Should members of ARRSE be allowed to post with a blank profile?

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padster985

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This is just for disclosure; I have been on ARRSE for 18 Months under my current profile. Had a very busy time so did not use it, basically started a couple of days ago. I have started this thread on the advice of possibly the most senior member of ARRSE although he did not suggest the title/subject.

It has become very apparent to me that there is a great deal of 'tough guys' on ARRSE. They like to bully, harass and abuse people that they believe are naive, a Walt or just plain stupid. Well the problem I have with this is that these people are anonymous. It was suggested to me, by my advisor, that ARRSE is not Mumsnet or Facebook and that more moderators and/or administrators would not be welcomed. Well here in lays the problem, people don't want forums over moderated well I say put your name out there. Then self moderation kicks in and the 'tough guys' aren't so tough.

I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.
 
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MrsBee

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Surely not rising to it or "biting" is the best personal option. They soon give up when they relies you won't have a Internet argument.
 
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If you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined.

And if you take pixels on the internet personally you want psychiatric help.
 
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padster985

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Surely not rising to it or "biting" is the best personal option. They soon give up when they relies you won't have a Internet argument.
A very good point and maybe that is the the only solution, I've just always hated scum bags getting away with it. Whatever 'IT' maybe.
 

jarrod248

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This is just for disclosure; I have been on ARRSE for 18 Months under my current profile. Had a very busy time so did not use it, basically started a couple of days ago. I have started this thread on the advice of possibly the most senior member of ARRSE although he did not suggest the title/subject.

It has become very apparent to me that there is a great deal of 'tough guys' on ARRSE. They like to bully, harass and abuse people that they believe are naive, a Walt or just plain stupid. Well the problem I have with this is that these people are anonymous. It was suggested to me, by my advisor, that ARRSE is not Mumsnet or Facebook and that more moderators and/or administrators would not be welcomed. Well here in lays the problem, people don't want forums over moderated well I say put your name out there. Then self moderation kicks in and the 'tough guys' aren't so tough.

I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.
I've no idea how someone can be bullied via the Internet. Turn the computer off you nugget.
 
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Moved into Site Issues as its probably the best place for this discussion.
 

B_AND_T

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I call WAH!
 
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padster985

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If you can't take a joke you shouldn't have joined.

And if you take pixels on the internet personally you want psychiatric help.
That's a cop out, and is how people got away with doing shit things and shit jobs in the Army for years. You are right about taking it personally I asure you I don't, regardless of the thread.
 
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So what do you suggest? People use there real names? Considering the nature of what most people do for a living, using a real name is not an option.

Besides, my name is John Alexander...honest..it really is...who can prove otherwise? See the problem, you have no idea if that is my name or not. Of course, that is not my name, I am really Jock McTavish.

Simple answer, if you don't like the site, don't log on to it.
 
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shazamm
 
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Well here in lays the problem, people don't want forums over moderated well I say PUT YOUR NAME OUT THERE. Then self moderation kicks in and the 'tough guys' aren't so tough.

I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.

Mmmm Persec,my past 'crimes' will not be forgotten.Oh and by the way ARRSE is not Facebook or Mumsnet.Look forward to the next thread you post.
 
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I haven't completed my profile yet, I joined just for some advice on a medical appeal a few months ago but the banter and interesting topics have kept me posting, however as I am still a civvy (appeal pending) I feel that I aren't a "proper" member of ARRSE so thats why mine is still blank. You won't find me bullying, harassing, abusing or walting though.
 
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padster985

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So what do you suggest? People use there real names? Considering the nature of what most people do for a living, using a real name is not an option.

Besides, my name is John Alexander...honest..it really is...who can prove otherwise? See the problem, you have no idea if that is my name or not. Of course, that is not my name, I am really Jock McTavish.

Simple answer, if you don't like the site, don't log on to it.
Another good point.

1. The info doesn't have to be 'here' but it can be 'there' with ARRSE, then if someone goes to far (apparently there was a death threat today) they can be reported.

2. Someone can correct me obviously but I don't think ARRSE was started with the ethos 'by the way, if you don't like it **** off'.

3. Thanks for you input Jock. :)
 
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This is just for disclosure; I have been on ARRSE for 18 Months under my current profile. Had a very busy time so did not use it, basically started a couple of days ago. I have started this thread on the advice of possibly the most senior member of ARRSE although he did not suggest the title/subject.

It has become very apparent to me that there is a great deal of 'tough guys' on ARRSE. They like to bully, harass and abuse people that they believe are naive, a Walt or just plain stupid. Well the problem I have with this is that these people are anonymous. It was suggested to me, by my advisor, that ARRSE is not Mumsnet or Facebook and that more moderators and/or administrators would not be welcomed. Well here in lays the problem, people don't want forums over moderated well I say put your name out there. Then self moderation kicks in and the 'tough guys' aren't so tough.

I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.
Do I get the whiff of a sad little ****** that somebody was once rude to on the Tinterweb? Oi, you, grow a pair. Failing that, join the RAF site, either that or turn off your computer.

Have you ever served in the Army?

'on Arrse for 18 months under my current profile' - What was your previous one?

'your advisor' - you sad ****.

'I don't have a good enough solution' - Well, **** off then.
 
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This is just for disclosure; I have been on ARRSE for 18 Months under my current profile. Had a very busy time so did not use it, basically started a couple of days ago. I have started this thread on the advice of possibly the most senior member of ARRSE although he did not suggest the title/subject.

It has become very apparent to me that there is a great deal of 'tough guys' on ARRSE. They like to bully, harass and abuse people that they believe are naive, a Walt or just plain stupid. Well the problem I have with this is that these people are anonymous. It was suggested to me, by my advisor, that ARRSE is not Mumsnet or Facebook and that more moderators and/or administrators would not be welcomed. Well here in lays the problem, people don't want forums over moderated well I say put your name out there. Then self moderation kicks in and the 'tough guys' aren't so tough.

I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.
So your solution to anonymous tough guys is to become an anonymous tough guy?

Is that like Batman's "to conquer fear, you must become fear"?

In short, what's your name?
 
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That's a cop out, and is how people got away with doing shit things and shit jobs in the Army for years. You are right about taking it personally I asure you I don't, regardless of the thread.
It's not a cop out, it's how I genuinely view this site.

If someone feels they are taking an unnecessary amount of incoming they can email admin, there's a report button on all posts made and the serious forums are well policed I think.

It's an anonymous forum for good reason. Believe it or not but there are actually one or two members who are still serving and whose contributions would be lost if we all started having to name ourselves.

Should me and you ever fall out on here feel free to PM me and I'll give you my phone number. We can meet up and have sweaty sex in a service station or trade insults.
 

TheIronDuke

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I don't have a good enough solution to post here, but I believe something could be done.
Me too. Most of the regular posters are bullies and deeply horrible people. But fortunately I have arrived in the nick of time to save you from sinking into rambling boring bollocks, Tim. There is but one way to deal with ARRSE 'tough guys'. It is harsh, but it is the only language they understand, trust me.

[video=youtube;FYGJhhec-pc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYGJhhec-pc[/video]
 
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