The site gone askew.

#1
I can't be alone; I dread the ill informed and sometimes antiquated posts that purport to be curent thinking. CO's, if my int is right and the info from 'Purple Flash' is credible, then your now looking at a potential 'Pink'?

Can we not somehow differentiate between the two? I value the support given by civillian members of ARRse, I do however resent the 'shit' produced sometimes, by people who have no connection or intimate knowledge of the current 'Forces Thinking'
 
#2
Letterwritingman said:
I can't be alone; I dread the ill informed and sometimes antiquated posts that purport to be curent thinking. CO's, if my int is right and the info from 'Purple Flash' is credible, then your now looking at a potential 'Pink'?

Can we not somehow differentiate between the two? I value the support given by civillian members of ARRse, I do however resent the 's***' produced sometimes, by people who have no connection or intimate knowledge of the current 'Forces Thinking'
Are you suggesting some sort of colour coded labelling system for different categories of ARRSErs?
 
#3
And would that be broken down hence:

1/ Army Serving (6 or less years)
2/ Army Serving (6 to 12 years)
3/ Army Serving (12+ years)
4/ Former Army (out for less than 3 years)
5/ Former Army (3+ years in civi strasse)
6/ T.A.
7/ Civilian with no service
 
#4
Letterwritingman said:
I can't be alone; I dread the ill informed and sometimes antiquated posts that purport to be curent thinking. CO's, if my int is right and the info from 'Purple Flash' is credible, then your now looking at a potential 'Pink'?

Can we not somehow differentiate between the two? I value the support given by civillian members of ARRse, I do however resent the 's***' produced sometimes, by people who have no connection or intimate knowledge of the current 'Forces Thinking'
What colour would those of us still serving who meet the above criteria be. :?
 

oldbaldy

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#5
GT2001 said:
And would that be broken down hence:

1/ Army Serving (6 or less years)
2/ Army Serving (6 to 12 years)
3/ Army Serving (12+ years)
4/ Former Army (out for less than 3 years)
5/ Former Army (3+ years in civi strasse)
6/ T.A.
7/ Civilian with no service
Nothing for Crabs/matelots? :roll:
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#6
Or how about making people wear different colour stars? Say, for instance, yellow or pink? These could be worn on the avatar, and even on their clothing.
And perhaps those who have never been a lean green fighting machine, a steely eyed trained killer could be re-classified as untermensch?
 
#7
Jesus guys, get over yourselves. Yes there is a bit of crap written by some with no knowledge of what they're talking about but I find a mouse click gets rid of that.
 

Sixty

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#8
It's been suggested a few times before if memory serves. Fairly sure that the COs kicked the idea into the long grass.
 

elovabloke

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#9
Letterwritingman said:
Can we not somehow differentiate between the two? I value the support given by civillian members of ARRse, I do however resent the 's***' produced sometimes, by people who have no connection or intimate knowledge of the current 'Forces Thinking'
I for one would like to know how you police such a thing (send me details of your red/blue book before you can enter). Next time I'm in need some good current info I'll give you a bell.

It is the internet and MOST people give help and advice as they see it - even those currently serving. It is not, and should not be treated as gosple.
 
#10
What a bone idea, but for those of you who would like to know, I served 10 years, got out 4 years ago.
 
#11
elovabloke said:
Letterwritingman said:
Can we not somehow differentiate between the two? I value the support given by civillian members of ARRse, I do however resent the 's***' produced sometimes, by people who have no connection or intimate knowledge of the current 'Forces Thinking'
I for one would like to know how you police such a thing (send me details of your red/blue book before you can enter). Next time I'm in need some good current info I'll give you a bell.

It is the internet and MOST people give help and advice as they see it - even those currently serving. It is not, and should not be treated as gosple.[/quote]

So that’s why the CO laughed me out of his office when told him he was wrong because xxxxxxxxxx told me so 8O
 
#12
smudge67 said:
What a bone idea, but for those of you who would like to know, I served 10 years, got out 4 years ago.
Well my opinion must be more important than yours as I did 13 years, so there.
 
#13
There are too many shades of grey with this whole colour thing ( see what I did there :D )

With TA you have people who have done their fair share of tours. Would you have different colours for where they have served, how many they have done?

With Civilians too, you could have one person who has grown up as pad brats and/or married a serving person and has quite a few years of army life under their belt, then you have someone who is a student studying for their degree and has absolutely no connection besides posting on arrse. Yes, some do seem to get a might confused and because they have been on here for a few months think they are the font of all knowledge but you need to take all posts with a pinch of salt.

Plus you forgot a section for journos. Oh, possibly the journo was a pad brat or has serving relatives. Gosh, we're going to use the whole colour spectrum at this rate!!
 

elovabloke

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#14
Ord_Sgt said:
smudge67 said:
What a bone idea, but for those of you who would like to know, I served 10 years, got out 4 years ago.
Well my opinion must be more important than yours as I did 13 years, so there.
But do not trust a guy who has done 22 because he has most probably forgotten more than you know :D
 
#15
elovabloke said:
Ord_Sgt said:
smudge67 said:
What a bone idea, but for those of you who would like to know, I served 10 years, got out 4 years ago.
Well my opinion must be more important than yours as I did 13 years, so there.
But do not trust a guy who has done 22 because he has most probably forgotten more than you know :D
I know what you mean, my Dad did 26 years and he's forgotten almost everything now. :)
 
#16
IrishDoris said:
There are too many shades of grey with this whole colour thing ( see what I did there :D )

With TA you have people who have done their fair share of tours. Would you have different colours for where they have served, how many they have done?


Obviously 1 reg year is the equivalent to 3.2 TA years ;)
 
#17
lol Then i should be on my second bar of my VRSM :D
 
#18
there are many dimensions to peoples lives that condition how they think. and therefore post.....
[Experiences/Living conditions /Wealth/Background/Antecedents/Education/Intellegence/Travel/Observation/Their Political agenda/Aims etc., etc.,]

ergo, IMHO it's a non starter and bluntly woulb be less interesting.
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#19
To the best of my knowledge, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hawkins, Terry Wogan or Patrick Kielty have served (amongst many many others) yet I imagine their contributions would be witty, informative, educational or scurrilous and therefore worth reading.

Equally, there are a great number of people who have served, some with distinction, who would be boring, self-opinionated and dullardly.

Variety is the spice of life. Even if it's no longer on prime time television.
 
#20
exile1 said:
there are many dimensions to peoples lives that condition how they think. and therefore post.....
[Experiences/Living conditions /Wealth/Background/Antecedents/Education/Intellegence/Travel/Observation/Their Political agenda/Aims etc., etc.,]

ergo, IMHO it's a non starter and bluntly woulb be less interesting.
Is "woulb" a civilian spelling or is it a "THEM" code word ?
 

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