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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby JTull » 06 Sep 2016 19:19

Couple of bugs:

1. When logged out we can see the "Board index" but not when logged in.
2. When logging in with "Hide your online status" (or it's equivalent), when you enter any of the active threads, at the bottom of the page we still see the name among those logged in.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 06 Sep 2016 23:09

When you log in as hidden you will still show up but your name should be in italics. Of course, moderators can see everyone, hidden or not.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby sanjaykumar » 09 Sep 2016 04:25

Seems to be in a time warp-when I go to a subdivision page such as military issues and history, all the posts are 2009 or so. I have tried changing ascending/descending etc but that seems to be the default.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 11 Sep 2016 23:27

That is probably a vestige of the data loss from the forum crash.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Amoghvarsha » 14 Sep 2016 02:22

Suraj wrote:That is probably a vestige of the data loss from the forum crash.


My uzername was changed from Ras Al Ghul to Ratul.If Ras Al Ghul is not allowed please change my username to Peshwa if that is also not allowed then please change it to Mahamahim.

Thanks in Advance.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Amoghvarsha » 14 Sep 2016 02:27

Rahul M wrote:
Rahul M wrote:heads up to all "BR Mainsite Crew" I have restored privileges to all those who posted in that forum's roll call thread, except 2 members whose ID's have been lost.

guys, could you please check and let us know if you have access to the Mainsite Support Forum ? there seems to be some issues with permissions.


Sir ji

My username was changed from Ras Al Ghul to Ratul.If Ras Al Ghul is not allowed please change it to Peshwa if that is not allowed please change it to Mahamahim.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 14 Sep 2016 18:57

as I have told you before you have to choose an actual name that is not that of a celebrity/fictional character.

ranks (peshwa) or honorifics (mahamahim) wont do.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Amoghvarsha » 14 Sep 2016 20:14

Rahul M wrote:as I have told you before you have to choose an actual name that is not that of a celebrity/fictional character.

ranks (peshwa) or honorifics (mahamahim) wont do.


Change it to Amoghvarsha please.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 14 Sep 2016 23:55

done. nice choice btw.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Amoghvarsha » 15 Sep 2016 00:44

Rahul M wrote:done. nice choice btw.


Thank you.If you get time please change the spelling to Amoghavarsha.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby LokeshC » 16 Sep 2016 10:36

Sirs, Is it possible to merge my account with the older one. I found my member ID sometime back but lost the link to it. I will find it again and post here. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shiv » 19 Sep 2016 06:42

Just want to point out a problem (probably incurable) that has existed for many years. The forum search feature is among the most brainless and lazy functions I have ever seen since I got accustomed to using search engines nearly 2 decades ago.

It simply give up searching if the words are "too common". Not helpful on a forum where Pakistan is discussed frequently

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Raman » 19 Sep 2016 11:43

Dear admins I need to send a PM to indranilroy or an admin of the IAF section of BR for a request. Apparently, I don't have permissions to PM. Please advise.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ramana » 23 Sep 2016 00:31

Post your suggestion here unless its classified!

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby GShankar » 27 Sep 2016 20:26

Is it possible the "URL" tag to open in a new tab? Please ignore if this has already been discussed and decided to open links in current tab.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Rahul M » 30 Sep 2016 12:40

press ctrl and then click the url to open it in new tab.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby RoyG » 30 Sep 2016 21:37

RoyG wrote:
hnair wrote:
Your interpretation of moderation is a bit skewed: If singha (or any other fellow admin) has a problem with you, it is my problem too. You dont get to pick the moderator you want to comply with. So please stop trying to play childish games, by attempting to drive a wedge between moderators

And do take your complaints to the forum feedback thread. Any more posts on this topic will be deleted in this particular thread


Well thats a bit rich considering he hasn't actually stated a problem.

And as far my attempt to "drive a wedge" between you and the Singha, shows that you clearly have trouble grasping the point.

I really could care less about your relations w/ anyone much less other moderators.

So yeah, I think my interpretation of moderation is just fine and I'll call out nonsense when I see it.

But yes, I'll take this to the feedback thread so you can explain what your problem w/ me actually is instead of beating around the bush about it.


