MAFIA — The throb



MAFIA — the name is enough to thrill IRP Parliamentarians. Once, the MAFIA ruled Parliament. Their name grew more and more imperative. MAFIA was based on most of the current and former moderators of IRP, including some notable IRPians. Former/Current Owner had/has nothing to do with MAFIA.The MAFIA was innocent, with neat intents so as today. The chief aim of MAFIA was to nominate with mutual consensus a candidate who’s truly deserving in the whole lot of contestants. Had MAFIA been following favoritism amongst friends, it would have selected a few quite good friends for moderator role other than the deserving one.


Members of IRP did denounce MAFIA. But that was just it. MAFIA’s envisioned for a better IRP — a community whose moderator should be humble enough to act on his/her role in favor of IRP. That doesn’t mean the rest of the candidates contesting Moderator’s Elections weren’t suitable to be inducted in the panel, but that was just from the experienced member’s standpoint to opt one candidate and support him/her.


MAFIA’s influence was good enough and their support was on the basis of individual’s freewill. MAFIA never forced any friend for a support. Even though, MAFIA faced a lot of opposition — a good enough criticism where cynics played their role in subjugating MAFIA. Hence MAFIA collapsed to some extent — not fully.


The history that MAFIA has written in IRP Parliament will always be remembered.


Today, members still remember MAFIA as I’ve observed. How can they forget MAFIA when they were victorious in Three consecutive elections, and the unity amongst MAFIans was cracking enough — watched by members for last one year and so.


MAFIA will rise again — it needs some rest now 😀

And Finally, IRP back to us



Aah! From where should I start.


21st January 2008 — Around 8:50 AM PST, IRP was given back to us – and at long last – we demonstrated over again that we haven’t been taught to give up!!


December 28th 2008 to January 21st 2009 — 24 days since IRP was hacked. How I spent those days – if I start penning down the feelings of every single moment – it’d fill out loads of pages, truly! So let’s shorten it.


28th December 2008 — when we made a thread at Google groups – Orkut about the hacking of IRP. Till that time the only platform from where expected the sole help was Google groups. Ab initio, we didn’t get any affirmative response from Orkut Guides and Orkuteers, and that was out of the blue. We kept on raising our voice in Salman’s thread with a warm hope that someone will pay heed to our complain. Finally, we got one affirming response from one of the Pakistani Orkuteer Aaliyaan. He looked in to our case and for being a Pakistani and for IRP as the largest Pakistani representation at Orkut – he started helping us. Simultaneously, while all the period of time, we didn’t quit from raising our voice from Google groups – Orkut. To gain the attention of Orkut Guides and Google Admin – it was good to keep on voicing about IRP.


While we initiated our efforts from 28th December, Mahwish made a community entitled “Luddi Hay Jamalo Pao” and invited IRP Admin and relevant members there including Salman, Rizwan bhai, Usman bhai, Abid bhai, Yasser bhai, M-M and Ahsan. There, we started devising our strategies about how to regain IRP, and simultaneously, how to manage the Cricket converted IRP. We did discuss a lot on that platform too. It helped us a lot in successfully managing new IRP along with ideas how to get our genuine and beloved IRP back.


During all this efforts, Mahwish also came up with one another option that was one another reliable way of getting IRP back. [Few bits better remain undisclosed here]


Now the issue started how to bring Arzoo online. [Few bits better remain undisclosed here]


Meanwhile, whatever I could do I did – for approaching Arzoo and make her come online. It failed yet. I tried a lot … [Few bits better remain undisclosed here]


In the meantime, we kept on doing our efforts days and nights. Mahwish remained in contact with his friend.


On the other end, Aaliyaan kept on doing his best efforts.


Once during all 24 days of HMG Controlled IRP, one of the IRP Member “Zubair’s” efforts were successful and he was able to takeover IRP. It was just for a short while. HMG took IRP back from him in just few minutes using that ‘gain ownership’ feature. IRPians were quite agitated.


