Bharat Rakshak Forum Announcement

Hello Everyone,

A warm welcome back to the Bharat Rakshak Forum.

Important Notice: Due to a corruption in the BR forum database we regret to announce that data records relating to some of our registered users have been lost. We estimate approx. 500 user details are deleted.

To ease the process of recreating the user IDs we request members that have previously posted on the BR forums to recognise and identify their posts, once the posts are identified please contact the BRF moderator team by emailing BRF Mod Team with your post details.

The mod team will be able to update your username, email etc. so that the user history can be maintained.

Unfortunately for members that have never posted or have had all their posts deleted i.e. users that have 0 posts, we will be unable to recreate your account hence we request that you re-register again.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Regards,
Seetal

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The Military Issues & History Forum is a venue to discuss issues relating to the military aspects of the Indian Armed Forces, whether the past, present or future. We request members to kindly stay within the mandate of this forum and keep their exchanges of views, on a civilised level, however vehemently any disagreement may be felt. All feedback regarding forum usage may be sent to the moderators using the Feedback Form or by clicking the Report Post Icon in any objectionable post for proper action. Please note that the views expressed by the Members and Moderators on these discussion boards are that of the individuals only and do not reflect the official policy or view of the Bharat-Rakshak.com Website. Copyright Violation is strictly prohibited and may result in revocation of your posting rights - please read the FAQ for full details. Users must also abide by the Forum Guidelines at all times.
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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby SaiK » 20 Apr 2012 01:22

the main site as some tweet code problem
Line: 274
Error: 'TWTR' is undefined,

script eror perhaps - src?

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby VikramS » 23 Apr 2012 11:41

Both bharat-rakshak.com and www.bharat-rakshak.com are unreachable.

forums.b-r.com works.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Ravi Karumanchiri » 14 May 2012 12:44

MODS: A rather suspicious news item has appeared in the BR main site line-up.

The article is entitled "Russia ready to set up Mig Plant in India".

It is suspicious because it reads like it's 30 years old, mentioning the "Soviet Union" as if it were still in existence, and also the US F-104 fighter aircraft. It's truly outta the "Twilight Zone".

I wonder if somehow it's part of a 'Phishing" expedition.

Regardless, the article isn't worth the kilobytes needed.

Respectfully suggest pulling it from the BR site.

Thanks, RK

PS: Please also subsequently undo the outbound link, and/or kill the BR mirror page; whatever works best, obviously.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby SaiK » 14 May 2012 16:49

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Yup.. you must read the head topic first. It is in highlighted bold and bigger font that clearly says about DC 50 year old news.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Ravi Karumanchiri » 14 May 2012 20:53

^^^ :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Aaryan » 30 May 2012 23:22

Dear all,
Sometimes I feel that we all are honest, thoughtful , so patriotic just because all we do is sit in a comfortable office/home , do some surfing and then share that information or comment on that info. I don’t say its bad.. but can we do more? I personally find few posts and most of the persons who post them as persons of morals, ethics and super intelligence.. Can we make sure the information and its analysis that’s done here reaches to many more… Can we act as an strategic think tank.. Can we do something and make things happen rather than just watch them and comment on them… CAN WE BE THE VOICE WHICH CANNOT BE IGNORED ESILY..I have few things in mind.. will post them according to the feedback I get…

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby MN Kumar » 12 Jun 2012 00:14

I am getting the below error while accessing www.bharat-rakshak.com:

ERROR

The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/

The following error was encountered:

Unable to forward this request at this time.
This request could not be forwarded to the origin server or to any parent caches. The most likely cause for this error is that:

The cache administrator does not allow this cache to make direct connections to origin servers, and
All configured parent caches are currently unreachable.
Your cache administrator is support@c4l.co.uk.
Generated Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:40:02 GMT by localhost (squid)

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby kasthuri » 12 Jun 2012 00:17

^^^ Same here....

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Johann » 26 Jun 2012 01:02

What if BR Main site moved to a wiki format?

That could keep site updates fresher, with a ready (but vetted) pool of BR oldies to update materials. Site admins could then focus on approving changes rather than having to directly perform quite as much of the upkeep themselves.

