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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby abhik » 24 Dec 2015 22:41

Hi Admins/Webmasters,
I noticed that embedded youtube links do not seem to load up (or is it just me?) while accessing BRF using HTTPS, looks like the plugin tries to load the content using HTTP (as opposed to HTTPS) and gets blocked by the browser.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby vishvak » 25 Dec 2015 00:49

Probably due to blocked Javascript loading. Depending upon browser, there may be a list - probably in options menu or such - of website allowed to load Javascript, default action being all websites blocked to load javascript.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby K Mehta » 24 Jan 2016 15:35

Is there a thread on MoD, south block babudom and defence minister news and discussion?

Also I request someone to create (and fill up with news and stories) a thread on INS Viraat: end of an era.

@shiv I had suggested sometime back that it should be islamomisia.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby vinod » 28 Jan 2016 14:30

Every night at around UK time 21:00hrs BRF is inaccessible: It says too many connections to the database.

It looks like a spider opening up too many connections and downloading the whole forum!

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_29172 » 28 Jan 2016 21:13

vinod wrote:Every night at around UK time 21:00hrs BRF is inaccessible: It says too many connections to the database.

It looks like a spider opening up too many connections and downloading the whole forum!


Happens at 4:00 pm Canada time, around 1:30 am IST. Shows general error, too many connections. I assume it's for maintainance

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 28 Jan 2016 21:17

Mods:

Can my login(as well as screen name) be changed and shortened from skekatpuray to 'skek' ?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 29 Jan 2016 03:57

vinod wrote:Every night at around UK time 21:00hrs BRF is inaccessible: It says too many connections to the database.

It looks like a spider opening up too many connections and downloading the whole forum!

Nightly backup.
skekatpuray wrote:Mods:

Can my login(as well as screen name) be changed and shortened from skekatpuray to 'skek' ?

Not human sounding enough. Please suggest another.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 29 Jan 2016 20:14

Suraj wrote:
skekatpuray wrote:Mods:

Can my login(as well as screen name) be changed and shortened from skekatpuray to 'skek' ?

Not human sounding enough. Please suggest another.



I request 'seawolf'. If it's ok, and acceptable, would I receive a notification as and when the change is done?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 30 Jan 2016 00:15

Please read the forum guidelines. Callsigns like seawolf are not permitted.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 30 Jan 2016 01:15

Ok. Shravan?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 31 Jan 2016 08:10

ShravanP wrote:Ok. Shravan?

Already taken. I've made you ShravanP untill you can go pin the original Shravan down and snatch his handle.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 31 Jan 2016 08:14

No saar, no hinsa with fellow brfites :). ShravanP is fine. Thanx. Much appreciated.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Falijee » 04 Feb 2016 23:27

Hi:
Is it possible for someone (in the know) to share- by listing step by step instructions on "how to copy and paste and post images
Thanxs in advance :)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Falijee » 04 Feb 2016 23:29

Hi:
Is it possible for someone (in the know) to share- by listing step by step instructions on "how to copy and paste and post images
Thanxs in advance :)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_29172 » 05 Feb 2016 00:09

Falijee wrote:Hi:
Is it possible for someone (in the know) to share- by listing step by step instructions on "how to copy and paste and post images
Thanxs in advance :)


Copy and paste as in from a website? if yes, then follow these steps:

1. First right click on the image on the website and copy image url/address. For example I went to wikipedia's SU-30 MKI page and here's the image address : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ped%29.jpg

2. Then come to brf, click on full editor in your comment box.

3. Click the "Img" tab {you'll see this : [img]PUT%20YOUR%20IMG%20URL%20HERE[/img] }

4. Put the image address link between the two brackets : Image

5. There's your image displayed in full glory :)

Generally people host the image on an image hosting site because websites die off or the image is updated and can't be accessed anymore. By linking it to a image host, the image is stored there and isn't deleted unless you explicitly do so.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 05 Feb 2016 00:12

I have lost images uploaded to imagehosting sites as well. best place to upload pix is blogspot IMHO.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Falijee » 05 Feb 2016 01:27

Alka_P jee:
Thanks for your input

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KJo » 08 Feb 2016 22:53

youtube does not show up.
Seeing this in firefox.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 08 Feb 2016 23:04

update flash.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KJo » 08 Feb 2016 23:50

Rahul M wrote:update flash.


I have Flash 20.0.0.286 which is the latest (Jan 26, 2016)
It does not work in Chrome either.

Example, I cannot see the youtube in Singha's post. The only way to know it is there is by doing a Reply and seeing the code.

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=6843&start=3960#p1977199

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ramana » 14 Feb 2016 04:00

DCH is spilling his guts and forum members do not even want to poot his confessions in the thread.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 15 Feb 2016 23:51

The problem with youtube not showing, is not a flash version issue. It's a browser artifact of not showing unsecure content. For example:
Mozilla Firefox: Check the section on unblocking unsecure content.
Internet Explorer
For any other browser of your choice, look up the corresponding information to unblock unsecure content selectively.

