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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 31 Oct 2014 02:18

Tried all that sir, including:
- flushing cache
- renewing IP connection
- re-registered IP connection
- added BRF to hosts file
- changed adapter to use public and Google's DNS
- rebooted modem and router

None of them worked.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 31 Oct 2014 20:20

Flushing DNS cache may not help. I thought releasing and renewing IP could solve this issue. Since it is a last hop problem not much can be done from your side. Maybe the router along the way should update its tables with time.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Ranjani Brow » 31 Oct 2014 21:09

I request Mod/Admins to delete my Forum Account.
Thanks.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_28108 » 31 Oct 2014 21:48

Ranjani Brow wrote:I request Mod/Admins to delete my Forum Account.
Thanks.


Why was all this done ?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SagarAg » 31 Oct 2014 23:04

prasannasimha wrote:
Ranjani Brow wrote:I request Mod/Admins to delete my Forum Account.
Thanks.


Why was all this done ?

Not arguing with any bredators decision to change name. But it looks like hecky saar was pushed out.
And hecky saar plz give the mods an indic sounding name instead of 'Peter Pan' and stay. :)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_28108 » 01 Nov 2014 07:27

SagarAg wrote:
Ranjani Brow wrote:I request Mod/Admins to delete my Forum Account.
Thanks.


Why was all this done ?
Not arguing with any bredators decision to change name. But it looks like hecky saar was pushed out.
And hecky saar plz give the mods an indic sounding name instead of 'Peter Pan' and stay. :)


I indeed second that - sort of hecky was heckled out :D .

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby johneeG » 01 Nov 2014 08:08

Sad to see how hecky was treated. Thats not good. Hope this policy of 'human sounding names' is not taken to extreme.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 01 Nov 2014 08:37

Aiight this is just making "raai ka pahaad" molehill or bhatever. Hecky saheb, let's get this over with. So I personally would discourage using characters names like Peter Pan because tomorrow someone will say I want to be Captain Hook, or Mickey Mouse. You see the trouble there?
Let's get a nice indic name, shall we? feel free to email me at arch.brf at geemale and we'll resolve this pronto.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Arjun » 01 Nov 2014 13:18

johneeG wrote:Sad to see how hecky was treated. Thats not good. Hope this policy of 'human sounding names' is not taken to extreme.

Also sad to see Sanku being banned as a result of the Micromax debate. I may have disagreed with his stance on a few other threads (most notably Modi vs Dynasty) - but have to say on Micromax his logic was razor-sharp.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 01 Nov 2014 13:56

People generally don't get banned for their views on any specific topic (unless they are extreme and obvious like calling for genocide). Often users are given a long rope over several years and finally one day mod community looks back at the often illustrious record in light of recent challenges with the member and then takes the call.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_22733 » 03 Nov 2014 09:45

Awwwww man!!! I hope hecky will be back soon. I an one of the ppl who made fun of him :(. Feel bad.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Raja Bose » 04 Nov 2014 09:33

johneeG wrote:Sad to see how hecky was treated. Thats not good. Hope this policy of 'human sounding names' is not taken to extreme.


When he was given the chance to choose a human sounding name he decided on something frivolous while repeatedly asking for his current name to remain unchanged. I don't know what was he expecting. He was not treated any different than other members here. And he chose to have his account deleted voluntarily.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mort Walker » 05 Nov 2014 09:21

Everyone's time comes to go sooner or later. Sometimes I think it would be better to simply have a Mil Forum and close out everything else. But that decision is Seetal's.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_28797 » 05 Nov 2014 23:25

archan wrote:Aiight this is just making "raai ka pahaad" molehill or bhatever. Hecky saheb, let's get this over with. So I personally would discourage using characters names like Peter Pan because tomorrow someone will say I want to be Captain Hook, or Mickey Mouse. You see the trouble there?
Let's get a nice indic name, shall we? feel free to email me at arch.brf at geemale and we'll resolve this pronto.


Can I be ChaCha Chaudhary :D Indic and proud :)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mihir » 24 Nov 2014 22:25

Mods, would it be okay to start a new "Collection of Good Posts - Military Issues & History Forum Only" thread in the GDF or the Mil forum itself? There are some excellent posts in there, but they tend get lost in the mostly philosophical and political stuff that gets posted in the existing thread.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 24 Nov 2014 23:01

by all means janab.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby saip » 26 Nov 2014 21:27

Patrika appears to be advertising their paper in the forum and they are posting in Hindi. At least they should post a gist in English.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 26 Nov 2014 22:05

has been conveyed to him/her already. please report any further violations.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 05 Dec 2014 14:00

Shouldn't there be a (new) thread which tackles policies that involve Science and Activism? There is a thread for GMO. But there are other areas like climate change, peak oil nuclear energy etc. All of this would affect GoI policies

