post: 1431742 said:I wonder how many Rummers are on this list?
@Ageing_Gracefully - Most, if not all, of them are/were Rummers. SOP follows*:
Potential high flyers are pinged early in their RN careers and taken aside to register at RR with strict instructions to remain inactive and merely lurk. During their early years they must report back regularly on the tidal heights and flows of RR-ers correspondences.
Later, those tipped for the very top have their game upped and, amongst their many other stringent trials for valuable points, are detailed-off to clock back in here to 'test the waters & create ripples therein'. Each report back on a specific area to their handler. - All 'Good Ideas' gleaned from RR are assigned fast-tracked feedback status with high priority for the stamping out thereof: Much akin to a reverse of the Herbert Lott Incentive scheme (Where Good Ideas = Pence & Tankard for the lowly bright spark but OBE/ fortunes assured for the subsequent higher-ranking Idea Massager)
Missing from the appointments listed above are those having blown their covers through unoriginality. Examples include those popping up & posing as innocent newbies with badly phrased but bone inquiries often opening with: "So comma..."
After careful observation (& peeling back a couple of 'onion-skin' layers) other examples at RR will soon become apparent - Some responders play this great game without exposing it and often confuse the imposters by replying with faux-serious content & sentiment. With others a simple 'Bite' or 'Wah' suffices.
BTW - a genuine BZ to those rewarded with their deserved promotions, howsoever they may have been achieved.
*SOP was revealed some time ago at a Feast of the Passed-over wake of the 'Pig & Painted Dhobey Bucket Club" at the back bar, sadly a fatal casualty during the first phase of the long running PC vs. RN offensives.