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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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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Nothing much happening around here, I am getting bored waiting for Dad to get back up to speed and I seem to spend a long time sitting at the front gate waiting for him to take me out :o
    Just as well Duncan, these temps are ridiculous, too many doggies collapsing and dying uneccessarily :(


    We've been having playdates round my house with water play, scent work, treat toys, doggy ice lollies and canine bubbles instead of walking client dogs. It's been brilliant fun and much nicer!
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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    I run away when dad gets the hose out :o
    He does give me plenty of ice lollies though :T
  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Unbelievable, another case yesterday, have you seen the poor greyhound in London fighting for his life now? :(:(


    Aww, the girls have just had some more doggy ice lollies ;):D
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  • duncanthedogduncanthedog Forumite
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    Dad seems to be more affected by the heat than me, he was ill with it yesterday and I got fewer walks again :(
    Rain today though so we'll see how many times I can take him out :D
  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Dad seems to be more affected by the heat than me, he was ill with it yesterday and I got fewer walks again :(
    Rain today though so we'll see how many times I can take him out :D
    He'll get pneumonia then!! :p


    Arrgg having a nightmare at the moment - not helped by spending 5 days trying to get through to Sky :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
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    Sky is only for football and even though I love watching it at ground level during a live match, Dad refuses to pay to have it on his TV.
    Freeview is king in this house, Dad can get everything that he doesn't watch using that so why pay :p
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    Sky is only for football and even though I love watching it at ground level during a live match, Dad refuses to pay to have it on his TV.
    Freeview is king in this house, Dad can get everything that he doesn't watch using that so why pay :p
    Yep, now that sons and ex have all gone it's just me, so it's going to be Freeview and possibly NowTV added on for the Entertainment pack. But seriously need to think if it's worth it as I don't get a lot of time to watch TV and forget when things are on that I DO want to watch :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: And then just need to sort BB/phone out too!
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  • FruitcakeFruitcake Forumite
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    savvy wrote: »
    Yep, now that sons and ex have all gone it's just me, so it's going to be Freeview and possibly NowTV added on for the Entertainment pack. But seriously need to think if it's worth it as I don't get a lot of time to watch TV and forget when things are on that I DO want to watch :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: And then just need to sort BB/phone out too!

    It sounds like you need one of those digital devices that records programmes you don't want to watch and plays them back when you are out. :D
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Fruitcake wrote: »
    It sounds like you need one of those digital devices that records programmes you don't want to watch and plays them back when you are out. :D
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: You donut!! Ha I will miss not being able to record a programme - but will try and do without for now and see how the finances go :o
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  • savvysavvy Forumite, Board Guide
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    Okay it's September now.........you can all come out of hiding and post again! :p:p:p
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