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Results: Is it time for another inane poll yet?

No

0% • 0 votes

Not just at the moment thanks

20.00% • 8 votes

Definitely not

5.00% • 2 votes

Can't we just disable polls please?

75.00% • 30 votes

You may not vote on this poll

40 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • msallen
    • By msallen 5th Dec 17, 8:20 AM
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    msallen
    Is it time for another inane poll yet?
    • #1
    • 5th Dec 17, 8:20 AM
    Is it time for another inane poll yet? 5th Dec 17 at 8:20 AM
    Is it time for another inane poll yet?
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    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 5th Dec 17, 10:15 PM
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    Anthorn
    Actually I think you'll find they are selling certain food past its 'best before' date, not its 'sell by ' date, which is completely different. Not to realise this is missing the fundamental point that 'best before' is meaningless for many foods. It merely encourages waste of perfectly good food. But this is all off-topic....
    Originally posted by Zanderman
    Actually not much difference between the two and we can also add use-by to the list. The Co-op is actually tapping into government proposals to scrap those EU requirements to make it all easier to understand because, they say, too much fresh food is being wasted.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2009/jun/16/food-waste-best-before-dates

    However the Co-op seeks to sell these outdated products while other supermarkets give them away for free to the community. That's what makes the Co-op reprehensible.

    Not off-topic at all. This thread is about polls and MSE posted a poll based on the Co-ops reprehensible actions.

    The other effect of the Co-op's actions is that it makes the selling of out of date food respectable with the implication that out of date food is safe. So how soon will we be sold ham complete with maggots and mouldy bread without any right to complain and get a refund simply because we were told it was out of date!
    Last edited by Anthorn; 05-12-2017 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Last paragraph added
    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 6th Dec 17, 1:48 AM
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    Eco Miser
    Money saving perhaps but morally right? No. Personally, I would prefer food which is past its sell-by date to be given away for free to food banks. Selling food past it's sell-by date for 10p to anyone and everyone has to be wrong since it could be bought by those who can afford to pay more. The MSE inane poll supports that! But hey, whoever said that MSE is socially responsible? Shame on Eastern Co-op and everyone who supports them!
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    It can also be bought by those who can't afford full price, but don't qualify for food banks. Food banks limit how many times an individual can be helped ( I think it's three times at my local one).
    Eco Miser
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    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 6th Dec 17, 1:57 AM
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    Eco Miser
    Actually I think you'll find they are selling certain food past its 'best before' date, not its 'sell by ' date, which is completely different. Not to realise this is missing the fundamental point that 'best before' is meaningless for many foods. It merely encourages waste of perfectly good food. But this is all off-topic....
    Originally posted by Zanderman
    I may have mis-remembered, but 'sell by' is equally meaningless.

    'Best before' is an indication of when the quality of long life products starts dropping noticeably.
    'Sell By' is an indicator for the shop's stock control.
    'Use by' is the only one of serious relevance to the consumer, and indicates when short life foods may start to go off.
    Eco Miser
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    • veryintrigued
    • By veryintrigued 7th Dec 17, 8:49 AM
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    veryintrigued
    An inane poll that's developed into a food fight.

    That's about right.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 31st Dec 17, 6:06 PM
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    JustAnotherSaver
    Not sure if it's time for another poll yet or not...

    I'm too busy wondering if it's time we stopped getting so upset over posts & threads we have no interest in yet for some reason we seem unable to hit that X in the top corner & feel that responding on said thread is not an option but a requirement.

    • Eco Miser
    • By Eco Miser 1st Jan 18, 1:18 AM
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    Eco Miser
    And I'm wondering about the sense in reviving a three week old joke thread, but wondering even more about that x in the top corner - on my display that closes the browser.
    Eco Miser
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 1st Jan 18, 9:37 AM
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    JustAnotherSaver
    And I'm wondering about the sense in reviving a three week old joke thread, but wondering even more about that x in the top corner - on my display that closes the browser.
    Originally posted by Eco Miser
    Post obviously in response to me so on that note....

    1) It was on the first page. I was just looking at thread titles and chose to open this one up.

    I don't know ... people seem to get upset when you don't scroll back the page numbers and now they get upset when you reply to something on page 1. MSE ... where whatever you do is 'wrong'.

    2) Yeah it closes the browser in mine too - that's the point. Some of the stuff that a lot of people here seem to let bother them and the degree it bothers them they really need to get off the internet ASAP. I'd hate to think how they'd react if they broke a nail or something.

    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 1st Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    Robisere
    An inane poll that's developed into a food fight.

    That's about right.
    Originally posted by veryintrigued
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

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