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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 28 Feb 2019 06:33

Suraj wrote:Moderators did not abandon post. The definition of that would be letting the thread run un-moderated.

Many posters demonstrated that they have no sense of what to post and what not to post, despite SEVERAL reminders. If you want to go post elsewhere and get influenced elsewhere, that's entirely your prerogative.

suraj san, i suggest we have slightly broader mod set for time being, so that certain threads can be actively managed across time zones.
Certain senior members who are up for it can take up the role for time being.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 28 Feb 2019 06:50

Sorry, as explained earlier, the problem is not the moderators, but the posters. The thread was not locked because we didn't have enough people to keep up, but because people repeatedly did not listen. Same reason why GDF is shut.

The moderator team determined this isn't an issue that could be fixed by throwing more moderation resources at it. There is no substitute for posting maturity. If there is sustained irresponsibility about posting on a topic of NatSec importance where peoples' lives are at stake, the thread gets locked, simple as that.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Avarachan » 01 Mar 2019 13:45

1) Can a sticky banner be added to the top of every thread (or, at least, the Balakot thread) to the effect of "The Enemy Is Listening," "Loose Lips Sink Ships," and "Bits of Careless Talk are Pieced Together By the Enemy"?

These slogans come from WWII posters, and people today very much need to be reminded of them.

https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67 ... /high_res/

https://rezinate.files.wordpress.com/20 ... .jpg?w=627

http://www.usmm.org/p/puzzle2.jpg

In my experience, most people do not realize that current consumer technology requires an entirely new level of caution. For instance, every consumer smartphone is hackable (meaning that its microphone can be turned on remotely). That means the ISI/CIA/MSS (China) can potentially hear all of your conversations when your phone is in your pocket. Much more can be said about this: using GPS/social-networking/phone-log data, all kinds of direct and indirect information can be scraped up. Even sensing that a certain BRF member has an overly talkative friend means that the ISI has located a potentially worthwhile target.

2) If further military operations continue, perhaps we should consider locking all BRF threads. The moderators can put out a bi-weekly report or something similar. They'll know what to mention and what not. We can learn from a recent example: "Saker" is an excellent pro-Russian military analyst. (In the 1990's, he was a professional military analyst for a NATO country, but he opposed the wars in the former Yugoslavia and was black-listed.) In 2014, he was writing almost daily about the crisis in Ukraine. However, given the sensitivity of the situation, he switched to a weekly analysis. That was wise of him.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby chola » 01 Mar 2019 15:22

I thought the mods handled this pretty well. Removing posts and even closing threads when needed. Some will be unhappy but considering the magnitude (in both passion and sheer numbers of posters) it was a job well done.

Bravo!

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 22 Mar 2019 16:12

ramana wrote:....
Ramana

ramana guru, the signal to noise ratio has varied quite a lot on this thread (like others), is there any mechanism that summarizes all the signals in such threads. or points to important or interesting posts like UBCN/Rudradev and others
This is not just a request to ramana guru but for other mods too. There's a lot of good content generated but that's all scattered here and there.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby vimal » 01 Apr 2019 02:30

Do we have a thread for keeping all the links/resources related to India's history? Given how much of history in India is marxist trash it would be great to have a thread with some hard references for real history of India instead of Ganga/Jamuni tehzeeb nonsense.

There are some great people like Rajeev Malhotra, True Indology, Abhinav Agarwal etc spreading the truth but these are scattered across the internet and very hard to find.

As an example has anyone here ever heard of Kafiristan?
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Nuristani#ref289618

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 05 Apr 2019 22:08

ranneel wrote:
pralay wrote:OT here but we can create a graf d b of such things which will be very interesting but will need some funding as well.

One way is to either use closed bitbucket/git to work on a set of tools to perform required actions.The results could be published on a thread which is behind the burqa.

perhaps this is the best thread to take our discussions. historically we havent seen any form of funding by users. But let's see
1. what is feasible
2. what mods want

I had suggestions of post liking, sticky posts etc.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby pralay » 05 Apr 2019 23:39

Git will create unorganized but versioned data/pages while gr aph will create highly interconnected data.
The funding will be required mainly to pay for the AWS instance with 4gb mem.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 06 Apr 2019 01:17

Please stop reporting your own posts asking to 'look into the matter'. It constitutes misuse of the post reporting function. All posts here are read.

Generally, if there's no immediate response it can be assumed that there's no interest or that there's no desire to accord the suggestion priority.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 06 Apr 2019 01:25

sir how am I supposed to know this? is it too much effort type, looked and found trash :-D

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 06 Apr 2019 01:27

pralay wrote:Git will create unorganized but versioned data/pages while gr aph will create highly interconnected data.
The funding will be required mainly to pay for the AWS instance with 4gb mem.

https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/

have a look at this forum. They have some good features like reviews of user posts. What is gr aph? Graph??

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby pralay » 06 Apr 2019 01:56

ArjunPandit wrote:
pralay wrote:Git will create unorganized but versioned data/pages while gr aph will create highly interconnected data.
The funding will be required mainly to pay for the AWS instance with 4gb mem.

https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/
have a look at this forum. They have some good features like reviews of user posts. What is gr aph? Graph??

