I dont mean this in a nasty way, and it is helpful for finding people who are starting either around or the same time as you, but why all of a suddent does every potential recruit seem to have every single date connected with their application on their signature block? You cant really get to know someone really that well till you meet them, and work with them, so while it might seem a slight stress relief knowing someone that you met on arrse before you go to basic, surely you will get to know them in the same way through training, regardless of arrse or not? It interests me purely because you have all these dates listed, like interview dates, application started dates, adsc dates, pre selection dates, dates of enlistment. There are not that many people who start pirbright every week, say 120 ish max? If you inadvertantly accidently drop a few clues here and there in conversation, and have all your dates plastered over the place, I wouldnt be suprised if more often than not, some of your training staff know who your arrse persona is the day you arrive. Plus its not paranoia, but think of all the people that could be lurking around on here, with all that information etc. Yeah im not necessarily saying dont post it, but if its all in every signature of yours. Its almost making it easy for someone or some people to piece information together without even having to make an effort, or looking too far, just keep an eye on your profile. By all means im sure pretty much all of you will never break OPSEC or anything, but take a step back when you are thinking of joining this Queen's army, and think that if you are this leaky with your own info at this stage of application, how could it look to someone when they consider you for something important, and know that you are that leaky. It's of little concern at this stage of your career I guess, but im just thinking of the wider picture. ps those signatures do annoy me, but thats not why I made this post.