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Is this Forum Officers Only?

How should we change this forum to make it clear that it isn't officers only?

  • Do nothing, that should be pretty clear anyway

    Votes: 32 66.7%
  • Change the name of this forum to something better

    Votes: 7 14.6%
  • Add another forum for all ranks discussion on serious defence topics

    Votes: 9 18.8%

  • Total voters
    48
  • Poll closed .
#21
"W-O-U-L-D Y-O-U L-I-K-E M-I-L-K A-N-D S-U-G-A-R, S-I-R?" being about the sum of it?
Oh dear, Captain Plume, sir. I do hope for your sake you made your own wets, sir .....

Back on topic - a serious 'defence issues' or whatever board would be interesting (and might even be useful to those serving) but unless it was quite heavily regulated it might descend into ARRSE chaos
 
#22
I think, on the whole, the usual suspects leave this place alone. Whatever fulfills the role of this forum should maintain that respect, but we also need to make sure that people are willing to contribute. If we could get VG (remember that place, because not a lot of Maj's seem to!), DCDC actual, MWC, AWC to post on here, then who knows where we could go.

And yes, I am aware of the problems of the 'good idea club' which loses the enthusiasm as people move on.
 
#23
How about 'Military Analysis' which, after all, is the title for the course aimed at teaching dangerous intellectual tendencies to not-quite-so-young 'thrusters'.
 
#24
I like the idea of keeping a forum of this title where the discussion can be about staff jobs, beige/pink lists, tips for staff college - basically shit chat for those of us that have been in more than 7-or-so years and are starting to realise that we actually have to start managing our own careers and not relying on the Adjt.

However, there sould be another place for sensible discussion of doctrine, etc by all ranks. I would be in favour of a title of either Developments, Concepts and Doctrine, or Military Analysis.
 
#26
I like the idea of keeping a forum of this title where the discussion can be about staff jobs, beige/pink lists, tips for staff college - basically shit chat for those of us that have been in more than 7-or-so years and are starting to realise that we actually have to start managing our own careers and not relying on the Adjt.

However, there sould be another place for sensible discussion of doctrine, etc by all ranks. I would be in favour of a title of either Developments, Concepts and Doctrine, or Military Analysis.
I think b_m half the problem is that there is very little discussion about staff jobs etc - perhaps because we're a bit too busy, and/or have the nous, experience and contacts to do it "in the real world" as it were. I think a divorce of the 2 parts of the forum would be a bad idea, if only because we'd have 2 very small forums instead of one quite small one!
 

Guns

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#27
Agree with a more Military focused thoughts/discussion forum. Would also allow those unlucky enough to serve in foreign armed forces to bring their experiences and thoughts to bear.

Obviously RAF should only be allowed in if they behave and don't keep asking for a fruit machine and to wear white slip ons.

It would be a bit of a OKX (Operational Knowledge Exchange) type place as well - within OPSEC.
 
#28
Alfred (excuse lack of quoting but DII won't let me)

I see your point, I'm sure that any of the type of questions I asked could be dealt with in the Officers forum in fact (if you wanted a bit of anonymous advice about a place where you didn't happen to know anyone).
 
#31
Chuckle!!

I assume that have had many an odd tasting cup of tea, vaguely reminiscent of kidneys.
Strangely no odd cups of tea of kit-e-kat sandwiches for me. This is because (choose one):

(a) The Troops realised that I was some form of Demi-God sent to walk amongst men, would spot their shenanigans & exact divine retribution;

(b) I was such an all-round good bloke they wouldn't have done anything like that, especially as there were real complete chopper Officers to poison; or

(c) Whatever they did wrong I was always in more trouble and my repeated military faux pas made them laugh. Therefore they would not risk me leaving in a hissy fit, thus depriving them of entertainment & top cover...
 

TheIronDuke

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#32
It is sometimes interesting to get the view of officers speaking in an officers forum. So long as they are not speaking out of their comfort zone and opining that twin vents in a Harris tweed jacket is acceptable in the modern world or balderdash of that nature.
 
#33
Strangely no odd cups of tea of kit-e-kat sandwiches for me. This is because (choose one):

(a) The Troops realised that I was some form of Demi-God sent to walk amongst men, would spot their shenanigans & exact divine retribution;

(b) I was such an all-round good bloke they wouldn't have done anything like that, especially as there were real complete chopper Officers to poison; or

(c) Whatever they did wrong I was always in more trouble and my repeated military faux pas made them laugh. Therefore they would not risk me leaving in a hissy fit, thus depriving them of entertainment & top cover...
Stop digging! :)
 
#38
Keep it as is (i.e. it is inferred it's open to all to contribute). It's naturally self-selecting as the best run entities always are.

Alternatively, the Waltenkommando may need to recruit a few bods if we are to submit our name, rank and number for forensic investigation for entry into the hallowed gates.
 

Auld-Yin

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#39
This poll closes tomorrow (if BadCO remembers!! :) )

The poll is clear in that 65% have gone for status quo and 35% for change of some sort. I have to say that I don't feel that this is reflected in the actual posts.

So with a very clear 2 to 1 for no change, when is the new forum opening?

Still time for people (including non commissioned bods) to have a say in this new fangled theory for ARRSE - a democratic vote!
 

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