ExFor+ C.I.C. Veteran Forum trolling policy:
We thought it was about time we outlined and explained ExFor+ C.I.C’s policy on the thorny issue of trolls. (For those who don't know, a troll is someone who poses as someone else in order to stir up trouble, fulfil their own perverted agenda, or just for the hell of it.)
Unfortunately, it's not always immediately obvious whether a poster is, in fact, a troll. We all tend to be a bit suspicious of new folks posting things of a sensitive or inflammatory nature, but we would rather ExFor+ C.I.C. Veteran Support Forum users erred on the side of giving folks the benefit of the doubt, and risked being made to look a bit foolish once in a while, than pounce on someone who may turn out to be genuinely in need of help. We hope you agree.
That said, we do advise all our members to be aware that not everyone on the internet is who they say they are, and that, we hope to be awed daily by the astonishing support our members give each other through life's trickier twists and turns, we'd always caution anyone never to give more of themselves to another poster, emotionally or financially, than they can afford to spare.
If you're concerned that someone is trolling, do please let us at ExFor+ C.I.C. know all about them by reporting it directly to us either via a report button or mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference: EFVSFTrolls.
We will always reply to your report or mail, and we promise that we will take your concerns seriously and closely monitor any potential troublemakers.
But do, please, resist the urge to ‘troll hunt' on the boards: in our experience, trolls thrive on attention – the more dramatically other posters react, the more likely they are to stick around and cause mayhem. Ignore their posts and, usually, they'll go away.
We are conscious that most members of the Veteran community have and have had enough stresses in their lives without finding more on here. We aim to keep the number of disturbances to a minimum and we can only do this if you the members of the Veteran Support Forum, use the Report post function/process to police the boards extremely effectively and with a good deal of common sense.
We hope that you have a great experience utilising our veterans support forum.