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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

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edited 6 October 2017 at 12:02PM in Funny Money
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  • edited 12 November 2014 at 1:43AM
    oldtroutoldtrout Forumite
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    edited 12 November 2014 at 1:43AM
    Would of, should of, could of ..... grrrr!! Needs no explanation to the pedants. Basic grammar which younger ones don't seem to have been taught. If they need to shorten it, then use would've, should've, could've, please.

    For some reason, I don't mind wud av, shud av or cud av.
  • People that use an abbreviation or acronym and then repeat at least one of the letters by speaking the word out in full, e.g. HIV Virus, AC Current The worst case I heard was someone decribing a PIN as a Personal PIN Number.
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    edited 12 November 2014 at 7:43AM
    Being asked by every till operator how my day is going, and then at the end being told to have a nice day. I don't mind the usual niceties, but I don't want to discuss what sort of day I'm having, when all I'm doing is buying a few groceries! It's different if there's no queue and you get a bit of banter going about something, but otherwise, a simple 'Good Morning/Afternoon' and 'Thank You, Goodbye' is all that's necessary.
    One till operator made the mistake of asking 'And how are YOU today?' When I was actually feeling a bit ill, so despite the queue behind me, I enlightened him with all the details of how unwell I was feeling! He looked quite uncomfortable. Well, if you don't want to know the answer, don't ask the question! :D



    Oh, and 'your' instead of 'you're' and 'their' instead of 'there' or 'they're'.
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  • Whenever I hear a politician say "the truth is" I am always fairly sure it isn't. At least not in any form that you would recognise.
  • BellroydBellroyd Forumite
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    People don't turn round before they say things. Can you imagine how odd it would be if we did?
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  • PyxisPyxis Forumite
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    Bellroyd wrote: »
    People don't turn round before they say things. Can you imagine how odd it would be if we did?
    Please would you explain, Bellroyd? I'm easily confoosed!
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  • Ebe_ScroogeEbe_Scrooge Forumite
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    Flumina wrote: »
    Why have people started to begin sentences with "so..." Is it an import from over the pond?

    'So' should be used to qualify or add to something that's been said already.

    This one particularly annoys me. And the number of highly intelligent academics being interviewed on Radio 4 who are guilty of this ....
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  • wiogswiogs Forumite
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    "strictly forbidden" - forbidden is an absolute which can't be qualified.
  • wiogswiogs Forumite
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    This one particularly annoys me. And the number of highly intelligent academics being interviewed on Radio 4 who are guilty of this ....

    It seems to have taken the place of "Yes" which journalists/reporters used to start their reports with.
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