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Captain_Crusty

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#1
I have searched the site to see if this has been asked before but to no avail...

I know there are various closed forums within ARRSE - I am a member of a couple myself.

Is there anyway one can find out a list of them - it may be that there are closed forums out there that I would like to be a member of but don't know exist (does that make grammatical sense?).

The answer will probably be no but worth a try.

C_C
 
#2
This could be a can of worms. :excited:

Well, go on!

Tell us which ones you are a member of. :D

I'm aware of:

3RTR
Moderators
The Longdon Bar?
Newsletter writers
Book reviewers
Developers

EDIT: There are some threads where hidden forums are discussed, like this one from long ago:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=40342.html
 
#3
I'm not a member of any :(

Where do I apply?

I know about the Longdon (surely I should qualify?), but I imagine that is just got Flash in there bleating all the time about how "ARRSE used to be" :wink:

And another for the blarts on ARRSE, would hate to go in there!
 
#4
In addition to those mentioned above there is:

a girls's one (name withheld for fear of insulting not so robust ladies)
Various ACSC/ICSC ones
The Crown Club
An unused one called the something else bar that I can't quite remember
Wiki gurus (wiki admin stuff)
ARRSE development (long unused)
Visual Utopia
Geocaching
Charity organisers

I think that's the lot, but I may have missed something.
 
#5
Generally speaking, I imagine you find out they exist...when you're invited to join one! I did!
 
#7
Before I start (in case I look too interested :roll: ) I'd like to make it clear that I have no wish to join any hidden forums, except the one I belong to (3RTR). But I notice that group memberships are not necessarily shown on the user's profile. Is that something the user has a setting which they can select or is it a matter of only certain group memberships are displayed?
 
#8
Is there a hidden "Nosey Bastards" forum?
Is Crusty a member?
Would I like an invite?
Uh, no thanks.
 
#9
Some groups are hidden and some aren't, but this is more by luck than judgement when we set them up. We've never really used the Groups system to its full extent so we've never worried about it much.

There is a groups page where you can get a full list of the non-hidden Groups and who's in them:

www.arrse.co.uk/Groups.html

In the relatively near future we will move to more powerful software and I would like to see more use of the groups system. It allows users to form clubs, send messages within them and so on. We've only ever used it as an admin tool or for manual group creation for forums like 3RTR.
 
#11
smudge67 said:
I'm not a member of any :(

Where do I apply?

I know about the Longdon (surely I should qualify?), but I imagine that is just got Flash in there bleating all the time about how "ARRSE used to be" :wink:

And another for the blarts on ARRSE, would hate to go in there!
Maybe we could start a THRUSH Forumn Smudge theres plenty of irritating CNUTS on here at the mo...........before you say thats me included.......can I knock off now its Friday for gods sake.
 
#12
smudge67 said:
I'm not a member of any :(

Where do I apply?

I know about the Longdon (surely I should qualify?), but I imagine that is just got Flash in there bleating all the time about how "ARRSE used to be" :wink:

And another for the blarts on ARRSE, would hate to go in there!
You certainly qualify for the Splitarrse forum. Thats full of whining cunts. You should ask the mod of that forum.
 
#13
Captain_Crusty said:
I know there are various closed forums within ARRSE - I am a member of a couple myself . . .
How do you recognise another member?

Is done with a handshake, or does each "closed forum" have its’ own tie?
 
#14
RCT(V) said:
How do you recognise another member?

Is done with a handshake, or does each "closed forum" have its’ own tie?
I'm a member of one a we recognise each other by the fact that we all have massive c0cks (including the token split arrse, but she has 5 a day).

Or are all massive c0cks.

One of the two.
 
#15
Aunty Stella said:
RCT(V) said:
How do you recognise another member?

Is done with a handshake, or does each "closed forum" have its’ own tie?
I'm a member of one a we recognise each other by the fact that we all have massive c0cks (including the token split arrse, but she has 5 a day).

Or are all massive c0cks.

One of the two.
Mmmmm. No point in me applying to join then 8O
 
#18
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
smudge67 said:
I'm not a member of any :(

Where do I apply?

I know about the Longdon (surely I should qualify?), but I imagine that is just got Flash in there bleating all the time about how "ARRSE used to be" :wink:

And another for the blarts on ARRSE, would hate to go in there!
You certainly qualify for the Splitarrse forum. Thats full of whining cunts. You should ask the mod of that forum.
You're alive?!?!

Flash......can I join please ;)
 
#19
roadster280 said:
Do tell! I can imagine moving a forum with a post count in the millions will be no trivial task. What are you moving to? What prompts the move from Dragonfly?
Almost certainly to the new vbulletin 4 CMS. You're right about the import - a spare server has been chugging away for about 4 days near continuously to import ARRSE to a development system. Currently it's rebuilding the search system.

DF is great but our features wish-list to bring us up to standard is just too big for us to take on even with the direct help from some of the DF key players. It's time to move on and we do have the resources to pay for software now.

Not decided yet are the chat system and gallery, so I'll ask for opinions on that as we get closer to D Day.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#20
Good CO said:
It's time to move on and we do have the resources to pay for software now.
It'll be a relief to all not to be posting on a forum run on Chi-Chi software. Well done. Will the Sh*ds Forum still be a secret after we migrate?
 

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