It’s interesting to see that when IRP was hacked – few of the communities were renamed to ‘Pakistan’ & ‘Islamic Republic of Pakistan’. Everyone wanted his IRP to be the most dynamic Pakistani community. Well, for more than Three long years, Original IRP i.e. 4494917 has sustained it’s status at Orkut as a well renowned and the most dynamic Pakistani community at Orkut. Since beginning, IRP has been a target of green-eyed monsters and other rivals and Indians. Anyway, temporarily IRP having 5000 members persisted as a dynamic community even after IRP was hacked.


[Few bits better remain undisclosed here]


During IRP hacked time period, Cyber War between Pakistan & India remained at hike. Pakistani hackers always did a retaliation. It’s HMG always who struck first – and to defend ourself, we, Pakistanis, do need to retaliate too. Pakistanis hacked different communities as well – just it always remained a defensive strike.


All these 24 days, I slept less and stayed online most of the time. It was merely a perplexing situation what to do and what not to do. Anyway, I did sacrifice a lot for IRP, my sleeps, my poor diet, and couple of my uni lectures. All these 24 days, remained in distress about IRP.


We kept ‘Luddi’ community alive and kept on discussing things there. Daily Msn conferences, team-work of us and efforts and hopes to gain IRP before long.


IRPians kept on asking about the updates about IRP’s retrieval. What we had? Just hopes – unfeigned and dedicated hopes – which we kept on giving to IRPians


IRPians did express a lot of their concern for IRP. Without IRP, they remained sad too during all this span of time.


Some of the members apart from Admin who expressed their a lot of concern about IRP are: Hina baji, Khurram bhai, Fatima behen, Meer bhai, Najam bhai, Nasir, Jawad bhai, Raza, Biya baji, Roshni, Sami, Sana baji, Mehek sis, Dee Jay, Needo, Lala, Ayesha, Ali (Tipu), Illusion, Ubaid bhai, Taha, Saad Khan, Nadia, Aisha, Casper, Notch, Haseeb, Afat, Observer, Kranti and loads and loads of other members including Renata.


Once, Aaliyan took over IRP using Arzoo’s ex-co-owner profile. That moment was full of happiness for me. My hands were trembling too while I was chatting in conference. HMG’s took over IRP again in few minutes. Smiles vanished again!


On 17th January 2009 — Again Aaliyaan took over IRP, but then unfortunately due to load-shedding – things were interrupted and we lost IRP again. We all were a bit agitated too after this loosing IRP once again – but yet we never lost hopes.


Then on 21st January 2009, while Usman bhai was leaving to home, he told me to Pray for IRP – now we’ve good hopes to get it back within a day or two. And I did Pray!


Around 8:50 AM PST – Mahwish messaged me on msn and asked me to post at IRP quickly. By that time – I understood IRP is in our hands. I, without any delay and at once, opened IRP and made a thread there. My hands were trembling too much. It was just so awesome and pleasant feelings I can’t put into words. Trembling lasted for 10 minutes almost. It’s just inexplicable to define those moments. She added me in the panel and I immediately started tidying up the mess HMGs brought forth in 24 days.


Mahwish did fantabulous in managing things initially. She did a good thing by giving all the Online IRPians the chance to release their frustration by adding them in the panel time to time and permit them to ban illegal Indian immigrants on IRP!


In just one and a half hour time – we wiped off almost 90% of the HMG and illegal Indian immigrants from IRP by demonstrating an excellent teamwork. All junk threads from 28th December till 21st January were spammed too.


During all this time, IRPians kept on making Congratulations threads including Party threads and Jashan Threads etc. lol. Everyone was enjoying after getting back to Home Sweet Home. I too made ‘Welcome Home” thread and “Lets have some Gulab Jamuns” Thread lol. The expressions, the joy and the unity of IRPians and the feelings of being contented amongst members was at apex. It was making me feel so good I can’t put into words.


While we got IRP back, I started sending text messages to couple of IRPians by Congratulating them that IRP is eventually back to us.


IRPians started scrapping me and congratulating me. Everyone’s happy.


Salman was in office at that time so he wasn’t able to log in Orkut. He was badly missing IRP. On msn, he kept on asking me to give the screen-shots of IRP and the ongoing threads on IRP, as well as the reaction of HMG’s at HMG community lol. And I kept on giving him screen-shots on msn.


I was enjoying a lot being at Home Sweet Home – – IRP


Remained busy at IRP the whole day, on msn as well.


