With almost 12,000 accounts now, and over 200 posts a day, this has become too much to manage, especially when some members want to argue about it. Facebook has also made a lot more information public and it is hard to separate the two worlds. So from this point forward we will no longer prohibit members from using their own, or their Marine's last name. HOWEVER, it is still NOT ok to say the last name of folks in the Chain of Command or to name other Marines in your posts. Please allow other Marines to maintain their own privacy.
If you do choose to use your last name, please remember the following:
- Members of your Marine's Command might be reading this board. If you list a last name, they will know which Marines are spreading what rumors, or complaining, or getting in trouble when on liberty. Don't be surprised if they suddenly get in trouble.
- If you violate OPSEC, you might be contacted by your Marine's Command, since they will know exactly who you are. Your Marine will probably also be counseled concerning your actions and might face serious ramifications from it.
- Malicious people, both foreign and domestic, do patrol the Internet for information, which includes our board.
So the choice is up to you now. If you would like to use your own, or your Marine's last name, we won't edit it out, but we strongly encourage you to keep that information private!