Originally posted by shiv:
BR is serving like a HU-UUGE vacuum pump for pictures and info and people don't seem to want to put up the same stuff.
That gives me ideas. Websites - little ones and easy to maintain ones really need to come up on "niche topics" Uncle's/daddy's photo album from his postings in way out areas, people and places connected with defence forces history. No doubt BR would be a "sction pump" for these as well and pick up photos and facts - but it could do the site a favor and have a link to the
Well I think we should resist the temptation to suck the smaller websites and instead provide direct links to them. Besides uncle/daddy photo albums or documents , other websites can include special photo albums, like ones our BRF members make during indian navy ship visits to thier country, or during special airshows like the recent asian aerospace, or even some on tech stuff.
Also there was a recent idea to start a website dedicated to our Def Research and Dev projects like LCA , Arjun etc, things like that need to be revived again.
One other great element missing is that of the contribution of former members of the armed forces.There are many who would like to get involved but are a bit wary of civilians.
A way must be found for them to feel comfortable with BR.A special veterans page perhaps can be provided,with the first aim of keeping the veterans in touch with each other and of interesting news of the regiments,squadrons,warships,etc.,that they once served with.Once that has ben achieved ,the rest will automatically follow.WE must have a chat with those in the Navy Foundation ,etc.,to see how this can be achieved.
What you say is quite correct, and certain things have been done on this front. The Veterans History Project on the IAF section is one such effort, not only has it attracted numerous exclusive accounts over the years, it has a 'snowball' affect, drawing in more veterans to the page and getting more contributions from them. There is actually so much material now, that Future BR updates are not a worry now for some time to come.
Yes something is to be done on a similar scale for the army and navy websites.