JayS wrote:shiv wrote:As regards suggestions that entry should be restricted to only those with some knowledge - no, that will not work. After all BRF now has 4 forums. Start a 5th forum called "Military veterans forum" and allow only military vets to post and maybe a few select others simply to pass on questions from aam abdul to the vets. If anyone wants to argue or curse let them do it on the other forums. Open up membership. Let BRF not be an exclusive club of privileged dodos and people who have entered by rank, age and influence
I like the idea pretty much. There is so much from the AF's perspective that is missing from the narrative, that it causes mass scale ignorance and lack of knowledge for even those who want to learn. Such platform could fill that void. BRF could invite x-AF personnel to contribute there.
Can we have a similar forum for the other side as well..? I suppose its far more difficult to get people from the RnD side and even more so to make them talk on public forum. But could be tried.
I do not like these ideas. I present my case. There is no us vs. them!
1. Hakeem, you and some others may have a feeling BRF and is a place to curse the defense forces. The moderators are abetting it. This is wrong. And I vehemently protest it.
2. You can say moderators have gone easy on posters and this has caused laxity. That is a valid feedback, and we are working on it to bring the quality back up. But I should caution you that internet in general has become more pervasive and there will be a little more clutter to go through. This the same ground reality that frustrates you as a member, and us as moderators. We are trying to fight it.
3. So we should do everything to persuade good contributors to join/stay, and find a way to weed out bad posters quickly. We need the help of current members in this too. I have even higher expectations from somebody like you, and you are dissuading quality new entrants!!!!!
P.S. Hakeem, I contacted you about something else in your message box. Please check.