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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby JTull » 14 Mar 2018 21:44

Bob V wrote:Is there a thread to discuss the upcoming Defence Expo ?


https://forums.bharat-rakshak.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7639

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Akshay Kapoor » 29 Mar 2018 15:19

Resignation -

Gentlemen I have submitted my resignation as a moderator and a request for cancellation of my account to the moderators. Thank you all for the support especially those discussion we had in the Tactics discussion. My email is akshaykapoor108 at gmale for those interested in carrying on some of our discussions.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 01 Apr 2018 11:49

^^We have successfully sent one more services person packing - adding to a list of eminent worthies we packed off in the past.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby VishalJ » 04 Apr 2018 01:35

VishalJ wrote:I'm just not able to open the forums (Chrome browser) via my home internet connection (local ISP)

The forums open via mobile internet on my phone.
What could be the locha?

Had to call my ISP and they do something remotely and then the site opens for a day.
Same circle repeats itself the next day.

I'm only able to access the forums via mobile internet, what's wrong?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby nachiket » 04 Apr 2018 03:10

What is the error that you get?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Austin » 13 Apr 2018 11:47

Mods can you block my account for 6 months , I will be busy with personal issues and travelling , Thanks

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Parasu » 19 Apr 2018 01:01

The account id "bhurishrava" was banned around a year ago. The ban was also issued on the IP address.
That was my id and since I was using the University wifi, noone in the university can access BR anymore. Thats around 10,000 students
I request the mods to remove the IP ban. They may keep the id banned or even ban this new id if some rule is being broken.
I dont think other students should suffer because of one person.
Thank you.

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Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Postby Cosmo_R » 25 Apr 2018 03:41

Ramana, your beloved BRF is in under siege. Your admins are imposing their views on members. Moderators are not censors nor arbitrators. Whoever this mod is is really a Russian Rakshak not a BRF, Any criticism of things Russian invokes this POOF mod who decides what you can say as long as it conforms to their Russian worldview against Indian interests.

We don't want a an echo chamber. We want free discussion.

I have been around since 1999. Mods like JEM and you and others were respected. These days anonymous mods too cowardly to say who they are want to go POOF on things they don't like. If you don't want BRF to relapse into group think, please have a word or two with these guys.

Sending you PM as well.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby hnair » 25 Apr 2018 09:01

Austin wrote:Mods can you block my account for 6 months , I will be busy with personal issues and travelling , Thanks


Austin, fyi, blocked until 25-10-2018. Please sent a note, incase you need a reinstatement before that

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Re: PAK-FA and FGFA Thread - June 2014

Postby ramana » 26 Apr 2018 23:14

Cosmo_R wrote:Ramana, your beloved BRF is in under siege. Your admins are imposing their views on members. Moderators are not censors nor arbitrators. Whoever this mod is is really a Russian Rakshak not a BRF, Any criticism of things Russian invokes this POOF mod who decides what you can say as long as it conforms to their Russian worldview against Indian interests.

We don't want a an echo chamber. We want free discussion.

I have been around since 1999. Mods like JEM and you and others were respected. These days anonymous mods too cowardly to say who they are want to go POOF on things they don't like. If you don't want BRF to relapse into group think, please have a word or two with these guys.

Sending you PM as well.



Cosmo_R, What was the issue?
Yes we don't need echo chamber and we could be wrong.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rakesh » 30 Apr 2018 01:59

I believe Cosmo is referring to the PAK-FA thread. Cosmo, can you be more specific?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Thakur_B » 04 May 2018 18:21

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby abhijitm » 09 May 2018 17:16

May be this is because nothing sensational happening across the border now days...

TSP (now Terroristan) dhaga was once a legendary 'discussion' forum of knowledgeable commentary, insightful analysis, collectibles gem posts - now reduced to a dumping ground of all random falana dhilana news of TSP. It fills up pages after pages though.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby RajD » 21 May 2018 09:12

@Ramanaji and mods
I am holding copies of scroll, citation, and congratulatory letter from AcM B. S. Dhanoa to AvM(retired) Sunil Nanodkar on account of him having been conferred upon AVSM.
Hereby requesting your help in updating his profile/service record in the IAF database on Bharat Rakshak forum.
Pls contact me on drrsda@Hotmail. Com for speedy comms if the need be.
Regards.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 22 May 2018 22:57

Here is a board warning issued to me by Karan when I pointed out that he was spamming a thread along with Philip. This is misuse of admin privileges and a delusional accusation that I am trying to support Philip. He accuses me of wasting forum bandwidth by ONE post ignoring a series of posts he mad along with Philip.
Shiv, you were given several chances on account of your prior history with the forum, to stop making accusatory and abusive posts directed at me. If you wish to defend your old buddy Philip, man up & defend him openly. Don't engage in these silly piskological games & think they will fly, by pretending to play equal equal & then engage in trolling. Further abusive posts will be deleted. If you can't contribute positively to the thread, don't. But don't waste forum bandwidth by playing a holier than thou victim and attempting to use the extra leeway you were initially given as some sort of right.