Hnair,

Perhaps you can start by explaining the obtuse logic that went into banning me in the first place. Seemed a bit "childish" to me.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby KJo » 01 Oct 2016 00:03

Gus wrote:any reason why the 'remember me' feature does not work? it asks to login everytime i check back in after a system restart (not in same session of the browser after tab close and restart).


I see the same problem on mobile devices only but it works fine on desktops.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby hnair » 02 Oct 2016 09:57

RoyG wrote:
Perhaps you can start by explaining the obtuse logic that went into banning me in the first place. Seemed a bit "childish" to me.


hmm.... Still that imperious tone against a forum moderator who asked you to behave.

Here is your only choice: Get back from the current ban and post nicer. Choose wisely.

(for the rest of those who want to know: You will be communicated at the time of the banning or warning, about the reason. No further info on "why, what and how" will be given. Moderators move on and dont have time to target specific people, but if you get particularly nasty or indulge in baiting, we will track you closely)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby GShankar » 04 Oct 2016 09:11

Rahul M wrote:press ctrl and then click the url to open it in new tab.


I am aware of that but was wondering that it is beneficial to open all links in a new tab/window by default instead of in the same tab/window. May be opinion of admins is otherwise. That's fine.

Additionally is it possible to create a custom button (BBCode) to add tweet cards in posts? I have programming experience and could help if needed, but not sure if I am eligible since I am only like a couple of weeks in the forum.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Bhurishravas » 05 Oct 2016 01:15

I have been posting stuff here for 3-4 years now. After the recent events my account was lost and I had to register again. No problems.
I was posting stuff on Ukraine, as it is my study area. Till the time, I posted pro-Russia stuff, everything went fine. But a couple of anti-Putin posts on the Levant thread and I was threatened with a ban.

Terrorists moral inside #Aleppo has completely collapsed after Russian Kalibr missile strike on C&C HQ killing 30 Israeli officers.

This is clearly propaganda. As no news can confirm this. But this has been posted by the moderator who threatened me with a ban.
So I cant call this propaganda. Without risking a ban.

Browbeating posters into following a line is really disappointing. Didnt expect this at BR. I dont see anyone but Pro-Russians posting on the levant thread now. Its completely ridiculous. The debate is completely skewed if there is one at all.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Aditya_V » 05 Oct 2016 15:38

Sorry Admin calling my post a bullshit, but people are getting away with stuff Ravana was From Kerala, Proof of surgical strike-suggesting Indian Miltary personal are liars etc., I dont that is fair. And they said gentleman who has been asking every detail and making comments on the PM's marksheet, should he not have decency to show proof of his JEE rank etc. Till then how can it be dismissed as conspiracy theory?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 06 Oct 2016 21:55

The space thread page rendering is busted due to a super size image. Can a mod take a look? Thanks.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Brad Goodman » 10 Oct 2016 06:58

where is the book review thread gone?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby arshyam » 11 Oct 2016 09:25

Mods, again the US thread is back to discussing US elections, despite hnair saar's warning. Can we simply open a thread for these elections and be done with it? One is tired of this constant tu-tu-main-main discussions all the time in multiple threads (Indo-US, understanding the US thread, and see even in Nukkad, page 19) - sorry to say this, but BRF in these threads sounds more like "america rakshak forum", not like Bharat's (capitalisation intentional). I wonder - are there no other online fora to discuss US elections?

As for me, FWIW I am back to my cave, and will studiously avoid the US threads from hereon.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 12 Oct 2016 11:40

Please report posts there. The elections are a big deal to some, and beyond a point, it cannot be helped, because people simply ignore moderation guidelines, and it's far simpler to just delete the last N pages than constantly make unheeded reminders to not talk of the subject. The whole sordid dog and pony show will dominate the airwaves through November.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Bart S » 21 Oct 2016 04:16

Guys,

It looks like the BRF site's cert has expired and it is now giving an error each time an encrypted (https) page is opened (which is virtually every page for a logged-in user). Please renew it ASAP because not only is it an inconvenience for users, but browsers nowadays auto-report sites that are deemed 'unsafe' and it might result in downgrading the security ranking of the BRF website itself.