I was extremely lethargic since I didn’t sleep properly for last 3 days just for IRP. Just slept for hardly 5 hours altogether in 64 hours. The environ of happiness and joy at IRP didn’t permit me to leave too – after IRP was in our hands. I was just waiting for Salman to come online and make that Official Congratulation thread which he on msn told me he’ll make as soon as he gets back home from office.


At night, Salman made Official thread about the memories, events and efforts for IRP we did in last 24 days. I participated in that thread. Wrote my views. Was feeling so felicitous.


Then finally, I thought I should take a nap for 2-3 hours and then will get online again. We were having msn conference at that time. I told everyone now it’s time for me to catch a peaceful sleep after 24 long days so me off now. I went off, though I wanted to stay – but was lethargic enough. I wouldn’t have been able to make my mind function properly even if I had stayed online. So I thought now it’s better to catch a short sleep


These 24 days without IRP and the efforts and crave of getting IRP back, the memories, the msn conferences, the teamwork and each and everything from A to Z – it’ll remain in my mind for a long time to come. Ultimately, IRP was saved 🙂

Chronicles of IRP


Freedom of Judiciary!!


I joined IRP in 2006 after receiving an Invitation from Arzoo. Later Arzoo joined one of my community (which is dead for almost an year lol).I used to post occasionally in the threads when Arzoo used to publicize her threads in my community.


Then in April/May 2007 I became a bit active. IRP was deleted at that time (Many of us know how it was deleted ) and I appreciate all the efforts mods did, specially I’ll recognize Salman’s efforts – not to forget Arzoo who used to continuously write to Orkut team for the recovery of IRP. In a 2 weeks time it was recovered. Whereas I remember one of the M-M’s thread entitled Salman ki Arzoo along with the initial post Salman ek roshan khayal arzoo rakhta hai


http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=4494917&tid=2463476581103530034


Osama was in mod panel back in early 2007, but was removed for some reasons as he himself was quite busy.


June 2007 to August 2007:


IRP Ghost came into scene and started showing his expertise. We had a massive chat room at that time. As there was just one chat room, there was no spamming issue on IRP. All the chit chatters of IRP used to gather in one Chat Room for Chats. From IRP Chat Room,I made loads of good friends, Hina baji, Kamran bhai, Sana Aslam, Mehek sis, Nadia, Warren, Fatima, Hassan, Raza, A-B, Hask, Salman (not mod), A-B, Illusion, Sharjeel, Saad (mod), Umer bhai, AA .. There are loads of others (sorry if I miss any). About IRP mods, I interacted with them through different ways.Abid bhai, J-A, Raja through Brazil Chat Room, with Osama when his profile was hacked, Saad through IC370 when we used to have peaceful mission on IC370 he used to be my partner.


IRP Ghostly activities remained hiked during this period. We kept creating Chat Rooms and whenever it crossed 3000-4000 posts, it always got deleted. One of our Chat Room crossed 50,000 + posts that one was created by Saad and it was deleted.


There was this Lal Masjid Issue and IRP was always full of threads on this Issue & predictions.


Some KP’s in June 2007 had a fight with Arzoo on Pakistan community own by a guy name Rizwan. KP’s announced that they won’t join IRP as it’s own by an Indian (Arzoo) lol .. It was disappointing though the way KP’s abused Arzoo Later they apologized as what I heard. Anyways, that was past.


In August 2007, there was a massive attack of HMG’s. Osama’s profile was hacked at that time. Everyone used to wait for Arzoo online.


On 4th August, 2007, Arzoo came online all of a sudden with this thread:

She made this thread and went off as usual.

On August 19th, 2007 she came online and Salman caught her through some way and there was this thread he quickly created to make Riz and Jan-e-Alam as mod.


http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=4494917&tid=2547785807708161152


Arzoo added Rizwan bhai and Jan-e-Alam as mod, and vanished without doing anything else. Osama was removed from panel before more damage happened.

Things were good and IRP was best. Though Ghostly activity remained a part of IRP’s Tradition.


