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#16 Post by Tab »

Whats all this and face book when the Army is clamping down on it.

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#17 Post by Hyperlithe »

I don't think they can stop people using it Tab, but you can get into trouble for putting certain things on there.

For the same reason that I would not put my real name on a public forum such as this, my security settings on Facebook are set so that only my friends can see any of my details. There is nothing in my profile about the military. I do have some photos on there, but again, they're only visible to certain people.

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#18 Post by got1 »

Don't forget the black maskers if your posting on there lads & lassies, it may stop you going into SF :wink:

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#19 Post by tom163 »

got1 wrote:Don't forget the black maskers if your posting on there lads & lassies, it may stop you going into SF :wink:
Sorry for the intrusion but does that apply to all Infantry (blanking your face on photos) or just like Paras and Marines?


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#20 Post by druadan »

Facebook hasn't been banned, you just have to be careful what you post. Having a military picture as your profile pic is one to avoid, keep your address, phone numbers etc private.

I reckon got1's comment was tongue in cheek, if your photos are only visible to your 'friends' then general military phots are fine, as long as they don't breach opsec (eg. no signature kit of specialist roles etc). No-one needs to blank their faces out - well, I expect SF would as they're into that 'gucci shit' ( :roll: ), but I don't think you'd find many of them advertising the fact that they're military at all.

In short, common sense - if you're not breaching security, you should be okay. For now, at least.

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#21 Post by got1 »

Druadan, there is no emoticon with tongue in cheek so I couldn't put it there. :D

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#22 Post by druadan »

One for Beast there mate...

The 'I reckon' was meant to be long and drawn out in a slightly silly but sarcastic voice...perhaps adding 'just might' into the sentence may have made it a little clearer :wink: Reckon you can get a sarcastic smiley too Jay? We have got a few 'slower' people floating about at the moment.... :roll:

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#23 Post by ParaLad »

yeah i also have FACEBOOK search tom walker from sheffield
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anyone going ADSC 4th march thats a wednesday if you are get back to me

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#24 Post by kevbjj1 »

im awaiting an ADSC date ive got face book search kev campbell im from wishaw, ive got bebo also.. www.kevufc.bebo.com add away lads 8)

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#25 Post by partymarty1987 »

Alrite lads, Al_2 has made a group on facebook for all potential para recruits. Not many people have joined but it would be good to get some more on board as theres 2 intakes in May and no of a few lads that are going then.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/grou ... 315&ref=ts

Theres the link, send it to any lads that you no have applied for Para Regt.

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#26 Post by danielwannabe »

I'll join this facebook group later.
I still prefer London

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#27 Post by Boxingmad »

Fellas, it might be worth PMing each other with your Facebook/real names, especially as this is an open forum and you are giving away your names and locations, also a search will bring up your profile pics on FB so just be a bit careful.
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#28 Post by partymarty1987 »

Good point mate, probly isnt a good idea to start adding every tom dick and harry thats thinking about joining Para Regt

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#29 Post by jay1986 »

Still awaiting my medical to be cleared, but soon as it is I shall join up. Althou I think i'll make another account first.

Is it alright to pm one of you members once I'm sorted?

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