Pasting the error that Chrome shows, below:

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from forums.bharat-rakshak.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID
Automatically report details of possible security incidents to Google. Privacy policy
Back to safetyHIDE ADVANCED
This server could not prove that it is forums.bharat-rakshak.com; its security certificate expired yesterday. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection. Your computer's clock is currently set to Friday, October 21, 2016. Does that look right? If not, you should correct your system's clock and then refresh this page. Learn more.

Proceed to forums.bharat-rakshak.com (unsafe)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby sohamn » 21 Oct 2016 05:50

Please renew your SSL certificate, otherwise you will loose traffic soon.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby prasannasimha » 21 Oct 2016 08:10

es I am also getting the same error from today mornings
Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from forums.bharat-rakshak.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALIDS ERROR

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby putnanja » 21 Oct 2016 08:35

The certificate has expired on 10/21/2016. Looks like the cert was issued only for two months from august to october, that is strange! Please contact your provider and get it renewed as soon as possible.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Yagnasri » 21 Oct 2016 09:02

I also got the same thing. Shall we continue or stop logging in for sometime?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby prasannasimha » 22 Oct 2016 08:36

Any bearing on this site

US internet users suffering under DDoS attacks on key DNS provider
Friday, October 21, 2016

A series of denial of service attacks on a major DNS provider spanning all of Friday have caused major issues across the internet, with outages of some of the largest sites and services experienced across about half of the U.S. —and now the Department of Homeland Security is getting involved.


Starting early Friday, assailants started a massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on DNS provider Dyn's servers. Major sites like The Verge, HBO Now, CNN, Imgur, Paypal, and Reddit are all affected to some extent.

A new wave of attacks have brought down the websites for the New York Times, CNN, Netflix, Twitter, and the PlayStation Network, among many others. Amazon is experiencing some outages as well, but at this time it is not clear if the problems stem from the DDoS attack on Dyn.

Starting at about 11 a.m. eastern time, the attacks abated somewhat, and were mitigated by Dyn's countermeasures. However, at 12:20 p.m. eastern time, the attackers renewed the assault, expanding the outages beyond just England and the east coast of the U.S. to a large portion of California and Texas.

"Dyn received a global DDoS attack on our Managed DNS infrastructure in the east coast of the United States," Dyn executive vice president of products Scott Hilton said in a statement Friday morning. "We have been aggressively mitigating the DDoS attack against our infrastructure."

AppleInsider has learned that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is "monitoring the situation" and the agency is "investigating all potential causes" of the outages.

Dyn provides domain name services (DNS), resolving plain site names, like www.appleinsider.com to IP addresses that are required for content delivery. A sufficiently large DDoS attack on DNS servers for websites prevent requests to the website from completing.

The attack is aggravated by users continuing to hammer refresh following an unsuccessful load of a webpage.

The vector of attack is not yet known, with hackers recently having commandeered a network of surveillance cameras to perform a DDoS attack. Reasons for the assault, or the perpetrators are also not yet known.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby shravanp » 02 Nov 2016 21:43

Gurujan,
The guidline link seems to be broken. http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/Guidelines.html

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby UlanBatori » 05 Nov 2016 17:31

Time to shrink that huge YellowSea above the Board index? (Since my user ID works...)
Thanks!

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Kashi » 07 Nov 2016 10:52

Mods, quite a few archived links in the STFUP opening post are no longer available. For instance, Tareq Fatah's youtube talk.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby JayS » 08 Nov 2016 01:08

Don't know if this is the right thread but, I am the only one who feels mods need to rein in (be more strict) some of the posters who are posting below par posts without much thoughts to it and derailing discussions??

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Indranil » 08 Nov 2016 01:33

Feel free to report such posts. Adequate actions will be taken.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArmenT » 09 Nov 2016 10:03

Hey guys,
It appears us BR Mainsite Crew members can't send PMs any more. Can this capability please be restored?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby jamwal » 12 Nov 2016 13:32

Is it possible to edit the website section in profile ? My profile page shows my old blog . Can't find a way to change it.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby svenkat » 07 Dec 2016 12:53

And I seriously protest the 'you are paki' stuff.


This is a redline no one should cross.NO ONE.Its derogatory.Gus did not deserve it.

Since mods are roaming with danda in the Indo-US thread,posting in dark narrow corridors.

Felt that Gus posts were always reasonable.


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