Corona virus-Will Navy Net ever recover?

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Rum Ration was a great success at first.
All sorts of ex pussers products of all ranks vented their spleens together with a great appreciation of the fine service they had been privileged to serve in.
What on earth has happened to it?
The Royal Navy was once an Armed Force. Respected and saluted by all.
For my part I am in despair at what has become of it.
With the defending of those currently applying to join who should be rejected without reservation it will only get worse.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Well disappear then.

In fact I'll amplify my comment.

A few years ago, possibly before you joined, the joining up threads were a rich source of abuse of genuine recruiting enquiries, the moderators at the time decided enough was enough and new rules were brought in to keep those threads abuse free, after all this is an open site and anyone on the planet can read everything that's posted, which includes families who may be upset by responses (and possible legal action) through to journalists looking for something to write about on a slow news day.

If this causes you a sense of despair than I would suggest that you focus you're efforts to improving the site, you have made some good contributions, but if you think abusing potential recruits somehow reduces the RN's standing in public eyes then I would suggest you look again, I would say it does exactly the opposite.

And what has it got to do with Coronavirus??
 
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Well disappear then.

In fact I'll amplify my comment.

A few years ago, possibly before you joined, the joining up threads were a rich source of abuse of genuine recruiting enquiries, the moderators at the time decided enough was enough and new rules were brought in to keep those threads abuse free, after all this is an open site and anyone on the planet can read everything that's posted, which includes families who may be upset by responses (and possible legal action) through to journalists looking for something to write about on a slow news day.

If this causes you a sense of despair than I would suggest that you focus you're efforts to improving the site, you have made some good contributions, but if you think abusing potential recruits somehow reduces the RN's standing in public eyes then I would suggest you look again, I would say it does exactly the opposite.

And what has it got to do with Coronavirus??
It's topical
 
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Guest
Well disappear then.

In fact I'll amplify my comment.

A few years ago, possibly before you joined, the joining up threads were a rich source of abuse of genuine recruiting enquiries, the moderators at the time decided enough was enough and new rules were brought in to keep those threads abuse free, after all this is an open site and anyone on the planet can read everything that's posted, which includes families who may be upset by responses (and possible legal action) through to journalists looking for something to write about on a slow news day.

If this causes you a sense of despair than I would suggest that you focus you're efforts to improving the site, you have made some good contributions, but if you think abusing potential recruits somehow reduces the RN's standing in public eyes then I would suggest you look again, I would say it does exactly the opposite.

And what has it got to do with Coronavirus??
Abusing potential recruits?
What on earth are you on about?
And --For the Avoidance of doubt-I did join before you. But self-inflated Moderators have failed, over time, to suppress Fair Comment. by substituting Inappropriate Comment to suit their egos.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
Can comment be amplified?
Talking to yourself again
Abusing potential recruits?
What on earth are you on about?
And --For the Avoidance of doubt-I did join before you. But self-inflated Moderators have failed, over time, to suppress Fair Comment. by substituting Inappropriate Comment to suit their egos.
I'll ignore the self-inflated comment if it's directed towards me, but fair comments, as has been said before, are welcome, inappropriate ones aren't.

Offering your opinion of recruits suitability is the abuse I'm on about. As you joined in the 50's I'm sure the recruiting offices just took anyone, or were you a National Serviceman?

You have quoted dictionary's in other posts, try using one for the meanings of "fair" and "inappropriate"
 

Dredd

War Hero
Super Moderator
@ratsroden

What complete tosh. It is obvious that you have a single agenda and you bang that drum every opportunity you get. It is tiresome. And not unlike another (in)famous poster who has droned on and on and on and on until they got hoofed for repeated site violations, despite multiple reminders about what is acceptable and not acceptable behaviours. Only to resurrect themselves in a new guise (which soon gets spotted by the old salts).

What you fail to take into consideration is this:

1] The face of society has changed irrevocably since you and I were first in uniform

2] The armed forces of the UK are under-manned - so the idea that it is just accepting recruits that should not be applying in the first place is farcical

3] Some of these potential recruits are making tentative first approaches using an UNOFFICIAL channel - the only real test (as they are often advised) is to make a formal application and see how it goes. They don't need PSOF pissing on their chips.

4] Like the Other Side, there are areas in this site where crayoning by the bitter and twisted or just plain maleavolent are actively moderated - so if you think that is aggressive or a power trip then so be it.

5] If you have nothing positive to add to the debate in the Recruitment area then keep your thoughts to yourself.

6] You can voice whatever you like here in Lils or the barge. As evidenced by having this ludicrous conversation with you just now. Anyone can see it and anyone can see what you have to contribute. Free-fire zone. As long as it is within the overall site guidelines you are good to go.

