Forces Reunited

#1
Out of interest has anyone uses Forces Reunited or know what it's like?

I ask as I asked about a link exchange with them (although they already have one in our links section) and was told that we were not worthy of a link. Friendly enough, but a definite look-down-the-nose.
 
#2
Good CO said:
Out of interest has anyone uses Forces Reunited or know what it's like?

I ask as I asked about a link exchange with them (although they already have one in our links section) and was told that we were not worthy of a link. Friendly enough, but a definite look-down-the-nose.
Fear not IMHO its pretty shiete :wink:
 
#5
Mmm. Just joined and looked. I was one of about 5 people online I think. His line was "we get 200,000 unique visitors per month, I hardly think it would be a fair exchange do you?".
OK. No I don't! Utter lies.
 
#7
Good CO said:
Out of interest has anyone uses Forces Reunited or know what it's like?

I ask as I asked about a link exchange with them (although they already have one in our links section) and was told that we were not worthy of a link. Friendly enough, but a definite look-down-the-nose.
Used it many times for the last few years, found and been contacted by loads of old mates. Quite a useful tool. Found it by just typing in 'old Army mates' in Google, so I would say it's worthy of having ARRSE on it.
 
#8
It may be, but he wasn't interested as we're not worthy of a place, although he did offer paid advertising.

Glad it's useful though. If you like it, it can stay in your links section.
 
#10
GH, I mean that it's already there and can stay, regardless of our worthiness or otherwise to earn a place on there.
 

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#11
Good CO said:
GH, I mean that it's already there and can stay, regardless of our worthiness or otherwise to earn a place on there.
GCO - for my tuppenceworth you are right to leave it. There is no reason to lower your standards to those of others.
 
#13
Auld-Yin said:
GCO - for my tuppenceworth you are right to leave it. There is no reason to lower your standards to those of others.

Auld-Git, take your tongue out of the GCOs arse. I merely stated that the website is a good 'tool', just like Brownbiscuits, Servicepals and Forcesreunited. Nothing more then a tool. These sites may have 1 or 2 users on-line, but it can generate 1000's of hits per day, week or month from visitors. To me, that then makes good business sense to advertise (dependant of course, on costs). It's not a case of 'lowering your standards' (on the internet?), it's a case of getting noticed on the WWW and thus increasing membership of ARRSE. Polar69s comment above has probably increased his mates website traffic tenfold, just the same as ‘lowering your standards’ for other crap websites.
 

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Gunny Highway said:
Auld-Yin said:
GCO - for my tuppenceworth you are right to leave it. There is no reason to lower your standards to those of others.

Auld-Git, take your tongue out of the GCOs arse. I merely stated that the website is a good 'tool', just like Brownbiscuits, Servicepals and Forcesreunited. Nothing more then a tool. These sites may have 1 or 2 users on-line, but it can generate 1000's of hits per day, week or month from visitors. To me, that then makes good business sense to advertise (dependant of course, on costs). It's not a case of 'lowering your standards' (on the internet?), it's a case of getting noticed on the WWW and thus increasing membership of ARRSE. Polar69s comment above has probably increased his mates website traffic tenfold, just the same as ‘lowering your standards’ for other crap websites.
Taking what you have said - ARRSE therefore will start charging FU for the link on the Arrse site? 8O Doh 8O
 

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#16
Gunny Highway said:
You can make decisions like that? Wow, here's me thinking it was G & BCOs train set.
Don't see any decision in there - only an agreement with GCO that the link should stay in Arrse, not be deleted because Arrse was not allowed a reciprocal link.

Still, if you want to throw your teddies out the pram 8O
 
#17
(in Manc voice) Calm down.

You've got to admit GH, you'd need more than 1000s of hits a day to get 200,000 visitors in a month! ARRSE gets over 3 million page hits per month, not including the wiki or chat, and I bet we don't get anywhere near that number of visitors. With a forum with 6 people in it in the middle of the afternoon, I have my doubts.

I'm not saying it's not good though. You're an ARRSE member, you like it, so it stays, but I don't think it would be worth an aweful lot in advertising for us to be honest. A fiver maybe?

I'm sure this thread will have done them no harm. A few extra members this afternoon I imagine.
 
#18
GCO, I replied with a hypothetical situation. FU probably gets millions of hits per month if not weekly due to it being in the top three searches on Google under the simple search title of ‘army friends’. In my view FUs just a search tool, nothing more, and I think everyone else uses it the same (hence six on-line members in the afternoon). To generate more membership to ARRSE, in my humble view, has nothing to do with ‘lowering standards’. In terms of business sense, ARRSE can’t afford to be snobby if it is to succeed further then it already has. Other sites may view you as ‘small fry’, but who the fcuk cares so long as you get some free linking out of it?!

Old-Git, I thought I told you to take your tongue out of the GCOs arse?
 
#19
Good CO said:
Out of interest has anyone uses Forces Reunited or know what it's like?

I ask as I asked about a link exchange with them (although they already have one in our links section) and was told that we were not worthy of a link. Friendly enough, but a definite look-down-the-nose.
Haven't been there in a while but the way the database was managed meant that there must be loads of entries for different units and stations. Punters can create units but not change them wikipedia style also no grouping by arm or corps. I offered to help try and bring some order to it but they weren't interested
 
#20
Been a member for about a year - v. difficult to navigate around, I usually end getting p!ssed off at it and pull the plug. Service Pals seems better but is a bit stuffy
 

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