The menu style navigation could be retained for the frontpage to provide an entrypoint for those who want to browse in general areas but dont already know exactly what they want to look up.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby JaiS » 26 Jun 2012 05:58

^^
Image

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby MN Kumar » 28 Jun 2012 11:52

Jagan,

In the gallery "FILMING THE MIG-21 BISON", below links are broken:

- MiG-21 Bison Virtual Walkaround
- Bison ORP Scramble

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby MN Kumar » 28 Jul 2012 21:52

BR homepage is not accessible. Getting the below error:


ERROR

The requested URL could not be retrieved

While trying to retrieve the URL: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/

The following error was encountered:

Unable to forward this request at this time.
This request could not be forwarded to the origin server or to any parent caches. The most likely cause for this error is that:

The cache administrator does not allow this cache to make direct connections to origin servers, and
All configured parent caches are currently unreachable.
Your cache administrator is support@c4l.co.uk.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby nits » 01 Aug 2012 11:00

Rafale Ad looks nice on Home Page... I believe this will be first ever Advertisement on BR; are we open to more of it ?

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby anirban_aim » 02 Aug 2012 09:56

Arre Wah!!! Rafale Ad on BR Home page. :D I believe this is a first.

This is a very happy and proud moment. Glad to see that slowly but surely BR is being noticed as an opinion maker in defence/security affairs.

Next steps may to create a publishing house and an offline identity. More strength to BR and respects and thanks to the pioneers and the oldies whose contributions have got us here.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Ashwin B » 21 Aug 2012 07:40

Hello Mods,
I made a mistake in one of my posts and I'm not able to edit it now.
The correct name of the person I was trying to provide reference to is "Raksha Kumar".

Could you delete (or edit) the following post please?

Thanks.
Ashwin.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby member_23658 » 07 Sep 2012 19:49

main site homepage showing the default server page, giving details of OS/server s/w.

added 5 mins later: its back to normal now, can i suggest not keeping default server pages it gives unnecessary details to malicious users

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Prem Kumar » 17 Sep 2012 20:52

Cross posting from the ABM thread:

Consider the following link from the BR main site: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=19628

What's appalling is that the Bharat Rakshak home page posts a link to this farticle, giving it more eyeballs. And this is not the first time that the BR homepage posts links to egregious news articles. I have commented about this in the BR Main Page feedback forum, but it seems to fall on deaf ears. Perhaps the pressure to keep updating the page with "fresh news" is too tempting

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Patni » 22 Oct 2012 12:22

The main site URL i.e.,http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/ is showing an apache test page from ~ 12:15 IST today. the forum url works and hence able to make this post.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby member_24146 » 30 Nov 2012 12:52

I used to visit BR from almost 3 to 4 years via my mobile, and i unable to access BR via UCWeb browser (Made in China) :) many times. Its strange because there is no problem accessing BR from other mobile browsers and PC. Does they(UCWeb browser) blocking BR?

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby nmadhav » 28 Dec 2012 07:22

It looks like the BR main site is down. Chrome says that the connection is interrupted.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby kapilrdave » 28 Dec 2012 14:04

Since very long the main site's banner is breaking up in Google Chrome.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby krishnan » 07 Mar 2013 11:40

^^works fine for me

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Ankit Desai » 09 Mar 2013 23:08

@12:57 PM (EST) main site down was down temporary !

-Ankit

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Murugan » 10 Apr 2013 08:29

Good to see IAF Platinum Jubilee Sets images.

Minor suggestions

In the main images on page http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... oins-75Yr/

No 03 and 05 are Proof Images and not UNC Images
obviously 04 and 06 are actually UNC Images and Not proof images
This you may like to correct.

Technic of 'frosting' is applied to Proof coins. Proof coins are double struck double polished and because of frosting they have mat finish, this can be easily made out by looking at the coin or its image. Generally proof coins are 10% costlier than UNC coins. UNC coins have single strike and single mirror polish.

Regards

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby NRao » 19 Apr 2013 21:23

Ankit Desai wrote:@12:57 PM (EST) main site down was down temporary !

-Ankit


(Using the above quote as an example.)

Is it possible to have an icon just past "Desai wrote" (in the above example) which when selected takes us back to the original post (of Ankit Desai in this case)? So if a quoted post was say 5 pages earlier the selection of the icon (click on it) should take me right to that post 5 pages earlier.

Perhaps the icon can be a simple, small, arrow?

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby NRao » 19 Apr 2013 22:38

Marten wrote:NRao Sir, the icon already exists. It's a small page that is orange for unread posts and white otherwise. As an example, on your post, if you were to look at the top right in the same line as the Subject, you'd see this icon.


Perhaps I am missing something, but I do not think we are on the same page. ?????

So, in your post I see nothing to take me to Ankit's post.

I should be able to go to Ankit's post in either your post (since you have his quote) or via my post (again because I have his quote). Get it?

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Jagan » 20 Apr 2013 09:37

Murugan wrote:Good to see IAF Platinum Jubilee Sets images.

