TAQ -> TAT

#1
It seems to have gone from Quarterly to Thirdly. Will there be another issue?

msr
 
#2
I've only seen the first issue. I thought it was OK to be honest. Don't what will be in the next issue though!
 
#3
msr said:
It seems to have gone from Quarterly to Thirdly. Will there be another issue?

msr
With a bit of luck NO, it was army PR at its worst.
Lets have bang upto date info on all things TA on Armynet.
Interesting that the posted report on visits to units for the CGS did not include any TA units?
Did they forget about the TA this time round?
 
#4
kiloarmy said:
msr said:
It seems to have gone from Quarterly to Thirdly. Will there be another issue?

msr
Lets have bang upto date info on all things TA on Armynet.
Yes, like the latest version of TA Regs.

msr
 
#5
msr said:
kiloarmy said:
msr said:
It seems to have gone from Quarterly to Thirdly. Will there be another issue?

msr
Lets have bang upto date info on all things TA on Armynet.
Yes, like the latest version of TA Regs.

msr
I was a bit suspicious of the first mag, too many responses to ARRSE threads. Not been a lot of worthy posts on here so maybe thats the reason for the delay.

I think an ArmyNet extension to this TA forum would be good (as a community). We all know many that would help with the site, if we were allowed, I know a number of the Sigs forum that have tried to do the same.
The only thing I would ask for is a OR's section with no input from officers, let the young have their area (maybe it could go a little facebook etc).
 
#6
Well it's gone past thirdly and now way past quarterly.

Do you think they're holding out until they can call it "Sometimes Territorial Army Biannually"

Oh no - that would make the acronym....
 
#7
Now, now, msr, you should know full well that TA Regs are for the information of the PSAO only.

That's why they're always kept securely in his office...
 
#10
Perhaps in future it could be printed on more absorbant paper, so we could use the unread piles of TAQ to mop up the puddles of water which have been let in by the leaky roof...

msr
 
#11
Hold onto your hats! My spies tell me the next isue is being written right now. Apparently the new general wanted convincing that the mag was reaching the parts it was supposed to and asked (as much as a general ever 'asks') for some feedback.
The feedback was pretty good, so number 2 is on the way.
 
#12
absolutelyalways said:
Hold onto your hats! My spies tell me the next isue is being written right now. Apparently the new general wanted convincing that the mag was reaching the parts it was supposed to and asked (as much as a general ever 'asks') for some feedback.
The feedback was pretty good, so number 2 is on the way.
Thats a shame and a huge waste of time and effort. It appears that every level of command from 1/2 Col up seems to want a magizine of their own. Looking across the office I see Soldier, Mascot, Focus, Pathfinder, TAQ, Sapper, some Air Corps thing, a small stack of assorted Regimental magazines, , our Association Newsletter, several advertising aircraft carriers and radios we have already decided not to buy, Salute, British Army Review, Army Doctrine and Training News, The Infantryman and the users guide to ATE Scotland, with a couple of copies of the Survivalaids catalogue and Kit! thrown in for light reading. Thats on top of various Health and safety , Equal Opportunities and Road Safety newsletters that go straight in the bin. Anyone outside the civil service have an employer who would sanction that amount of spend ?
 
#13
No, they direct it to their intranet.

Quite why they do not set up a section for the TA on armynet is beyond me.

msr
 
#14
absolutelyalways said:
...Apparently the new general wanted convincing that the mag was reaching the parts it was supposed to and asked (as much as a general ever 'asks') for some feedback.
The feedback was pretty good, so number 2 is on the way.
Oh good, so the new general doesn't read/isn't briefed on Arrse.

At least, as you correctly point out, the next edition will be absolutely number 2!
 
#15
Blyth_spirit said:
absolutelyalways said:
...Apparently the new general wanted convincing that the mag was reaching the parts it was supposed to and asked (as much as a general ever 'asks') for some feedback.
The feedback was pretty good, so number 2 is on the way.
Oh good, so the new general doesn't read/isn't briefed on Arrse.

At least, as you correctly point out, the next edition will be absolutely number 2!
Well put. Did he really think that his briefers - who were probably involved in production of Edition one ? - were going to say that it was a waste of time and money ?

Not that e-based material is any better. The Defence Intranet homepage is sickening. Best bit of spin recently was a whole story about how well the Navy were doing flying other peoples Harriers ( Italian, Spanish, US etc) off our carrier. Signal failure to mention that our naval Harriers had been retired early as a cost saving measure.... Pathetic.
 
#16
TAQ was brought in right at the end of the last CRF's reign. Smacks of 'look what I did whilst in the chair in improving communications with these TA chappies' being cited during the handover.

As ever, we spawn a new idea without any plan of how to follow-through and generate consistency. Any PR bloke will tell you that the hardest thing is the second edition, or the second album in music.

Indeed, spawning new ideas without proper funding or an infrastructure to support it seems to be our forte - TA mobilisation being a classic case in point.
 
#17
What makes the Salford website work is that it is citizen-focused, not council-focused. Thankfully, there are no pictures of the mayor on the homepage. If there is one sure sign of an awful government website it’s a picture of a politician on the homepage.

http://giraffeforum.com/wordpress/2007/10/07/local-government-local-tasks-made-easy/

Let's see who is on the front cover this time...


MrTracey said:
As ever, we spawn a new idea without any plan of how to follow-through and generate consistency. Any PR bloke will tell you that the hardest thing is the second edition, or the second album in music.
Which is exactly my reason for putting it on armynet. That way you can update when there is something new to bring to people's attention rather than when there is a deadline to meet.

msr
 
#18
msr said:
MrTracey said:
As ever, we spawn a new idea without any plan of how to follow-through and generate consistency. Any PR bloke will tell you that the hardest thing is the second edition, or the second album in music.
Which is exactly my reason for putting it on armynet. That way you can update when there is something new to bring to people's attention rather than when there is a deadline to meet.

msr
Indeed, but who will update it and how will we know?

Is it a conundrum?

The answer is to keep it simple, do it twice a year, and send it in the post to the home of every TA member.
 
#19
MrTracey said:
Indeed, but who will update it and how will we know?

Is it a conundrum?

The answer is to keep it simple, do it twice a year, and send it in the post to the home of every TA member.
Twice a year? You really do need to get into the internet era...

Surely the person who is currently the editor can add links to a page and people can opt-in to having any changes to that page emailed to them?

Total cost: next to nil. Total number of trees felled: nil. Currency: immediate

msr
P.S. Do you have a secretary who types your posts on 'that interweb thingy'?
 
#20
Is this now an ex-magazine, one which has ceased to be?

msr
 

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