Buzzfort Scale

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#1
In the Nelson Wardrobe thread N. Stoker Esq said he had heard " a buzz in the scran queue"

Now, this has led me to wondering how accurate any buzz we hear - and especially what is posted on here - and how we can filter what we assume to be accurate. Be assured, I am in no doubt as to the recruiting & joining advice Mr Stoker gives is both trustworthy and unerringly accurate. But as for being the SME on management of the MoD estate....

So, it would appear that we need to allocate a score to each buzz we post. I have formed the draft of the Buzzfort Scale, and look for input from my elders and betters. I started with the two extremes, and filled in the middle. My suggestions are guidelines. The plan being any future Buzz can be rated for reliability against these examples.

00: I heard it from a inebriated bloke/blokes in a pub. I later woke with my head in his/her shoulder (other anatomy is available).
01: I heard it in the scran queue from somebody I did not know, talking to someone else I did not know.
02: I heard it in the scran queue, I know the parties concerned.
03: I heard it from an FTRS SO2
04: I heard it from an SO3
05: I heard it from an SO2 or SO1
06: I heard it from an OF5 (or higher) during a round the mess square chat
07: I heard it from the CWO after the OF5 had left
08: I drafted the DIN
09: It's in the Green Paper (may also be "My boss drafted the DIN")
10: Its gone through committee stage, is in a White Paper and Jim30 has seen it
11: The DIN is now signed off by (at least) a One Star and has been published
12: I have seen the hard-copy - signed in blood by 1SL and the appropriate Civil Servant.
 
#2
This one was overheard in the scan Q , 6' - 5'' stoker nicknamed Arkle rarely spoke unless he was answering an order from a superior and was looked on as something of an oddball. He was stood directly behind 2 blokes having an argument and the elder of the 2 tried some one-up-manship on his oppo .... '' I've been in more NAAFI Q's ''...
Arkle chips in '' Nutty fiend '' , end of argument . Buzz went round ship , '' Arkle speaks '' ,
no one would believe it or wanted to challenge Arkle as they knew they would not get a response.
 
#7
In the Nelson Wardrobe thread N. Stoker Esq said he had heard " a buzz in the scran queue"

Now, this has led me to wondering how accurate any buzz we hear - and especially what is posted on here - and how we can filter what we assume to be accurate. Be assured, I am in no doubt as to the recruiting & joining advice Mr Stoker gives is both trustworthy and unerringly accurate. But as for being the SME on management of the MoD estate....

So, it would appear that we need to allocate a score to each buzz we post. I have formed the draft of the Buzzfort Scale, and look for input from my elders and betters. I started with the two extremes, and filled in the middle. My suggestions are guidelines. The plan being any future Buzz can be rated for reliability against these examples.

00: I heard it from a inebriated bloke/blokes in a pub. I later woke with my head in his/her shoulder (other anatomy is available).
01: I heard it in the scran queue from somebody I did not know, talking to someone else I did not know.
02: I heard it in the scran queue, I know the parties concerned.
03: I heard it from an FTRS SO2
04: I heard it from an SO3
05: I heard it from an SO2 or SO1
06: I heard it from an OF5 (or higher) during a round the mess square chat
07: I heard it from the CWO after the OF5 had left
08: I drafted the DIN
09: It's in the Green Paper (may also be "My boss drafted the DIN")
10: Its gone through committee stage, is in a White Paper and Jim30 has seen it
11: The DIN is now signed off by (at least) a One Star and has been published
12: I have seen the hard-copy - signed in blood by 1SL and the appropriate Civil Servant.
Or, he told me when I went round at tot time.
 

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