Apart from the thread title, no. The reason for this thread is to hopefully explain the way we roll with regard interactive online recruiting advice in various forms, such as this forum and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalMarinesGreenOps Firstly the Royal Marine Facebookpage and the Potential Royal Marines Course Forum are Official sites, sanctioned by the Royal Marines, intended for recruiting. There are other Facebook pages and indeed forums (RNCOM) specifically for serving or former serving trained ranks. There are also a plethora of unofficial online social networking websites. It's appreciated there will be a repetitive element to the nature of the questions - it is why the sites exist. For those more experienced and knowledgeable, bearing in mind everyone who undergoes selection is an 'expert' at that moment in time, it can be frustrating seeing the same questions or indeed the seemingly obvious answer to an outwardly obvious question. What few realise is these questions are asked daily on the RM Recruiting Line (03456 00 14 44) and indeed in every AFCO - they have been since recruiting offices first opened many decades ago. The difference is that the questions asked are now in the public domain & visible to all. The thing all should try to bear in mind is particularly with Facebook, the age demographic is clearly a lot younger than on the forum - a large number of first-time enquirers can be aged between 12-14. An exasperated or bombastic response can cause a very negative and long-lasting impression. In some instances it's 'legal proof' of cyber-bullying and reflects very poorly on the service with both parents and potential future recruits. Believe me, every exasperated outburst costs money as we have to sometimes take legal advice and have to employ people to reply to the complaints we receive due to corporate responsibility. The service will, if necessary identify & prosecute service personnel who do not follow the service protocol with regard social networking. In basic terms Facebook is geared toward initial enquiries including eligibility leading-up to starting the selection process, whereas the PRMC Forum is geared toward those who have entered into the selection process requiring more specific help and advice, together with a large searchable databank of previous examples offering specific, detailed careers advice. The PRMC Forum therefore is intended for repeat visits & the exchange of information and Facebook is very often a source of one-off queries for single visits by those starting-out on the road to achieve their goal. For those with experience of selection, training & beyond, your help is very much appreciated on the forum in particular - we have about 30 trained ranks who contribute on the forum at present and the input is truly invaluable, we cannot function without it. It is on Facebook too, but please self-moderate when answering the less experienced. Try not to "bite" when you see a seemingly deliberately provocative question - it may not be.