Here goes, with tin foil hat firmly in place and apologies if this has been done before. As a long serving (and still serving) member of the Regular Army, I have been an avid browser of ARRSE for a number of years and even made the leap to become a contributor during the fantastic recent Grays Lane campaign. In the main, I think we have a site to be proud of; upholding the highest of standards, able to highlight and eloquently debate all areas of military and current affairs, and topped off with the essential added ingredient of the famous squaddie sense of humour. So far so good. I have also started and contributed to a number of threads in the NAAFI bar, where many of the topics have left me thredders with laughter! However, a number of recent threads in the Bar have, in my humble opinion, descended to a level which demeans this wonderful website. I KNOW there is a warning sign before you enter the bar, but does that really give every poster in the bar open season to spout off with vile comments? Some of the recent comments regarding Madeline McCann and Rhys Jones have been disgraceful and fallen well below the level of acceptable humour - again, in my opinion. As we all know, ARRSE is avidly trawled by journalists and members of the general public and I ask are we as a community proud to associate ourselves with some of the trash posted on our website? Surely some additional moderation has to take place in this Forum if a thread dsescends below a certain acceptable level? I believe posting a warning at the entrance and the occasional removal of a thread to the ARRSE hole is not sufficient in some cases. I would appreciate the views of the ARRSE community and am prepared to be put back in my box, but it had to be said. I have posted this in the Int Cell, as I would appreciate some constructive comments!