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Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by endurance, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. endurance

    endurance New Member

    Dec 4, 2018
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    As someone who is going through the recruitment process for a second time within the last 5 years this forum has been an extremely valuable resource. I was shocked to discover that this is run independent of the CTCRM and this receives no funding. Is there a way to donate to the running of the site? And if not, why not?
  2. Chelonian

    Chelonian Moderator

    Aug 10, 2010
    Welcome. Hopefully the forum will be useful during the application process. Just dive in.

    Arguably, just one of the forum's merits is that while it benefits from the input of service Career Advisers the site is not controlled by the service. If it were controlled by the service it would almost certainly have to comply with a raft of policies governing the expression of opinions.
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker Admin

    Jul 10, 2007
    Glad you've found the forum useful & thanks for the kind words.

    We've always strived to keep the forum free for the user. We've come close to closing it down a couple of times due to running costs and decided our last resort would be advertising.

    Just before Christmas we were about to finish-up for good as there was no funding from service sources. Ultimately however, we concluded that if we were subject to official service sponsorship, we would then lose our independence to be completely unbiased and free to raise issues we collectively felt need addressing.

    So, for the time being we remain free from any external funding and remain free to tell it as we see it.
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