Royal Navy on ARRSE

#1
I was browsing our next door neighbours last night and there are some great threads about Pusser on there. One I shall comment on was about UKCEC being binned. Now, that would have interested me.

BUT WHY are great RN items for discussion going onto the ARRSE site instead of being posted on here, or at least in tandem?

Discuss.
 

Purple_twiglet

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#5
ARRSE has better informed posters in the main, and a more active forum. Too many threads here turn into ROMFT as those of us who serve today are reminded of our total and utter inadequacies by people who retired from the RN before I was born.
 
#7
ARRSE has better informed posters in the main, and a more active forum. Too many threads here turn into ROMFT as those of us who serve today are reminded of our total and utter inadequacies by people who retired from the RN before I was born.
Don't talk absolute bollocks. When I was in in the sixties you wouldn't have been able to post comments like that. :)
 
#9
ARRSE has better informed posters in the main, and a more active forum. Too many threads here turn into ROMFT as those of us who serve today are reminded of our total and utter inadequacies by people who retired from the RN before I was born.
I think you will find it is not so much that they are better informed, just that there are a damned site more members of ARRSE than there are in RR (many are members of BOTH, but that tends to be more one way traffic, with a couple of notable (notorious?) posters who have moved from ARRSE to RR). if you go by pure percentages there is as much inane drivel on ARRSE as there is on RR, just as there will be as many topics that are of interest to those looking for serious threads/debates.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#11
I think you will find it is not so much that they are better informed, just that there are a damned site more members of ARRSE than there are in RR
There is quite a difference:

Navy Net - Navy and Marine Community Statistics

Threads 36,527 Posts 580,825 Members 14,734 Active Members 713


The Army Rumour Service Stats

Threads 178,102 Posts 4,382,567 Members 75,440 Active Members 4,834
When you think the RM recruiting forum is purely for aspiring Royals, it's quite surprising when you compare site stats to RR. I'm wondering if the RR site stats are truly accurate as it seems very low numbers when you consider the of the thousands of matelots that have served.

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Threads: 33,077, Posts: 324,901, Members: 15,579, Active Members: 1,436
 
#13
This is my own opinion, but I personally think that the difference between the two is parallel to Soldier and Navy News. RR seems to attract potential recruits and ex serving members, the same people I feel that our Naval paper is aimed at.

If anyone has read Soldier Magazine it is aimed at the serving member rather than the retired, all the articles seem to be current and not PR exercises. RR is a good forum to read and it has some interesting threads, but we have
too many dross question threads such as; Boot Polish which one? Which iron to take to BRNC/ Raleigh? Will I travel in the RN?

How many serving Matelots are on here?
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#20
RR has less civvys gobbing off and giving it large, by civvy I mean never served, never will but has seen a film/read a book about it so is perfectly suitably to gob off and go large on the tips.

Arrse is the same but has by and large because of the larger membership has more members with service under there belt is able to issue out more slap downs and have a broader service experiance to fight off the mongs.

I like Arrse, makes me feel clever talking to pongos.
 

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