<div>The stated mission of RP as it stands today is:-</div><div><br></div><div>"We empower military personnel and veterans to take greater control over their careers by making it easier to connect with the right people at the right time and to pursue fulfilling career opportunities."</div><div><br></div><div>In view of this above stated mission, certain topics such as military pranks,weather,bored on duty,look at my hairdo or facial hair etc have little value in furthering the mission of RP and the interest of its members. </div><div><br></div><div>It is quite possible that discussions that do not align with the stated mission is likely to dilute the overall value of RP and potentially cause RP to lose subscribers. </div><div><br></div><div>In view of this, I am proposing a community driven feature to assist members place the mission first by *flag to remove* topic which are not aligned with RP mission and off topic. </div><div><br></div><div>Implementation </div><div>Plan A: At the simplest level, sending a note via feedback with a note stating - not mission aligned.( human burden at RP IT) </div><div><br></div><div>Plan B- At the web user interface level, a flag icon next to the topic for the community to click. After x number of viewers flag a , the topic disappears. ( less burden to RP IT, automated, one time feature development overhead)</div><div><br></div><div>For clarity, I re-iterate that this topic is focussed around flagging the main topic posted and not the user generated content/response.</div>
Posted 8 y ago
This should be a place where military and former military members can let down and discuss issues affecting them without the general public seeing us air our laundry. We can say things you wouldn't say on facebook for example, because facebook is such a public forum. On another thread, someone likened it to getting together around the water cooler at work and chatting it up. Not everything said around the water cooler is mission oriented. If you want to talk mission, do it on SIPRNET.
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