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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 2nd Aug 17, 12:40 PM
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    Royal Mail Monitoring and Posting Panel 2nd Aug 17 at 12:40 PM
    It is that time again for a new thread as the old one is about to approach its 314th page.

    Thanks to 3010 for posting the last thread

    Please note in post number two there is now a list of FAQ that 3010 very kindly posted on the old thread so I have copied it here. .

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    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 7th Feb 19, 8:25 AM
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    MABLE
    Thanks.

    I received my last posting pack last week so I will not get the March stamps. I also got a Harry Potter presentation pack last week.
    Originally posted by Jo4
    After nearly 9 months on the live panel I am certainly looking forward to that day when my present time comes to an end. You can sometimes have to much of a good thing.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Feb 19, 9:36 AM
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    After nearly 9 months on the live panel I am certainly looking forward to that day when my present time comes to an end. You can sometimes have to much of a good thing.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    Yes, I was on main panel for 9 months last year.
    BAck on now & really hope it is not for so long this time.
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    • Jo4
    • By Jo4 7th Feb 19, 3:41 PM
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    After nearly 9 months on the live panel I am certainly looking forward to that day when my present time comes to an end. You can sometimes have to much of a good thing.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    I joined the live posting panel again on the 27th June 2018 and the last item I have to post at the moment is Friday 15th February 2019, so I've been on the live posting panel just under 8 months this time. I don't mind the rest either.
    • fraserbooks
    • By fraserbooks 7th Feb 19, 8:59 PM
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    I have just started my third stint and got the Harry Potter stamps as well. Last time I think I was live for about 8 months though I think they said it was something about changing the website. So far I have posted 4 cubes in 4 weeks. it seems busier so far. I like that you only have to give the time the letters were received to the nearest half hour,
    • cherie1122
    • By cherie1122 8th Feb 19, 6:56 AM
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    It is a lot busier fraserbooks and I'm going to stop doing the survey after my current live stint has finished. I used to enjoy it but there are so many cubes these days then I'm getting fed up with driving to the post office with them. It's been interesting but I've had enough now.

    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 8th Feb 19, 5:55 PM
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    There was some discussion here a couple of weeks ago, around posting items the night before the due date.

    There is a new news feed item on the tns website.

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    • fraserbooks
    • By fraserbooks 8th Feb 19, 9:17 PM
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    Do you think they read this thread? It does make life a lot easier..
    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 8th Feb 19, 9:24 PM
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    There was some discussion here a couple of weeks ago, around posting items the night before the due date.

    There is a new news feed item on the tns website.

    Originally posted by Chrisv

    That is a bit of a change from what they've previously told people. Perhaps all these Post Boxes being changed to 9am final collections are starting to take their toll on the survey results.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 8th Feb 19, 9:25 PM
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    Do you think they read this thread? It does make life a lot easier..
    Originally posted by fraserbooks
    No idea, but I do think they must be loosing panel members due to the increase in work involved & no increase in what you get for doing the main survey.
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    • podmonster
    • By podmonster 9th Feb 19, 11:09 AM
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    Thank you NBLondon, TNS have now advised a user will be removed from the system "if a number of invites have been declined". From memory, I chose the option that I couldnt do the main survey at the time but happy to be contacted in future but it appears they class that as a decline.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 9th Feb 19, 3:25 PM
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    That is a bit of a change from what they've previously told people. Perhaps all these Post Boxes being changed to 9am final collections are starting to take their toll on the survey results.
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    Its not a 9am final collection. Its a 9am cut off for guaranteed collection that day.
    RM will have data on the actual time any box is cleared,no doubt this data is cross referenced with TNS data.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 11th Feb 19, 7:50 AM
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    Thank you NBLondon, TNS have now advised a user will be removed from the system "if a number of invites have been declined". From memory, I chose the option that I couldnt do the main survey at the time but happy to be contacted in future but it appears they class that as a decline.
    Originally posted by podmonster
    Yes - I'd say that was a decline. Rack up a certain number of those and they assume you're never going to be available. Otherwise a lot of us would just do the Unaddressed at 5 a time and never do the full survey....
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    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 11th Feb 19, 8:30 AM
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    Its not a 9am final collection. Its a 9am cut off for guaranteed collection that day.
    RM will have data on the actual time any box is cleared,no doubt this data is cross referenced with TNS data.
    Originally posted by custardy

    Checked on my local postbox this morning and the wording at the top of the sign is 'Last Collection Time'.
    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 11th Feb 19, 8:34 AM
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    The problem with doing the main surveys now is that their duration seems to be getting longer and longer and over the years they've been in. Action the number of post offices available have become fewer and fewer as so many have closed.

    This obviously impacts when it comes to having to post cubes which have to be handed in during opening hours - not always possible for people who work. They're inadvertently shooting themselves in the foot as a result as some geographical survey areas will be unrepresented as a result.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 11th Feb 19, 1:07 PM
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    Checked on my local postbox this morning and the wording at the top of the sign is 'Last Collection Time'.
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    trust me. Do you think the boxes are all cleared at 9am?
    The wording gives RM flexibility,but if a box has a day tag you can see if it has been cleared that day yet.
    • quoia
    • By quoia 11th Feb 19, 2:38 PM
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    Its not a 9am final collection. Its a 9am cut off for guaranteed collection that day.
    RM will have data on the actual time any box is cleared,no doubt this data is cross referenced with TNS data.
    Originally posted by custardy
    Checked on my local postbox this morning and the wording at the top of the sign is 'Last Collection Time'.
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    What this actually means is that .....

    IF you drop an item of mail into the box at 08:59 then there is a GUARANTEE that a postman will retrieve it sometime later the same day.

    Do the same at 09:01 and you MAY just have missed the collection for that day, your deposited mail not being retrieved until the following day's collection.

    Obviously if you've been constantly observing the box from before 09:00 and it is now 11:35 or whatever and mister postie hasn't visited, then "later" is yet to happen and "today's" last/final 9am collection is still pending
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    • Primrose
    • By Primrose 11th Feb 19, 2:49 PM
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    This may not be general experience elsewhere but my nearest postbox with a single 9 am daily last collection has still often not been collected by 10.30 or 11 am.
    • SSUPER
    • By SSUPER 11th Feb 19, 3:13 PM
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    Hi there. It's just to ask if you know about any other panels. I don't want this one as the cubes don't fit. I done world mail one and it was okay but I think it closed. I see one where you are logging seed deliveries but it was limited postcode. Look forward to any help.
    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 11th Feb 19, 7:26 PM
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    trust me. Do you think the boxes are all cleared at 9am?
    The wording gives RM flexibility,but if a box has a day tag you can see if it has been cleared that day yet.
    Originally posted by custardy
    I'm sure you didn't really mean to sound quite so condescending.

    I've been doing this survey for enough years to fully understand when and how the boxes are emptied thanks.

    I was just pointing out what the actual wording on the plaque is.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 12th Feb 19, 11:28 AM
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    Just had a phone call from TNS asking me to do unaddressed 25th Feb.
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