Is about time we had a Walt Forum?

Should the valour stealing scum have their own forum?

  • Yes - there are dozens of the blighters and they're taking over the Int cell

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  • No - just hand them the mess Webley - job done

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#1
What with Golden, Shortt, Sir Robert Gladstone Bell, and now Major Simon St Claire should there be a dedicated Walt outing forum? Lets face it, there seems to be a new one crawling out of the woodwork every week. I think they should all be in one place where we can keep an eye on them.

Blue Sophist and Gas Gas Gas should moderate.

Views/comments anyone?
 
#2
Brilliant just brilliant
 
#3
Since we seem to be good at outing them, I agree.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#4
We have!! It's call E-Prune
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#5
Perhaps that whisky swilling Oirishman could moderate it, you know the one?
 
#6
sandy_boots said:
What with Golden, Shortt, Sir Robert Gladstone Bell, and now Major Simon St Claire should there be a dedicated Walt outing forum? Lets face it, there seems to be a new one crawling out of the woodwork every week. I think they should all be in one place where we can keep an eye on them.

Blue Sophist and Gas Gas Gas should moderate.

Views/comments anyone?
Very good idea SB.

It would give the issue of Walting a higher profile and would make it harder, imho, for journos to take the credit for the hard work done here on Arrse.

It could turn out to be a good spot to begin a campaign to change the law regarding various aspects of Walting. The higher the profile, the bigger the clout.
 
#7
I do think there's an argument for grading walts.

Criteria being how much it brings the army into disrepute or whether the walting is being being used for worse motives

Something along the lines of;

Grade One: example the fake lord and SAS officer over in North Carolina,
No problem -leave alone, real lords seem to be doing much worse lately :D

Grade Two: Exaggeration of service/medals Again fairly harmless.

Grade Four: using fake war hero bit to start up outrage bus. Example
our Ex Foreign legion ex Sgt ex L/Bdr ex disabled war hero prison officer from Blackburn. -definite outing

Grade Five: Walting coupled with service charity. Not saying all walts in RBL (for example) are going to rip them off or that all frauds are wallts but I do have the feeling that when fraud has happened, often it's been done by someome walting up as well- Alarm bells rung- outrage bus fired up
 
#9
sandy_boots said:
What with Golden, Shortt, Sir Robert Gladstone Bell, and now Major Simon St Claire should there be a dedicated Walt outing forum? Lets face it, there seems to be a new one crawling out of the woodwork every week. I think they should all be in one place where we can keep an eye on them.

Blue Sophist and Gas Gas Gas should moderate.

Views/comments anyone?
Blue Sophist and Gas Gas Gas Could moderate. CPunk has done a wonderful job and I would not want to exclude him.

My IT dept have killed off my access via arrse.co.uk so I have to use http://www.british-army-military.com until the sneaky software kills that too. :x
 
#10
King_of_the_Burpas said:
It could turn out to be a good spot to begin a campaign to change the law regarding various aspects of Walting. The higher the profile, the bigger the clout.
Here here. Have seen first hand how difficult it is to prosecute when actual harm arises from effective walting, and the law falls far short.
 
#12
Taking petty vindictiveness out on the sad little people who pretend to be something they're not says as much about mob mentality and the "Walt-finders" as it does about walts. There's enough walt-mania abroad on ARRSE as it is without dignifying with its own forum what can easily degenerate into small minded bullying, and the possible furtherance of personal vendettas. See the St Claire thread for an example.
 
#13
Themanwho said:
Taking petty vindictiveness out on the sad little people who pretend to be something they're not says as much about mob mentality and the "Walt-finders" as it does about walts. There's enough walt-mania abroad on ARRSE as it is without dignifying with its own forum what can easily degenerate into small minded bullying, and the possible furtherance of personal vendettas. See the St Claire thread for an example.
Collective research is just about the only way to out such slippery fish who cause genuine harm.
 
#14
milsum said:
Themanwho said:
Taking petty vindictiveness out on the sad little people who pretend to be something they're not says as much about mob mentality and the "Walt-finders" as it does about walts. There's enough walt-mania abroad on ARRSE as it is without dignifying with its own forum what can easily degenerate into small minded bullying, and the possible furtherance of personal vendettas. See the St Claire thread for an example.
Collective research is just about the only way to out such slippery fish who cause genuine harm.
Which is amply covered by the detailed threads on Shortt, for example. I feel that a whole forum devoted to walts would lose the focus on such "deserving" cases, and flood the tinternet with small minded bile and bullying of sad little men. Look in the NAAFI bar at the walt threads there. They should stay in the NAAFI, IMHO.
 
#15
Tawahi-50 said:
Grade Two: Exaggeration of service/medals Again fairly harmless.

Grade Four: using fake war hero bit to start up outrage bus. Example our Ex Foreign legion ex Sgt ex L/Bdr ex disabled war hero prison officer from Blackburn. -definite outing
Grade Three?
 
#16
Trying to plough through the All walts/wantabes thread can be time consuming and confusing to reply to. So I voted yes
 
#17
Regarding the grading of Walts I refer you to this from the Lof thread 08 Oct 2007;

Gas Gas Gas said:
Victorian_Major said:
Gas Gas Gas said:
In the World Wide Waltdom (WWW) there seems to be four major disciplines of Waltdom available;

1. Royal Walts :king:
2. Religious Walts :meditate:
3. Chivalric Walts :salut:
and of course
4. Military Walts :rambo:

It seems once a person has entered one type of waltdom they do seem to branch out into one or more of the others.
So true - and very fitting that you have found the Walt smilies!

This is Jeffrey Archole syndrome (in fact, he is probably a Frontiersman). Liar, perjurer, delusional and really creative with his past. A perfect role model except he doesn't dress up enough.
Perhaps we should lay down a formal ARRSE clasification system for Walts? A score of one would be a modest Walt up to the Walt Grand Master with a score of five.

Baron Shorttarrse would be;

:king: :king: :king: :king: For the "title"
:salut: :salut: for his various "orders" (pending further investigation)
:rambo: :rambo: :rambo: :rambo: :rambo: For his military walting.


Captain Donnelly QGM

:king: :king: :king:
:salut: :salut: :salut:
:rambo: :rambo: :rambo: :rambo: :rambo:

Discuss.
 
#18
I thought you meant a forum for walts to gather on and socialise, as another one of the 'Boards by Arm / Service'. I volunteer to moderate 8)

Seriosuly though, waltfinding doesn't need any encouraging. If it centralises all the waltfinding, maybe, but I get the feeling we'll just have another forum which overlaps others, and there are too many of those on ARRSE. I actually think we should amalgamate 1 or 2 of the less used forums into others.
 
#19
I don't think there should be a Walt Forum. Otherwise, folks'll be picking me up for wearing my VC and Bar, MC and Lounge and DFC. :)

MsG
 
#20
A resounding 'no' from me. It's bad enough at the minute with every Tom, Dick and civvy 'outing' everyone they see on Bebo, Facebook and their other 'sources'. If hounding old men into an early grave gives the civvies some moral highground as a substitution for their shame at having never served themselves then they should start their own site somewhere else - like Macdonalds.
 
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