Where was the personal attack?
Other than a Navy BGO insulting another service (nothing new), I saw no personal attacks. I DID see however, a good discussion about the relative merits of pre-reading Reef Points, with valid reasons coming from both sides.
Where the discussion started to waver was when a BGO stated that he was speaking officially for the Academy in saying the candidates should not pre-acquire and read Reef Points.
Seems to me that if that 'advice" is official policy, then an official BGO should be able to back it up with some proof. If that's the official policy, then EVERYONE will know and the discussion should end.
Until then, it's only one opinion among many, with both sides giving valid reasons for and against learning it.
Fair is fair. Don't close down a thread because a few are challenging a poster to back up his statement.
Luigi, a moderator has asked and that is all that needs to be said. This board is not a democracy and is run by a volunteer staff who have more things to do than play referee all day long.
Luigi59 said:Perhaps you are aware that over the last FOUR DECADES the information age has changed much of what was once valid in 1966, and made it inconsequential or invalid in 2008. Technology has changed the daily lives of every single one of those incoming plebes, perhaps the advances has enabled the incoming plebe to be able to process all of the necessary information AND pre-acquire and learn Reef Points without ANY fall-off in performance, as may have been the case FOUR DECADES ago.
A moderator's priority should be to ensure that accurate truthful information is presented to candidates and their parents.
Anything alleged to be USNA official policy (and not just personal opinion) should be backed up with proof.
Or even more important, retracted if not true.
A request for accuracy should be EVERYONE's priority.
I guess this is on-topic but... off-topic for what's currently being discussed...
I'm in! Now I get to join the group waiting for I-Day!