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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 30th Jan 05, 11:58 PM
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    PLEASE READ - Posts by the MSE Team and BG's - merged
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    • 30th Jan 05, 11:58 PM
    PLEASE READ - Posts by the MSE Team and BG's - merged 30th Jan 05 at 11:58 PM
    Welcome to the new forum. The aim is to list all the free competitions that are around, after all if it's free and you win it - then it's good MoneySaving.

    Competitions can be found anywhere and everywhere. Online, in shops, magazines on the TV. Providing they're open to everyone (ie not invite only) then do post them here.

    So do scan the web and report a contest. Hopefully a MoneySaver will win. If you're entering online contests, then its worth using a separate e-mail address, it'll stop the risk of spam emails. Just set up a Hotmail, Yahoo or MSN address.

    1. Competitions must be open to all If you are invited specially to do a competition with a code, and the competition isn't open to all. Please do not post the codes here, that is breaking terms and conditions of a competition runner and could be seen as incitement to breach contract. (something neither I nor the poster want).

    2. Free Competitions Only. This is a not a place to advertise competitions you have to pay to enter. I will accept limited cost text message type competitons (though frankly they're usually naff apart from in special circumstances) where they cost up to 1.50 to text to enter, but generally I would say make sure they are free.

    MSE UPDATE OCT 2013: Many paid-to-enter competitions now cost more to enter. We've asked Competitions Board users the limit they feel is appropriate in this poll and have increased the maximum cost to 2.10. Please remember we don't encourage forum users to spend money on competitions but if you still feel you absolutely must enter these competitions then that's fine.

    3. No Pyramid Selling. Pyramids where - if you join a list - you may get a X, Y, Z are absolutely no part of this board, or any board on the site. I don't want them here please report them if you spot them.


    4. Where did you spot the competition? If you spot a competition it'd be helpful for everyone to know where you got it from. It helps them know how legitimate it is for them to enter.

    5. Report your winnings. If you win, we want to know. It's fun - so please use the I WON I WON board to report your winnings.

    6. Include the closing date in the title. Please include the closing date of the competition in the title of the thread you are starting. This way once it is closed it can be moved to the 'Game over' board

    7. No Vote For Me Competitions. Please do not post vote for me competitions, they are not allowed on this forum.

    8. No Bumping Of Posts. Please do not just bump posts for the sake of it. This disrupts the boards.

    9. No Advertising Of Own Websites. This site is free from advertising. Posts on any board considered to be advertising goods, services and/or companies will be removed. This includes the posting of a competition from your own site or from a site that you are employed by. We also do not allow advertising via PM. Examples of this can include anything from a specific sales post or a link to your own website in which you attempt to sell something to someone offering their holiday home to forum members. Unfortunately we cannot allow any advertising of any description no matter how honourable the intention.


    And as always please be nice to other MoneySavers.....

    Martin
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 25-10-2013 at 1:00 PM.
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 15th Oct 12, 9:32 AM
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    MSE Andrea
    Hi everyone

    Sorry, this wasn't meant to cause confusion.

    We had reports of people grumbling that merge requests weren't being done and when we looked there was indeed criticism of one BG in particular for not having merged some threads (now removed as it's obviously not appropriate).

    We definitely don't want to make BGs' lives harder and we weren't aware people didn't do this as standard.

    The idea of a special Merges sticky is a great one. Whatever helps keep the board running smoothly and makes BGs' lives easier is fine. I'll leave that up to the board guides to sort if they agree.

    Have a good day
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 15-10-2012 at 9:35 AM. Reason: smilies are good but doesn't need two!

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    • Dalkirst
    • By Dalkirst 15th Oct 12, 9:39 AM
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    Dalkirst
    sorry

    I had a few already done too, being the weekend we've probably been online a few times, and also only a few posters are doing the 'send to all BGs'

    imagine a weekday evening, first one on will have double the amount to do, and last on will have dozens of pm's to check, all of which will already have been merged
    Originally posted by Glad
    Don't be Glad i'm sure i've merged some that you got too
    Darren


    Hi, I'm the Board Guide on the Competitions and the Telephones and the Student Money Saving boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and change posts there. However, do remember that Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot a contentious e or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with this. Any views are mine and are not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

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    • OnceUponADream
    • By OnceUponADream 15th Oct 12, 9:47 AM
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    OK BG's up to you - sticky or as we normally do?
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    Big thanks to all competition posters
    • Blulu
    • By Blulu 15th Oct 12, 3:42 PM
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    Blulu
    Thanks for clearing that up MSE Andrea. Wot a relief. Defo leave it to the BGs to decide whether to keep as is or go for a Merge thread. Just want to throw one more thought in the pot for you to consider. If you did choose to go for a merge/move thread, once you had sorted a request, you could remove it, so that only live requests remained. In that way, you might see a number of requests and decide to do some of them, leaving the others for the next BG to sort. Meanwhile, we would clearly see when a request hadn't been dealt with yet. Just a thought, but happy with whatever you go for.

