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What is the NAAFI to you?

#2
Mighty_doh_nut said:
Serious question please people.

What is the NAAFI to you and what brings you back?
Banter, since leaving the Army this is the only place I can be called a cunt by a complete stranger and not be offended.

Mighty_doh_nut said:
What do you want from this forum?
Less civi mongs getting upset if someone say's something along the lines of "I want to watch Jade Goody's rotten cunt fall out" and less grief whores.

Mighty_doh_nut said:
What do you think is acceptable?
Everything. :twisted:
 
#3
Quite simply, it's funny. It's also nice to be able to have a place where people can goof off without cluttering up the proper threads about kit or phys training or cooking etc.

For me, some of the threads get a bit near the bone, especially concerning people who are recently sick or ill, race issues and sexuality issues but that's squaddie humour for you. I understand it, so if I see a thread I may not like, I don't go there. I don't have any dramas about it.

Edit: There are only two things that are unacceptable, or at least have been recently: The picture from Ogrish where the bloke was opening his arse hole with his hands (My Mrs saw it and wondered what the hell I was doing with that on my screen) and out and out porn. Again, she does wonder when she sees a gaping fanny on my computer screen at 8pm in the lounge! Titties are fine, but gash is too far.
I know where to find pictures of fannies if I want to, I don't need them here.
 
#4
It's where you can have banter without the seriousness of the other forums,slag each other/service ect off & have a chuckle over,say ,the thread on bowel admin/Jade Goody,stuff that civvies may not get.It's the forces brand of 'black' humour that attracts us I think.
Acceptable-photo's of the odd topless burd ect but tasteful as to not offend.
Unnaceptable-stuff like that thread on 'forums' that then went on to bestiality ect.
 
#6
People can spend time in the NAAFI bragging about swamping and then go and have a perfectly sensible conversation about something in current affairs. That is the best thing about ARRSE and whilst I know you are asking about the NAAFI forum I thought it worth mentioning that the success of the site is vested in people using as much of the site as possible.

What keeps me coming back to the NAAFI is being able to lurk and have a laugh or contribute and have a laugh, some of the stuff is really good and other is lets be honest, gash, with a dollop of boring wrapped up in a sh1t sandwhich but like mining for diamonds, you have to wade through a lot of stuff to get to the jewels.

I can see a very line being trodden at the minute; on one side is the real concern about outrageous or distasteful things being widely reported outside of ARRSE and bringing the site and/or armed forces into disrepute. On the other side is that fact that squaddy humour is black and people who try and judge that humour through civilian sensibility goggles are always going to be outraged but fcuk em, why should we be worried.

I think this has been thrown into sharp contract in the last few weeks with the kebab shot debate and more recently with the wholesale culling of threads about Ivan Cameron which I thought were sensible in current affairs and outrageously funny in the NAAFI, as it should be.

To make matters worse is Armchair_Aircrew, sorry Airborne_Aircrew mocking us about Rocknet, where you can post tits and gash shots, because lets face it, no fcuker ever goes there.

In general I am up for an anything goes policy in the NAAFI with the appropriate warnings about it not being safe for work or anyone who knits doyleys for a living. Light touch moderation with the odd kebab shot being OK but hardcore and of course anything illegal being not allowed. There is also the issue of homophobia, which is here in spades and sometimes the odd bit of racism.

I did think about suggesting the NAAFI is only for those logged in i.e. site members but then would that diminish our Hols4heroes stuff or lead to sign ups reducing. Its certainly possible with many forums, or even not allowing image content unless you are logged in.
 
#7
Tiddle said:
Mighty_doh_nut said:
Serious question please people.

What is the NAAFI to you and what brings you back?
Banter, since leaving the Army this is the only place I can be called a cunt by a complete stranger and not be offended.

Mighty_doh_nut said:
What do you want from this forum?
Less civi mongs getting upset if someone say's something along the lines of "I want to watch Jade Goody's rotten cunt fall out" and less grief whores.

Mighty_doh_nut said:
What do you think is acceptable?
Everything. :twisted:

Get's my vote
 
#8
Not that my opinion is relevant but i am a member here too.
It was a place that was recommended to me where i could share the "sicker" aspects of my humour and laugh at posts by like-minded people without worrying about being politically correct.
Still cringe while laughing at lots of posts but can't help but notice the changes that are taking place even in the short time i've been here.
 
#10
So who the fcuk dripped about the Jade Goody thread? In the old NAAFI, she'd have been fair game for a forum coffin-jig and general display of shockingly poor taste. Get it back up!
 
#12
I wonder if the complainers are regular contributors to the NAAFI or just boring grown ups who are sh1t scared of the site being quoted in the press. Those complianers I guess would be in the minority but as seems to be the norm the upset minority dictate what happens to the majority
 
#13
TheBigUn said:
meridian said:
Heres a suggestion, can the CO's make the NAAFI only for those that have registered and are logged in. Plenty of other forums have this type of restriction
I agree with the above. :D
Or the whole site,it'd cut down on people like journo's fishing for dirt or comments to publish.
 

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#14
In short NAAFI is the life blood of Arrse. There are many serious forums which give great information and are truly great to read. However the NAAFI Bar is just that - a bar. If you have thick skin then don't come in. In fact if I had not been slagged early in my Arrse 'career' then that chances are that I would still not be such a contributing member.

