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General discussion after BC and Passport application

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:22 pm
by rnr79
A Request to Moderators......can we please create another post only for general discussion after BC application where forum members can disucss different things, ask questions, share emotions etc....

I miss talking to many of the members these days

Re: General discussion after BC application

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:40 pm
by cctv_man
rnr79 wrote:A Request to Moderators......can we please create another post only for general discussion after BC application where forum members can disucss different things, ask questions, share emotions etc....

I miss talking to many of the members these days
me too

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:52 pm
by vipul1981
ya this is a good idea.

Our posts on Timeline sticky have already been deleted.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:50 pm
by geriatrix
Members are free to post their questions and queries in the forum, as is the norm.

Just as some members seem to be complaining of "boredom" because they are no longer able to "chat" in certain topic(s), there have been far many more complaints / feedback from members that topic(s) meant for a specific purpose has been turned into a medium to chat by (some) people while their application is under process.

Naturalisation / registration applications take time to process just as other immigration applications do. And the topic(s) in question do(es) not restrict members from posting information relevant to their application processing timelines .. but do(es) instruct contributing members to post in a manner that is useful (to everyone), helpful in retaining focus on the stated subject of the topic(s) and eliminates duplication of posts / information.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:00 pm
by Cranberry
Boring as those threads may seem, it is actually a lot easier to read and get the desired information. It is probably best to reserve 'chattering' to this thread and keep the other ones 'clean'. If the moderator would be kind enough to make this thread a sticky perhaps those needing to talk about general things will not need to have their posts deleted.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:12 pm
by geriatrix
Running two topics to post timeline information - one for those who feel bored because they are unable to view / post information in a manner they wish to, and another for those to prefer otherwise - defeats the purpose.

Relieving boredom is not the purpose of the forum nor it is to provide a medium for chatting to those who miss talking to others.

Also, given some technical issues, extracting irrelevant posts / posts not confirming to T&Cs from an unending topic running into tens / hundreds of pages is a challenge (impossible, rather) for the moderators. And, it is not possible for moderators (who give freely their time to manage the forum) to monitor these topics without having to spend time in looking for such posts embedded within the unending pages of a topic (searching for needle(s) in a haystack).

While the decision may seem to be not fair or not in the interest of a few, it has been taken with the interest of everyone into consideration - including operational constraints at hand.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:17 am
by rnr79
It seems that the In the last few days decisions process has slowed down, not many approvals recently.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:10 am
by sonya24
i applied on the 10th of may i called homeoffice on monday and they told me that its awaiting consideration.i dont know if its with a case worker or not but i can see that people who applied after me already got their decision.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:52 am
by lasam
same with me i applied on 5th of may and my application was waiting allocation when i called on 5th of july :(

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:12 am
by giz
lasam wrote:same with me i applied on 5th of may and my application was waiting allocation when i called on 5th of july :(
Just be patient, I applied on 12th April and I'm still waiting! Haven't called the HO at all as I knew from the outset that the process can take anything up to 6 months.

Remember...."good things come to those who wait"

Giz 8)

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 am
by 1664
I still haven't received my acknowledgement letter! I know its not important but wonder what's happened to it! Hopefully should get it this week!

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:18 am
by rnr79
giz wrote: Remember...."good things come to those who wait"

Giz 8)
Thats true giz..I applied on 14th of May, called once only because i had to update some details..I am going to try not to call again..will see how long i can hold on :)

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:24 am
by allta
Well, for me boredom isn't the issue here. People should be given the liberty of freedom of speech and expression! People are different and have varing degree of patience levels. This ain't dictatorship driven forum and any power hungry moderator should get a life!

Fair enough if some wants a timeline only thread, but make no mistake at concluding that only few wants discussion thread after applying for BC.

In as much I understand that moderation can be a challenge when threads spiral into 100s of pages; restricting what people say and where they say it is a thing of the reverse progressive ideology! What should happen is a sticky for timeline only and another for General discussion. This is fairness personified an I bet you that there will be more traffic hitting General discussion thread over timeline only. It's simply human nature, we are not robots and have that social etiqutte embedded in our genes. People (allbeit not all) want to network, why not give them the opportunity to? People (allbeit not everyone) wants to congratulate successful applicants and make no mistake, there are some nervy applicants out there who can do with more of encouragements.

Yes, the argument will be that why not open new threads for every discussion, if this is a valid opinion, then I submit that each person putting up his/her timeline should do so with individual thread. What is good for the goose (discussions/chats) should also be equally good for the ganders(timelines) from general and admin perspective.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:31 am
by lasam
giz wrote:
lasam wrote:same with me i applied on 5th of may and my application was waiting allocation when i called on 5th of july :(
Just be patient, I applied on 12th April and I'm still waiting! Haven't called the HO at all as I knew from the outset that the process can take anything up to 6 months.

Remember...."good things come to those who wait"

Giz 8)
thanks very mcuh wish good news will be coming soon to every one

i am not being impatient its just when i see other applicants who applied after me got their decision i feel exited to call as well to check the status of my application but got disapointed, but on the other hand there are others who applied before me including you and still waitng, so hopfully by the end of this week you hear some good news and as you said good news come to those who wait so let wait and see

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:33 am
by sonya24
you are alta i have been addicted to this forum the first 1 do in the morning is to check whats going on because it really helps the applicants to communicate with other applicants i think the moderator should let the discussion go on.so we can all share our experiences.[/list][/i][/u][/quote]

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:47 am
by vipul1981
rnr79,

I don't think approvals have slowed down. I think they have actually picked up. If you see the time line thread, few approvals already this week.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:04 pm
by rnr79
sonya24 wrote:you are alta i have been addicted to this forum the first 1 do in the morning is to check whats going on because it really helps the applicants to communicate with other applicants i think the moderator should let the discussion go on.so we can all share our experiences.[/list][/i][/u]
Yes alta, sonya24..it is very helpful to keep communication going on, though informally we get lots of information in these forums, and that was the main reason this morning i have added a comment to this thread :wink:

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:35 pm
by sonya24
thanks rnr79 all applicants who have any update from homeoffice please update here so atleast we should know whats going on.

Approvals & refusals?

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:55 pm
by giz
I realise that everybody on this thread, including myself, has applied for BC and most have been approved or in the process of waiting for approval, but has anybody actually been refused? and if so, on what grounds?
I understand that the majority of applicants, myself included, have straightforward applications but from what I've researched a very small percentage of applications are refused for different reasons.
Those that have been refused will probably not want to share their story, but I thought it was worth asking anyway.

Giz

Re: Approvals & refusals?

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:24 pm
by Nazia88
giz wrote:I realise that everybody on this thread, including myself, has applied for BC and most have been approved or in the process of waiting for approval, but has anybody actually been refused? and if so, on what grounds?
I understand that the majority of applicants, myself included, have straightforward applications but from what I've researched a very small percentage of applications are refused for different reasons.
Those that have been refused will probably not want to share their story, but I thought it was worth asking anyway.

Giz
yeah we never heard anybody yet but long time ago i red one post that one person been refused due to some mitaken identity. well i still didnt undertand that post its better if someone senior share their experties here