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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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  • LimeLightLimeLight Forumite
    8K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    Bellroyd wrote: »
    People don't turn round before they say things. Can you imagine how odd it would be if we did?
    Pyxis wrote: »
    Please would you explain, Bellroyd? I'm easily confoosed!

    Some people say " so I turned round and said....." "And she turned around and shouted...."

    You can imagine the pair pirouetting down the street as they keep turning around to each other during an argument.
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
  • nonnatusnonnatus Forumite
    1.5K posts
    I, like other have said, get really irritated by checkout assistants ask me
    "How has your day been so far? Doing anything nice with the rest of your day?"

    How is that appropriate? Maybe I'm off to a funeral? Maybe I'm going home to drink six bottles of wine and stew in my own misery? How on earth does it have anything to do with the Supermarket staff???

    The only question I can tolerate is the "Did you find everything you were looking for today?" At least it's relevant :cool:

    God, I'm miserable.
  • GeepGeep Forumite
    87 posts
    The use of a qualifying word with an absolute description, sometimes in a slightly patronising way, thus "rather wonderful", "slightly wrong" and "somewhat unique". What Fowler describes as an air of studious understatement.
  • LimeLightLimeLight Forumite
    8K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    What about shop assistants who don't actually listen to your answer?

    "So, how are you today?

    feeling quite depressed

    "oh good"
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
  • This one might not really count but it really annoys me when historians say things like "by March 1063 Elizabeth is dying". I assume they are trying to make history more "real" by pretending it didn't happen in the past but there's a clue in the word "history" - it has already happened! She's already dead! It's worse when they shift between tenses in the same or neighbouring sentences.

    By the way, haven't we had this sort of thread before? Can of worms....
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  • GeepGeep Forumite
    87 posts
    haven't we had this sort of thread before?
    Yes but isn't it enjoyable!:rotfl:
  • less is more...?

    less vs fewer , them vs those, was vs were, isn't there vs aren't there, there is vs there are, compared with vs compared to, we've seen vs we seen... and it goes on..

    "There's less of them skateboarders than there was before, isn't there, compared with what we seen in them other places?"

    "There are fewer of those skateboarders than there were before, aren't there, compared to what we've seen other places?"

    Seen on a tribute card to Amy Winehouse after her death, referring to the legacy Amy left as "an air lume"

    Finally, for thems that don't know nothing about double negatives, I offer this old joke:

    An English teacher says to her class, "In grammatical terms, a double negative makes a positive, but there is simply no such thing as a double positive in the English language." And from the back of the class, a student responds, "Yeah, right."

    As Groucho Marx said, "I cannot say that I do not disagree with you."
  • naughty_10382naughty_10382 Forumite
    627 posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    'Defiantly' instead of 'definitely' makes me cross. "I defiantly want to go there again" just gives me an image of someone marching off shouting "I'm going back there and you can't stop me!" to everyone in the vicinity.
    Blood donations to date: 10 | Type: O negative[/B][/CENTER]
  • its - awesome/wonderful/great - its none of these things. Its an Icon, iconic - no its not. The worst - its Cool. No its warm. All these are so overused to have become meaningless He is a national treasure - most people can't stand him/her
  • People who write loose instead of lose, and especially people who write looser instead of loser. What's looser? Your knickers?
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