I know MDN is getting a bit pissed off with what is going on in NAAFI and needs a bit of re-vitalising.

Fair comment, but I have said before, and will say again now (boring cnut eh?) that to MOD this site constantly will jade your viewpoint. I feel that the MOD role should move around so that the current MOD(s) don't have to read every post and therefore become bored with it.

There are times when the Moodybitch gang start kicking off on someone - so what, grow a pair of feck off (including MB :twisted: )

Take a break MDN, abdicate the MOD role for 6 months or so and get your jaded spirit back to normal.

I refer to my previous post where it looked like you had found religion - God forbid (pun intended [sorry Big Yin] )

Open to incoming. Carry on. Target does NOT fall when hit.
 
#15
intergeri said:
Not that my opinion is relevant but i am a member here too.
It was a place that was recommended to me where i could share the "sicker" aspects of my humour and laugh at posts by like-minded people without worrying about being politically correct.
Still cringe while laughing at lots of posts but can't help but notice the changes that are taking place even in the short time i've been here.
If you fucked off, it would be a better place, you pointless pleb.


Those who have never served have no idea about the ethos of the Armed Forces and thus have no idea what makes a NAAFI tick. If you have to ask, you shouldn't be posting in the NAAFI.
 
#16
Mighty_doh_nut said:
Serious question please people.

What is the NAAFI to you and what brings you back?

What do you want from this forum?

What do you think is acceptable?
It's freedom from the drudge, a place to let off and take the piss out of everyone and everything. A place where I often say what I mean and mean what I say... and a place where nothing I write can be taken as meant, or even believed.
Although good advice and common sense should prevail, it's a place where we should be able to have a good punch up on Friday night - and be mates again by Saturday morning.

I come back because there are some like minded people, or people who are complete opposites, it's challenging and even now... on occasion it's a laugh too.

I get endless amount of fun watching TLF ripping into people and seeing them getting all defensive and trying to match him - unaware that a straight 'fuck off' would get more respect.

I want it to stay, have a set of fair rules and for the MODS like you to be what you are... dictators with a sense of humour... and also doing the odd bit for charidee...

I am acceptable, all I write and every thought I have is acceptable. Anyone who disagrees with me is wrong and the cnut who keeps holing my perfectly good and well thought out... intellectual posts - is obviously tastefully challenged.

Why, thinking of getting all democratic or something... ?

If people don't like it or are sensitive - they should fuck off. Seriously now.
 
#17
I think there is a line, a line which isn't visible but very much there.

I enjoyed the company of like minded people and often belly laughed at the posts on here. Mainly the ones aimed at a more military humour type theme.

I liked the mentally handicapped kids thread, because it was raw, edgey, clearly extreme but I'd like to think that people could see past the daftness and realise it was only a joke and that no real harm was meant. Not sure I can say the same anymore.

People say 'Its the NAAFI for fcuks sake' And I've always been outspoken about freedom of speech etc...... I think I'm about to back peddle and admit to having made a huge mistake.

I can't remember the last time I laughed in here, cringe, feel embarrassed to be associated, disbelief yes, but not a giggle. Seems that raising a laugh now has become a competition of gash shots or one liners.

Not my bag, not the NAAFI I'd hoped for. For me there are too many hangers on, too many that think 'They get it' when in reality they couldn't be further from the mark.

How many active and serving soldiers do we have that regularly contribute in the NAAFI now? I can only think of a handful. Has anyone asked themselves why?

RTFQ, comic genius....... rarely posts in here. Same for Convoy, Rigger, Shortfuse...... all members who give us forces relative humour, all member who probably don't bother, and for good reason.

I'm not crying out for old times, I'm probably looking through tinted glasses in hindsight as I don't think they were there.

FiveAlpha gets lots of bad press, but from who? Civvies? people who don't get it? For me his posts (well most of them anyway) remind me of when I was in the forces. An ability to take the p1ss but not cause any real offence and the deep down knowledge that there was a clearly switched on, time served soldier, with a soldiers sense of humour behind his keyboard. No some chod that demands a voice just because he is a member and is as close to the forces as my fat Aunty.

How many threads in the last six months have made it to 'Best of NAAFI'

Can anyone recommend just a couple that should be in there?
 
#18
I used to love coming to the NAAFI for the banter, great laughs (I have literaly nearly cried with laughter due to some of the posts) and general all round fun there used to be in here.

Its not so much fun any more due to complainers (read the sign above the door ffs!), the "I'm better than you crowd" who put down anything anyone says with self important boll0cks and the inane and pointless constant posts that are just full of drivel (scrofula).

I dont think it should be a free for all in here, I wouldnt want to see Arrse put on the DII ban list as I spend a lot of time on here on night shift at work, if someone needs to see pics of some bird getting it up the arrse or some bloke spreading his arrse (if thats their thing) then theres plenty free porn sites on the interblurt.
 
#19
If I didn't like the bloke spouting off at the bar in the NAAFI I wouldn't talk to him and went and sat somewhere else. No problem.

If I don't like the threads in the forum I don't read or respond to them.

It's not rocket surgery...erm...brain science is it?

I won't mention the sexual deviancy which often surfaces on these threads but as long as these people stay clear of my Mrs what they get up to in their own minds is their business.

Oh yes, as for the civvies who wander in - they're fair game as far as I'm concerned. Most of my civvie acquaintences have trouble with army humour in any case. So s*d 'em!

:D

Rodney2q
 

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