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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.

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Money Savers Arms CXXVII - serving beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, coffee - all welcome

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Good luck with that Mr F. :blush:
  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    So sorry to hear all that savvy it must be soul destroying but good to hear that she is on the mend.
    Thanks dunc! It blooming is soul destroying, the youngest and strongest within a week couldn't walk or stand :(

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    Blimmin heck Fruity, you don't do things by half!!! Can you get some PPE?
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    FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    Savvy, we lost our boxer Ellie a few months ago when she suddenly went lame in the middle of the night and cried out in pain. We never did find out what went wrong, despite the best efforts of our vet, and eventually we had to have her put down.
    I understand exactly what you are/were going through, and I am so glad that at least your goggie is starting to recover.
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    savvy said:
    Blimmin heck Fruity, you don't do things by half!!! Can you get some PPE?
    A local Care company has donated a face shield and some masks of their own volition. The most excellent ambulance crew that brought my Uncle/FiL home yesterday gave us a handful of masks without us asking.
    My cousin to whom I am not married has made us some cloth masks that accept a paper filter and her husband dropped them off last week.
    My Lovely Cousin has made plastic aprons for herself by cutting the bottoms off a load of swing bin liners with handles. When she togs up with the full kit, she ends up breathless and thirsty after only an hour or so whilst caring for her Dad. How the NHS heroes stand it for hour upon hour at a time I do not know.

    This is what needs to be shown on TV instead of the naff No 10 briefing, and then perhaps we wouldn't be getting people driving down from Wolverhampton to eat ice cream and fish and chips less than a mile from our hospital that has had to stop admissions due to a covid outbreak, and in an area that is now experiencing a spike in local cases.

    We are not eligible to receive anything from the NHS, but thankfully we hopefully have enough to see us through the next fortnight thanks to the kindness of strangers and family.
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Fruitcake said:
    Savvy, we lost our boxer Ellie a few months ago when she suddenly went lame in the middle of the night and cried out in pain. We never did find out what went wrong, despite the best efforts of our vet, and eventually we had to have her put down.
    I understand exactly what you are/were going through, and I am so glad that at least your goggie is starting to recover.
    Thanks Fruity - that must've been horrible for you all, especially not knowing what happenend to Ellie :(  Fortunately Ebby is doing well, but so ravenous with the steroids you need eyes in the back of your head to see what she's trying to eat next!! She ate something in the park last week which made her sick for 3 days, where they kept talking to me about cancer causing lameness I of course freaked out about her puking. BUT she kept her food down this weekend and now looks back on track despite perhaps throwing up her steroids. Fingers crossed for the next consult tomorrow.

    Ahhh that's amazing they did that for you, glad you are sorted now. Yes they don't really focus on the gritty subjects hey, since Ebs became ill 2 months ago I haven't bothered with the daily updates - it's the least of my worries now!

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