OMG, what a rarity common sense is these days!
You see, people want to know pure information like 527, or 20th April. That makes up one category of information. Then, there are related queries, like the one I put up. They make up category 2. And then, there are unrelated comments for which there is a 7th 'final' thread going on!
Category 2 comments, as far as I can see, has no point being in the 'final' thread where they would be lost under a barrage of pointless utterances. Nevermind the difficulty in tracing relevant answers, if there are any.
So, the most relevant thread for such queries is this one. In fact, if relevant queries are discussed here, its more useful than otherwise. Everyone would prefer reading 2 pages worth of relevant discussion and insider information rather than 1 page of strictly 'insider information'. What people mind is reading 100 pages of useless garbage, not a relevant question and a proper reply to it. The degree is of incredible significance.
The neatness which current moderators are so intent on maintaining is like trying to fit everyone into two sizes of Small and XXXXL. Not realizing that a lot of the matter fits into neither.
Many of us agree that the forum has lost quality. Its not just because of the quality of users, but also because of the quality of moderation. You should have seen how forums are moderated when @Partho
Of course, you will delete this post to fit your clean description of this thread. However, just to remind you - Moderation is not a science, its an art. The spirit of communication is more important than the letters -a fact that the current crop of moderators have shown a complete lack of ability to comprehend.
If the current trends continue, a better online place for UPSC aspirants will soon make this place history. In an online marketplace, the rapidity with which you grow is flattering only till you are deceived by the rapidity of your own fall. And then, you can wonder how it all happened!
teaching us about what is what and look at the way you conduct yourself on the forum every single time.There are no category 1 or category 2 comments. There are only comments which fit in the thread and which don't. Also just fyi we have a mixed crop of mods, ones who are old and others who are new and all of us are improving with every single day. But then there are certain members like you who refuse to learn manners and decency.
You know the problem is not with the mods or the forum or with other members. Your problem is with people who question your acts (which honestly are dumb at times) and you can't stand it.
Btw partho has been a good friend but he is gone and you too can if you miss him so much.
P. s:, Talking like a cultured human being is also an art. Try learning it.