This is not advice, of course. Any other security consequences to your system from doing this is your own issue. I take no liability whatsoever.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 21 Feb 2016 20:51

Mods:
Are private discussion dhaagas being accessed by bots? I am seeing one:

Users browsing this forum: AdsBot [Google], audip, csubash, Jagdish Suyani, Jayan Menon, kapio, Karthik S, KJo, nirav, prahaar, ShravanP, SRoy and 0 guests

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby nirav » 21 Feb 2016 21:04

ShravanP wrote:Mods:
Are private discussion dhaagas being accessed by bots? I am seeing one:

Users browsing this forum: AdsBot [Google], audip, csubash, Jagdish Suyani, Jayan Menon, kapio, Karthik S, KJo, nirav, prahaar, ShravanP, SRoy and 0 guests



Another thing that i have noticed. Political dhagaa under GDF showed an ID which had registered in 2009, zero posts but regularly active @ lurking.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 22 Feb 2016 22:04

Lots of people, including old estranged members, log in and lurk. They just don't post, for their own reasons.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby disha » 02 Mar 2016 11:23

Major revelations on Ishrat and we are doing rona-dhona in politics on EPF thread.

I think it is time to lock that thread for 3 days. And any member talking about EPF in politics thread receives a compulsory 3 day ban. And also no name calling in budget thread.

My 2 EPF paise.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby nirav » 02 Mar 2016 11:53

First thought that came to mind is yes, the thread must be locked.

But then, it will have a major impact on politics of the country and its important to discuss the actual merits/demerits of the proposal.

Locking the thread wont make the proposal go away. With FUD petitions going up, its important for everyone to know the actual calculations and impact of the proposal by the govt.

factual discussion is what is warranted;without the childish name calling ofc.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 02 Mar 2016 13:50

disha wrote:Major revelations on Ishrat and we are doing rona-dhona in politics on EPF thread.

I think it is time to lock that thread for 3 days. And any member talking about EPF in politics thread receives a compulsory 3 day ban. And also no name calling in budget thread.

My 2 EPF paise.

Sorry, we're not going to do any such banning thing. The criticism about EPF is within the ambit of political economy . If the posters want to rant and cannot be bothered to do so in the whines thread but prefer to poop in the politics thread, the moderators are not going to keep cleaning up the mess. Rather, the fact that people are more interested in asserting their changed political choices due to a tax, simply reflects how people choose to be.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby member_29350 » 02 Mar 2016 13:55

can my login be changed to nsivam from the current one please?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KJo » 06 Mar 2016 22:23

I think it makes sense for BRF to have it's own Youtube account.
Many video clips are incriminating but can be taken down not by Youtube, but by news agencies. These can be saved and posted.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Viv S » 07 Mar 2016 19:52

Rahul M wrote:please use the military miscellaneous. it's a stickied thread that could use more posters.
name can be changed if needed.
let me know what you think, in feedback thread.


Yes that sound's ideal. Renaming it 'General Indian Military News & Discussions' or something similar would make it more accessible.

A lot of the stuff that goes into the aviation/army threads is off-topic but still deserving of discussion.

Also, it would be nice if you could transfer the 4-5 posts in the locked thread to that thread. Thanks.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vikas » 08 Mar 2016 21:46

Hi Mods,
Is there a way to change my display name ?
Can the first name or the surname be truncated just to hide my identity. I don't want to get a new Handle.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 09 Mar 2016 06:37

Done

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vikas » 09 Mar 2016 16:41

Thanks Suraj ji.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 12 Mar 2016 06:39

I propose to start a thread entitled "Fake Defence News" where members are free to fake any news. Seeing that real news portals actually post fake news why not pre empt the buggers and make up stuff ourselves?

Please post if anyone is feeling creative enough to contribute

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby archan » 12 Mar 2016 16:29

sivaramn wrote:can my login be changed to nsivam from the current one please?

Do you still want this?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby nirav » 16 Mar 2016 19:07

I wanted to post IAF Iron fist 2016 promo vid in the IAF thread. Looked hard in Mil forum. Cant seem to find IAF thread !

We do have a IA and IN news and discussion thread. Wheres the IAF one ?!

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 16 Mar 2016 20:44

^^ Indian mil aviation.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 22 Mar 2016 18:52

Can we please not have dedicated threads for each terror attack abroad?

LokeshC wrote:
Manish_P wrote:I know i will be in a minority of one, but still i will say it

Let's not have a separate thread for every such incident outside our country and give it more importance than it deserves


+1000001.

I second the posters on one of the other threads on this same attack - why have multiple threads on BRF for each foreign attack? Just have a single thread for all such issues abroad, or stay with the current country specific threads on the strat forum. (x-posting this on the feedback thread.)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 22 Mar 2016 19:05

merged with european security thread.


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