Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Is it appropriate for them to do so?

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Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Miles » October 18th, 2017, 6:39 am

I was advised earlier this year that BA rangers were not allowed to comment on Norfolk Broad's forums.
They are obviously allowed to visit them but posting whilst known as a ranger is frowned upon.
I do not have a problem with them posting whatsoever but I think it's imperative that if they did then they should be identified correctly as a ranger, or as an employee of the Broads Authority when discussing BA activities.
Especially in cases where forums are incorrectly titled as, 'official' forums as this could be deemed as wholly inappropriate and completely misleading.


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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Boatingtone » October 18th, 2017, 8:09 am

Are you saying that BA rangers might be posting on broads forums - anyone you can divulge publicly or privately?

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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Miles » October 18th, 2017, 8:28 am

According to popular belief BA ranger(s) have been posting on Broad's forums.
It is no secret and is in fact well known, however, I do question whether this is professional and appropriate.
If one posts in a private capacity then I see no issues but to comment on certain Broad's issues and ranger activities whilst not publicly identifying themselves correctly as a representative of a public authority is potentially unethical.
If the police force were to practice the same, then I am sure people would be very disappointed.
It further highlights the issue of a forum labelling itself as official when it clearly is not.
The main issue here to highlight, is it is bogus and outsiders to the forum as in first time visitors would understandably be fooled into believing they were on an official Broads forum where official representatives of the Broads Authority have been known to comment and discuss Broad's issues without being correctly titled or identifed as their position within the Broads Authority.
It is really an issue of being factual and removing a veil of anonymity, false claims of officialism and cleaning up the act.
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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Miles » October 18th, 2017, 9:15 am

If a broad's related forum is pseudo titled as being official then it must be an authorised representative of the actual Broads Authority itself.
Furthermore, if Broads Authority ranger(s) are indeed or have been posting broad's related issues, as has been suggested? Then it is only reasonable to question why they are posting under a different title as that of a representative of a public authority.
In addition, if a broad's related forum is actually as described an official forum, then the numerous moderators on that forum would also be representing a public authority. This would therefore indicate that their true relationship to the Broads Authority should also be public knowledge.
Especially when so much information from appeals to liveaboards is openly discussed and further moderated on this apparently official forum.
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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Rick H » October 18th, 2017, 11:05 am

The short answer is no , or at least that's what I was told by a ranger. Incidentally as far as being identity able as a ranger the one in question was known to be one but I never saw him identify himself as such on line , funny thing is I thought it was someone else at first ( another ranger) but was corrected by the BA ranger I was speaking to at the time and that's when it came out the they are not supposed to post on forums and strangely enough he virtually immediately ceased posting and hasn't done since , now he aparantly spends his time on that well known BA game harass the live aboard 😟😟😟😟

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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Boatingtone » October 18th, 2017, 1:31 pm

Very interesting and yes official has been used by the forum and is continuing to be used, though not on the landing page.

As someone who has traveled the length and breadth of the Norfolk Broads, living aboard for nearly 5 years you i my mind at least are most qualified to run an unofficial forum.

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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Miles » October 18th, 2017, 2:09 pm

I think the late George Carlin had the right idea, even though he was talking about food.
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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Terry » October 18th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Miles wrote:
October 18th, 2017, 2:09 pm
I think the late George Carlin had the right idea, even though he was talking about food.
lmfao. "dog ****... is natural"
you can't beat a bit of ol George Carlin.
time for me to re-post that Bill Hicks pic yet? ;)
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Re: Are B.A. rangers allowed to comment on forums?

Post by Miles » October 18th, 2017, 7:14 pm

Let's save it to when it concludes... The horizon is in sight
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