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Last ooorders!… We’re sorry but for now, due to resources, we need to close the Money Savers Arms including Discussion Time.

It’s not easy to write this. We love the forum, but we also have a job to do to protect it, our users and MoneySavingExpert, and at the moment, with all our resources focused on Coronavirus information, and all the team at home, we don’t feel we have the resources to do a good enough job.

For four months, we’ve been struggling to cope with the huge volumes of messages we’ve been getting from Forumites – many of whom are in desperate and dire straits with their finances. The team have been working all hours to try and keep on top of it. At first we thought it’d be a short sharp spike, but it isn’t, it’s continuing, so we have had some difficult choices to make about prioritisation.

Unfortunately in, and likely because of, these stressful times, the Forum team have also been receiving an increasing number of complaints about posts made on the Money Savers Arms and Discussion Time. The team have done what they can to try and walk the tightrope of balancing all the various interests, but for now we need to draw a line under this and temporarily close this Board, so we can keep the key, MoneySaving boards – where people are supporting each other through this crisis - running smoothly.

We know this board is important to you, but as the MSE stance has been forbearance throughout this crisis, now we ask that of you. We’re sorry. Of course you can post on other boards, but we’d ask you to stick to the subjects of those boards, and not use them as a surrogate Money Savers Arms or Discussion Time. And as always please be kind and friendly to each other, especially any newbies.

MSE Forum Team

Red Arrows

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    In the end it was a bit disappointing, unfortunately.
    It was publicised on local news channels as being a 10 minute display, starting at 11am.
    It was 30 degrees by 10.30am (with humidity making it feel 5-6 degrees hotter) and quite a crowd had gathered at Long Wharf in high anticipation. The chap behind me had driven nearly two hours to see them.

    11 o’clock came and went, by 11.15-11.20 a number of people started to give up and leave. We were still watching planes taking off and landing at Logan Airport, just across the harbor - we knew they’d have to stop these before the Red Arrows arrived so plainly nothing would be happening imminently.
    Eventually, after standing out in the blazing sun for more than an hour, they arrived - 11 planes, flew past in the V formation with the coloured smoke on. Lots of whooping and cheering from the crowd. They circled around and flew back past in the opposite direction, then repeated this once more before peeling away, one by one and landing at Logan. And that was it.

    It was nice to see the flypast but, if I’m honest, not worth waiting for so long in the heat and blazing sun.
    (Luckily I was headed out to the Boston Harbor Islands by ferry about an hour later to escape the heat and humidity in the city, so had to be at Long Wharf anyway.)

    So just a fly past? that is a shame :( you can not beat the full display, as you say though a long time to wait in that heat :eek:
    Steal some blooming crates of tea to make up for it!
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