While most upgrade last year went on the back-end side, today I realized that its almost a year since I updated this page. Few updates worth mentioning
Surveyors independent of MMD
When we made MMD / MCA Orals section, listing Surveyors as per examination Centre made sense. However, when last year few surveyors got transferred to different MMD, it would not show his name for the new Examination centre ! Thanks to Manoj Jagadish for this feedback and same was corrected last year.
We did no stop there, we went a small step ahead. Now you can search complete question sets as per only Examination Centre or even only a particular Surveyor !
Offline Question Sets
Thanks to Rahul Prakash who wanted to download question sets. We decided that an ad free PDF download with complete Oral Questions and answers would benefit everyone. It would not only consolidate all questions for easier reference but also help in preparing offline.
We have added a paid version of this downloadable Question set. Converting from HTML to PDF takes huge amount of resources and we needed to upgrade our server for it. For continuous availability and better services we have kept a price for these PDF version of the Oral Question set.
We have protected these PDF copies. When we made jahajee.com we had a view of collaborative effort by all mariners to help each other, to a certain extent it also worked well. Recently we found our content copied by many websites and it was still OK but when I found our questions being sold by some, we did not like it ! We have password protected, copy protected and print protected these PDF files.
We had a tough time deciding whether to print protect the same or not on feedback of Samiran Saha, but we decided to print protect it primarily due to following reasons.
a) We want to move towards digital preparation ! Printing these questions make handling them difficult, while PDF files can be copied to any device laptop, tablets and even your mobile phones and study anywhere, anytime !
b) Making it more environment friendly.
c) To prevent selling of printed versions.
As told before, with more traffic and server heavy jobs like PDF creation and large file downloads, we needed to upgrade our system. While our cost is increasing, till now, we have been coping well with our available resources.
Upgrading resulted in not only better Server, but also updated Programs and faster code execution !
Some feedback were about our Mobile App too ! We still do not have plans to launch any Mobile App. While mobile apps may be seen as the future, we at JAHAJEE believe many websites which have jumped into this wagon never required to ! In near future we are trying to make the website more APPY, probably work offline too and you still do not need to install it !
With a hope that there will be more updates and services within a year, I will take your leave ! Thanks to all for your feedback !
We have started support of Multiple device login now. You can select "Remember me" while log-in from home page on multiple device and we will keep you logged-in on different devices now.
We have also changed the side search functionality from Google Custom Search to Self made search. While we will be improving the search functionality more in future, presently it indexes the pages faster then google which was unable to index all Profile pages. Hopefully searching is easier for anything inside jahajee.com now !
Hope you like the changes, thanks.
So no eavesdropping by ISP between you and our Merchant Navy Website !
Another feature which we have modified is that Multiple file upload can be done inline in between the content. We have also increased the maximum size limit of uploaded file to be 2 MB now.
We are constantly modifying the STCW 2010 seatime calculator on your feedback and adding more rules to it. Please keep your feedback rolling. Thanks.
We have changed the layout of this Merchant Navy Website, have removed the top irrelevant ads completely which benefits not only in better look but also in faster page loads. This also improves browsing experience for the mobile version of website which has more relevant content above the fold.
Hope you like it.
Since we were getting many queries on STCW 2010 Courses we have added a STCW 2010 sea-time Calculator.
The seatime calculator will not only guide you the various sea-time requirements but also brief you about various Merchant Navy Courses in India as per STCW 2010.
For better customized reports we advise you to complete your profile. While we have started with Deck department, we do have plans to include other Ship Departments too. Hope you like this calculator, and would love to hear your feedback.
16 APR 2015
We have added support for ENGINE Department too in the Seatime Calculator.
One biggest limitation of any post at this Merchant Navy Website was that you cannot edit the post ! Well we have corrected it , and you can edit your posts easily now.
We didn't stop there, we have added this editing feature to all post, this would help others to improve the content for better, with changes as and when necessary. A complete edit history of all changes is linked under each edited content for detailed reference.
To control misuse of this feature we are allowing only users with more than 1000 points to be able to edit other user's post. Approving these edits is only available to users with more than 3000 points.
We will follow with more details about this editing feature later. Hope you like these changes.
While we started supporting BBCode more than an year ago, but it was too technical for everyone and so to facilitate better use of it, for formatting of posts, we now have added BBCode editor.
Each details text have the Editor displayed above. Yet again following the KISS (keep it simple silly) principle we have focused on bare minimum, not to overwhelm you. We may add/reduce buttons depending upon your feedback in future.
We also migrated to a new server which resulted in Change of our IP. Due to this migration we have lost few data posted 2 days ago and also users who registered within the last 2 days. I am extremely sorry for this and would request you to please register again if need be or re-post your useful posts. Hope you like these changes and extremely sorry again.
Have improved voting system and took me days to get it working for IE 8 version ! We might soon stop support for IE 8 since Microsoft stopped support of Windows XP and trust you know that we recommend Firefox browser, latest version for best performance. Following changes done in detail
Hi friends, took long for this update but with this update we have started to synchronize contents together. Not only are tagging of contents mandatory but also merchant navy forum moved to tags. Following are detailed changes.
Last month we added Documents and Experience to profile and now have linked votes to it. While most updates were back-end changes but most prominent changes visible are