If you were talking about only forum posts, then we dont need graph
I thought we were thinking about building knowledge-base of 'people of interest' around the world and their activities and inclinations.

regarding Graph DB(e.g. Neo4J, OrientDB ) are for highly interconnected data which is beyond capability of relational databases.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 06 Apr 2019 02:40

interesting, i was thinking in simple terms because I didnt have the tools for this. That said, I am open to new ideas, starting small :). I see you are in the mainsite crew, not sure if you have access to the caves, but see if something can be done on those lines. What goes in toying with the idea. This is an area we're certainly not ahead of the curve ;)

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby pralay » 06 Apr 2019 03:03

ArjunPandit wrote:interesting, i was thinking in simple terms because I didnt have the tools for this. That said, I am open to new ideas, starting small :). I see you are in the mainsite crew, not sure if you have access to the caves, but see if something can be done on those lines. What goes in toying with the idea. This is an area we're certainly not ahead of the curve ;)

In graph there are nodes and relationships, both of them can hold data. a relationship/edge connects two nodes, and there can be multiple relationships between two nodes.
and no I dont have access to any caves. Its is just that I was part of an initiative to overhaul the main website which didnt materialize as the crew lost focus gradually..

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Suraj » 06 Apr 2019 03:23

ArjunPandit wrote:sir how am I supposed to know this? is it too much effort type, looked and found trash :-D

You've been a member for 2 years, and have 2200 posts. You're expected to know that post reporting is meant to enable action to be taken against something that a poster finds to be against forum rules. It is not a tool to be used to wave and catch attention on a thread actually meant to interact with mods. Please don't do it again. If something didn't get an interested response to a suggestion, it's simply an indication of lack of interest and/or priority.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 06 Apr 2019 03:36

1. Sure Suraj! will keep that in mind
2. I am genuinely asking, for other folks, but how is one supposed to know when
a. the forum guidelines dont exist
b. the description in reporting says, "this is a message to mods"
3. Unfortunately, if 2200 posts and more than 2 years havent given me the above intuition, then may be the description lacks something. The other possibility is I am idiot. I dont rule that out either :-), but are you sure there wouldnt be others like me?
All with a smile. Hope you take it that ways only.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 08 Apr 2019 19:03

pralay wrote:If you were talking about only forum posts, then we dont need graph
I thought we were thinking about building knowledge-base of 'people of interest' around the world and their activities and inclinations.

so is there anything that can be done? are there any plans and interest around it?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby UlanBatori » 24 Apr 2019 22:42

Many THX!! for closing MiG21 dhaga in a timely manner with proper closure. Took us a while to realize what was wrong with the Paki images but in the end we did.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby UlanBatori » 24 Apr 2019 22:59

Stuff gets stolen. Pls don't create linkages etc that may then reach other hands. In fact, there was a stringent (un) written rule NEVER to give out a postor's real identify, nor anything about his/her gender, cast, nationality, goat/other preferences etc. let alone professional affiliation/title/degrees. Instant ban has to be the deterrent there. I am seeing too many violations/borderline violations of that. Way too dangerous today. Back in 1999 it was only Pakis and FreeBiscuits who might have been interested, today it is many more entities.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby jamwal » 26 Apr 2019 17:29

Is website missing the site icon ? It makes it easier to track in multi-tab browsers and should be easy to enable it.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 01 May 2019 15:06

UlanBatori wrote:Stuff gets stolen. Pls don't create linkages etc that may then reach other hands. In fact, there was a stringent (un) written rule NEVER to give out a postor's real identify, nor anything about his/her gender, cast, nationality, goat/other preferences etc. let alone professional affiliation/title/degrees. Instant ban has to be the deterrent there. I am seeing too many violations/borderline violations of that. Way too dangerous today. Back in 1999 it was only Pakis and FreeBiscuits who might have been interested, today it is many more entities.

UBji this was for our beloved journos and their background and inclinations, and interlinkages with public info only.... :rotfl: ...

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vinu » 07 May 2019 17:37

Requesting help here.
I am unable to access BR from my boradband and my mobile (network data ) as well. Tried with different browsers. Chrome, Firefox and Opera.
Is it possible that my IP got blocked by BRF?
It used to work perfectly then intermittently now not at all.

Note: Now used a VPN to access this.

Thank you.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby ArjunPandit » 10 May 2019 14:51

I was facing the similar problem ..could access brf through mobile data only. I had changed a lot on my router/laptop side so cant pinpoint what was the issue. But VPN used to work fine..

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Vinu » 10 May 2019 23:27

Thanks Arjun Ji.
I suspect it may be something to do with restrictions applied by the Internet Service Provider.
I will call them over the weekend to find more details.

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby chaitanya » 31 May 2019 01:45

Not really forum feedback per say, but just found out there was a jirga in NJ to celebrate the election victory... would love to be part of a tri-state area jirga in the future! Any person I should reach out to?

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Re: BR Forum Feedback

Postby Manish_P » 04 Jul 2019 12:12

Hello.

Is there any way to embed Twitter videos on BRF forums (like youtube videos)?

Thanks.


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