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eerr why do I have a "rank"


celestine47

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hello,

I was wondering, how is it that I have second lieutenant in my details on the left side of the screen. I am not in any army never have been, so can some one explain?.

I do not feel like a second lieu, just like the dazed and confused sheep in the toilet, constantly lost and confused. :D

crh

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hello,

just like the dazed and confused sheep in the toilet, constantly lost and confused. :D

crh

I thought that was the operational specification for a 2nd Lt :)

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They are just a fun little army type ranking system, and don't mean anything.

I'm not a real Lieutenant-General.

Carry on, chaps! (Don't expect any medals...)

Steve.

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See Ranks and Groups in the Welcome section at the top of the page posted by the owner and the one to blame!

Cheers Terry

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I was wondering, how is it that I have second lieutenant in my details on the left side of the screen.

The more you post, the higher up the "rankings" you go. It is otherwise meaningless.

I have been around for a long time and rabbit on a lot. Hence the rank.

The most I know about the real army is that they have bangy things which kill people.

John

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I am not in any army never have been, so can some one explain?.

Ah :blink: you are in Mr Bakers private army

Bakerforce- you just don't know it yet.....

You can expect to be issued with a regulation tin hat and feather duster and sent to the front any time soon :o

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I thought that was the operational specification for a 2nd Lt :)

Spoken like a true Sergeant :)

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I say, damned cheek, the rank and file ain't even saying "Sir" at the end of each sentence, let alone a salute........ right you rabble, off to the glass house.... Sarn't Major!!

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If you think its a novelty getting a rank on this site, have a look at the **** site (Army Rumours Service) -they dish out medals there too!

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I say, damned cheek, the rank and file ain't even saying "Sir" at the end of each sentence, let alone a salute........ right you rabble, off to the glass house.... Sarn't Major!!

Steady on, old chap. The men have had a touigh couple of days....we'll get the RSM on 'em tomorrow.

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See Ranks and Groups in the Welcome section at the top of the page posted by the owner and the one to blame!

Cheers Terry

Please don't fragg me but where exactly is the Welcome section and the ranks and groups that explains how this group's ranking system works?

Tx,

(Colonial major)

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Please don't fragg me but where exactly is the Welcome section and the ranks and groups that explains how this group's ranking system works?

Tx,

(Colonial major)

At the the top of the page when you log on - above the Soldiers section - Contains Getting the Best of the Forum.

Or Here

"fragg me" is a not an expression I'm familiar with!

Cheers Terry

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At the the top of the page when you log on - above the Soldiers section - Contains Getting the Best of the Forum.

Or Here

"fragg me" is a not an expression I'm familiar with!

Cheers Terry

fragg: Vietnam War US soldiers would fragg an unpopular or unwelcome superior nco or officer by

placing a fragmentation (anti-personnel) grenade under their bed etc....

John

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fragg: Vietnam War US soldiers would fragg an unpopular or unwelcome superior nco or officer by

placing a fragmentation (anti-personnel) grenade under their bed etc....

John

And then did they blame that on friendly fire too?

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In my experience terms such as 'frag' and 'incoming' and 'REMF' are used by those wannabe warriors who believe its how real soldiers speak.... I never heard anyone say any of those things in 10 years service in the British Army.

Mick

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The "Welcome" section is not visible to you once you have been here a while. It is a read-only section giving some advice on the best way to use the forum and explaining things like the ranking system. It's aimed at newly-joined members. Unregistered guests can not see it, either.

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Thanks Chris, I did wonder why John couldn't see it. I guess it becomes invisible after 300 posts, but I assume the link would take him there!

Cheers Terry

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When I click the link I get:

Sorry, an error occurred. If you are unsure on how to use a feature, or don't know why you got this error message, try looking through the help files for more information.

The error returned was:

Sorry, the link that brought you to this page seems to be out of date or broken.

So I can't see the welcome explanation, either. And I didn't bother to look when I really was new. :(

Allie

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When I click the link I get:

So I can't see the welcome explanation, either. And I didn't bother to look when I really was new. :(

Allie

I echo my Trans-Tasman colleague's words here, and I'm pleased that it's sorted out. I spent a few minutes this afternoon trying to find the explanation, and then concluded that I must be doing something wrong, but had no idea what. I then promptly lost interest.

Gareth

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I then promptly lost interest.

Gareth

Ditto but one last try for anyone interested. I've copied and pasted the post!

Cheers Terry

Chris_Baker Feb 26 2007, 09:28 AM

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Group: Admin

Posts: 5,123

Joined: 17-October 02

From: Leamington Spa

Member No.: 1

Next to members names you will see their "rank" and "group".

The "rank" is purely for fun and makes no difference to your use of the forum. Like a soldier, you start as a Private and get promoted up the ranks. The more posts you make, the higher you go. So all those Major-Generals you see are not senior army officers, they are just ordinary members who happen to have been around a while and piled up a lot of posts.

The "group" is different. You enter in "Members1", which allows you access to certain parts of the forum, add messages etc. Once you have posted five times, you get moved automatically into "Members2" which brings you more privileges such as more storage space for private messages, ability to search more often, etc. Finally when you get to 300 posts you become an "Old Sweat" which gets you acess to an area where you can relax and discuss off topic items. There are also specialist groups for the "Moderators" team and me as "Administrator".

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Chris Baker

Forum owner, administrator, technician and the one to blame

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Thanks for that, Terry!

Allie

trying to work out who various autopsies related to by cross referencing CWGC, MIC and service numbers...

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