March Monthly Update


(Splodf) #44

Any insight on Tandem? I see their name mentioned a lot?


#45

(Peter Shillito) #46

It’s worth knowing that the direct debits come through as “Bank of Ireland” while card payments come through as “Post Office Credit Card” just to confuse things.


#48

Thanks for this

How far is the Amex intergration off being rolled out?


#49

I think the time is right for a poll!


(Jack Donovan) #50

Monzo customers haven’t changed then I see.


(Sarcasm is the finest form of wit.) #51

We is want to be have good grammer rules yes.


(Adam) #52

I said please :slightly_smiling_face:

As a developer it in extremely important to ensure there are no anomalies. An Oxford comma helps with that


(Jack Donovan) #53

Uhmmm, isn’t an Oxford comma frowned upon in traditional English?


(Sarcasm is the finest form of wit.) #54

Way off topic now.

But what is ‘traditional English’? Language evolves. Oxford comma is widely accepted.


(Jack Donovan) #55

You should apply to be a moderator :slight_smile:

Look on Google, it’s always been said it’s entirely optional to use it, but more often than not causes confusion.


(Sarcasm is the finest form of wit.) #56

Such are the joys of the English language!


(Jack Donovan) #57

I’ve not been on the forum in a year, and the first thing I saw was him moaning about an Oxford comma. Sums up why I stopped posting here in the first place :joy:


(Nick) #58

No such thing as ‘traditional English’. Plenty of rules made sense once upon a time but no longer do, and some - like the split infinitive rule - never actually made sense at all.

In my view, English is meant to be understood, and that means where a certain construction is ambiguous, then it should be altered or rephrased to remove the ambiguity*. In this case, that would mean using an Oxford comma.

My favourite examples of things gone wrong without an Oxford comma include a dedication from a book:

Dedicated to my parents, Ayn Rand and God.

And a TV guide listing:

The highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector.

tl;dr, the Oxford comma is good and no sensible person would frown upon it.

*unless the ambiguity is intentional


(Jack Donovan) #59

“Oxford commas are like the Ugg boots of the punctuation world. People either love them or hate them or don’t know what they are.”


(Nick) #60

My favourite part of you sharing that link is that the source comes out as pro-Oxford comma at the end of the article :rofl:


(Jack Donovan) #61

Yeh I’m well aware of that. You’ve missed the point :smiley:

Just something to argue about isn’t it lol, like everything in 2019.

The fact is, Monzo poster shouldn’t have been pulled up for not putting one :+1:


#62

It’ll be interesting to see how pots, loans/overdrafts, credit cards and other accounts will be ordered on the Accounts page.

At the moment it looks like it’s just gonna be a continually growing vertical list which doesn’t seem like the greatest idea.


(Jami Welch) #63

We’re hoping to have a (admittedly rough and early) first version for keen testing types in the next couple of weeks :slight_smile:


(Jami Welch) #64

This is something that’s very much top of my mind - I have a few ideas on how to bring some order to it, but would love to hear what y’all think could work well.