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[size=8pt]1. Mike Bobbitt, [url=http://Army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html]Conduct Guidelines[/url]. 2005[/size]
sorry but im not going to fail this like you did your mighty mo QL3 course buddy.
well i see you guys are sitting on the internet while you should be at work, or are you all just maggots who pretend to be in the army and come onto a website to talk about how tough you are and how many kills you got on roto 15 in bosnia(ignore the fact that when he was criticising people about posting messages when they should be at work, it was at 2:30 in the afternoon)
Army.ca has, as of this morning, over 28,000 members who have made over a half million posts. That count doesn't even include the non-specific content of the Radio Chatter board. The members range from senior retired officers and NCOs, through the entire range of ranks and trades in the CF, to many young Canadians like yourself seeking information about the CF a military topics in general.
With the thousands of years of military experience represented on the forums, and the addition of new accounts like your own every week, wouldn't you suppose that there are few original topics that you're likely to come up with off the top of your head.
We do try and be as patient as possible with newcomers. That's why they get directed, sometimes repeatedly, to the search function. We accept that you may not have a good grasp of the required vocabulary to form effective searches immediately, but this, like all of life, is a learning process.
Jumping into the boards with a bunch of unresearched questions is unlikely to endear you to the regulars. Much work has been done to structure the boards by topic, and to create FAQs to assist new members. But the new members have to learn to listen, pay attention, research and read. You'll get some assistance when you find yourself at loose ends and can't figure out how to find a topic, but no-one's going to spoonfeed you data that can be found with a little time and effort.
The CF puts geat stock in initiative and responsibility. Take the time to explore the forum contents, read along and you will quickly see whose posts are worth following for consistently good content, ans which are simply static.
You may find your first day on the baord frustrating as you clash with the forum's operating method. It's up to you to determine if this will lead to a fatal conclusion on your account (see the Warning System post under Conduct Guidelines thread in the Army.ca Admin board).
We applaud your enthusiasm, but would appreciate it being kept under control as you learn how Army.ca works. I would recommend that you put youself on listening watch for a while (that's when a radio callsign monitors a net but does not transmit) and follow along.
Learn to use the search function, and explore the various forums, and not just the current threads. Find and read the various FAQs, especially those under Recruiting and Infantry. Also browse some of the member's profiles, that will give you an idea of where they are coming from, note that there are some very experienced people who don't post often, that's because they wait until they have something concrete to contribute.
If you take the time to read only 1% of the threads covering subjects you are interested in, you will be able to start fresh with a much stronger perception of the forum's operating methods, tone, expectations of you as a member and its potential value to you as an interested future [service member].
Welcome to Army.ca. You'll find that there is a wealth of information as you explore the site for available information on Canada's military. Because many questions have already been asked and explored in detail, a good understanding of the Conduct Guidelines and familiarity with the search functions are highly recommended:
Conduct Guidelines - http://forums.Army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,24937.0.html
Search page - http://forums.Army.ca/forums/index.php?action=search;advanced
Enjoy your reading, and by all means, when the threads you are reading don't answer your particular questions, please add your new query to the most appropriate thread.