How to make DFI more popular

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  1. A chauhan

    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" = PKAKB Senior Member

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    I agree with Yusuf,

    Politics and religious topics deal with the internal stability and integrity of the nation so they are related to defense, though we can put a limit on maximum numbers of posts on such political/religious topics e.g. 500 posts, but with the consent of the Mods we can increase it any particular thread, it's only a suggestion. One thing i would like to mention is many members are now posting One Liner replies, even i have posted some one liner posts which i don't consider good.We used to be a little more strict on this matter.
     
  2. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Sorry Sir..

    I dont know abt other ones ?

    Can you name few..
     
  3. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    females can be attracted if you start posting TV serials, cooking vids, makeup tutorials, poems, shayaris etc in chit-chat section or in separate forum where only feminine topics are discussed. i couldn't think of any other method to attract females.
     
  4. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Self restraint from members is the best way to conduct discussion on politics and religion threads.

    Enough action has been taken in the past and continues to be taken. We try max to accommodate freedom of speech.
     
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  5. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Even militaryphotos that you post in has it.

    Im sure there are few that don't have it but majority of them do.
     
  6. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The other day when one of my friend tried to browse through DFI his anti-virus showed DFI as a blocked site. He uses QUICK HEAL anti-virus.
     
  7. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    These topics are usually the most active topics if we ban to fast we won't have members left to discuss them. If members can discuss in a mature way without personal attacks we usually allow a lot of leeway. Members can always report post they find offensive.
     
  8. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Nothing will come good out of a religious thread!!

    If there is a section for religions in DFI, defence talks will always be lesser than religious talks. So i guess we should rename the forum to Indian Religious Forum with some defence talks.
     
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  9. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    While marketing a product is a good idea, one should not forget that the content must be attractive and luring.

    Just a thought.
     
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  10. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Including that would make a mockery out of DFI.
     
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  11. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    hahahahahha that's the last thing we want here .....
     
  12. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    Illegal BDs in India and the politics over it is one example of how it effects national security.
     
  13. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    These topics would stray from our defence focus and turn the site into a gossip site.
     
  14. hit&run

    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    Do not scold Pakistani posters unnecessarily. Take on them one by one not all should jump in discussion/bashing spree.
     
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  15. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    i agree, so what else can we do to attract females?
     
  16. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Allright banning would be too strict. How about ghosting them for few days from that section rather than whole forum. That way they could post on defense related topics.
     
  17. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    when there are complaints against members, in almost all cases members are warned usually by email.
     
  18. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Religious thread indeed tend to get a bit 'boisterous' to put it most politely.

    If indeed it becomes a bashing one, one way to help the Mods is to report the same with good reasons so that it can be followed up.

    A great amount of debate has gone on amongst the Mods, as I have observed, on this issue and one really finds oneself out of depth.

    Therefore, ideal would be to report so that things are kept under control.

    I think there is also 'ghosting' them done.

    In fact, I am guilty of non ghosting someone because I misunderstood the reason, there being no reason shared when the ghosting was done. It was when it was taken up that I realised that it was I who was in the wrong. I wish I knew the reason, for, then I would not have raised the issue. The Mod who 'ghosted' the person was a thorough gentleman!

    This much I know is that this Forum is staffed by people who are Mods who are very fair.

    And admirable is that they have no agenda to promote, be it religious, political or business or any other issues.
     
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  19. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    I dont think most members read there email. Some register with there secondary email.

    In few forums i have seen people getting ghosted, meaning only they themselves and mods could read there posts while regular members could not. Most of the times they dont even know they've been ghosted.

    Earlier on here mods use to okay posts on religious topics before they were made visible to other posters.
     
  20. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    This has been an issue from the beginning. If girls were more intelligent they can find a lot of guys on defence sites we have a chatbox and private email and many members are highly educated.
     
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