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BR Forum Feedback

Postby Jagan » 01 Jan 2010 20:40

New Thread. Fresh Start.

Current issues only.

Post your suggestions on new threads and their management

FAQ

How to contact the Moderators
If you want to contact the Mod team -- Report your post first - Select "Contact the Moderator Team". And send the message. You will get a response back.



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Official warnings are comparatively rare and issued only when a poster shows marked reluctance to comply with requests. The ban prcedure goes something like this :
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Warnings expire 6 months from the date they are given.


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6. Click in the box with label "Hotlink for forums (1)". Select the text. Copy.
7. Paste it into your post.
This will insert the full image into your post. If you want only the thumbnail , copy the text from the box labeled "Thumbnail for forums (1)"

2. If you already have the image on "yourwebsite.com" then use the following format to post the thumbnail here.

The UBB code will be in the format of [img ]http://www.yourwebsite.com/BigPicture_Thumbnail.jpg[/ img]
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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dileep » 02 Jan 2010 11:32

Since it is fresh start, let me post a couple of lingering issues.

1. The date/time does not follow the time zone. Whatever you set, it displays the same time, which itself is off from UTC by a few minutes. This is a MAJOR INCONVENIENCE.

2. The "Print view all posts in this topic" link doesn't work for large page counts. Works OK for small page counts. Looks like there is a check for number of pages/posts or something.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArmenT » 02 Jan 2010 12:02

^^^^
Dileep Saar, if you're using the "Print view all posts in this topic" link to archive threads, I have another solution for you. Matter of fact, I originally wrote it specifically to archive your Spy Story Mark - I :D.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Jagan » 02 Jan 2010 20:47

ArmenT wrote:^^^^
Dileep Saar, if you're using the "Print view all posts in this topic" link to archive threads, I have another solution for you. Matter of fact, I originally wrote it specifically to archive your Spy Story Mark - I :D.


Thanks for the reminder Armen and Dileep. Suraj was mentioning this earlier too.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby RayC » 02 Jan 2010 20:51

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby RayC » 02 Jan 2010 21:22

off topic again
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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby putnanja » 02 Jan 2010 22:57

Dileep wrote:1. The date/time does not follow the time zone. Whatever you set, it displays the same time, which itself is off from UTC by a few minutes. This is a MAJOR INCONVENIENCE.


I too have reported this multiple times. The same time gets displayed irrespective of which time zone is selected. It is hard to keep track of what time the last post was posted etc.
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Re:Reading lists for country specific threads

Postby Lilo » 08 Jan 2010 05:14

I request the Mods to append a reading list to all the country specific threads in the Strategic Issues forum.

This has already been done in case of Pakistan and is now turning into a fine repository to turn the opinions of nava mullahs fresh from an overdose of 'Aman ki Asha' like drivel from the DDM.

Especially a set of opinions on countries like Russia,Iran,Israel whose weight in our past and present relationships is not adequately appreciated either in DDM or in the western media, urgently needs to be compiled.

Other countries like USA,China,UK,Japan,France etc which dominate our Geopolitical sphere can start with a few but significant articles,PDFs etc which then should self aggrandize in content with their continuing relevance to our foreign policy.

regards.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 08 Jan 2010 19:48

What is this icon for? :arrow:

Can we have a thumbs up/thumbs own icon instead. Sometimes it may be better to use that sort of icon than write an ill worded post that offends/hurts feelings

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Gaur » 08 Jan 2010 19:52

^^
I too would appreciate a thumbs up/thumbs down icon.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ramana » 08 Jan 2010 21:37

Next we need to clean up non-PC names, locations etc to improve the image.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Jagan » 09 Jan 2010 05:23

shiv wrote:

Can we have a thumbs up/thumbs own icon instead. Sometimes it may be better to use that sort of icon than write an ill worded post that offends/hurts feelings

Gaur wrote:^^
I too would appreciate a thumbs up/thumbs down icon.


I think I have seen this somewhere - Posters collect points or thumbs ups for the quality of posts.

