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    • Anoneemoose
    • By Anoneemoose 13th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
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    Where to Start Advice Please
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
    Where to Start Advice Please 13th Mar 17 at 7:06 PM
    Evening all.

    I hope it's ok to post this question. I am just wondering where to start really. Does everybody have a method they use that they wouldn't mind sharing with me?

    I ask mainly as I am looking for something to do to relieve the boredom of not working due to illness. I have been rather down about the boredom of late.

    I have read through some of the newbie threads, but due to brain fog, I have probably overdone it and have baffled myself.

    Any 'getting started' hints and tips would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Anon.
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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:10 PM
    Hi & welcome
    best place I think to start (if you haven't already but if you have apologies )

    Sticky: NEW COMPERS PLEASE READ - Competition Board - useful links

    this one especially..
    Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs
    Last edited by fire**fly; 13-03-2017 at 7:20 PM.
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    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 13th Mar 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:11 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:11 PM
    This thread has some great advice for new compers, good luck

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4896515
    A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others.





    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Mar 17, 7:20 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:20 PM
    Anoneemoose
    Does everybody have a method they use that they wouldn't mind sharing with me?


    I enter as comps are posted if that helps,
    using the green tick (entered) & red tick for ones I pass by,
    that way next time you log in you'll see where you have left off on the board,
    this post is very useful for comps ending/newly posted
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=71252760&postcount=4
    though it's always been said it's unadvisable to enter by dates nearly ending in the compers guide/
    WARNING: If you are entering comps on the day or even the day before they end you run the risk that perhaps the comp has closed a little early & your entry won't be counted. Another thing to bear in mind is that the Board Guides volunteer hours of their time to keep these boards clear & running smoothly so sometimes comps which are ending today or perhaps tomorrow (in rare cases) may be moved to Game Over a little early - this is a task which has to fit around their real lives & also when they have some spare 'online' time.
    SUGGESTION
    : If you really want to only enter comps right when they are ending then I strongly suggest you get a couple of days ahead of yourself to avoid the above.
    hth x




    Getting Started (I)
    1 I want to enter comps, what should I do first? / Where do I start?!
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=12237911&postcount=3
    Last edited by fire**fly; 13-03-2017 at 7:30 PM.
    'What day is it?' asked Pooh 'It's today' squeaked Piglet, 'My favorite day' said Pooh
    A rustle in the wind reminds us a fairy is near,
    *fairysprinkles to all ¸¸..¸¸.*
    Duchess Tinkerbell fire**fly of the Alphabetty thread






    • Anoneemoose
    • By Anoneemoose 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
    Thank you for the replies.

    I shall get started tomorrow. I am off to read a bit more of the tips and FAQs.
    • WeAreGhosts
    • By WeAreGhosts 13th Mar 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:16 PM
    For me it was best to dive straight in and worry about methods later once you become more familiar with the board.

    The very first bit of advice should be - have a dedicated comping email address, don't use your personal one!
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