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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 6th Jan 17, 1:08 PM
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    MSE Offers Sub-boards - your feedback needed
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    • 6th Jan 17, 1:08 PM
    MSE Offers Sub-boards - your feedback needed 6th Jan 17 at 1:08 PM
    Hi everyone

    What are MSE Blagged offers?

    Last year we started posting MSE blagged offers on the Forum as well as on the main site so you could grab them directly here and our team could help out with any queries (as announced here).

    Why sub-boards?

    We're going to be doing this more throughout the year and we're looking into setting up sub-boards where we'd post all MSE Blagged offers relevant to that area. The idea is that you can easily see the offers all in one place and can come back and ask questions if you have them eg when cashback is due.

    Expired offer threads would have a clear, official MSE insert posted in the top to say they're no longer available so you'd don't try to apply for an old offer. The discussion would stay open, though, so you can ask questions later on.

    An alternative idea was to have a single MSE Offers board or sub-board for all offers but we felt you might not see the offers there.

    We're starting with a trial next week to see how it goes and we'd like to get your feedback, both now and during the trial.

    If you have a thought, a suggestion, a fab idea how we could do it better, or even not at all if you feel it affects your forum experience, please let us know on this thread.

    Thanks in advance for your help
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 06-01-2017 at 2:22 PM.

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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 11th Jan 17, 9:14 AM
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    • 11th Jan 17, 9:14 AM
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    • 11th Jan 17, 9:14 AM
    Morning everyone!

    It would be great to get your feedback on this.

    Thanks

    Andrea

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    • SabNys
    • By SabNys 13th Jan 17, 12:28 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Jan 17, 12:28 PM
    Why are username searches case-sensitive?
    • #3
    • 13th Jan 17, 12:28 PM
    I tried to find an old post by using "Search by Username" in Advanced Search. But no suggestions appeared in the dropdown. After several failed attempts, I tried changing the initial letter to upper case. That worked. So the username search is case-sensitive.

    In every forum that I use (for example, Evernote, TenForums), username searches are not case-sensitive.

    As an experiment, I did separate keyword searches for "drawdown" and "Drawdown". I got the same number of search results. So keyword searches are not case-sensitive.

    I would be grateful for the reason why usernames are case-sensitive.

    Thanks.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 13th Jan 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 13th Jan 17, 1:05 PM
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    • 13th Jan 17, 1:05 PM
    Morning everyone!

    It would be great to get your feedback on this.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    When does it start and where will the new forum be?
    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 15th Jan 17, 8:10 AM
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    • #5
    • 15th Jan 17, 8:10 AM
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    • 15th Jan 17, 8:10 AM
    Hi everyone

    We're starting with a trial next week to see how it goes and we'd like to get your feedback, both now and during the trial.

    If you have a thought, a suggestion, a fab idea how we could do it better, or even not at all if you feel it affects your forum experience, please let us know on this thread.

    Thanks in advance for your help
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    Morning everyone!

    It would be great to get your feedback on this.

    Thanks

    Andrea
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea

    I would say the feedback so far, speaks volumes?

    Nothing is particularly clear?

    Also, this thread is easy to "pass" as it's a sticky (first post,) at the top of the board, and if you're a regular user, you don't necessarily read stickies on a daily basis as they rarely change?

    Maybe de-sticky-fy and more clarity?

    It's certainly lost on me, (maybe i'm thick?)
    Fred - Where's your get up and go?

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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 15th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 15th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 15th Jan 17, 8:49 AM
    I would say the feedback so far, speaks volumes?

    Nothing is particularly clear?

    Also, this thread is easy to "pass" as it's a sticky (first post,) at the top of the board, and if you're a regular user, you don't necessarily read stickies on a daily basis as they rarely change?

    Maybe de-sticky-fy and more clarity?

    It's certainly lost on me, (maybe i'm thick?)
    Originally posted by fredandwilma
    Spot on.

    What is the trial? Has it started yet? Where is it? Is it 'feedback' to tell you we don't know what on earth you're on about?
    • fredandwilma
    • By fredandwilma 15th Jan 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 15th Jan 17, 10:07 AM
    • #7
    • 15th Jan 17, 10:07 AM
    Is it 'feedback' to tell you we don't know what on earth you're on about?
    Originally posted by Biggles
    I think so.

    I've followed the links but it's still as clear as mud?
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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 25th Jan 17, 2:03 PM
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    • 25th Jan 17, 2:03 PM
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    • 25th Jan 17, 2:03 PM
    Hi all

    Thanks for your feedback, we're having a rethink about this so bear with us

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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 25th Jan 17, 2:04 PM
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    • 25th Jan 17, 2:04 PM
    • #9
    • 25th Jan 17, 2:04 PM
    I tried to find an old post by using "Search by Username" in Advanced Search. But no suggestions appeared in the dropdown. After several failed attempts, I tried changing the initial letter to upper case. That worked. So the username search is case-sensitive.

    In every forum that I use (for example, Evernote, TenForums), username searches are not case-sensitive.

    As an experiment, I did separate keyword searches for "drawdown" and "Drawdown". I got the same number of search results. So keyword searches are not case-sensitive.

    I would be grateful for the reason why usernames are case-sensitive.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by SabNys
    Hi, the software we use for the Forum (Vbulletin) is case sensitive.

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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 12th Feb 17, 12:01 PM
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    Hi, the software we use for the Forum (Vbulletin) is case sensitive.
    Originally posted by MSE Andrea
    That seems pretty unusual to me, too; I would normally just put in the characters all in lower case.

    Is it possible to incorporate a prompt into the search box to say that it's case-sensitive to avoid wasting peoples' time?
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