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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 23rd Jan 13, 4:39 PM
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    Forum Introduction Guide official discussion
    • #1
    • 23rd Jan 13, 4:39 PM
    Forum Introduction Guide official discussion 23rd Jan 13 at 4:39 PM


    MSE Official Update:

    In April 2015 we launched a new Forum design. If you'd joined the Forum before then you have the choice of using either the old green or new blue versions. If you joined after you are using the new blue version. This Forum Introduction Guide is a guide to the old green Forum.

    A new guide is in the pipeline. Meanwhile, this discussion is here for reference for any forum users still using the old green version.

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    Hi everyone!

    This thread's specifically for discussing the Forum Introduction Guide. Feedback is welcome. Please reply below to let us know your thoughts.

    Just click 'reply' to discuss it



    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 06-11-2015 at 10:29 AM.

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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 25th Jan 13, 11:25 AM
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    • #2
    • 25th Jan 13, 11:25 AM
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    • 25th Jan 13, 11:25 AM
    Advice for starting a new thread might also include to make sure that the thread is on the correct board suitable to deal with that particular question.

    As my dad taught me, measure twice, cut once
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 25th Jan 13, 9:31 PM
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    • #3
    • 25th Jan 13, 9:31 PM
    • #3
    • 25th Jan 13, 9:31 PM
    Not so much for the guide but a 'Capcha' code for the first half dozen threads from a newbie would go a long way to cut down on spammers, particularly the bots.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 26th Jan 13, 7:34 AM
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    • #4
    • 26th Jan 13, 7:34 AM
    • #4
    • 26th Jan 13, 7:34 AM
    I can't believe you used the word "bargainistas" - even Google Chrome spell check doesn't recognise it
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
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  • meher
    • #5
    • 1st Feb 13, 3:46 PM
    • #5
    • 1st Feb 13, 3:46 PM
    Very entertaining and useful. Soothing background music. Very stylish editing. I didn't like the narrator though. It is always better to have men as narrators because they wouldn't have that shrill in their tone and it would be gentler to listen to. This one reminded me of the nuns we had at school. Have you listened to the narrator on hostelworld. He is so good, he wooed me to visit some places. Apart from the narrator voice and accent, this is comprehensive and informative.
    Last edited by meher; 03-02-2013 at 2:55 PM.
  • cranefly
    • #6
    • 12th Feb 13, 12:44 PM
    how do i use main forums
    • #6
    • 12th Feb 13, 12:44 PM
    Just signed up but although I can access forums there is no way I can see where to post something.
  • Errata
    • #7
    • 12th Feb 13, 3:48 PM
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    • 12th Feb 13, 3:48 PM
    I can't believe you used the word "bargainistas" - even Google Chrome spell check doesn't recognise it
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    I don't even know what that word means Is it a country in South America?
    Last edited by Errata; 12-02-2013 at 3:50 PM.
    .....................I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 12th Feb 13, 10:59 PM
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    • #8
    • 12th Feb 13, 10:59 PM
    • #8
    • 12th Feb 13, 10:59 PM
    I don't even know what that word means Is it a country in South America?
    Originally posted by Errata
    They're like the Sandistas but with more shopping

    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
  • haggisreid
    • #9
    • 9th May 13, 2:16 PM
    Flight Delay Compensaion
    • #9
    • 9th May 13, 2:16 PM
    After seeing a programme with Martin Lewis hosting regarding flight delays I contacted Thomas Cook.

    I got a reply within a week of my letter and have today received a voucher from them so am now looking forward to having a holiday to compensate for my delay.

    Thanks Martin and Thomas Cook
  • 51hawthorn
    Hi
    I wonder if you casn help me - with regard to PPI

    I want to write on this site to the forum people - how do I do this under my own name etc?

    thanks
  • Brush up
    Just signed up but although I can access forums there is no way I can see where to post something.
    Originally posted by cranefly
    I have the same problem. The video does not work.i am not sure if this will be posted
    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 16th May 13, 9:14 PM
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    torbrex
    Reading some of the posts in this thread, can someone tell me how these newbie's managed to get directed here if they have used the forum introduction guide.
  • davejoy4
    Re:claiming PPI using credit rating companies
    What Martin failed to tell us on itv.thismorning when he advised contacting a credit rating company such as Equifax in order to get your credit report to find out the name of the company, who gave the credit and missold PPI if you cannot remember is that they only have credit records going back six years. The company in question who gave me credit was around 10/13 years so I wasted my time and money by having to ring them to clarify this. Martin said you can claim PPI back for a transaction that was up to 15 years ago I believe
  • me_laura
    When I can post links as a newbie? After what number of posts or days?
    Thanks.
  • Wywth
    When I can post links as a newbie? After what number of posts or days?
    Thanks.
    Originally posted by me_laura
    When you have made a sufficient number of posts and/or been a member a sufficient period of time.

    The exact details are not published as that would nullify the reason for the restriction (i.e. to help prevent spamming) ... but when you've been here long enough it's not too difficult to work out
    (but then it's too late I suppose )

    Keep contributing and you will eventually be able to post URLs
    • Marigold123
    • By Marigold123 25th Jul 13, 6:02 AM
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    I can't believe you used the word "bargainistas" - even Google Chrome spell check doesn't recognise it
    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    I think bargainista is cool. We need more Ital-glish in our lives!
    Last edited by Marigold123; 25-07-2013 at 6:05 AM.
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  • Old Wrinkly
    I thought it was Spanglish ...

    See Jenna's post above (#8).
    extension of Sandinista ... Portillista ... fashionista ...
    Last edited by Old Wrinkly; 25-07-2013 at 12:45 PM.
  • shoneygb
    wheres the car insurance chat ? ps i pay 15 a year including euro breakdown yer big smile oh engine is 5.8ltr so no econo car
    Last edited by shoneygb; 08-08-2013 at 10:13 PM. Reason: info
  • 602french
    Delayed Flight Information
    Hi, New to forum.
    Can anyone help and give any information on flight from Glasgow with Thomas Cook Airlines to Vancouver on 22nd July and return Vancouver to Glasgow on 26th August.
    This flight was delayed till 27th August with a 25 hour delay. I do not have any flight nos. boarding passes, booking ref. nos. I asked my travel agent Canadian affair if they could help, they passed my request information onto Thomas Cook which I do not think they will provide. There must be a few people on this return flight that was delayed, I would be grateful for any information.These dates are in2009
    Last edited by 602french; 14-08-2013 at 3:20 PM.
    • Mobeer
    • By Mobeer 14th Aug 13, 1:19 PM
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    Mobeer
    The "Please read and stick to the Forum Rules" bit is too hidden away beneath the mailing list advert (the thirds such advert in the page!). It should appear before the invitation to "join up" (link).

    "watch our introductory video below" - appears below the video, so should say to watch the video above, or else the video needs moving down.

    Plus someone needs to tidy the irrelevant posts out of this thread.
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