Navy Rumour Network

#1
Help needed- - I work with an Ex RN chap. Steady!! Is there an equivalent site for the Navy ?? Cannot seem to find one on Google.

He says it is not called Gays R Us.....

Cheers for the assist.
 
#4
paveway_3 said:
Stay here , i am an ex submariner who has joined the army .This place has loads of jolly jacks .
ah, the underwater para's (as one particularly drunk Para Lt Col put it)!

what unit does an ex-dolphin join??????
 
#10
DarkBlueLoggie said:
Not really, the closest is the rather spotterish http://p216.ezboard.com/fwarships1discussionboardsfrm3 (the 'official' at htt://www.rncom.mod.uk hasn't kicked off to any degree). There'a a fair bit of dark blue here anyway, and there were plans to start a sister site to ARRSE.
The ezboard one is more like the old sci.military.naval newsgroup - far too technical for most of us, and not a good place for general chit chat. The RNCOM site is totally official (sponsored by my Boss, as it happens!), and is trying to get wider acceptance and usage. The idea behind it is very good, but by virtue of being "official" may not get the use it deserves.

A sister board to ARRSE (well, more like an older, better looking older brother site actually) is a good idea, but I would hate to see it started and then wither and die. Now we are moving to DII in greater numbers, it could be an option - until the bastards block it!
 
#11
Someone at my school goes on some navy cadet forum its preaty much a gay version of ARRSE and them showing off which training ship they are based at.
 
#15
Does anyone know what happened to that shite Crab imitation of our own dearly beloved ARRSE that came to light towards the end of last year? I think they were Movers of some description - whatever they were, they were fcuking chippy!
 
#17
PompeySailor said:
DarkBlueLoggie said:
Not really, the closest is the rather spotterish http://p216.ezboard.com/fwarships1discussionboardsfrm3 (the 'official' at htt://www.rncom.mod.uk hasn't kicked off to any degree). There'a a fair bit of dark blue here anyway, and there were plans to start a sister site to ARRSE.
The ezboard one is more like the old sci.military.naval newsgroup - far too technical for most of us, and not a good place for general chit chat. The RNCOM site is totally official (sponsored by my Boss, as it happens!), and is trying to get wider acceptance and usage. The idea behind it is very good, but by virtue of being "official" may not get the use it deserves.

A sister board to ARRSE (well, more like an older, better looking older brother site actually) is a good idea, but I would hate to see it started and then wither and die. Now we are moving to DII in greater numbers, it could be an option - until the bastards block it!
Ah sci.military.naval! Was a great newsgoup until it got spammed to death and had inumerable political rants.

ARRSE is great.
 
#18
I actually thought about setting one up last year, and had quite a long conversation with BCO on how to do it. He was kind enough to set up a prototype board for me, that lurks in an undisclosed corner of the Arrse server to this day. The provisional name was NORKS, NAval Rumour and Knowledge Service, which was pretty w*nk, but it was the best I could come up with. One problem I encountered was that some Internet porn merchant in Essex already had the domain name, and I just wasn't up for haggling with some cyber-grumble gimp to buy it.
In the end, I just didn't have the time, as I was about to join a ship and deploy. there is something called Mylostoppos.com, but it is nowhere as good as Arrse. For starters, joining is a pain. You have to do a virtual joining routine and pay them a fiver. There are only about 300 members on the last count, and the average age seems to be 205. They also seem to be afflicted with terminal Jackspeak, with far to many "Yours Aye"s, "shippers" and references to Donkeys flip-flops and the like for comfort. Basically the site is cheesy and moribund, and they ask for waaaaay too many personal details when you join. :roll:
 
#19
As much as I like Arrse as it is, would it not be useful to have a sub-forum where purely RN/RM threads could be put? It wouldn't stop navy types posting in the NAAFI, Intelligence cell, etc. Reading through the older thread, I didn't really understand how having a naval sub-forum would cause "self-segregation".
 
#20
paveway_3 said:
Stay here , i am an ex submariner who has joined the army .This place has loads of jolly jacks .
Hey paveway,according to an old recruiting poster from about 1815,ex Navy or Marines were not allowed to join the KDG,as they feared for their horses well being.

Did you get very wet, trying to `Mount`a sub?
 

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