If its goodbye to BRF so be it. It was good for a while but with egotistic people as admins who do not like to be shown a mirror. I think the forum has hit the bottom anyway and I hope not to visit again. In fact i would be happy to have my name deleted. No more BRF -too many good people have left - leaving space for know-it-all rhetoric masters.

Please consider this a request that my name be deleted from BRF. I must join Akshay Kapoor and Rohit Vats as a "has been"

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Karan M » 22 May 2018 23:11

Shiv, nice try at playing the victim but let me just shine a mirror at your own egotism. Your spat with Arun S is well known. I refuse to again become party to such ridiculous charades.

Second, your posting record is full of prior spats with pretty much every moderator - whether it be Ramana, Indranil, Raja Bose... i even forget the number of times you accused moderators of being egotistical, this, that & then decided to play the victim.

Third, this business of drawing in Rohit vats & Akshay Kapoor - they had their own reasons and quite frankly, it was their choice to make & they are always welcome back on BR.
In short, make your own points on your own merit. Don't use other peoples shoulders and reputation to make such statements.

Fourth, you were in no position to accuse either me or Philip of spamming. I do note though, that you were particularly offended by a remark I made to Philip. So, what bothered you so much that you had to step in to defend his honor, so to speak? Do you think he couldn't make his own points well enough?

Interestingly enough, while accusing others of spamming the thread, I do note you didn't make a SINGLE post in that particular discussion which was worthwhile.

Fifth, you were already given extra leeway. Your first post itself could have been deleted. You posted almost a page long mocking screed with you said, he said etc sort of notes - what was that but a waste of forum bandwidth. I do note though, while attempting to play the victim here you don't even mention what was edited.

Your second post merited a warning.

You were let off both times without any warning. The response from your side was then to engage in a long and nasty personal note, accusing me of being afraid of being called out and similar rubbish. Seriously? You take the extra leeway you were given and post a nasty comment?


Whereupon you receive a warning and then engage in playing the victim & stating that you will have your name deleted from the forum, because of a spat and running afoul of moderation.

Kindly take a hard look at a mirror as you say, and kindly realize BRF is more than you & I. While I appreciate all that you have done for the forum, it would be equally amiss of me to not realize you have pulled this rank business on multiple folks, and dear sir, I for one refuse to play your game.

Your choices are your own, don't try and use me as an excuse.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby srin » 24 May 2018 07:18

Are there any ham radio operators on this forum ?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Manish_P » 29 May 2018 12:51

Hello. I had asked this once earlier, when the new look forum was being implemented... Is it possible to have 'Thumbs up/Down' or 'Like/Dislike' button for posts on the forums. Will give an opportunity to show appreciation (or show displeasure) reducing risk of verbal spats.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Gus » 29 May 2018 21:03

srin wrote:Are there any ham radio operators on this forum ?


sachin is one, iirc

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby srin » 01 Jun 2018 07:15

Gus wrote:
srin wrote:Are there any ham radio operators on this forum ?


sachin is one, iirc


Thank you, Gus saar.

@mods: Would it be okay if I start a new thread in the Tech Forum ?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby suryag » 02 Jun 2018 06:36

Please go ahead and open it, general structure of the thread, please open with what is ham radio, its standalone mode of operation without network, technical details and gear, licensing requirements

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 19 Jun 2018 17:30

Manish_P wrote:Hello. I had asked this once earlier, when the new look forum was being implemented... Is it possible to have 'Thumbs up/Down' or 'Like/Dislike' button for posts on the forums. Will give an opportunity to show appreciation (or show displeasure) reducing risk of verbal spats.

Many eons back I too had posted this and even on BGR, but the old timers dont like the idea.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby souravB » 19 Jun 2018 18:00

ArjunPandit wrote:
Manish_P wrote:Hello. I had asked this once earlier, when the new look forum was being implemented... Is it possible to have 'Thumbs up/Down' or 'Like/Dislike' button for posts on the forums. Will give an opportunity to show appreciation (or show displeasure) reducing risk of verbal spats.

Many eons back I too had posted this and even on BGR, but the old timers dont like the idea.

We can have a voting Thread, where each post will have Yes/No button to vote for each posting and have time limit for each post before voting is disabled. With a passing vote percentage predecided we can pass or fail the motion. Viva La Democracy. :)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 19 Jun 2018 18:09

Good idea, sourav do the honors. We have lost many great posters in last few years. Perhaps it may help mods know the general sentiment of forum. I suggest we look at sinodefence

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby souravB » 19 Jun 2018 18:45

ArjunPandit wrote:Good idea, sourav do the honors. We have lost many great posters in last few years. Perhaps it may help mods know the general sentiment of forum. I suggest we look at sinodefence

That might be bit complex being said than done. will need some additional coding. I can do the server end coding on PHP but front end is out of my caliber. I have worked on PHP as a developer for only 3 months for a part-time student job. :rotfl:
any sys admin of the site that might like to take it up can PM me here and we can go ahead.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 19 Jun 2018 22:53

hold on to your horses, let the bradmins first agree to it, then only we can go ahead, or as people say, dont put the cart before the horse

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Manish_P » 20 Jun 2018 12:37

I really hope this is accepted and implemented. There have been several instances when i have liked some posts but have had nothing of specific value to add personally. At such instances rather than just make a general '+1' type comment and add to the noise, i would have preferred to upvote the post.