Using my crystal ball, I can see the future - someone makes an incredibly stupid post - which is thumbsupped by a bunch of supporting looneys who outnumber the saner elements, and the start of another piskology thread :mrgreen:

But seriously, the feature is available if needed. but its an add on that requires some downtime and work - only seetal can do it

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 09 Jan 2010 05:31

please don't.

added later : the mere idea horrifies me. we will have all kinds of ungli wars ! :shock:

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 09 Jan 2010 05:33

Can we please have a middle finger salami smiley?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 09 Jan 2010 08:43

Mods, check this out. If one thinks 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' is a bit too 'on the face' we could have 'thanks' and 'groans' instead...as shown in the pic below.

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If one finds a particular post really cool, he can post it directly to facebook/twitter/any bookmarking site.

It also has 'quick reply' button, where in one can reply directly to a particular post on the same page, without having to enter the reply mode.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Jagan » 09 Jan 2010 09:00

Quick Reply is coming soon. Its an inbuilt feature in phpbb. Rest - ah well.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Prasad » 09 Jan 2010 09:14

Jagan wrote:
shiv wrote:

Can we have a thumbs up/thumbs own icon instead. Sometimes it may be better to use that sort of icon than write an ill worded post that offends/hurts feelings

Gaur wrote:^^
I too would appreciate a thumbs up/thumbs down icon.


I think I have seen this somewhere - Posters collect points or thumbs ups for the quality of posts.

Using my crystal ball, I can see the future - someone makes an incredibly stupid post - which is thumbsupped by a bunch of supporting looneys who outnumber the saner elements, and the start of another piskology thread :mrgreen:

But seriously, the feature is available if needed. but its an add on that requires some downtime and work - only seetal can do it


Jagan,
Perhaps shiv and gaur are asking for just an icon/smiley and not something necesarily related to points per se?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 09 Jan 2010 09:32

I am still requesting an ability to ignore selected moderators posts. Moderators, as I pointed out are human and are sometimes upset by perfectly innocent posts that they feel are somehow targeting them personally. It happens to the best of us. I have about 8 people on my ignore list and I would like to add at least one mod to my ignore list so I do not have to read his posts and be tempted to respond.

Warnings on PM of course will be read and can always be posted within the text of an offender's post in case he has a mod on his ignore list.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Avinash R » 09 Jan 2010 09:41

shiv wrote:Can we have a thumbs up/thumbs own icon instead. Sometimes it may be better to use that sort of icon than write an ill worded post that offends/hurts feelings

Use one of these

Image Image Image Image Image


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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 09 Jan 2010 09:52

Hey how about these?



For GTRE geeks working on Kaveri
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For celebrations
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For piskologists
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For mods
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and
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For the ones with soosai vests
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Boy, forum feedback thread is fun! :D

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby George J » 09 Jan 2010 23:57

Oh great now we are promoting more immaturity. First people want to use color and finger paint all over posts....now they want more emoticons to make their inane points.

DMurphy.....what emoticon do you suggest we use the next time you make a profound observation like "the IN Mig-29Ks look old to me". :evil:

Enough nonsense...stick to substance.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby AnimeshP » 10 Jan 2010 00:09

Question to the mods ... why are we allowing conspiracy theories based on spam e-mails (regarding the death of Hemant karkare) to be discussed on the Mumbai attack thread? I thought this was the hallmark of the deaf-and-dumb forum ....

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Postby Gagan » 10 Jan 2010 02:32

Can we have Kushboo and led ripps majjaj barlor smileys and bakistan and cheeni flags waving smileys for the Benis dhaga?
How about a Quaid-e-duh smiley?

Dmurphy,
Where did you get all those smileys? can you please post a link.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 10 Jan 2010 03:36

Right click on the smiley and check "properties". It is from some papalguy site.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 10 Jan 2010 08:43

archan wrote:Right click on the smiley and check "properties". It is from some papalguy site.

:shock: Archangaru - it is paGalguy

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 10 Jan 2010 10:38

shiv wrote:
archan wrote:Right click on the smiley and check "properties". It is from some papalguy site.

:shock: Archangaru - it is paGalguy

:mrgreen: oops

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 10 Jan 2010 10:50

^^^ Trust me fellas, Pagalguy is to Post Graduation (especially MBA) studies what BRF is to Military Topics. Its run by ex-IIM Pagals and the members are called Puys :D

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 10 Jan 2010 10:52

Mods, can we also have the image auto resizing facility like on Militaryphotos.net?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 10 Jan 2010 11:00

George J wrote:DMurphy.....what emoticon do you suggest we use the next time you make a profound observation like "the IN Mig-29Ks look old to me". :evil:

Enough nonsense...stick to substance.

