What is the NAAFI to you?

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Mighty_doh_nut, Mar 4, 2009.

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  1. 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?
  2. Banter, since leaving the Army this is the only place I can be called a cunt by a complete stranger and not be offended.

    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.

    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. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    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.
  5. With the exception of libelous content or porn, anything goes.

    The sign above the door says it all.

  6. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    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. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. I agree with the above. :D
  11. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

    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
  12. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Or the whole site,it'd cut down on people like journo's fishing for dirt or comments to publish.
  13. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    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.
  14. 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.