Besides this if there is a system to search/filter/sort/bookmark the most upvoted posts, it will help a lot. Currently i have had to copy-paste specific posts giving really good, detailed info, into offline MS word/excel files for my ready reference :oops:

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 24 Jun 2018 09:32

during updating of BRF wiki page, I noted that the ranking of BRF has risen up from 50k earlier to 18K now. Seems like people are looking for something better than pawn

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 24 Jun 2018 09:46

good to know.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 27 Jun 2018 03:23

Rahul M wrote:good to know.

sad that the journey involved loss of valuable members on the way.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 01 Jul 2018 11:26

Not sure where else to move my reply (from the Econ thread), so here it goes.

JE Menon wrote:Swarajya's Interview with the PM.

https://swarajyamag.com/economy/modi-to ... -same-rate

Swarajya's interview with our PM - a media coup, and am proud to say that I write for them under my own name and one or two pseudonyms (don't recall)!!! Also, a couple of the people writing there (other than me), and one of the interviewers possibly got their first taste of New India, at the Bharat Rakshak forum. Very proud day for us, folks.

Take a bow, JEM saar. It is indeed an achievement to have to built up a good reputation in such a short span of time. As a 3rd-year subscriber, I feel proud to have supported this magazine throughout.

PS: It's been a while since I saw an article from you on the mag - anything coming up? I am curious to hear your thoughts on the hectic parleys between multiple heads of state signalling lots of realignments.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mort Walker » 03 Jul 2018 22:36

Has brar_w left the forum? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 04 Jul 2018 17:21

Mods, request you to please consider making Arjun thread a news only thread rather than a news and discussion. Discussions are either for touting Armata and subtly dissing Arjun (Phillip saar) and its counter-arguments. I do not see much point discussing the same points again and again to no conclusion. Phillip sir no offence but your points are becoming repetitive (at least on Arjun thread) and not bringing anything new from you.
Mods would be thankful if you could acknowledge the request and let us know your viewpoint

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 04 Jul 2018 18:37

Mort Walker wrote:Has brar_w left the forum? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.

Would be sad if true rv, shiv and brar all legends we've lost in one year

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby chetak » 04 Jul 2018 18:49

ArjunPandit wrote:
Mort Walker wrote:Has brar_w left the forum? I haven't seen a post from him in some time.

Would be sad if true rv, shiv and brar all legends we've lost in one year


These are not folks that ANY forum could afford to lose.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 04 Jul 2018 19:34

^^ Agreed. I felt bad when shiv saar also left. Add rohitvats, Akshay Kapoor, deejay (maybe lurking?), hnair, vina. RB saar too seems invisible of late. I am sure I have missed a few more people.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby pankajs » 04 Jul 2018 23:39

Lots of knowledgeable folks have left. I wish it wasn't so and we got to read their fantastic insights.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Jul 2018 09:15

^^wonder if there is some event and they can resist the BRF temptation...ghar wapsi campaign needed :P

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 07 Jul 2018 15:50

ArjunPandit wrote:Mods, request you to please consider making Arjun thread a news only thread rather than a news and discussion. Discussions are either for touting Armata and subtly dissing Arjun (Phillip saar) and its counter-arguments. I do not see much point discussing the same points again and again to no conclusion. Phillip sir no offence but your points are becoming repetitive (at least on Arjun thread) and not bringing anything new from you.
Mods would be thankful if you could acknowledge the request and let us know your viewpoint

Mods hope this post was not missed in the list of posts. At least the forum feedback should be promptly responded by Mods

nachiket wrote:....

Paging the forum moderator for Arjun. Please acknowledge and let me know if this is reasonable

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Mort Walker » 08 Jul 2018 05:29

arshyam wrote:^^ Agreed. I felt bad when shiv saar also left. Add rohitvats, Akshay Kapoor, deejay (maybe lurking?), hnair, vina. RB saar too seems invisible of late. I am sure I have missed a few more people.


I didn't know hnair left too. Too bad. Vina has been banned again, though he had some good posts, trolling in the econ/tax related threads did him in. RB is gone from BRF as it was personal decision. He isn't posting on the sister forum BGR either. He's probably running up and down the western range of the Sierra-Nevada. I wish him the best.

I'm limiting my posts as well, there simply is not enough information or insightful analysis based on empirical data. Suraj-san does a good job in the econ/tax threads and I follow those. At some point he will get busy with family and work and can't post anymore. Karan has some good posts in mil/radar threads. Everything else is so-so.


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