more wisely. Our gambling is a sunk cost, gawnski and only ruling a line under it and ceasing to do it in future can do anything. That's something we just have to find deep down within ourselves.
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jeddie » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:12 pm

Here we are December 2017 and I have not seen any facilitator support or any official support at all


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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Miette (facilitator) » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:23 pm

Thank you Jo-Anne. I agree with you, comments can really provide that supportive nature for new and existing members - and it is important for both facilitators and peer support to be upheld.

Your active participation is very much valued - thank you!! It is such a shame that not everyone uses these forums for the right reasons, it is frustrating and disrespectful when inappropriate posts pop-up! I acknowledge how triggering this may be, particularly in vulnerable times. Thank you for taking the time to flag them.

Thank you again Jo-Anne, your contribution is fantastic.
Have a lovely weekend :)
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Re: Please delete reported posts

Postby Jo-Anne » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:08 pm

Hi Miette...We really appreciate your prompt response. Thank you for letting us know what is happening with the online support team. I understand staffing and funding pressures will affect things from time to time. I'm sure a facilitator comment will really help the members, along with peer support, and may keep them coming back to the forum as long as they need to.

Many thanks for deleting those posts as well. They seem to start popping up on the weekend when they know it is a vulnerable time for people (and they won't be deleted over the weekend)

Many thanks again Miette and I appreciate your encouragement and support :)
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