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xx The Warning System

April 26, 2018, 14:53:06 by Scott
Next to the Staff turnover last year, the largest change we've had is in how we apply and manage warnings. In the old days, it was by manually slapping a huge banner on a user's account, writing it up and then manually removing it when the time came. The new approach is simpler and more transparent, for everyone. It's also streamlined to keep the Staff from becoming bogged down in managing warnings.

Overview:
  • A 0% warning can be used if a "warning shot" is needed, with no impact.
  • Users may apply a +5% warning to another user via the MilPoints Assessment screen, this falls into line with our users policing users approach.
  • At 10% a user is added to a watch list for the staff.
  • At 25% a user is moderated (all posts must be approved)
  • At 50%+ a user is muted (they cannot post)
  • Warnings automatically decay at a rate of 10% per day.
  • Each Staff can apply no more than 50% to a given user, on a given day.
  • This means any Staff can mute a user immediately, but concurrence from another Staff is required to keep it in place.
  • E.G. A user with 70% warning will be unable to post for 2 days, and back to normal usage in 7 days.
  • A user's entire warning history is displayed on the warning screen.
  • Staff can decrease warning % at any time.
  • All messages and warnings are logged, this helps any review process.

If you receive a warning that you wish to dispute, PM me and I will look into it. Please do not PM any Staff you see online. We're trying, as much as possible, to streamline how we handle matters like this, and a common approach is what is required.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
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xx "Hanging Judas" Satire Blog

July 27, 2018, 20:37:14 by Steelheader
Does anyone know if this RCN satire has been continued anywhere? https://hangingjudas.wordpress.com

Or has it been given the float test?
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xx New organization, DGFSC, prepares RCN for future ships

July 12, 2018, 13:37:01 by OceanBonfire
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By Darlene Blakeley

A new organization, designed to better support the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as it receives the ships it needs for the future, plans to introduce them into service smoothly and with a view to driving naval innovation.

Director General Future Ship Capability (DGFSC), headed by Rear-Admiral Casper Donovan, will help ensure the RCN is ready in terms of occupations, training systems, infrastructure, doctrine and tactics, and operational policies when the ships are completed and turned over to the navy to operate.

DGFSC has three main components. The first is the Directorate of Naval Major Crown Projects, which includes RCN teams assigned to the new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), Joint Support Ship (JSS) and Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) projects. The second is the Directorate of New Capability Introduction (DNCI), which includes a team in Ottawa, as well as detachments in Halifax and Esquimalt, B.C. And the third is the Maritime Innovation Team (MIT).

“DNCI is critical to ensuring the RCN is ready, in all respects, to receive the new ships and be ready to introduce them into operational service,” explains RAdm Donovan. “They are focused on all things other than the ship itself like crewing, training, infrastructure, helicopter integration, occupational structures, tactics development and readiness standards.”

The MIT is a small team that works within DGFSC to ensure that the RCN innovates as it introduces the future fleet. “It’s not just about new ships, it’s also about new approaches to how the navy will deliver on its future missions,” RAdm Donovan says. “This mindset requires innovation to be at the forefront of everything we do.”

He adds that DGFSC is well set up to enable this innovation. “Obviously the inclusion of the MIT in the organization helps, but I would also say that marrying the three project teams with the DNCI organization creates great synergy between what we are pursuing with each project and the folks who are embedded on the coasts. These DNCI personnel are plugged into the broader RCN organization so that we all stay in sync as to where we are going in key functional areas like our future naval training system or in pursuing a much more digital navy.”

RAdm Donovan says the new organization affords the navy more dedicated capacity to devote to all future ship builds, but particularly the CSC.

“CSC is undoubtedly the main effort for DGFSC, but not the exclusive focus. The RCN has much to learn from both the AOPS and JSS projects, like we had from the Halifax Class Modernization project, that will shape, influence and inform what we potentially do with CSC. So it makes a lot of sense to have all the ship projects in DGFSC.”

This dedicated capacity is especially important once the design for CSC has been selected. “There will be a significant amount of work that the project team will need to kick off and progress in an expeditious manner,” RAdm Donovan says. “There is no time to waste – all the organizations involved with CSC want to complete the design and start cutting steel as quickly as is reasonably possible.”

There are three main things he’d like to accomplish during his tenure at DGFSC. First, he’d like to see Harry DeWolf, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, introduced into service in a smooth manner.

“By this I mean that once the ship is ready to be transitioned from the shipyard to the navy we have thought through all the details, and it is very smoothly introduced into operational service on behalf of Canada and Canadians. There is so much work behind the scenes that we can’t lose sight of, and Harry DeWolf will be the first example of how we do. There will be 21 to 22 more ships to introduce as we move into the future.”

Second, he wants to get the RCN Innovation Program established and moving forward with momentum. This work includes encouraging a culture of innovation in the RCN, laying out priority areas and initiatives where innovation is pursued, and seeing these initiatives materialize in the fleet and ashore.

Finally, he’d like to see CSC enter its design as early as possible in 2019.

“There’s a ton of work to do prior to entering design, but if we put our minds to doing this work in a smart and disciplined manner, we can accomplish a lot in a short time.”

DGFSC, in conjunction with Commodore Rich Feltham’s team at Director General Naval Force Development (DGNFD), “double-downs” on the future needs of the navy and the goals of the defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged.

“We are bolstering the navy’s capacity to move out on Strong, Secure, Engaged by more capably covering off the major ship builds and innovation. This overall team approach between DGFSC and DGNFD is key to our success,” says RAdm Donovan. “Pulling it all together coherently will be challenging, but the team is up to the task.”

https://ml-fd.caf-fac.ca/en/2018/06/14885
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xx HMCS BONAVENTURE Memorial Anchor to be restored

March 12, 2018, 18:09:41 by jollyjacktar
The memorial to all RCN and RCAF personnel lost during peacetime is located at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax.  It has, as part of it, the anchor and cable from HMCS BONAVENTURE, Canada's last aircraft carrier.

Thanks to the efforts of a HMCS KOOTENAY survivor, AB Bell (Ret) the memorial will be repaired and ready by the end of March.  BZ to Dinger Bell  :salute:

Story and photos here.

canada/nova-scotia/bonaventure-anchor-memorial-to-finally-get-repair-upgrades-1.4572297
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