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Interest rates on Club Lloyds and Bank of Scotland Vantage accounts to be slashed - MSE News
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Former_MSE_Naomi Former MSEMSE Staff
Lloyds and Bank of Scotland customers will earn less interest on Club Lloyds and Vantage accounts from October...
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mse staff don’t read the forum unless it’s a post report. They react as and when they receive information or a news release from a bank then turn it into a story on the forum. That’s their job.
You can’t expect them to add to an existing thread (it’s not their job).
But it's surely not their job to start a duplicate discussion thread. Which is merely confusing the discussion.
They can - and have in the past on occasions - take-over, in the nicest possible way, the existing thread and add their own spin and link to their full story, to the opening thread, retaining the original post as well - which enables both MSE Towers and the original OP to have joint credit/billing. Without starting another thread.
I can't see any reason for them not to do that - except for laziness.
I don’t suppose it is laziness though. More doing what their manager/editor tells them to do in order to keep their job.
I doubt there's a standing order to always make a new thread regardless of whether there's an existing one.
Especially as, if the MSE team actually read the forum (there's ample evidence that they don't!), they'd be aware that every time they do this - run a story and make a duplicate thread, it generates reactions like we're seeing above.
It does not put them, MSE, in a good light - so it would be a very odd standing order.