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Rethinking AVC1


I read a lot of email newsletters and I love the simplicity of them. Receive, read, forward, maybe reply, delete. If I was starting AVC all over again, I’d head over to TinyLetter, which my daughter uses, and start writing. But I’ve got legacy issues to consider. I’ve got an archive, a three letter URL with a lot of Google Juice, an RSS feed, a community, and a number of other things that I’ve built up over the years. Many AVC readers don’t bother with any of that and simply subscribe and read via email. For them, AVC is an email newsletter. The number of readers who engage that way has been growing a lot in recent years and it is now the majority of readers. That speaks volumes to me and suggests that is how most people want to get this content every day. So I’ve got an email newsletter with a lot more overhead. The community requires moderation and maintenance. We have to actively manage spam. I need to keep up with WordPress, which introduced a new UI that most people dislike (I’m mostly fine with it). I have a hosting service to deal with. And the email and RSS feeds are powered by third parties who do a great job for me but need some level of staying on top of. That is a fair bit of technical debt that I’ve built up over the years and would go away if I was using a modern newsletter service like TinyLetter. So I am going to experiment with simplifying AVC a bit in the coming months. One thing I am going to do for sure is cut back on the comments. I have seriously thought about shutting down comments and I have done that for a few posts. I am either going to shut them down for a week and see how that feels. Or shut them down except for a few posts a week (like Sunday and Tuesday). The truth is comments are used by a very small portion of the AVC readership. But the people who use the comments are very active and engaged. So removing comments won’t impact a lot of readers, but it will impact the most loyal readers. So I want to tread lightly here. But I also want to lower the overhead of writing and managing AVC and comments are the highest overhead feature on AVC. I’m interested to hear what people think of the overall goal and objective of simplification and how I’m thinking about it. And I’m specifically interested in feedback on cutting back on comments. How I go about doing this is still a bit of a work in progress in my mind and I appreciate the feedback as I think this through. https://avc.com/2019/02/rethinking-avc/

Rethinking AVC1


I read a lot of email newsletters and I love the simplicity of them. Receive, read, forward, maybe reply, delete. If I was starting AVC all over again, I’d head over to TinyLetter, which my daughter uses, and start writing. But I’ve got legacy issues to consider. I’ve got an archive, a three letter URL with a lot of Google Juice, an RSS feed, a community, and a number of other things that I’ve built up over the years. Many AVC readers don’t bother with any of that and simply subscribe and read via email. For them, AVC is an email newsletter. The number of readers who engage that way has been growing a lot in recent years and it is now the majority of readers. That speaks volumes to me and suggests that is how most people want to get this content every day. So I’ve got an email newsletter with a lot more overhead. The community requires moderation and maintenance. We have to actively manage spam. I need to keep up with WordPress, which introduced a new UI that most people dislike (I’m mostly fine with it). I have a hosting service to deal with. And the email and RSS feeds are powered by third parties who do a great job for me but need some level of staying on top of. That is a fair bit of technical debt that I’ve built up over the years and would go away if I was using a modern newsletter service like TinyLetter. So I am going to experiment with simplifying AVC a bit in the coming months. One thing I am going to do for sure is cut back on the comments. I have seriously thought about shutting down comments and I have done that for a few posts. I am either going to shut them down for a week and see how that feels. Or shut them down except for a few posts a week (like Sunday and Tuesday). The truth is comments are used by a very small portion of the AVC readership. But the people who use the comments are very active and engaged. So removing comments won’t impact a lot of readers, but it will impact the most loyal readers. So I want to tread lightly here. But I also want to lower the overhead of writing and managing AVC and comments are the highest overhead feature on AVC. I’m interested to hear what people think of the overall goal and objective of simplification and how I’m thinking about it. And I’m specifically interested in feedback on cutting back on comments. How I go about doing this is still a bit of a work in progress in my mind and I appreciate the feedback as I think this through. https://avc.com/2019/02/rethinking-avc/

