MoD guidelines on how to talk online

#3
Been done, but as we are apparently now representing the forces even in our downtime, should we hide the naafi? :)
 
#4
They're still trying to stop members of the forces from passing comment on defence policy though.

...avoid making bad comments about other people...
Could they have made that more patronising if they'd tried? Remember not to use naughty words or go on the web without a parent's permission :roll:
 
#5
So Japanese femdom is right out?
 
#6
Checklist:

'Iran' - check.

'Auschwitz' - check.

'Homosexual' - check.

Tread hooped and padres breaking my door down in 5, 4, 3, 2,...
 
#8
‘follow the same high standards of conduct and behaviour online as would be expected elsewhere.’


...ah buggered there then
 
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#9
This is a classic case of bureaucracy over reality. ------- In plain English----- It sucks. 8)
 
#10
ALVIN said:
This is a classic case of bureaucracy over reality. ------- In plain English----- It sucks. 8)
Did you ask the commissar if you could make said comment?
 
#11
ALVIN said:
This is a classic case of bureaucracy over reality. ------- In plain English----- It sucks. 8)
Why is it? The 'management' know it is going to happen, so issue guidelines reflecting the lines to take as advice.

Seems fair enough as a basic concept - whats your beef with it and how is it bureaucracy over reality?
 
#12
You should live here. Half of the links that are posted on Arrse are bloked by the censor. I am surprised that they still allow Arrse online at all over here. but then I s'pose they pick up a bit of low grade int every now and then on here.
 
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Mr_C_Hinecap said:
ALVIN said:
This is a classic case of bureaucracy over reality. ------- In plain English----- It sucks. 8)
Why is it? The 'management' know it is going to happen, so issue guidelines reflecting the lines to take as advice.

Seems fair enough as a basic concept - whats your beef with it and how is it bureaucracy over reality?
My beef is, that too much bureaucracy is unrealistic in society, and the "thought police" who try to impose this on us all will make the world a much more boring place to live in, on the basis that if we all think the same, we quash our own freedom of thought. ----- ARRSE would never be the same again!!
 
#15
There have always been guidelines for what anyone can say WRT talking to the media, publishing a book etc. The internet is just another new form of media, social networking also.

Are you in the military? There are rules for most things - and most of them are fairly sensible. Publishing guidelines for those people whose life may depend upon what they or their mates publish is very sensible indeed.

We're not talking about all thinking the same here now are we?
 
#16
Agree Mr C, they just seem fairly common sense to me. Just restating some basic principles as applied to new mediums of communications. I think most people in the forces actually know where to draw the line and dont need to be reminded that loose lips sinks ships but there seems nothing wrong with having a basic set of guidelines to look at if unsure
 
#17
Presactly... PERSEC and OPSEC apply as much on Twitter (or on here) as on radio-telecoms.

I mean, I give away more on here than I should about myself, but heyho, I'm a civilian and still won't give out info about my cadets or colleagues (mainly cos I forget it all)!
 
#18
DesktopCommando said:
‘follow the same high standards of conduct and behaviour online as would be expected elsewhere.’


...ah buggered there then
Would that be the scintillating examples set by our political 'leaders'? I wouldn't follow any politician out a toilet door, let alone into battle! (rant over)
 
#19
[quote="auscam] I wouldn't follow any politician out a toilet door[/quote]

Quite right too but there's many a politician who might follow you in.
 
#20
mistersoft said:
[quote="auscam] I wouldn't follow any politician out a toilet door
Quite right too but there's many a politician who might follow you in.[/quote]

Touche! (should have seen that coming) ooh, I said 'coming', what would the padre think? Can I say that?
 

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