ARRSE would appear to be using the GSM 62 without clasp as the ARRSE posting medal. Surely you should be awarding campaign clasps (50 posts, 100 posts etc.) rather than awarding a new medal. ARRSE is British not NATO or UN.
I am quite happy with the medal score. However, it would appear that ARRSE have done a MoD Style move of the goal posts. There I was working hard as a "Clueless Subbie" (4 pints) to reach the dizzy heights of "Barkin Major" (5 pints) and I find I have been downgraded to an "Old Salt" (3 gongs).
As a matter of interest, what are the various "titles" and thresholds? I have had a quick look round and I can't find anyone with 4 or more gongs apart for the Fun Police.
Yes I made the medal icon from a GSM. I had to take off the bar (Vietnam on the one I copied!) as there simply isn't size for that much detail. I did wonder about multi medal racks but it took me ages to do these ones so I didn't bother.
We changed the thresholds after agreeing that having an entire site full of 5 pinters didn't really (I can't believe I'm about to type this) serve any purpose. Riiiggghhhttt - like they do now. I also felt that having WO below Subby was a bit insulting. Anyway number of posts required:
0 - 10 Crow
10- 50 Swinger
50 - 100 Clanker
100 - 500 Old Salt
500 - 1000 War hero
I still think the comparison between these bulletin board ranks and army ranks is amusing. The more you say the higher you get and it matters not one bit if you talk complete rubbish.
I like to have a bit of banter on this and a fair bit of baiting, but there are a couple of people who take this site far to seriously, if it was that serious then surely it wouldnt be called ARRSE
Great site though, good way of catching up with people.
I'm trying really hard to think of some decent sh1t to post,I'm in sniffing distance of that second gong. Mind you most of my posts are bollocks anyway!(before anyone else says it!) It does keep me out of mischief tho and the nice men take my straight jacket off for me to type.