I am not sure if this question/topic belongs here or in the "Community Information and Feedback" sub-forum. In any case, here it is: What is the purpose of this forum? Is there a mission statement? Is there more than one purpose? If so, are they prioritized? If there is no officially-stated purpose for this site, who decides? Do we put it to a vote? Who gets a vote? Most of the sub-forums are dedicated to admissions and related topics. Does this forum exists for the sole purpose of helping kids get into a SA (or other commissioning source)? If that is the case, the forum probably should be renamed the Service Academy Admissions Forum (or U.S. Military Commissioning Source Admissions Forum), but that is fine. In such a forum, topics should be limited to those which directly aid those seeking a commission in the military. Great. If this forum is intended to serve, not only that purpose, but also some other purposes, such as offering a place for graduates, parents, and others with an interest in the academies to gather and discuss topics they find of interest (which may be of no interest to candidates and of no help in their gaining admission), then that is a different matter altogether. When I first came here, I essentially asked that question in my "introduction" thread. I was assured that this forum served more than one purpose and that there was a place for chat among grads. In response to my question, an administrator sent me a PM, which asked me specifically how this forum could be made to better serve the needs and interests of SA grads. I have held off on responding to that PM until I had a greater sense of this place and its participants. From what I gather from recent posts, the majority of long-time participants here (at least the most vocal) would like to see that it stay essentially as a parents club, dedicated almost exclusively to the topic of admissions. They seem to want the image of the SAs, the services they represent, and those who serve in them to be what appears in recruiting material. Is this the widely held view?