ARRSE, the Year in Review

#1
Its coming up to yet another year of ARRSE.

Internet spats, walt obsession, revelations about members who live in mansions, intolerance of friendly banter about gassing queers, regular outrage charabank outings galore, a couple of great NAAFI threads, bannings, Hols4Heroes continuing success, charidee auctions, para/hat baiting. offerings of 'outside 5 minutes' that never happened, shed obsession and the continuing resilience of the 'lady thread'

Lowlights for me include the overwhelming dross in the NAAFI, the Walt obsession and the rabid anti labour posters who use words like Liabore etc etc

Highlights, Holidays4Heroes (thanks everyone) and the quality discussion on the A400, UAV's and a few others

What are your highlights and lowlights of the year, favourite threads, dullest moments, biggest bellend or most informative debate?
 
#2
25th of April
The only day in 2009 that the keys to the outrage bus stayed on their peg
 

Sixty

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#4
Up: The quite spectacular internet spat that happened after the London crawl was good for a giggle.
Introduction of the Newsletter.
The better informed threads in CA.
Recent NAAFI threads.

Down: The continuing use of LOL, ROTFL, and so forth.
The terms Nu Liarbore, Tony B'liar, Broon.
Walts.
Outrage.
The padre who's 'good with colours'.

Bellend: Bugsy.
 
#5
Sixty said:
Bellend: Bugsy.
You've done it now! Start renaming the thread 'BUGSY, the year in Review'

Failing that, 'BUGSY The Lying Cunt' will suffice.

Edited to add, he's reading this now......5....4....3....2.....
 
#6
Highs: Newsletter appearing in my e mail account.
The quality pics in the lady thread show no signs of ending.


Lows: Great threads starting then dying because the people who think they are funny crayoning all over them with inane crap.
The amount of walt threads. Boring!
The amount of idiots trying to ingratiate themselves with...well...with god knows who to be in the "in gang".
The new folks that think posting over 1000 posts full of dross within a month is the way ahead.


Apart from that, Im glad Arrse is still here because even though it seems like its been total sh1t for a while, its still a great home from home if you can avoid the dross.
 
#7
Good: Being able to have a laugh most days, finding out I'm not the only one with the fcuked up sense of humour, H4H

Bad: Mongs thinking that one word posts add to the quality of the conversation..
Civvies (Myself included),
Outrage threads.
 
#8
buggrit said:
Highs: Newsletter appearing in my e mail account.
The quality pics in the lady thread show no signs of ending.


Lows: Great threads starting then dying because the people who think they are funny crayoning all over them with inane crap.
The amount of walt threads. Boring!
The amount of idiots trying to ingratiate themselves with...well...with god knows who to be in the "in gang".
The new folks that think posting over 1000 posts full of dross within a month is the way ahead.


Apart from that, Im glad Arrse is still here because even though it seems like its been total sh1t for a while, its still a great home from home if you can avoid the dross.
Seconded.


Highlights include the debates that have been led from ARRSE - and followed by the media.
 
#9
Ups: The newsletter's been good, the 'Come and have a go...' threads have been class, the recent revitalisation of CAs has been pure relief.

Downs: Everything Sixty and Buggrit said. I had a twinge of sympathy for Bugsy to begin with as the howling mob went for him, but frankly the man's starting to get on my tits.

Thank God for Best of NAAFI Bar.
 
#11
OK, that came out wrong. Nothing personal, guys! :D
 
#13
Highs:

Reni, he's just solid gold.
Getting rid of all the signature junk, it was funny at times but did clog the screen.
Meeting some of the Arrsers, pure class.
Pararegtom, an outstanding guy.
Army Vs Andrew at HQ fissed as a part with youngest son.
Me being a bellend.

Lows

Not so much the temporary loss of MDN as what the suspension stood for, it ended an era.
Walt threads
Sheds and Cranes
Mucker
Being sober far more than I should have been (personal one that)
Me being a bellend.
 
#14
Good; being able to ID ourselves as ARRSErs with the brilliant looking ARRSE challenge coins.
All the threads that helped me from becoming sane.


Bad; the amount of Johnny Foreigners that infest this site .
 
#16
meridian said:
smartascarrots said:
Downs: Everything Sixty and Buggrit said
Thats a bit fcuking harsh :D
Now that made me laugh!! :lol:

OI Carrots! Outside, 5 minutes!!! :wink:

Back on topic! Forgot to mention, the outstanding work done by the charity guys as a high, and my shiny shiny Challenge Coin!
 

Legs

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#17
Good stuff:

The Hols4Heros fund raising. The guys have done really well.
Some of the threads in CA or Int Cell have been thought provoking and interesting.
Some (only some) of the NAAFI Bar stuff has had me giggling away like a schoolgirl. (But I've never spat my tea over my keyboard)
Being able to bore some of you as I blogged my trip to Thailand.
Meeting a few of the ARRSErs.

Bad Stuff:

Walt hunts.
Outrage Buses.
One line wonders.
All those folk who cannot hold a drink in their mouths (you know the ones "you owe me a new keyboard 'cos I just sat my tea all over mine - liars!)
Clichés - It's dusty in here, Liabore, BLiar etc
Seeing all those RIP threads. I may not post on them, but I hate to see the number keep rising.
 
#18
buggrit said:
meridian said:
smartascarrots said:
Downs: Everything Sixty and Buggrit said
Thats a bit fcuking harsh :D
Now that made me laugh!! :lol:

OI Carrots! Outside, 5 minutes!!! :wink:

Back on topic! Forgot to mention, the outstanding work done by the charity guys as a high, and my shiny shiny Challenge Coin!
At the risk of getting flamed by the masses, do you not think that the charity concept (which originally was a great idea, but is now a mecca for WB attendee types) has been overshadowed by a load of nobs?

The challenge coin is quite sad too IMHO..."Hi, I'm an ARRSER and I've got a coin to prove it"...have a word.

I'd say they were up there with some of the lows of 2009
 
#19
The News letters are very good.

Maybe I'm bad because I enjoyed the reactions posted in the NAAFI Bar to the news of the yobbo who wrapped the stolen car round that poor old lampost, was it Mathew Fricker or similar? Oh yes, he was killed..erm.. :lol:

Following through - Sport of Kings, in Now That's what I Call NAAFI Bar
had me laughing so much that I nearly followed through. Excruciatingly funny.

Some good discussions on immigration, but they were sooner or later hijacked by one extremist or another.

Downside for me. Anything by Womb Poker and similar prats.
 
#20
I'd say a high point was the Gurkha campaign. Having our bear pictured with Pun VC was pretty cool too.

I'm sure the families who have been sent on holidays, saved from repossessions, etc. will think the H4H stuff is a high spot, whoever's giving their time or donating stuff, and whyever they're doing it.

Another high point for me was watching wompingwillow on the plinth in Trafalgar Square, especially when she held up the picture of MDN. I had thought that whole Gormley thing was a stupid waste of time, but her performance took b@lls and made me proud of arrsers and their humour as she held up sillier and sillier sayings.

High point still to be reached - Jim Shortt apologising for calling arrsers 'squaddie scum', paying his taxes and stopping wearing all his chocolate medals and that ill-fitting skirt. And the brown shoes.

Low points, the loss of MDN and what happened to the amusing threads after that, and the serial appearance of Chubb (although that led to an amusing point of her threatening to sue me!).
 

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