Minor suggestions

In the main images on page http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... oins-75Yr/

No 03 and 05 are Proof Images and not UNC Images
obviously 04 and 06 are actually UNC Images and Not proof images
This you may like to correct.

Technic of 'frosting' is applied to Proof coins. Proof coins are double struck double polished and because of frosting they have mat finish, this can be easily made out by looking at the coin or its image. Generally proof coins are 10% costlier than UNC coins. UNC coins have single strike and single mirror polish.

Regards

Edited.. Murugan, I was mistaken.. I re-read your post and you are correct. I assumed mirror polish as proof and frosted polish as UNC.. let me fix that

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Muppalla » 12 Jul 2013 05:55

I thought this post should be here

gkriish wrote:hey guys,

when ever i open any links from BR specially from the Top stories section i get a message that there was a malware was blocked for the first few times i just ignored thinking that it might be the source website where BR is sourcing the News from but lately i am able to see this Message of malware blocked only from BR links and i have captured the link where it showed the error : http://bharat-rakshak.com/NEWS/newsrf.php?newsid=20261 so whoever is responsible for fixing this issue please take care of it..........

i am not able to attach the screen shot i took about the malware detection if Mods wants to know give me ur e mail id and i shall mail the image details

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Rohit_K » 09 Aug 2013 08:39

BR got cited in the NYT:

The Indian Air Force has inducted more than 1,200 MIG variants in its fleet since 1963, when it was first used by the military. Currently, at least 252 MIG-21s are known to be operational in the air force, according to the Indian military enthusiast site Bharat Rakshak, including the latest upgraded version, the Bison.

- Link to article

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby pragnya » 04 Sep 2013 07:47

everyday at 1 am in the morning the site is not accessible. i get the following error -

Code: Select all

General Error

SQL ERROR [ mysqli ]

Too many connections [1040]

An sql error occurred while fetching this page. Please contact an administrator if this problem persists.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby VinodTK » 11 Sep 2013 05:33

The real story of 'Police Action' against Nizam in 1948 (India Today)
which is posted in Top Stories section is pure propaganda ,lies, and misinformation. The most shocking part is the moderator(s) thought it is a top story and posted it out there. It would be appropriate to post that story in Pakistani defense forum not BR, unless the moderator who posted the story has some other agenda in his mind!!!

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BR Main Site Feedback

Postby member_27581 » 11 Sep 2013 23:22

Hi All,

My first post on the site after lurking for nearly two years. I feel that there is lot of empty space on main page. Which can be utilized say to cover more from "latest sections"

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Ajit.C » 17 Sep 2013 15:47

The Senior officers list of Intergrated Head Quarters, Army, Navy and air force has not been updated for ages.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby VinodTK » 18 Sep 2013 06:18

Special: Decoding Operation Polo

There is a photo which references BR as the source with the following caption: "Indian soldiers sort through the arms and equipment left behind after hostilities. Photo courtesy: bharat-rakshak.com "

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby harbans » 03 Oct 2013 11:27

The 'Good Post' thread contains some fabulous posts by members. Why is it in Burkha forum? Should be both on BR main page and pinned on top in open forum for starters! That will help guide lurkers to the relevant thread and context under which the post was made. Will provide a lot of perspective to those who lurk randomly.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby negi » 03 Oct 2013 15:34

+1

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby ramana » 07 Oct 2013 22:56

harbans, Many of the posts in the "Good Posts" thread are from GDF itself.

Lurkers are lurkers anyway.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby ArmenT » 08 Oct 2013 09:18

negi wrote:+1

-1 from me saar. Different people have different tastes, I guess. Matter of fact, quite a few of what are deemed as "good posts" are by people who I have on my "ignore list". Unfortunately, the guys that repost those on the "Good Post" thread are not necessarily on my ignore list, which is why I don't bother to visit that thread at all. Maybe it is good reading for some folks, but definitely not my cup of tea. I would much rather prefer to see technical stuff in the Good Posts thread personally, but somehow it seems that long posts containing some italicized SaNSkriTaM in mixed-case English letters or some political analysis is what dominates.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby Yayavar » 08 Oct 2013 10:01

^^ I agree. Good posts is really 'good post' in the view of the one who is adding it to that thread. Not necessarily one that would past muster with many others.

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Re: BR Main Site Feedback

Postby harbans » 08 Oct 2013 14:01

Armen i agree with your take. However there are many that are. Even the best written articles in the Press will have their detractors. That is why i penned the qualifier 'some'.


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