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    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 16th Apr 18, 10:25 AM
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    Scheduled Forum maintenance Wednesday 10pm to Thursday 6am
    • #1
    • 16th Apr 18, 10:25 AM
    Scheduled Forum maintenance Wednesday 10pm to Thursday 6am 16th Apr 18 at 10:25 AM
    Hi everyone

    As mentioned in our Forum updates post our techies will be working on the Forum this Wednesday night from around 10-11pm until roughly 6am Thursday morning (hopefully sooner).

    You will be unable to use the Forum during that time.

    Thanks in advance for your patience while the work's going on.

    This shouldn't affect the main site. Feel free to spend some time there, in our Deals pages, cheap energy club etc looking for more ways to save
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 16-04-2018 at 10:57 AM.
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    • Bogof_Babe
    • By Bogof_Babe 16th Apr 18, 7:59 PM
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    • #2
    • 16th Apr 18, 7:59 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Apr 18, 7:59 PM
    Are they going to fix the apostrophe problem?
    I haven't bogged off yet, and I ain't no babe


    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th Apr 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:34 PM
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    • 16th Apr 18, 9:34 PM
    Are they going to put an end to the spammers?
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Defoe
    • By Defoe 17th Apr 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:26 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:26 AM
    OMG I'll have to sleep instead.................
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    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 17th Apr 18, 10:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:49 AM
    Best of luck to all involved at the new MSE Towers - stacks of virtual biscuits to you all!
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    • #6
    • 17th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 10:53 AM
    Anyone like to guess how many Spam messages there will be by Thursday morning ?
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 17th Apr 18, 11:55 AM
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    • #7
    • 17th Apr 18, 11:55 AM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 11:55 AM
    I remember the days when the whole forum would be devastated that it would be shut over night. Not so much these days. Shame
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
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    • Spidernick
    • By Spidernick 17th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
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    • #8
    • 17th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 3:54 PM
    Are they going to fix the apostrophe problem?
    Originally posted by Bogof_Babe
    And 'lose' nearly always incorrectly coming out as 'loose' for some inexplicable reason.
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    • Poppycat
    • By Poppycat 17th Apr 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:42 PM
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    • 17th Apr 18, 6:42 PM
    Lets hope so I dont visit mse much now due to spammers, I am fed up of clicking spam button constantly and reporting some of them too and mse do nowt to cut down on spam If anything its getting worse

    Are they going to put an end to the spammers?
    Originally posted by suki1964

    • Living proof
    • By Living proof 17th Apr 18, 7:12 PM
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    They will be rooting out all those spying Ruskies intent on turning our Old Style paranoia into reality....
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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 17th Apr 18, 9:59 PM
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    Lets hope so I dont visit mse much now due to spammers, I am fed up of clicking spam button constantly and reporting some of them too and mse do nowt to cut down on spam If anything its getting worse
    Originally posted by Poppycat
    MSE only have so many resources to tackle this problem.

    We as board guides also work hard behind the scenes to shift spam.

    So we are trying.
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    • poppellerant
    • By poppellerant 17th Apr 18, 10:03 PM
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    Will the stretch skin be returning, so we can use the other 50% of our screens?

    Plenty of support for this to return as shown here.
    • fermi
    • By fermi 18th Apr 18, 7:01 AM
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    Will the stretch skin be returning, so we can use the other 50% of our screens?

    Plenty of support for this to return as shown here.
    Originally posted by poppellerant
    Not a clue, but it is possible to apply a userstyle to the green skin in Firefox/Chrome etc to set a width you want.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Bankruptcy, Credit Cards and Loans boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Any views are mine and not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com. Board guides are not moderators. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

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    • greatgimpo
    • By greatgimpo 18th Apr 18, 7:21 AM
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    Will the stretch skin be returning, so we can use the other 50% of our screens?

    Plenty of support for this to return as shown here.
    Originally posted by poppellerant
    Download the 'Stylish' app for Firefox.
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 18th Apr 18, 10:06 AM
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    ...and will they set the forum to "turbo", so we can actually reply to posts in a timely fashion??
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 18th Apr 18, 10:23 AM
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    MSE only have so many resources to tackle this problem.

    We as board guides also work hard behind the scenes to shift spam.

    So we are trying.
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    sick of hearing that, esp when we know how much MSE is worth

    MSE need to spend some money to sort this out and stop relying on the users to do it for them

    If we all stopped clicking the spam button, the cash cow would come to an end - simples
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • pugsley29
    • By pugsley29 18th Apr 18, 11:00 AM
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    Only just noticed you are forum Manager Andrea, well done, love Sandy x Not been on here much lately but going to try to comp more soon.
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 19th Apr 18, 1:11 PM
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    Folk are back & posting, so I think we survived.

    Well done forum maintenance on not overrunning, overturning or generally getting overtly overwrought - hope the air con at the new MSE Towers is working for you all?
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 19th Apr 18, 1:59 PM
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    Only just noticed you are forum Manager Andrea, well done, love Sandy x Not been on here much lately but going to try to comp more soon.
    Originally posted by pugsley29
    Thank you
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 19th Apr 18, 5:14 PM
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    Well I see the spammers are still here in full force
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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