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Jon Moser
Recruit

Posts: 28
Unit: SWR-001

« on: August 14, 2015, 10:20:25 AM »

Hello,

I am updating my profile and noticed that the "Unit" field is one character short. I recently transferred to SWR-SWR-001, however the best I can put in to the field is SWR-SWR001. Could the length of the field be increased by one? If not, no worries.

Thanks!
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JONATHAN R. MOSER, Capt, CAP
Director of IT
Southwest Region
jeders
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Posts: 1,989

« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 11:14:52 AM »

Hello,

I am updating my profile and noticed that the "Unit" field is one character short. I recently transferred to SWR-SWR-001, however the best I can put in to the field is SWR-SWR001. Could the length of the field be increased by one? If not, no worries.

Thanks!

Or you could drop the redundant SWR, just sayin'.
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Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 11:20:09 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.
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LSThiker
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Posts: 1,690
Unit: Earth

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 11:27:26 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

That is because that is how region and above denote their units in eServices:

SWR-SWR-001
NHQ-NHQ-004
GLR-GLR-001

But yes, most members would understand simply:
SWR-001
NHQ-004
GLR-001
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Storm Chaser
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Posts: 2,676

« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 11:28:07 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.
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JeffDG
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Posts: 3,157

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 12:04:53 PM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.

Southeast Region is such a good region that it, indeed, should be listed twice.

Southwest Region, where the OP is assigned, not so much.  :)
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Storm Chaser
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 12:28:55 PM »


Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.

Southeast Region is such a good region that it, indeed, should be listed twice.

Southwest Region, where the OP is assigned, not so much.  :)

Be nice, now... ;)
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Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 02:41:35 PM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

That is because that is how region and above denote their units in eServices:

SWR-SWR-001
NHQ-NHQ-004
GLR-GLR-001

But yes, most members would understand simply:
SWR-001
NHQ-004
GLR-001

Oh. Well, I suppose you learn something new every day. OP, I apologize for the hasty reply!

Good luck at your new unit!
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Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 02:49:12 PM »

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....
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dwb
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Posts: 1,303

« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 02:51:59 PM »

As another Region guy, I am authorized to pardon you for your offense.

I didn't say I would mind you, just that I could. ;D
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Storm Chaser
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Posts: 2,676

« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 02:52:09 PM »


Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....

Many of the members you reply to here in CAP Talk are in group, wing, region or national positions. ;)
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Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 06:12:42 PM »

As another Region guy, I am authorized to pardon you for your offense.

I didn't say I would mind you, just that I could. ;D

Hahaha. Good to hear from you sir!
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Tim Medeiros
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Unit: AZ-001

« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 07:26:47 PM »

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....
Luckily I don't think he's seen this yet, he's been dealing with work and other things.


I'll point this out to him later though  ;) ;D
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TIMOTHY R. MEDEIROS, Lt Col, CAP
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Jon Moser
Recruit

Posts: 28
Unit: SWR-001

« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 07:53:48 PM »

Luckily I don't think he's seen this yet, he's been dealing with work and other things.


I'll point this out to him later though  ;) ;D

That you did.

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....

Hahahaha

No worries. I thought it was odd the first time I saw the region level unit designation too. No resignation needed ;)

I considered going with SWR-001 if the admins stated the unit field couldn't be modified. I figured I would try it the other way first.
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JONATHAN R. MOSER, Capt, CAP
Director of IT
Southwest Region
Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 09:20:16 PM »

Resisting common sense, I'm posting on this thread again.  :-\

I think SWR-001 sounds fine. It gets the point across(that is, for those that know what the point is.)  ;)

I may never look at a unit designation the same again...

And I thank the wing/region guys that have politely shown me the error in my single minded ways. My friends tell me I talk to much. Maybe if I wasn't talking I would have heard them. :(

Capt. Moser, I sincerely hope your issue gets resolved in the most expedient way possible. I also apologize for hijacking your thread. Maybe CAP Talk should add a WING/REGION only thread so that brainless 17 year olds don't post on threads they shouldn't.

Best of luck,

C/Maj Kiss, CAP
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SarDragon
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Unit: NAVAIRPAC

« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2015, 01:16:33 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.
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Dave Bowles
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Eaker Guy
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Posts: 208

« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 08:31:01 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.
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PHall
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Posts: 5,807

« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 10:39:10 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.

Nagh, you're entertaining! ;)
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Eaker Guy
Seasoned Member

Posts: 208

« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2015, 12:45:44 PM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.

Nagh, you're entertaining! ;)

Haha. Well I'll try to look on the upside!
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Гугл переводчик
Forum Regular

Posts: 183
Unit: Metric

« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2015, 02:15:38 PM »

Strange... the "unit" on my postings seem to be fine..
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