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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.

Thanks
MSE Forum Team

MSExit. UPDATE: Sneak Peak at the New Forum and More Info. FORUM CLOSES @ 3PM ON 6/2/20 Until 7/2/20

edited 28 January 2020 at 10:29AM in Discussion Time
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  • Terry_DactilTerry_Dactil Forumite
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    Quasar wrote: »
    Well, the 3rd February is when I'm flying out of the UK for good, and for a few weeks I'll only have my phone internet. If I can log in to mse, fine, if not... though, I suppose.

    Oh no. :(

    And you will lose your wink and your 239,714 thanks too :eek:
  • QuasarQuasar Forumite
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    Oh no. :(

    And you will lose your wink and your 239,714 thanks too :eek:

    Eh, life does have its trials and tribulations...:( ;)
    Be careful who you open up to. Today it's ears, tomorrow it's mouth.
  • amistupidamistupid Forumite
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    2. Profile pictures
    Due to the size of all the files, your profile picture will not be carried across to the new Forum. If you want to keep your current picture, please save it locally on your device and you can upload it again in the new Forum. Again, you'll need to do this before 3 February 2020.

    Just checking that I can.

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    In memory of Chris Hyde #867
  • TigsteroonieTigsteroonie Forumite
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    I voted "other". Change is inevitable. I'm not looking forward to it but I can't stop it happening. And who knows, maybe they'll surprise us. Maybe this is the one time things will happen on time, will work first time, and will actually be an improvement. Miracles have to happen sometime, else nobody would have invented the word.
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  • venisonvenison Forumite
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    As the actress said to the bishop we will have to suck it and see!

    I'm 100% sure there will be teething problems, but this time next year we will all scratch our heads and forget the old version ever existed.
    I do feel sorry for those long time posters who in some cases have amassed over a million thanks, I suspect some will think if thats what MSE thinks of me I'm off.
    Boycott the right wing press !
  • amistupidamistupid Forumite
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    I've been here over 10 years and I love this place, I don't want it to change. It'll be like changing an old village pub into a wine bar.
    In memory of Chris Hyde #867
  • TigsteroonieTigsteroonie Forumite
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    amistupid wrote: »
    I've been here over 10 years

    10 years? Youngling :D
    :heartpuls Mrs Marleyboy :heartpuls

    MSE: many of the benefits of a helpful family, without disadvantages like having to compete for the tv remote

    :) Proud Parents to an Aut-some son :)
  • MariscoMarisco Forumite
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    venison wrote: »
    As the actress said to the bishop we will have to suck it and see!

    I'm 100% sure there will be teething problems, but this time next year we will all scratch our heads and forget the old version ever existed.
    I do feel sorry for those long time posters who in some cases have amassed over a million thanks, I suspect some will think if thats what MSE thinks of me I'm off.
    You could always put them in as a footnote (or whatever you call those things at the bottom of posts) sort of xxxxx thanks in zzzz posts, then everyone will see it without having to go into profiles. :)
  • fun4everyonefun4everyone Forumite
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    Crikey, you must be one of the old timers, maybe you could regale us all with some stories before we go :D

    Perhaps you will get your old account back when they move platforms, never know.
  • Wild_RoverWild_Rover Forumite
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    No idea but people seem to be irate about it.........so I am building a placard in preparation

    I trust that you will have more than one... how about "Down with this sort of thing" and "careful now"?

    Is there no way we can blame this on the Tories? :D

    WR
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