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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

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So is it safe to assume locksmiths are key workers? 

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  • Steve_LSteve_L Forumite
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    I'd say so. One of the first jobs I finally got around to when the "zombie pox eclipse" started was to get a set of spare keys cut to give to my daughter so that, if & when we don't report in, she won't have to get the police or fire brigade to break down two doors to retrieve our bodies. You've got to look on the bright side.
    "Life is much/far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it." Oscar Wilde, in "Vera; or, The Nihilists” (much), then "Lady Windermere's Fan" (far).

  • pogofishpogofish Forumite
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    I’m struggling to see the joke here..?
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    Steve_LSteve_L Forumite
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    pogofish said:
    I’m struggling to see the joke here..?
    Dark humour. It made the key cutter smile.

    "Life is much/far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it." Oscar Wilde, in "Vera; or, The Nihilists” (much), then "Lady Windermere's Fan" (far).

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    pogofish said:
    I’m struggling to see the joke here..?
    Locksmiths specialises in unlocking things without keys,  so are they key workers lol
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    4 weeks into lockdown and my hubby has told me this joke several times a day!!!! 
    Dogs return to eat their vomit, just as fools repeat their foolishness. There is no more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "i am really clever!"
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