GJ, where on earth (not just BRF) did you see me making such a comment? You are perhaps referring to this: viewtopic.php?p=794997#p794997

Please check my subsequent posts and tell me where I've made a comment even remotely like the one you've attributed to me.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 10 Jan 2010 12:21

^^ Don't hold your breath for a response, he has been banned.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 10 Jan 2010 12:38

^^^
:shock: :-?

Are you serious?

Added later: This is not aimed anybody in particular. But Feedback thread is where one puts forward his suggestions to the Mods/Webmasters. What business does anybody else who is not a Mod/WM have in telling me what I should be posting or suggesting in the Feedback thread? So what If i indulge myself in some light hearted banter? There are Mods around to tell me if I'm acting too smart. I can understand if I'm running amok in some other threads which are limited a certain topic, one is free to tell me I'm going wrong. It will be well received. But this is just stamping one's seniority on others.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 10 Jan 2010 18:15

FAO mods

I cross post a few posts from the Newbie thread
abhishekm wrote:
atreya wrote:Moderators, can I start a thread to track and discuss errors shown in police and army movies? I find that movies are the primary mode of information for the general public on the workings of our defence forces. Bollywood war movies are fraught with all kind of inconsistencies and errors.


Excellent idea! Why not start with the Amitabh Bachchan disaster "Major Saab" which showed the Big B sporting a beard and wearing inappropriate uniforms? Also, who can forget the pathetic manner in which the NDA was depicted in that movie (I think they showed dormitory accommodation for cadets and reduced discipline to a joke by portraying Ajay Devgan as a rule breaking casanova!). And to think that the NDA actually gave permission to shoot the film there... :shock:


Jagan wrote:
shiv wrote:Military booboos of Bollywood would be a great thread. But I think that if anyone decides to start such a thread, please write a short article with a list of 4-5 movies and the errors in those movies rather than just staring a topic and say "Let's talk about errors in movies"


that would be a fun thread :D . if we can have tracking errors in defence reporting, why not in movies? besides, bollywood might bring a more larger audience. :)

A thread was started and trashed.
Trash can link:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=5376

Could we resurrect the thread please? I think it is a good and original idea.

For example the entire movie "Border" was a trashing of history - where the facts of the battle were massacred beyond sanity. Bollywood is widely seen and has the opportunity to make or break myths and I think it is wrong to dismiss an original topic such as this outright.
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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KiranM » 10 Jan 2010 23:17

Mods, regarding the new thread 'Bollywood Errors: Military and Police'; if something good in the movies can be appreciated, is not the 'Errors' misleading? How about something like, 'Bollywood Critiques: Military and Police'?

Thanks.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SaiK » 12 Jan 2010 07:17

yahoo emoticons and their hidden icons are cool too.

http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/emoticons/
http://messenger.yahoo.com/features/hiddenemoticons/

For example : for an intruder who just crossed yellow sea.
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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Gagan » 12 Jan 2010 08:12

Q: What is a "quick reply"? How is it different from the regular reply?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 12 Jan 2010 09:03

Gagan wrote:Q: What is a "quick reply"? How is it different from the regular reply?


Quick reply="I don't have time now, but BRF is holding me until I type this"

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SwamyG » 12 Jan 2010 09:22

Gagan wrote:Q: What is a "quick reply"? How is it different from the regular reply?

I am not familiar with phpBB quick reply; but usually, a member clicks some button and types a reply on the same page the messages are displayed. The user is not directed to a new page; user types then and there. The software could provide various display formats (frills).

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Dmurphy » 12 Jan 2010 10:06

^^^ you're right. The dialogue box is right there at the bottom of the the same page you read the posts on. Will save us a lot of time for sneaking those IB4TLs through :D .

Posting a PG screenshot again, here's what a quick reply looks like:

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It includes the most basic things like word formatting. The only drawback is, one might have to switch to "post reply" mode to post emoticons and some other geeky stuff like youtube videos.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KrishG » 17 Jan 2010 12:20

Dear Admins,I want to start a new thread in Technology forum called the "Mass Rapid Transit in India" where we can post an discuss on the diff metro, monorails, BRTs etc etc.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 18 Jan 2010 20:28

Jai Ho!
KrishG, please go ahead and start it.


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