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On 21/07/2020 at 01:45, PeanutButter said:

That’s weird af.

Do house builders advertise on there? Did they pull ads?

It's all explained here.

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So how does MSE generate revenue?

Companies cannot pay to appear on the site. Guides are written purely from a 'what's the best way to save money?' stance. Once the guides are finished, it's the commercial team's job to see if they can find 'affiliate links' to the top products.

These look and work in the same way as normal links, but if someone clicks through, the link is tracked and may generate a payment to the site. The details vary – sometimes the payment's per click, per user, per application, per accepted application or any combination.

Also, certain links in the forum posted by users have a software called Skimlinks added. This simply tracks the link to MSE. These look and work in the same way as normal links. If someone clicks through, the link is tracked and it may generate a payment to the site (see Skimlinks factsheet for more details).

At a corporate level MSE is owned by MoneySuperMarket, proud purveyor of standard and BTL mortgages (among other things).

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1 hour ago, regprentice said:

They've been funny about that board for years. Iirc the board was hidden and could only be seen by people who had created a forum login and then were logged in. 

That is because of the abuse, racism, and other stuff that was flying about, there is a pinned message when you log on about the future of the board from a  few years ago,  from ML I seem to remember. Nobody reads the debate board over there, it has about a dozen morons who just bray on about their property gains all day and attack anyone who calls them out, most regular posters on the main property boards would prefer any discussion of property prices to be on the "Debate" board, so nobody sees it because of course they are only interested in prices that go UP :lol:

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Another month gone, still shut. But.. but... I thought a mini-boom was under way... :rolleyes:

Meanwhile in the House Buying, Renting & Selling section a few interesting threads are starting to pop up.

Imminent house price crash and fear of negative equity

Is a recession a good time to buy?

Buyer pulled out just before exchange

The resident BTL types are in complete denial of course. :lol:

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The posts were often unlike nasty and unpleasant often baiting and detracted from the wider MSE forum which was about giving people financial advice. The comments made about this site and some of its members were not exactly complimentary in particular.

No wonder they stopped people posting in it as it must have given the moderators headaches.

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Go to MSE to work out how to save £20 on your car insurance and read also how the UKGOV has engineered a £20k jump in house prices in a month...makes the £20  and the entire website/forum seem irrelevant. 

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1 hour ago, MARTINX9 said:

The posts were often unlike nasty and unpleasant often baiting and detracted from the wider MSE forum which was about giving people financial advice. The comments made about this site and some of its members were not exactly complimentary in particular.

No wonder they stopped people posting in it as it must have given the moderators headaches.

Nah, the real reason why the Debate House Prices and the Economy section was shut is that MSE won't tolerate bearish talk, and that's where most of it was happening before the C19 crisis.

Hence their plea "Please do not post content intended for this board elsewhere in the forum"

In fact the MSE mods are all too happy to allow systematic bullying and derision of the few bearish posters who dare to express their views in the House Buying, Renting & Selling section, at the hands of the BTL mob.

Embarassing, really.

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3 minutes ago, Deckard said:

Nah, the real reason why the Debate House Prices and the Economy section was shut is that MSE won't tolerate bearish talk, and that's where most of it was happening before the C19 crisis.

Hence their plea "Please do not post content intended for this board elsewhere in the forum"

In fact the MSE mods are all too happy to allow systematic bullying and derision of the few bearish posters who dare to express their views in the House Buying, Renting & Selling section, at the hands of the BTL mob.

Embarassing, really.

Come on, you posted some recent thread titles up yourself just a few posts ago, none of them are particularly HPI friendly, and those threads are still running.......no one was reading the debate forum except for a very small number of people who like to argue about that stuff, it had f*uck all impact on public sentiment IMO, they kept it running just to get the price squabbles and abuse off the main board because that is the bit that most visitors to the site see.

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9 minutes ago, dances with sheeple said:

Come on, you posted some recent thread titles up yourself just a few posts ago, none of them are particularly HPI friendly, and those threads are still running.......

So what? The vast majority of posters here are bearish by definition, it's the forum's raison d'etre.

On the other hand, the mods here don't delete bullish posts or prevent debate that goes against their agenda, do they?

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On 20/07/2020 at 17:08, Deckard said:

It was "reluctantly" closed at the end of March, will it ever be reopened?

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"Please do not post content intended for this board elsewhere in the forum"

Can you smell the BTL fear ? :D

 

Ironically, Martin Lewis is one of the few MSM commentators that has regularly called for lower house prices and that House Price Inflation is not good

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15 hours ago, Deckard said:

So what? The vast majority of posters here are bearish by definition, it's the forum's raison d'etre.

On the other hand, the mods here don't delete bullish posts or prevent debate that goes against their agenda, do they?

Not sure what point you are trying to make really, the very bearish threads are still running at MSE, and you said MSE just deletes these things? In reality they seem to allow polite and sensible discussion, but don`t like too many links to sites like here or to articles that take a position on where interest rates are going or whatever.

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