In reference to the very small minority in the RLC forum that are through the internet unfortunately giving the appearance of speaking for a large majority to nearly anyone with internet access on the planet: My point is I think a line has been crossed even within the realms of Arrse are you not thredders with the very personal nature on some posts on this forum? You only have to look at other capbadge forums and than have it confirmed by flicking back and reading the RLC main topic page. Depression and slander. Some my friends from other arms and services, family and friends simply cannot believe it. A couple of individuals tapping on here need gripping. I can understand how and why most stuff gets posted and I am in no way advocating lock down but I take exception to the personal and derogatory remarks made without any discretion at all. If it hadn't escaped anyones notice we are in the middle of a major media/ recruiting campaign in the RLC. Having a wry snipe at Forces issues, celebs, MPs and other such individuals who accept open scrutiny as part of the course is one thing; publicly humiliating blokes in your own Corps through the veil of internet anon undermines us completely. This isn't what Arrse was ramped up for and it's not the Naafi bar. Specifically, the Corps Adjt, Sandhurst instructors and Sch of Log comments were disgraceful. I cannot bear to think what the Ptes, YOs and OCdts who read this site will make of them. I only hope it encourages the individuals, virtually named, to prove they have charisma that matches the alledged 'perfect and awe inspiring' state possessed by the accusers. Alas, if only we knew their names so we could validate the process? My plea for all our sakes is lets grip ourselves and square this issue away. Having trawled through the forum I am sure I am not alone in thinking that yes be controversial but not so blatantly personal. It's a topic that I hope will get some support. I have no doubt the minority pot noodling internet hard men that spend their lives on here creating the unsavoury and unprofessional RLC air of which I speak will be rubbing their palms with a reply for me about this being the only way to expose these collosal gaps in our Corps ability if it needed exposing at all. I'm not a MOD but I am hacked off with some of this crap that is sticking to us all in the Corps through the very personal remarks made in this forum. Two members of our Corps were awarded a GC and an MC in the last few days. To date the thread commending this cracking news has had 5 comments. But yet again and of much much more vital importance The Sun was supplied with yet more crap on our alledged inability to control soldiers which will, predictably, end where the majority of RLC topics end in the barren desert that is the 'morale in the RLC' exchange and for our soldiers yet more displays of their officers openly slating fellow officers professional capability. We adding no value in some cases and creating real damage in others. I am sure you are with me that this should be about banter, humour, controversy, politics, debate and dits; you only have to look around the remainder of the site to see that. It is not, I would suggest, an excuse to remove yourself from your responsiblities to the Corps and the billy basic acceptable standards within for a day. Apologies to the majority of the top blokes on here but this small issue has really got on my tits. Comments........... 'We Complain'