Waaaaaaaaaaahhh??

#1
The qualitiy of the threads on Just TA are a bit WAAAAHH!! at the moment.

Is this the level of training/instruction/imparted knowledge in the TA.

ie - Fcuk all

come on there must be something interesting about the TA.

Recent examples

Berets
BPFA
Body armour
what feet should i put my boots on?
what should i expect on a range day?

come on - read the wiki's a lot of effort has gone into them, ask your SPSI's, your mates, your dad, read Victor, think before you post.
 
#2
Is this a plea for more 'hands on' moderation?

msr
 
#3
certa-cisco said:
The qualitiy of the threads on Just TA are a bit WAAAAHH!! at the moment.

Is this the level of training/instruction/imparted knowledge in the TA.

ie - Fcuk all

come on there must be something interesting about the TA.

Recent examples

Berets
BPFA
Body armour
what feet should i put my boots on?
what should i expect on a range day?

come on - read the wiki's a lot of effort has gone into them, ask your SPSI's, your mates, your dad, read Victor, think before you post.
I've missed that one, can you provide a link?
 
#4
I think that as a Group, the Just TA, is playing into the hands of our knockers, as you MSR have said
many times over the past few weeks, There are wiki's, there are stickies, there are numerous threads.

Whilst i am all for the passing of information onto to individuals that ask for help and advice, some of it is
real basic, things the new recruits should be told at day one.

If you are a potential recruit and you go onto google and ask about the Army Full or Part-time, and you manage to avoid the NAAFI, and wind up in here and are met with numerous threads on Berets, and how hard is a BPFA, would you think you are looking at a professional outfit or a bunch of airsofting walts.

I know you cannot regulate or try and cover every eventuality, but a lot of it is what i had thought was common sense.

Over modding can be negative and may stop a genuine question or concern being raised.

not sure on the answer, but just wanted to get it out in the open for discussion.
 
#5
I don't see a problem. There are a few sneering cnuts about who pick on the "daft question" but how often do we tell new recruits that the only daft question is the one you didn't ask? The beret thread is well onto it's 2nd page now so it wasn't as daft a question as you think it may have been, for example.

ARRSE is primarily a discussion forum. ARRSEPedia is an information store. I reckon the balance between the 2 is about right. The links both ways are superb - 10/10 for msr on that one.

BTW, if ARRSE had been around when I joined, I would have found out about twisters for lightweights before I'd even bothered trying to scrounge big fat rubber bands from the local post office.
 
#6
Well, there is ArmyNet if you want to be serious. All currently serving Arrsers can go there.

With regard to some of the posts, I'd agree that at first sight many seem a bit silly, but at least someone has had the guts to put his head above the parapet and ask the question. The same bloke may not ask the question in the TAC for fear of being labelled a dimwit.

As far as common sense is concerned, this derives from experience and training. My particular unit handed out CS95 and said, "Wear that in future." Perhaps you don't need instructions in how to put on a jacket and trousers, but it could be helpful to explain when you wear the various layers in order to maintain uniformity. I still don't know because I've not been brave enough to ask and, fortunately, nobody has asked me.

I'd agree that there is repetition of questions but unless everybody trawls through the search listings (and it's quicker to just ask the question), I don't see a way around it - besides, things change.
 
#8
#9
ok

point taken - it was just a thought,

i suppose with the years comes the attitude of experience and knowledge. which i now understand
it is better to offer the advice than snipe at the questioner.

like i said i don't want to stop the one question that is important to someone, and i do agree about
the twisters thing, it would have been useful.

and as Puttees says better on here than in front of a squad in the TAC.

cheers
 
#11
Ive just been issued my boots, withall my kit. i didn't try them on which was my own fault however when i got home after trying on all my kit in the mirror and touching myself up with excitment i looked at my boots.

one pair were both left feet, the other pair had white L and R in tipex on the soles.

really really silly question, which makes me laugh. but

is this normal?
 
#12
Thats not so much of a joke .... we had one at Bovvy.... "my boots hurt Cpl" closely followed by "My lightweight don't fit properly"

No such thing as a stupid question, so long as you get an answer you're happy with, sod's law states that some one else was too scared to ask.
 
#13
i think its good that our new guys have somewhere they can ask their questions without too much pistaking :roll: no that it wont happen anyway.


any chance of losing the word "Just" from "Just TA" and the rest of the shite that follows the title of our forum

Just TA
1. It's the same Army, but I'm told that a separate board is wanted. 2. Regulars, don't bait the TA; we've all heard it and it's boring.


i would much rather have TA without any further embellsihments
 
#16
putteesinmyhands said:
As far as common sense is concerned, this derives from experience and training. My particular unit handed out CS95 and said, "Wear that in future." Perhaps you don't need instructions in how to put on a jacket and trousers, but it could be helpful to explain when you wear the various layers in order to maintain uniformity. I still don't know because I've not been brave enough to ask and, fortunately, nobody has asked me.

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Good example, I am still not utterly sure where the creases are meant to go in a cs95 shirt.
 
#18
creases in CS 95 , it goes against the grain(but not the posting) creases differ from unit to unit e.g. Gunner creases along the back of the shoulders, basically we expect the recruits to have staright creases front & back of the trousers, centrally I might add a single crease is a bounus, the lapels pressed flat & open with a crease running down each arm.


But it seems fairly obvious to me that your recruit training team are not doing the job correctly, althgough it's in the TAFS2 programme, you should be shown how to press your kit when you first get issued it.
 
#19
Whilst i know that I can ask some questions that seem silly I actually don't know about these.
1)Our PASO was in civillian clothes yet people in uniform were walikng past a saluting him. I thought that you only need to salute an officer if they are in in uniform and have head dress on. Ive seen it plenty of times when other TA soldiers salute officers who are not wearing any head dress is this right?
 
#20
No you shouldnt salute them as they cant return the complement just brace up just as you shouldnt salute anyone comming into/leaving camp for security reasons
 

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