ATTENTION JOURNALISTS

#1
Chaps

We are extremely grateful to you for the extensive publicity that ARRSE has received in recent days and hope that we have assisted you in providing useful copy. As you may be aware ARRSE is entirely self funded by donations and adverts. We are very keen to sell both advertising space and accept sponsorship of any part of the board.

Please feel free to email me at badco@arrse.co.uk - all suggestions considered!
 
#2
Yes, the "enraged Arab Opinion thread" sponsored by our friends at the Mirror - all photos of staged (allegedly) nature considered.

Be careful BCO, Inviting them in maybe a double edged sword and kill the nature of the forum!!
 
#3
Haven't seen the "Make A Donation" amount move closer yet.

Get a real job fellas.
 
#4
Editorial freedom remains as advertised.....
 
#5
Sorry, inviting the press, especially the tabliod to sponsor any part of it, worries me. I'm edgy about the naafi sponsoring the finance forum, its just a sales pitch.

Inviting the press in gives them a hold on the forum to quote anything out of context - or are you going to police that BCO?? Nobody has yet been able to, so how is arrse going to do it?

Lining ourselves up for a fall methinks!!
 
#6
Advertising space would be fine, but sponsorship from the media? Surely that is against the whole idea of this forum?

Just feels like selling ARRSE down the river, and giving in to the enemy.
 
#7
Bad CO - are they dissing your superhuman powers????

Do they not know who you are?
 
#8
Dale, i really dont think this is a matter for levity, its a serious issue. journalism can be our best friend or more than often our worst enemy. I call into context the recent photo's in the mirror. Whether real or fake, the middle east have seen them and wont believe us if we say they are fake - if that inspires one more suicide bomber, in my opinoin the mirror have blood on their hands. Should we trust the press on this forum - in my opinion no!!!!!

Boney
 
#9
boney_m said:
Dale, i really dont think this is a matter for levity, its a serious issue. journalism can be our best friend or more than often our worst enemy. I call into context the recent photo's in the mirror. Whether real or fake, the middle east have seen them and wont believe us if we say they are fake - if that inspires one more suicide bomber, in my opinoin the mirror have blood on their hands. Should we trust the press on this forum - in my opinion no!!!!!

Boney
Boney - I agree completely. Do not trust them, they will twist things but BAD CO and the other moderators can do superhuman things on this tinternet thingy. Trust me. Have faith in the Snail.

And tell the scum nothing. 8)
 
#10
Although i respect our good and bad CO's in every way, greater organisations than ours have fallen to the tabliod press - why invite them in??

Ultimately they will take every post as written, without understanding the humour or experience behind it - once this forum becomes known as "sponsord by the sun" who is going to want to post here?

I'm not wanting to dis the forum as a whole, but inviting the press in will make it a true "rumour" service, everything taken out of context and an invitation for the press to see the posts made here as a true reflection of service life, which isnt true. The journos dont have the experience to interprite the posts as written.

Bad idea BCO IMHO
 
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#11
boney_m said:
Dale, i really dont think this is a matter for levity, its a serious issue. journalism can be our best friend or more than often our worst enemy. I call into context the recent photo's in the mirror. Whether real or fake, the middle east have seen them and wont believe us if we say they are fake - if that inspires one more suicide bomber, in my opinion the mirror have blood on their hands. Should we trust the press on this forum - in my opinion no!!!!!
Boney
Agreed boney.
These are not people with any sense of patriotism,decency or awareness of responsibilty for their actions.
They don't consider what happens to the next British squaddie taken captive in Iraq as long as their circulation figures are up.
They have noted the posts here and printed the obvious factual truth in what was said AFTER publishing the pictures (without a thought given to the effects of such action). There can be no justification in what the Mirror has done. Trial by newspaper once again.
In time these journo scum (not you Libby) will turn on arrse as sure as they turned on Lady Di.
It's in their very 'make-up' . They will sit here now- hungry for any tidbit they can turn into a six page special report. Not news. Not REAL news. Just pulp.
Piss off journo scum :evil:
 
#14
BCO-
Timeo daneos et dona ferentes.
 
#15
As olive said - the papers read this forum, this site and many others. We are out in the open (ish) here and that is a simple fact. NAAFI put their name next to the Finance Forum. Do you now feel drawn to use NAAFI products? Probably not. Then why worry about any other large company giving their money, to help keep this great site alive, so they can put a logo on it for us to see?
It matters not. The COs etc get my vote. They've done a bl00dy good job so far. Doubt they'll go soft & floppy if they manage to turn a little revenue to keep things going.
 
#16
If they advertise, fine but they should have no say in the running of this great site! Irrespective of monies placed into ARRSE coffers!
 
#17
I think thats the point!

Do naafi now control the finance board?
NO

Then why would allowing the logo of any other organisation loose us control of the site?

I'm sure there are more personal stories of disreputable dealings with individual soldiers from the naafi than from the press!(tabloid or otherwise)
I know the reach of 'the press' is further but they do actually have to justify their stories, a bit.
 
#18
the paps have got bucket loads of cash, let them send some of it sliding into ARRSEs coffers. journos, as we all know, are scum but let them put their hands in their pockets, its a donation to a 'mysterious' organisation, its hardly like making a donation to the Labour party and then effectively owning them (alledgedly) is it?

Come on, dig deep boys. (and please add pics of chicks in underwear to the gallery :D )
 

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#19
OldAdam said:
BCO-
Timeo daneos et dona ferentes.
Concur.....get them to buy ARRSE T-shirts and mugs to present to 'Our Brave Boys n' Girls '(sic) instead.

OR ask for a one -off donation per rag,er, journal.


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#20
Whilst browsing UK media sites to see how they were treating the Mirror scandal I came across this page http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/army/0,12209,749315,00.html.

I think it illustrates how poorly journalists' research even basic facts about the British Army.

The regiments
A regiment normally contains of around 650 soldiers depending on its role. Sometimes infantry regiments have more than one unit of this size and are referred to as a battalion. A battalion unit comprises of three or more companies of similar size. A company is made up of two or more platoons, which are around 10 to 12 men strong and commanded by a lieutenant.
The page goes on to explain that:

The Royal Highland Fusiliers
Formed in 1959 as a result of the amalgamation of the Royal Scots and the Highlanders. The regimental motto is nemo nos impune Lacesset - no one molests us with impunity. Has one armoured division.
.

Now I can understand how a grunt regiment would be quite comfortable with its own `armoured division' as it would limit the amount of walking required, but these seemingly small errors of fact become magnified as journo after journo, whilst plagiarising each others copy, repeat them as truth, misleading and distorting the public's understanding of the strength and capability of the army.

The author of this page goes onto tell us that `The Staffords' "has 650 men at its disposal, all trained to use rifles, and mortar"!!!!!

The British Army really is a strange organisation, some infantry regiments appear seriously understrength - platoons with 6 to 8 men, infantry battalions with a `mortar', whilst others seem extremely well served with their own `armoured division' ...

And this primary school `cut and paste' job is by the Guardian, which I'm sure claims to be a `serious' comic!

Trust them ... be fcuked!

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