Improvise, Adapt, Overcome....

Discussion in 'Community Information and Feedback' started by sheriff3, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    Unfortunatly we have recently lost 2 great moderators who are very highly thought of due the fraudulent postings of one person and the morally and ethically challanged actions of another. It seems to me the best course of action at this point is to remove the "General Discussion" part of the forum.
    This is what is stated under the banner when one searches for Service Academy Forum:
    Service Academy Discussion This is a place to ask questions and give answers to general questions for prospective service academy members.

    In my opinion removing the "General Discussion" threads will remove the stage for the people that seek to use this forum for other than it's intended purpose. Lets just stick to the orginal purpose of the forum and help those who seek information on SA's, ROTC, SMC's and DoDMERB.

    Just my 2 cents....
     
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  2. AJC

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    I agree
     
  3. time2

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    I don't see that solves anything. People could simply post in the 'off topic' area and still do the same thing. I don't think it is necessary to overact to something that was an isolated issue caused by people not associated with this forum. All public forums have to deal with such issues, that is why they have mods.
     
  4. Sampia

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    If people want to cause drama, they will find a way to do it. I have put things in the general discussion area in the past that I did not want to go specifically only to NROTC. How often do unfortunate situations such as these occur? Weigh that against the positive posts that go into that section. Do not let one or two troublemakers change the history of this forum. You will empower them. IMHO

    I see posts going back many many years. Why take that away?
     
  5. Pima

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    I also agree, let that forum stay. Removing General discussion just means they will move it to off topic.

    I look at the General Discussion forums like they have at collegeconfidential.com or baseops.net . Enter at your own risk. It is just a place to talk with fellow posters. It is a part of this forum that you can post your opinion. It is up to you to post or walk away.

    There are some great aspects about the General Discussion forum.
    ~ 1st thing that comes to mind is March Madness.
    ~~ None of us pay any money, but for a month we all joke around regarding rankings. People always laugh because my dogs are registered and my Bandit always picks Harvard!
    ~2nd is updating our lives
    ~~ Fencer announcing the birth of her grandbaby. Jcleppe sharing photos of his DS's Helo doing a last flight in Hawaii. Scout paying homage to WP grads killed in action.
    ~3rd is discussing life after commissioning.
    ~~ Many kids want advice regarding career starter loans.

    Removing this portion of the forum impo is wrong. I get what you are saying. I believe that you feel it will protect this forum, however, I feel all it does is give into militaryphonies.com. That by changing how this forum works has said to them they won, and can hold this site hostage to their demands.
    ~ What happens when the next website steps up and demands something more? Do we now remove DoDMERB because nobody here works for them?
    ~ Do we now close the nomination forum since nobody officially states that they are on staff?

    Where does it end?
     
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