The damaged idol of the Talacauvery temple, is to be discharged at sea


   Based on the observations made during the astamangala queries held at Talacauvery during last May-June, the damaged Agasthyeshwara idol will be discharged at river Cauvery and sea confluence in Tamilnadu's Poompoohar said Kodagu region's Neeleshwara Padmanabha tantri. Today, at the temple the tantri said that the decision was taken during the review meeting with Kerala's diviner Narayana Puduwal. It was decided in today's review meeting to discharge the old damaged idol that was dissented in 2007, in river Cauvery and sea confluence in Tamilnadu's Poompoohar, said Padmanabha tantri.  He also said that, the other senior tantris had told the same before. Today in the presence of Kerala's diviner Narayana Pudwal and Neeleshwara Padmanabha tantri the temple priests, managing committee, officers and devotees it was decided to discharge the idol on April 12th observing all divine procedures.     Divine procedures from April 5th   After observing the divine procedures to transfer the divine powers from the damaged idol to the statue installed in 2007, the idol will be re-installed on the 10th of April, held the tantri. So the procedures would begin on 5th and after performing Rudra homa on April 11th, the damaged idol will be taken to Poompoohar, the same night, he said. Through this, the mistakes that happened during the re-installation of Agasthyeshwara idol in 2007 will be rectified. The divine procedures are held keeping in mind the development of the temple, the well being of the region and in turn world's well being, he said.    During the meeting, temple development committee president B S Thammaiah said the management will act according to the guidance of the tantris and the diviner. T S Narayanachar, Prashanth Aachar, Kodi Ponnappa, Kudukuli Bharath, Manavattira Dore, Maadetira Belliappa, participated in the discussion. Temple managing committee's Dr. Sannuvanda Kaverappa, Ravi Bhat, Udiyanda Subhash, Kedambadi Ramesh, Annaiah, Meenakshi and leaders M B Devaiah, Soorthale Somanna, officer Jagadish Kumar, supervisor Ponnanna and others were present.    The meeting held under police security and the whole meeting was filmed by the department. Takkas Kodi Motaiah, Balladka Appaji and people from other families were also present.(This article is translated by xklsv internet media pvt. Ltd, from shakthidaily.info; the Shakthi Daily is not liable for any errors in translation.)

Call to create awareness against child marriage


   District principal and sessions court judge said, it is important to create awareness to stop child marriage. Presiding over the function he discussed the implementation of rules and regulations regarding child marriage. Child marriage is a punishable offence and we should act against child marriage and try to light their lives, he advised. 29 cases were registered under POCSO act, 25 out them have been settled. And another 4 cases are pending.  It is every individual's responsibility to offer justice to the victim, he said.    In charge district and sessions judge D Pavanesh said, there are many disadvantages in child marriage. So, without considering a child's social and economic background, it is important to nurse and protect all the children. Every child has the right to grow up as a complete and able individual, he said. Giving information regarding the implementation of child marriage restraint act, 2006 and regulations, 2008, he said the crime will garner one to two years of imprisonment and fine up to one lakh.    District children welfare officer Mamtaz informed that 204 cases have been registered under POCSO act out of which 22 cases have been convicted. Advocate Divya also addressed the gathering. Second sessions in charge judge B G Rama, senior civil judge Vijayakumar, law enforcement authority’s member secretary Noorunnisa, JMFC judges and others were present. (This article is translated by xklsv internet media pvt. Ltd, from shakthidaily.info; the Shakthi Daily is not liable for any errors in translation.)

RSS organizes body builders exhibition


   Kodagu district's Raastriya Swayam Sevak association has organized body builders exhibition today at 4:30 PM in Gandhi Maidan. Retired major Venkatagiri is presiding over the function. Association's district sanghchaalak Chekkera Manu Kaverappa and other important personalities are going to participate said the release. (This article is translated by xklsv internet media pvt. Ltd, from shakthidaily.info; the Shakthi Daily is not liable for any errors in translation.)