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Offline Allan Luomala

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« on: July 03, 2004, 19:38:38 »
Hear! Hear! I have thought of putting out a post of similar intent, especially after reading some posts of a dubious nature. There have been many informative posts, complete with links to the correct CANFORGEN or CFAO reference, but too many of the "Well, in my unit we can wear the fur cap with DEU in the summer time!!!" variety have lead some people astray. I can't wait til the day when I hear a lame excuse backed up with "Well, Sarge, I read it on the Army.ca forum, so it HAS to be true!!!!"  ::)

Thanks for "laying down the law" Mike.

Take care,

Al


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2004, 15:04:38 »
I'm bumping this post since alot of people seem to be forgetting this and posting alot of misinformation or stupid crap they thought off the top of their heads....
"Overall it appears that much of the apparent complexity of modern war stems in practice from the self-imposed complexity of modern HQs" LCol J.P. Storr

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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2004, 06:27:25 »
I find Army.ca a refreshing site, and a substantial source of expert and highly informed opinion
as well as points of view from people (usually with a military background) who really know what
they are talking about - as opposed, sadly. to much of the media in Canada. My associates and I
are consultants in the technology and aerospace sector (more than thirty years, seems longer)
and have undertaken many projects in the international sector - we deal in information, which
must be, by definition, highly accurate and well researched. I also come from a long established
Nova Scotia family, with strong links to the Canadian Military since the Riel Rebellion. MacLeod

Offline Mike Bobbitt

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2004, 08:27:04 »
Thanks MacLeod. The quality and accuracy of the information here is only as good as our membership. I believe that in recent times the "signal to noise" ratio has improved dramatically, which is a reflection on our members and the efforts of our moderation staff here.


Cheers
Mike

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2004, 04:20:18 »
We've seen a handfull of large posts making claims based on information gained through print media.   Occasionally large threads with several of these "article posts" break down into arguing over facts & sources.   If you are one of our resident article writers consider making use of the footnote.   It is possible to produce a footnote in a post1.   Using this to identify sources immeimmediately when presenting obscure facts may prevent the thread from degenerating later.


1.   Me, This Post.   2004



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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2004, 08:09:58 »
An excellent idea. Here's the "code" for the above footnote:

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It is possible to produce a footnote in a post[sup]1[/sup].  Using this to identify sources immeimmediately when presenting obscure facts may prevent the thread from degenerating later.

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1.  Me, [i]This Post[/i].  2004