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Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Seadog, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    The Current Affairs board exists to promulgate, discuss and /or comment on stories in the news, local (to the initiating poster), national and international. Gossip, rumour, dits and idle banter belong in the Quarterdeck or even Lil's (for those who want a more gloves off / gobbing off style). You don't need to be a graduate of the Advanced Command and Staff Course to participate but it is hoped that the board will reach an level similar to that on ARRSE. Civil, relevant, considered, lively, informed, serious. ARRSE is regularly referred to in the media, it would be nice if Rum Ration achieves similar kudos. A link to the story is usually appropriate.

    Part Time Pongo has moderated the ARRSE Current Affairs board for several years and he can be credited with creating an environment in which the right kind of people want to participate. I defer to his experience and moderation policy on this forum too.

    OPSEC. Keep our secrets secret. PERSEC. No names no cap tallies unless the name is already public knowledge.

    Keep it civil, keep it relevant, keep it out of the gutter. Contrary to the notion of certain posters, neither Rum Ration nor ARRSE are democracies where free speech is sacred. They are the COs’ train sets and they rely on the moderators to keep them out of the brown and smelly. Those of us still serving prefer our interviews with coffee. If PTP or I are not around and another Mod steps in to comment on contentious posts, please be guided by them.

    The following is cut and paste on policy on certain news stories involving servicemen. It's PTP's. It's mine too. It applies to all forums, not just Current Affairs.

    PM me (or PTP) if a post gives cause for concern but give me time each day to log on and read through the posts. You can also email (not PM) the COs direct >[email protected]< if it can't wait. I hope to warn posters by PM if their post is heading for the cyber gash bag so that they have the opportunity to reconsider and edit/delete themselves but there may be reasons that preclude that courtesy.

    Keep me informed by PM if there is anything you think I should look at, anything I could do differently, fairer, better.
  2. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    PartTimePongo added his view.

  3. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Bad CO has his say.

    Rum Ration, Aims Policy and Complaints Procedure

    From which:

    There is a thread in Site Issues for those who wish to take issue or commend.
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