    Sincere thanks for your hard work in making the forum run smoothly
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    • Dalkirst
    • By Dalkirst 15th Oct 12, 4:04 PM
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    Well i'm happy how things run at the moment but if the users want it this other way then i'm sure i'd get used to it sooner or later
    Darren


    Hi, I'm the Board Guide on the Competitions and the Telephones and the Student Money Saving boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and change posts there. However, do remember that Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot a contentious e or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with this. Any views are mine and are not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

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    • OneYorkshireLass
    • By OneYorkshireLass 15th Oct 12, 4:11 PM
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    I always like the saying 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'.
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  • xangeleyes
    What about getting the top 5 who send merge requests (Weeowens, One-Eye, Katie-L etc) to have permission to merge when they see them instead of sending them to BG?

    If they didn't mind of course.
    They see A LOT of Dupes and are always sending of merges. Just thought it might be easier?

    If not, why change something if the BG's are happy with the way things work?
    Thank you to everyone!

    Officially addicted to Comping
    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 31st Oct 12, 3:10 PM
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    skip button
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    • zoe1984
    • By zoe1984 1st Nov 12, 8:48 AM
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    Loving the new red X button!
    Would it be possibelt to also have a green tick button. I know there is one inside the thread but I do sometimes forget to pick it once I have entered.
    • angelflower
    • By angelflower 1st Nov 12, 6:31 PM
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    angelflower
    there is below the reply box
    Previous Thread | Next Thread
    Originally posted by blackmidnight

    I have been hear YEARS and no clue thats what that did
  • londonlass1
    if it's not too complicated, the ideal would be tick for done, skip for something you want to go back on later (perhaps ie comp not loading) and x for not interested in
    Originally posted by cornishpasty1
    absolutely agree great idea
  • gaynor0209
    A skip button would be brilliant - does that mean the post would me minimised? I don't want to scroll through lots of posts (e.g. I don't do any FB comps) Thanks
    • priorslee
    • By priorslee 10th Nov 12, 12:05 PM
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    priorslee
    if it's not too complicated, the ideal would be tick for done, skip for something you want to go back on later (perhaps ie comp not loading) and X for not interested in
    Originally posted by cornishpasty1
    There is a sort of DIY-method of doing this:
    green tick = entered
    red X = not interested
    Both = come back to later (eg comp not loading)


    Thanks to MSE for putting the skip button on the thread page - this makes it much more usable, although I'm finding it quite frequently has spells when the button doesn't work (click it, but it sticks in waiting mode).
    • bottay
    • By bottay 15th Nov 12, 4:44 PM
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    lOVING THE SKIP BUTTON
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    Big Thank You to All Comp Posters!
    • stormbreaker
    • By stormbreaker 15th Nov 12, 10:13 PM
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    stormbreaker
    Red x



    SKIP button???? I DON'T have one. More annoying though there was talk of the RED X.

    I HAD it! Then when the talk about it started it DISAPPEARED and has not re-appeared! I have commented on posts about it and PM'd a board guide but no reply and no acknowledgement anywhere.

    I can't be the only one surely!

    PLEASE can I get the RED X back.

    TIA!
    • OneYorkshireLass
    • By OneYorkshireLass 15th Nov 12, 10:59 PM
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    What brower are you using?

    Do you mean the actual button is missing? Try clearing your cache and see if it re-appears ...
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    • stormbreaker
    • By stormbreaker 18th Nov 12, 11:14 PM
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    stormbreaker
    What brower are you using?

    Do you mean the actual button is missing? Try clearing your cache and see if it re-appears ...
    Originally posted by OneYorkshireLass
    I am using FF. When the green tick first arrived, the red cross came too! Since they have been 'doing something' with the red cross it has disappeared?

    I might add I have remained on the 'old' format MSE? I can't remember when the format changed but I you could choose to remain on the 'old format' and as that was what I was used too, I did.

    I can't be alone in this though, surely?
  • danielhead
    Is it possible to de-sticky (If that's a word ) this thread, seems the discussion finished some time back?
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 20th Jan 13, 2:28 PM
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    • djl
    • By djl 20th Jan 13, 2:39 PM
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    if it's not too complicated, the ideal would be tick for done, skip for something you want to go back on later (perhaps ie comp not loading) and X for not interested in
    Originally posted by cornishpasty1
    I agree its a good idea
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