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 05 Dec 2014 23:26

There is already a GMO thread

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 06 Dec 2014 07:22

Yes, but that covers only GMO. That scope of that thread could be changed to include other cases mentioned or a new thread can be created. hence the question.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 06 Dec 2014 09:00

There are separate threads about various subjects. Please use existing threads rather than leave them stagnant. Titles can be changed if they take on a broader topic.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vayutuvan » 10 Dec 2014 08:42

Marten: Please reconsider. It is always a pleasure to read your posts.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby nachiket » 10 Dec 2014 09:00

^^Second that. Marten mian why resort to extreme measures? Just stick to Nukkad, L&M and Gizmo threads for a while and BRF will remain fun.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 10 Dec 2014 10:26

Marten Saar, the forum would be an echo chamber if tbere are no contrarian views.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 10 Dec 2014 11:14

Folks, please post the "please don't leave" posts in nukkad or OT thread. I will wait maybe another few hours before deleting the user's account.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 11 Dec 2014 12:13

Has the backup time changed or some DDOS ?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 11 Dec 2014 12:42

When you get a request to delete a user with thousands of posts, this is the dilemma. I know that it will break the forum for a few minutes and there is no good time to do it. Either it is daytime in India or elsewhere.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Comer » 11 Dec 2014 12:43

Oh ok, got it. Thanks

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mort Walker » 12 Dec 2014 03:09

archan and other Forum Moderators:

I kindly ask that you please delete all of my posts and also please delete my Mort Walker account. It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SagarAg » 12 Dec 2014 04:13

[Self-IEDed]

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 12 Dec 2014 12:46

Oh maaan, another 4000+ post-deletion? we should make a policy here that whatever you post becomes content of BRF forever. So post at your risk.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mort Walker » 12 Dec 2014 22:09

archanji,

I humbly ask you to please do this for me. Please delete my posts and my account. It is better I not antagonize anyone, lest my posts be deemed hurtful. Thank you.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SaiK » 12 Dec 2014 22:16

archan, BRF can't be responsible for invididuals opinon. so, BRF can't take ownership of the content. if you change that policy, then BRF is legally liable to invidiual's posts.

OTOH, BRF should make a "no-deletion" policy so that none will ask for it. there are certain wrong precedents created, and now breapers face the heat. perhaps, creating another dark corner like GDF or inner GDF and archiving all posts there is one option. but, the owners of BRF should take that decision.

IMHO, deletion should happen only if it directly contradicts with policies that is detrimental to safety and security of users->nation->bharat rakshak.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby chetak » 13 Dec 2014 00:28

Whats with all the mass suicides, sirs??

Any issues like leakage or hackings that we should be worried about??

Just asking.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby SagarAg » 13 Dec 2014 00:49

archan wrote:Oh maaan, another 4000+ post-deletion? we should make a policy here that whatever you post becomes content of BRF forever. So post at your risk.

+1 onlee.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vayutuvan » 13 Dec 2014 00:52

archan wrote:Oh maaan, another 4000+ post-deletion? we should make a policy here that whatever you post becomes content of BRF forever. So post at your risk.


archan ji:
Why not give the ability to a poster to delete those posts that they don't want in the forum? Only for a day and only as a privilege after major elections in India? Of course I understand that it is a lot of work for admins if phpBB dos not come with the facility. Easier route is to have an amnesty period of a week after elections during which time everybody can delete (or keep) unwanted (wanted posts) without the ability to edit any of their posts.

I say this after my one month ban and looking in as a guest. Now I have a better understanding of admin policies and why they are what they are. IMHO, they are fair and it is a lot of work. The perspective from inside is vastly different from what the outsiders take away from the forum.
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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 13 Dec 2014 02:14

Elections do not end. One is followed by the other. Posts are indeed editable for a short while after posting, and if that much time is not enough for mature adult posters, people simply are not giving sufficient thought to what they post about. The solution is not to give them a longer time 'to figure it out'.

From moderation experience, the only workable solution is time off; self moderation on the part of posters is something we've historically never been able to depend upon reliably, with a few individual exceptions only. There simply isn't such a sense of ownership to result in such forum civic sense; there's a sense of entitlement about posting, and a regard that it's someone else's job to fix any problems.

The 2014 GE is long since over. Perhaps it's time to restrict discussions on politics. There's too many threads and too much noise. Those threads have far too much negative energy about them. Every word and picture is over analyzed to much grief. People call each other names. The amount of political interest is no doubt impressive, but perhaps there are other avenues to express it productively.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vayutuvan » 13 Dec 2014 02:30

suraj ji: thanks.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby vishnua » 14 Dec 2014 04:57

Can the delete process be automated ?


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