Friday, May 30, 2008

[Urgent] [Deadline] Make Suggestions to Orkut

Famous Orkuteer Rakesh is going to visit Google Office on 5th June.

He has posted in India Community and he is asking for suggestions...Urgently

He is more keen on suggestions based on improving users Security and Privacy.

If you have a suggestion or request, then this may be a great opportunity for you to get it through to Orkut.

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[New] Feature Update Notifications on Orkut Homepage

You can also predict that Orkut would be showing Security Updates & Messages in this area.

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Orkut deleting Profiles, Communities & Posts violating TOS

Orkut is currently cleaning up all the Profiles, Communities & Posts violating the TOS. An escalated number of complaints(posts) have been observed.

Changing the domain name from to would enable Google to filter content and set new rules for India. Automatically the domain name would come under Indian Jurisdiction for handling complaints from India.

Stricter standards are essential because more and more people are turning to Facebook which is offering more features.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

[New Feature] Limit Profile Access to Individual Countries & Regions

Now you can limit access to your profile to certain regions from

This feature is particularly handy if you do not wish to get random friends requests and your friends come from certain places.

Restricted profiles would have a message like the one below and would not even have an add button. You can change your country only once a month.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Homosexual Support Communities on Orkut

Gay rights has resurfaced after the Union Home Ministry had contended in the Delhi High Court that by treating homosexuality as a criminal offence, the government is protecting public health and morals.

"Indian society strongly disapproves of homosexuality and the disapproval is strong enough to justify it being treated as a criminal offence," it has said.

The argument was made in response to a PIL demanding changes in section 377 of IPC which makes all types of unnatural sex a punishable offence.

Section 377. Unnatural offences
Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with 1[imprisonment for life], or with imprisonment of either description for term which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation. -Penetration is sufficient to constitute the carnal intercourse necessary to the offence described in this section.
Unable to come out in the open most of the times about their sexual orientation, thousands of homosexual youngsters are now turning to popular networking sites to get heard and evolve a social consensus for their rights.

Online social networking sites like Orkut, Facebook and MySpace are getting flooded with hundreds of communities advocating "natural rights" of gays and lesbians and inviting "like-minded people" to pour out their views and emotions with anonymity.

Links to Communities:
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

About Sonai Gandhi Hate Community

Google says that it has to comply with the local laws and legal processes. Be it for Sonia Gandhi or anybody. If you are being harassed, you can convict the person on the following charges.

Vaid was charged under section 292 of Indian Penal Code and section 67 of the Information Technology Act because he created a profile and then posted content in vulgar language about Sonia Gandhi in the community. (Click on the links to see the laws).

During investigations, the cyber crime cell of Pune police communicated with Google seeking details about the man who formed this forum and circulated the obscene content. It was known that the vulgar message about Sonia Gandhi was circulated through an email address ? . The owner of the email id Rahul Vaid was traced, using information supplied by Google, to Chakarpur in Gurgaon city of Haryana.If he's convicted, he can be imprisoned for up to five years and may have to pay a fine up to Rs one lakh.

What is obscene in this case ?
A writing, shall be deemed to be obscene if it is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it.

Who can be charged?

Whoever distributes, publicly exhibits or in any manner puts into circulation, or has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure or any other obscene object whatsoever

What are the charges under the Penal Code?

Shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, and with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, and, in the event of a second or subsequent conviction, with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years, and also with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees.

What is section 67 IT Act?
Publishing of information which is obscene in electronic form. - Whoever publishes or transmits or causes to be published in the electronic form, any material which is lascivious or appeal to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely, having regard to all relevant circumstances, to read, see or hear the matter contained or embodied in it, shall be punished on first conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to five years and with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees and in the event of a second or subsequent conviction with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to ten years and also with fine which may extend to two lakh rupees.

Moral of the Story : The Jungle Rule - Survival of the fittest
The definition of the word obscene can be interpreted in many ways. So just be safe and don't bullshit with powerful people who can misuse their authority and influence corporations. When there are 1000's of porn profiles and hate communities and harassment cases on Orkut which are complained but totally ignored.

Ms. Sonia Gandhi
10, Janpath,
New Delhi - 110 011Â

Related: Top 5 MOST HATED Bollywood Celebs on Orkut


CNN: Boy held for slandering Sonia on Orkut
TOI: One held for posting obscene Orkut message on Sonia
Google hands over user information in India

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Orkut Themes might just be rolling out. Have patience

As we know many Bugged Unofficial Orkut Themes are rolling out many of them have a script embedded which makes you join different communities.

We would recommend you to just wait because Orkut might just roll out new Themes for users soon. Orkut knows what users want and so do hackers.
or click and Suggest . Orkut has always rolled out features from this page in few weeks. Most of the above just indicate that they would be rolled out. Just like these below.Be Safe!

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How to use Orkut Toolbar for Managing Communities effectively

Orkut Toolbar's one of the most underutilized feature is Signatures Everyone uses it to customise signatures but nobody actually uses it to manage communities. For Example: Where members need to be reminded about some particular rule or warned repeatedly with the same message. Moderators often have to manually type them. Just make a template message with HTML formatting and save it in the signatures. This feature can save you a lot of time.
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RATE IT: (1) Sucks (2) Stupid (3) Kewl (4) Rad (5) Wicked

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Orkut Themes linked to Random Communities joining script

This is to remind everyone that even though it is easy to change Orkut codes using Greasemonkey scripts, it can lead to undesired actions which are carried without your consent.

Theme's and scraps have scripts embedded in them which commands joining certain communities. Sometimes you may not be able to easily unjoin the communities because of error messages. Try logging out and logging in after sometime and unjoin the communities.

Be Careful! Especially if you have no programming knowledge. Don't run any scripts.

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Ortuk Toolbar Updated for Firefox 3

OTB has become one of the must have addon for Orkutters.
The changes in the update are not very noticeable, it is called "Still Alive Edition"

Change Log:
-Fixed toolbarbuttons display in Fx3
-Fixed some CSS related problems
-Removed Image viewer link since it's not necessary anymore
-Added compatibility for Firefox 3


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Friday, May 16, 2008

[New Feature] [Minor Update] New Privacy settings in Profile

You will now notice small update when you edit your profile.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

[Security] Undelete your Community , Orkut sends confirmation email.

You now have 15days to change your mind and undelete your recently deleted community.

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[New Feature] Community Spam Filter

Orkut is probably filtering spam using the same technology in Gmail.

Communities now have a really strong spam filter for the administrators.
Administrators can now encourage members to be responsible and report spam activity.

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