Posted on Jan 24, 2014
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<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.&nbsp;</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. &nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>In view of this, I am proposing a community driven feature to assist members place the mission first by &nbsp;*flag to remove* topic which are not aligned with RP mission and off topic.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Implementation&nbsp;</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)&nbsp;</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>
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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On the contrary, SPC K, some of these discussions help us bond even more than straight laced discussions and IMHO, actually promote more "mission aligned" discussions. The newly added answer categories assist with getting one to the discussions they deem most important.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Been there have we CPT (Join to see)? Great analogy!
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PO3 Account Management Specialist
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all work and no play makes for a boring life. OP, I RARELY down vote anyone, but your post came across really pompous, arrogant and stuffy. how about pulling the stick out, and let those of us who want to have silly conversations do so, mmmkay?
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Wait a minute, CPT (Join to see) I was just watching the NCIS episode where Tony refers to the incident of hoisting someone up a flag pole by his tighty-whities (ends up HE was the one hoisted) Coincidence? Gibbs doesn't believe in them - Hmmm??
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Cpl Brett Wagner
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MAJ Robert Petrarca OMG! I was just open mouth laughing like one of the Simpsons. Oh jeez that is funny.
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Cpl Brett Wagner
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I did not realize RP was for "mission aligned" discussions if I did I would not have joined. I was looking for camaraderie & stimulating discussion with the chance to meet me people from the military.
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I mean we can talk about "mission aligned" stuff all day, but you're gonna need to get a read on and come into the SCIF.
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Maj Robert Reiss
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I see RP as a more focused "linked-in" website whereby several missions can be accomplished at once:
(1) the opportunity to meet fellow mil members (active/prior/retired) that we did not cross paths with and therefore would have never met under normal conventional means
(2) to reconnect with people we did meet/know during our tours
(3) the chance to specifically assist those that ask or offer to provide assistance and thereby reach a knowledge level or gain some insight
(4) to conduct business or support our fellow military in and out of uniform
(5) to share experiences that only fellow members of this community can understand

There are other reasons I'm certain however I am disappointed that some features on this site are not helpful in the least.
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SGT Jonathan Williams
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Same reason I joined. That in addition to connecting for outside help as well.
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MSgt Electrical Power Production
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Yes what everyone above says!
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Capt Jeff S.
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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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SSgt Forensic Meteorological Consultant
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Capt Jeff S. We are professionals in many fields from pilots, crew members, soldiers and Marines and my specialty 'Meteorology'. I love the honestly of our people and the leeway given. Of course, we tow the line in deference to our cause and even single honorable veteran is part of a unique family.
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MSG Wally Carmichael
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I completely agree with you Jeff. I've been around a long time. Those who are not in our world get what we talk about all turned around. To include the media.
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