7] The site is a lot less busy than it may have been - for a variety of reasons not least of which is that the younger generation tend not to use such sites anymore but hey ho, don't let that get in the way of your blinkered views and prejudice. That doesn't mean it has lost it's value for those who do use it. And don't forget - just because people do not post often does not mean they are not lurking.

8] Moderators are volunteers and regular site users. It benefits no-one to be heavy handed or conversely too lenient especially when site rules are clearly being violated as a provocation. It is a balance, and we will not always get it right but if you have a particular grievance then you can a] PM any of us direct to discuss, b] report us to the site owners or, c] have a go at moderating yourself.

Tell me honestly though - is this not really about how your sock got ID'd and shot down fairly promptly? Would you like me to get your blankie for you?
 
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Talking to yourself again

I'll ignore the self-inflated comment if it's directed towards me, but fair comments, as has been said before, are welcome, inappropriate ones aren't.

Offering your opinion of recruits suitability is the abuse I'm on about. As you joined in the 50's I'm sure the recruiting offices just took anyone, or were you a National Serviceman?

You have quoted dictionary's in other posts, try using one for the meanings of "fair" and "inappropriate"
If you are unaware of the differences between fair and inappropriate -- so be it.
I actually joined in the 1940.s
Identity cards and ration books were required to be handed in on joining.
You would be well advised not to proceed along these lines.
You are out of your depth.
 
D

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@ratsroden

What complete tosh. It is obvious that you have a single agenda and you bang that drum every opportunity you get. It is tiresome. And not unlike another (in)famous poster who has droned on and on and on and on until they got hoofed for repeated site violations, despite multiple reminders about what is acceptable and not acceptable behaviours. Only to resurrect themselves in a new guise (which soon gets spotted by the old salts).

What you fail to take into consideration is this:

1] The face of society has changed irrevocably since you and I were first in uniform

2] The armed forces of the UK are under-manned - so the idea that it is just accepting recruits that should not be applying in the first place is farcical

3] Some of these potential recruits are making tentative first approaches using an UNOFFICIAL channel - the only real test (as they are often advised) is to make a formal application and see how it goes. They don't need PSOF pissing on their chips.

4] Like the Other Side, there are areas in this site where crayoning by the bitter and twisted or just plain maleavolent are actively moderated - so if you think that is aggressive or a power trip then so be it.

5] If you have nothing positive to add to the debate in the Recruitment area then keep your thoughts to yourself.

6] You can voice whatever you like here in Lils or the barge. As evidenced by having this ludicrous conversation with you just now. Anyone can see it and anyone can see what you have to contribute. Free-fire zone. As long as it is within the overall site guidelines you are good to go.

7] The site is a lot less busy than it may have been - for a variety of reasons not least of which is that the younger generation tend not to use such sites anymore but hey ho, don't let that get in the way of your blinkered views and prejudice. That doesn't mean it has lost it's value for those who do use it. And don;t forget - just because people do not post often does not mean they are not lurking.

8] Moderators are volunteers and regular site users. It benefits no-one to be heavy handed or conversely too lenient especially when site rules are clearly being violated as a provocation. It is a balance, and we will not always get it right but if you have a particular grievance then to you a] PM any of us direct to discuss, b] report us to the site owners or, c] have a go at moderating yourself.

Tell me honestly though - is this not really about how your sock got ID'd and shot down fairly promptly? Would you like me to get your blankie for you?
Piffle!
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
1) If you are unaware of the differences between fair and inappropriate -- so be it.
2) I actually joined in the 1940.s
3) Identity cards and ration books were required to be handed in on joining.
4) You would be well advised not to proceed along these lines.
5) You are out of your depth.
1) I'm aware, you, evidently, are not
2) So National Service
3) Totally irrelevant to anything
4) Why, are you going to say some rude words? I don't think you have the intellectual capacity to make good any threats.
5) I was a submariner, never out of my depth.
 

witsend

MIA
Book Reviewer
It should be easy to spot:
During the war...
When I was stood over......
You youngsters today........
When the RN was.......
He has many tells like socks.

Sunday afternoons and a few sherry’s.
The wife and some name dropping that they met at a party.
Ignore what was posted by someone in reply to you, and then ramble on about various subjects which have no connection to anything posted previously on the thread.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Kin hell joined in 40's, hope your care home is looking after you and giving you your regular meds.
40's did you stay long.
 
An unexpected, unannounced and unwelcome side effect of COVID - 19 Lockdown is a tendency to allow the quiet small voices of reason & logic to be shouted down & overwhelmed by the much louder irrational, irreverent, irrelevant & irritating bully boys.

So BZ to the Supermods - Crack on!
 
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