F169 said:PartTimePongo said:I'd like topics of a sufficient gravitas.........
Current Affairs on RR is not "Just another CA board on the Internet". The intention is to have it become THE Naval related CA forum on the Internet....Arrse Current Affairs is now read by No.10 , Members of the Lords and MP's, Senior Military Chiefs and frequently quoted in the Media.Some of the contributors we've picked up, are household names in the Forces, or experten in their fields.
To get the forum, up, running and respected, which keeps the less open minded gold braiders off our backs, we need to be seen to be being adult, AND contributing items of worth, that have the Mahogany warship sailors thinking "This is an asset"
........ a forum of note, and it is going to make people proud to be associated with it, as posters are on Arrse CA.
More quality = less moderation , and the chance that the points you are making, will be picked up and acted on by the grown ups.
There are many Naval forums on the interweb, there is only ONE Rum Ration CA forum which can and will become the First and Best point of reference for matters concerning the mood on the messdecks and in the wardrooms.
Bugger Me! and I thought this was the "very unofficial website of the RN" for "Rumour gossip intrigue and bullshit" how wrong I was..............
Ah, but PTP makes a good point. I have referred colleagues to interesting and informative items on this site. The CA forum will lose its credibility and any gravitas it acquires through inappropriate or ill considered postings. It is useful to have fora on RR that are serious and over time develop gravitas, leaving our other favourite fora for the general very free and very open discussion many of us have grown to cherish, such as DLs. I concur with the point made earlier that perhaps a Tabloid News section with a moderation policy akin to DLs would be well worth considering for all those chatty items that wind us liberals up! :wink: I nominate Slim as our Tabloid Editor with Andy as our new Medical Forum/Agony Nursey Editor! :lol: