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Postby KBDagha » 23 Feb 2008 21:34

Hi,
I am facing problem opening www.bharat-rakshak.com. I tried opening it from IE7, Opera and also firefox. When i open thru proxy or other computer its opening, Can anyone help me out.

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Postby Tilak » 23 Feb 2008 23:19

KBDagha wrote:Hi,
I am facing problem opening www.bharat-rakshak.com. I tried opening it from IE7, Opera and also firefox. When i open thru proxy or other computer its opening, Can anyone help me out.


Bookmark this link in you favourites:

Unslect : "Include URL form" [to make the top frame disappear.]
Always Select : "Hide referrer"

The above should work, unless the above site is also blocked. Well, there are lots of others..

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Postby Sanjay M » 24 Feb 2008 08:29

Hi guys,

Take a look at this other forum I also participate in:

http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?s=&act=SF&f=44

They're about life extension. But they have an interesting forum feature, where the first post in a thread lists the various people who have viewed the thread.

That might be an interesting feature to consider adding here in the future, if you're able to manage it.

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Postby KBDagha » 24 Feb 2008 12:44

Thanks Tilak currently I am following the same :)! But I am not sure why I cant open it directly from home PC, any idea?

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Postby Sanjay M » 25 Feb 2008 07:37

hi guys,

I'm wondering if we couldn't have prediction contests on BRF.

A thread can be posted dealing with some near-term issue whose outcome is in question. Various posters can then put forth their predictions, along with their associated reasoning in support of this. That could make for some interesting fun, and some useful cultivation/validation of expertise.

Perhaps a vote could be held after various participants have posted their predictions/analyses. The winning poster(s) would then have the satisfaction of knowing they were right. A tally and ranking could be kept, to see which individuals have come up with the most correct predictions from the various threads.

I dunno, just a thought. Prediction markets can be useful ways to better forecast the outcomes of events.

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Postby p_saggu » 25 Feb 2008 08:08

Hey, Why does the BRF Logo on the upper left corner of the forum pages appear and disappear after refreshing the page? Has anyone else noticed this? What sordid conspiracy is at hand???

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Postby sohamn » 25 Feb 2008 10:10

did u guys notice that many posts from indian naval discussion has dissapeared. why is this so?

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Postby anishns » 25 Feb 2008 21:25

The DNS record for forums.bharat-rakshak.com does not resolve in Canada and maybe US either :( .

I had to statically create an the record in the hosts file to access it. Please pass on this information to the webmaster or person concerned

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Postby skbanner » 25 Feb 2008 23:24

anishns wrote:The DNS record for forums.bharat-rakshak.com does not resolve in Canada and maybe US either :( .

I had to statically create an the record in the hosts file to access it. Please pass on this information to the webmaster or person concerned


Not working here in Ulhasnagar. I finally grabbed the IP from netcraft: 88.208.200.78. Perhaps we are in the middle of a domain transfer?

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Postby Multatuli » 27 Feb 2008 10:53

I have trouble visiting the forum since yesterday, I get a message telling me that there is a 'critical error'. I have no problem with other sites, so it must be a problem with BRF.

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Postby webmaster » 02 Mar 2008 15:11

Hi All,

There was a routing issue with one of the providers that our ISP uses, hence some of you may not have been able to access the site between 07.00-10.00hrs GMT. The issue is now resolved.

Regards,
Seetal

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Postby csharma » 07 Mar 2008 12:08

In the missile armory page, the link to agni IV does not work.

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Postby k prasad » 14 Mar 2008 06:17

Why is all quiet on the newsroom front?? Havent had any news for the past few days.

P.S. JCage bhai is also been missing for the past few days... any connexion between the two? :wink:

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Postby srai » 15 Mar 2008 05:45

It would be good to have a separate link on the BR front page to get to the Media page:

http://media.bharat-rakshak.com/main.php

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Postby Tilak » 15 Mar 2008 22:34

A recent study conducted by Akamai Tech states that user's online attention span is ~5 seconds and is getting even shorter, if the first impression is not made within the above 75% would never return.

Some Important Web Design/Usability Guidelines :

Scientific Web Design: 23 Actionable Lessons from Eye-Tracking Studies

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Postby webmaster » 16 Mar 2008 15:04

Forums Server Move.

Hi All,

The forums site will be moved to a new server today at around 10.00AM GMT. There will be delay of around 4-8hours before the DNS changes propagate. The IP address of the new server is: 206.222.29.226

Cheers,
Seetal

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Postby webmaster » 16 Mar 2008 19:49

Testing after server move. 1 2 3 . . .

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Postby niran » 17 Mar 2008 09:54

The link to the RSS site and The Forum Index Site is not working
after servers change.

Added Later:

These are the problems I found.
All was normal until around 11 AM Thai time
when suddenly
the link to the forum and RSS stopped working.
it shows something like this
This site is being moved to a new server [IP: 206.222.29.226], the DNS transfer process wll be completed by 14.00hrs GMT on 16th March.
.

then 1 hr later I am unable to log in. The remedy I found
is this
After typing your name and PW and clicking Log in you will be taken
to the above mentioned page. click back until you reach the forum
refresh the page, and you are logged in.

All the RSS readers have stopped reading the site.
Please Sir, we would appreciate if this is rectified, or some
remedy suggested.
Regards.

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Postby niran » 18 Mar 2008 11:39

The above problem seems to have been remedied.
a thousand thanks.
Regards.

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Postby Neela » 21 Mar 2008 17:34

Server time out for the forums for a week now from Germany. Can someone help?

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Postby JimmyJ » 21 Mar 2008 20:38

I don't know if its problem with my eyes :D But,


I was in my Bangalore office reading the "Possible military scenario" thread and made a post around 5 pm, the same was seen in the webpage also. I again came back to the office at 8 pm and finds that the timing has now changed to 11 something am...


Oh no I open a new webpage to verify it and things are back.....Am I crazy :shock:

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Postby Nayak » 22 Mar 2008 09:04

My post count got reduced by 1000.

Mods what hudabaya have you done ??

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Postby Jagan » 22 Mar 2008 09:28

somebody probably pruned a lot of threads from the Trash Forum. If old threads get deleted, post counts go south.

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Postby shiv » 22 Mar 2008 09:42

Jagan wrote:somebody probably pruned a lot of threads from the Trash Forum. If old threads get deleted, post counts go south.


I trashed all the threads that I felt that may not be precious to anybody - and retained threads that people might want to dip into for a while. We had 4 pages in the trash folder :eek:

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Postby Sanjay M » 23 Mar 2008 01:07

I'm thinking we need a thread that lists all the Lefty-Indian forums on the internet.
This way, Indians so inclined can seek out the Indian Leftists to debate with them.
It's good to know where the enemy congregates.

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Postby sunilUpa » 24 Mar 2008 21:02

Could we have Profiles in Heroism thread as a sticky?

Thanks.

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Postby Tanaji » 25 Mar 2008 14:55

Are there still issues after the domain transfer for the forum? My ISP (and gashish has reported it as well) cant seem to connect to the forum. However another ISP works...

Any suggestions?

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Postby k prasad » 25 Mar 2008 15:13

The Air Force Fleet page http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Units/Fleet.html, the fighter aircraft numbers can be updated with AK Antony's reply on 19th March 2007. The Press release is at http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=36736.

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Postby Malay » 30 Mar 2008 14:20

Guys, is there a problem with the bot that captures defence related news on the BR main page?

Since some time i have seen that it misses a lot of news and then sometimes a bunch of them are added at one go. It used to be very efficient earlier.

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Postby Jagan » 30 Mar 2008 14:49

Malay wrote:Guys, is there a problem with the bot that captures defence related news on the BR main page?

Since some time i have seen that it misses a lot of news and then sometimes a bunch of them are added at one go. It used to be very efficient earlier.


I will have a word with the bots and ask them to get it going. The bots must be busy with some other work :lol:

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Postby Malay » 30 Mar 2008 17:12

Oh i didnt know that some guys were putting those links up. I thought it must be a bot or a spyder/tracker that searched these links through the net and put them up!

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Postby Tanaji » 01 Apr 2008 22:35

Admins:

I may have finally managed to track down why some users are not able to logon to BR. I was having this issue and followed it up with my ISP.

Apparently, the ISP further upstream from my ISP had blocked this address because of abuse. Note that only this address was blocked and it was not a range of addresses. The block probably resulted because before BR got this address it was assigned to a known spammer/botnet which resulted it in landing on some of the blacklists for spam. A request has resulted in the block being removed.

For others that face the same issue, the only suggestion is to try following up with your ISP to get the block removed. The other option is to use a free proxy. The block is probably from a black list so its up to the ISP whether to implement it or not.

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Postby Raymond » 04 Apr 2008 01:53

Just as a FYI:
What is the deal with these pictures at defencetalk?Most of them are from BR and watermarked defence talk?Even I see some of Harry's pictures?Do they have permission?
http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/sho ... p/cat/3487

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Postby Keshav » 05 Apr 2008 02:17

I had trouble accessing the site today by simply typing the URL into the address bar. Usually, as a back up, I go through Google, but even the main page didn't work that way.

Google, for big sites usually sites compartments, such as forums as separate links below it. That worked, but the rest didn't.

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Postby Kalantak » 10 Apr 2008 20:55

Can the admins change the skin of this forum from this boring and lacklustre skin to something like this.

There are many more such skins to choose from this site.

Atleast give another skin to choose, from the present default skin.

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Postby Rishi » 14 Apr 2008 22:56

Cant See BR main page. Been a week. Forum phir bhi mila.

Added later: "www" add karna tha...

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Postby Vick » 22 Apr 2008 08:16

The BR's navy section hasn't been updated since September 07. I'm just sayin... :)

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Postby Keshav » 23 Apr 2008 09:21

You should create it such that all the linked sites open in the same window rather than opening a hundred different separate windows.

Except for the forum, all the information sites should open in the same browser window.

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Postby sauravjha » 26 Apr 2008 22:32

hey I am wondering if an introduce yourself section can be added to BRF?

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Postby mandrake » 27 Apr 2008 01:30

Kalantak wrote:Can the admins change the skin of this forum from this boring and lacklustre skin to something like this.

There are many more such skins to choose from this site.

Atleast give another skin to choose, from the present default skin.


Present one much much better and pro looking, no need to change IMHO.


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