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  1. Great think you can categorise them
  2. I like the Russian and the Persian version too
  3. In India we have a passion for these. http://www.kashmirfirst.com/articles/other/121230-the-karakul-cap.htm
  4. Just a reminder what the world has come to. In my school days your could live an entire month on a 100 bucks
  5. In my younger days 25 years back that could get 15 good houses. Today maybe one or two.
  6. Just one million cant even get you this.
  7. A great feature as usual. The option of Block IP Address, Block User next to Report Reply would be most welcome
  8. It is a clean design no doubt, but somehow it looks dated, needs refinement. In-house themes is what it needs. Do check what a difference a theme makes in www.shopify.com The third party themes dont impress me at all. Not much done with the layout
  9. A serious threat to forums https://youtu.be/6Zxy_dScjsM Our education and parents teach us if you have nothing good to say don't say anything
  10. This topic has been coming up lately on virtually every forum. Facebook overtakes forums. Facebook has its own terms and conditions. Many times they embarrass a member publicly by deleting their posts. In my city senior police officers have been put through this humiliation. In Facebook there is nothing like hierarchy. Once you comment on a six month old post the newer ones get buried deep down. if you want to own and hold your head high without the Fear of humiliation then forums are the way to go. Why are forums slowing down. Firstly its the cost of forum licence and hosting. Facebook is free. Secondly there is lot of trolling in forums. Facebook is very tough on this. The user can completely block a members if he is bothering him. If there are too many spam complaints the account is altogether closed down. In the long run the solution is to integrate forums and social media together as seamlessly as possible. Facebook Twitter Instagram and similar platforms need to be integrated into forums. Without this forums will slow down. To mention here Invision Power is not just a forum . It blog, Ecomm, Gallery and of-course with the right CMS coding a complete solution for an organisation. If they are able to deal with trollers IP is going nowhere for a longtime to come.
  11. Nice to see the UI getting more and more colourful
  12. In any community it would the of utmost importance to monitor the posts not just for bad language but to judge the level of knowledge of the member and asses if the member is worthy of contributing to the forum. That said its never a good idea to altogether ban a member. If not in the beginning at some point of time if he would grow and mature into an effective member of the forum. IP does most of this pretty well. Content Moderation, members cant see if the member is banned unless you log into his profile and only a preset number of infractions can ban a member. What it needs to consider is, as forums are all about opinions, should a member be able to read my post if I dont want him to. Is the member really interested or just trolling and passing cheap comments. Is there a way to ban IP addresses of that computer from reading my posts. While this can be done at the moderator level, should IP allow it at the member level. As we grow with time and age we will make an impact on a community. Moderation is no easy task and needs a very high level of judgemental power. What would be the right way of going about this. Any community needs full time moderators. Lets say six moderators that work in shifts. First few posts should be approved and disapproved with warning with in a few hours. As mentioned above the ability to asses if a member is really asking a question or trolling is a key factor in moderation. https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-internet-trolling-3485891
  13. There are a couple of them but this one tops the list
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