Posted on Feb 1, 2014
SFC James Baber
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<p>In the recent weeks, we have all seen some visceral, toxic discussion take place. Some of the individuals involved have mentioned taking the high road, but it may be too late for what has transpired, while others just cut and ran.</p><p><br></p><p>I believe it is time to take a step back and refresh for everyone, we need to get back to topics that are helpful for our peers, juniors and veterans alike. Also the fun topics that we all enjoyed participating in a few months ago, with either type it is more productive for us all as professionals and leaders to mentor and lead by example for all to benefit from as well.</p><p><br></p><p>To all, have a great weekend, enjoy the SB if you are a sports fan and get a fresh start for the week and enjoy your military life no matter where you are in the world.</p>
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I wish some posts had a retire button - send that discussion to the grave and be done with them from resurfacing everytime a new person joins.<div><br></div><div>I think some have forgotten this site is for networking and talking to others. It is a great place to talk about issues and ask questions. I know I am enjoying my weekend - god knows Tuesday will come too quick!</div>
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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I love the idea of a "retire" button 1SG. Maybe make it so the discussion can't be commented on but still accessible for reading. &nbsp;Good idea.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div><br></div>
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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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Hmmm...although some times people bring a different and enlightening perspective months later that are worth reading about. I'm sure it's those of us who are active on here who are tired of the same topics resurfacing. That "unfollow" button is more beneficial to all rather than just not allowing future posts on the same thread.&nbsp;
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Yes I agree with the unfollow button but I try to stay on the follow list so I can track any new people coming in with issues or questions and they add on to the post already started.<div><br></div><div>I agree some posts are generated just to get people talking and they seem so forced.</div>
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1SG Steven Stankovich
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<p>One should always take a moment from time to time to conduct that "internal azimuth check."&nbsp; It is good practice to occasionally take a knee, drink some water, and take out the compass.&nbsp; Walking around in circles, much like circular conversations, only get you tired and complacent.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Great sanity check SFC Baber.&nbsp; You enjoy your weekend and SB also.&nbsp; GO STEELERS!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;Hey...just 'cause we're not playing doesn't mean I won't be watching...&nbsp; ;)&nbsp; </p>
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<p>There are times that pushing the reset button is a good thing. A little decompression and reflection is probably warranted given the contentious nature of some recent comments.</p><p><br></p><p>Remember, we're all on the same team. Discussion is good. Arguing for the sake of arguing isn't.</p>
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