And we're back! 🎉

Hooray! It’s great to see the forum open again after a week of forlornly refreshing. :sweat_smile:


Yeeeey the community is back!

Just to be clear I’m super happy that it is but if I’m honest with how long it was “offline” I expected more :confused: To summarise, new accounts need approving and Alan is going to spend a bit more time on here is all that has come from a 9 day lockdown/review?

Are there anymore planned changes? What took place that evening was horrendous and it stemmed from issues that have built up and up from way before then. So from what I’m seeing nothing has been acknowledged or changed to address the concerns that people raised.


I agree. What’s to stop someone posting a normal first comment and then changing their username and start trolling after that?


It’s good to be back! Can I ask if the format of the forum is changing? I miss my categories view!




Click/tap on the 3 lines at the top-right (next to your user avatar), then click on ‘Categories (14 more)’ to get the category view back.

Or, use this URL - Categories - Monzo Community

Hopefully we’ll be able to select ‘Categories’ in the Preferences → Interface → Default-Home-Page again soon.


I’m glad it’s back!

More importantly, it’s nice to see some things have been acknowledged and that some changes, however small, are here. I think in that respect, you’d delivered, made the right changes, and I thank you for it.

I do share in the concerns noted above, that given how long this stuff had brewing for, perhaps it’s not enough?

One small suggestion from something I’ve noted during the lockdown, and that is just how well respected @ordog is as a member here. I was thinking, that perhaps adding some fresh coral crew blood may be a positive and welcome change that would go towards healing the rifts and friction we’ve seen. I don’t think there is anyone better suited than Ordog for that role should it be something he’d want.

As for folks harassing moderators. That is not okay, and I hope these new measures put an end to that. Critique, disagree, or feedback their actions by all means, but folk, don’t cross the line to where that becomes harassment. That’s not right.


So basically nothing has really changed. If I was a troll (I’m not by the way). There’s nothing stopping me using disposable emails and VPNs to sign up and post. Get those accounts established over a few days, multiple accounts if one is that way inclined.

Then let rip later on in the future.


Yeah, but which Revels will reappear here now?


Also need the views setting back to how it used to be, this layout Is terrible, and I’ve no option to switch it back

See post #9 above :point_up:


Did that 3 times it’s finally changed, must have been a glitch 🤦

Edit - that’s just temporary view though, it switches back to list view as that’s the only default I can choose in settings


Same here, I can put it into the good ok’ categories but refreshing the page/logging back in, resets it.

Did as @davidwalton suggested, but the admin settings must’ve been changed, and the only allowed default view is “Latest” :disappointed:


Spare a thought for the poor users who were reaching for the ‘Enthusiast’/‘Aficionado’/‘Devotee’ badge and got to day 9/99/364, only for the forum to be closed :disappointed:

Wonder what happens to the discourse ‘visits clock’ now - is it reset to ignore the lockdown or was it always counting?


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It’s great to have the forum back and I hope there isn’t a repeat of what happened over the fateful weekend. I am not sure if the steps here go far enough but they are definitely steps in the right direction so I am quietly hopeful :blush:


They’ll be a mass class action hearing at court about this :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::rofl:


Nice to be back

Phew, made the cut by a week!



Approx 79 minutes after unlockdown before someone got flagged :man_facepalming:

Can we at least try a flag free period on the first day of the return of the forum?