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PIPPERMANPIPPERMAN Member Posts: 14 Listener
I've been here less than 24 hours and someone called me dumb.

Scope, what's that about? A disability charity. Is being dumb a disability?
That's ironic.
Will I return for day 2? That's unlikely.
I can't deal with toxic people it stresses me out
Thank you for stressing me out Scope site.


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger

    Good Morning & Welcome.

    I am one off a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Sorry to hear about your experience to date of our site!!!!!!!

    I will forward your post post onto one senior members to offer you some help/advice.

    Sorry Again!!!!!

     Hi @Adrian_Scope

    Can you please look into this post for me??

    They seem to have experienced problems from day one off there membership!!!!!!


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 8,007

    Scope community team

    Hi @PIPPERMAN, I'm sorry you feel like you had a bad experience here. Obviously we do have policies in place regarding the behaviour of our members and take such things seriously.
    I hope you're doing a bit better today. Would you like to tell us a bit about yourself?
    Community Manager
  • PIPPERMANPIPPERMAN Member Posts: 14 Listener
    I'm 62 been through the ESA and PIP grinder over the past 4 years, currently preparing for a 3rd appeal for Pip after 2 years 4 months. Had a Heart attack 4 weeks ago and have been isolating since early March, I had a tribunal on 4th March and was awarded standard daily living plus SDP. I received a considerable backdated award the same day that the lockdown striated, so it's all been very weird. Currently examining the likelihood of being able to gain enough points for enhanced daily living and a mobility award at either level.
    I belong to several groups like this and often try to help people who are panicking due to being exposed to the complex benefit system without much experience.
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,644 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome. I've no desire to get off on the wrong foot with any new member but the exact quote was

    "As regards unreliable walking not counting elsewhere that Is an accurate reading but then I’ve never met anyone dumb enough to argue the point in the last 7 years so I’m not sure why it would arise."

    so, no, you were not called "dumb". It was a clear reference to the argument you were presenting rather than you as an individual. 

    Within the forum you will find the functionality to report posts if you object to them. This is a far better option than publicly and passive aggressively slating someone (especially if it turns out to be inaccurate). 

    You will also find the functionality to ignore posters. 
  • PIPPERMANPIPPERMAN Member Posts: 14 Listener
    edited June 2020
    The "functionality" to ignore posters is to leave a group where bad attitude festers and is fostered. That's scope done for me.

    [Removed by moderator - please remember to avoid personal attacks.]
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