IRP was booming on 14th August 2007. Many members including me, Hask etc used to track HMG trolls and reporting to mods and further mods used to hunt down HMG trolls by banning them substantially It was all fun days. Some conflicts b/w mods was resolved:

http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=4494917&tid=2547785807708161152


September 2007 – December 2007:-

In September, the most active IRP became a bit less active since School/College/Universities was started once again after vacations. But it didn’t really influenced the activeness of IRP. It always remained on top in my Joined Communities list, members posting in every single minute.

It was late September or early October (can’t remember exactly), Arzoo suddenly came online again and posted in a thread where I was having a controversy with one Indian. I told Arzoo to have some strict Policy. She went offline.

And how can I forget .. That Chooran video and Nara-e-Chooran was started during this same period. MQM vs Anti MQM Fights and teasing from both ends. It was fun though But later this fun became too excessive and started influencing IRP.

Ohh yeah, how could I forget the imposition of Emergency in Pakistan on 3rd November 2007. Once again, she came online, posted a thread:


http://www.orkut.com/CommMsgs.aspx?cmm=4494917&tid=2564267263680628490

And after making this thread, she vanished again.


On 19th December 2007, it was found that Arzoo’s Owner profile is banned from IRP. There was some script used for it, later she was unbanned by some other trick. That was also one hot issue on IRP.


On 28th December 2007, once again Arzoo came online, added me in the panel and went offline without replying. Always remained a mystery.


January 2008-May 2008:-


IRP remained hiked with all MQM/Anti MQM activities, hot discussions about BB’s murder, upcoming Elections etc. Every single member proved himself to be a good Political Analyst.


On 15th February, 2008, arrival of Arzoo once again. IRP Parliament was created by Arzoo then. Sabih was reinstated back on 17th February, 2008. Arzoo announced of IRP Elections for the Mod.


On 10th March 2008 Elections were held and Tanzeel won by substantial margin and was made the mod. Initially, Tanzeel tried to prove himself the most efficient and sooner it affected his status. Spamming Issue was one of them. Slowly and steadily Tanzeel started acting well whereas sometimes he never booted out his efficiency of working all alone, suo moto controversial steps etc., He was taught by other mods meanwhile and he learned too. Things went good anyway. For two more months IRP Elections were held and Yasser bhai and A-B was inducted in the panel after the won by good majority. All of them performed well.


AnGel, she was made mod on April 11th, 2008. She unexpectedly performed very well during her 1 month tenure and proved her skills.


After 11th May, 2008, Arzoo again became inactive. Ab pata nahen kub aati hain online :S


Again, Ghostly activity remained high during all this period 😦 .. On 1st July 2008, Ahsan revoked his modship because of this Ghostly Issue. Well, he shouldn’t have done that, but I hope he’ll be reinstated back


Then we had this Altaf Hussain/Imran Khan/Nawaz Sharif Fan Clubs which created a lot of mess on IRP. A lot of fights originating from those threads and later influencing IRP in a bad way. Those threads were ceased to control the mess. Ceasing those threads worked well then.


During all this time, I remained close to IRP and found it another Home Sweet Home, we fight, we jokes, we’ve fun then, we fight again and then fun .. Though we’ve a lot of intolerant members on IRP and I can just request them to have some patience while replying. Act sensibly .. Anyways, I’ve repeated these things over and over again. Have seen some change too.


While I’m thankful to many members like Salman who always helped me while taking right decisions as he’s one experienced member of IRP, Rizwan bhai who always good with me, Abid bhai, jinhoon ne ban button ka deedar karlia shukar hai, but us ka istemaal kum hi kartey hain , Raja, he’s also one good friend. He’s not the way he’s on IRP, so don’t mind him what he says , Sabih, I admire him for many reasons. The time when he revoked his modship back in August 2007, I became his fan Though we’ve different ideologies, but it doesn’t affect anything and still he’s good. A-B, one nice friend and he proved his skills, learning from other mods, Yasser bhai, one gem person. Loads of respect for him Tanzeel, he’s a nice guy, sometimes consider himself most efficient, but everyone has flaws, so well, he’s Ok too. Ahsan, one another good friend.


A long list of friends .. Can’t mention everyone since it’s really too long. Just few whom I’m thankful for many things.


Hina baji,
Usman bhai,
Asif,
Fawad Ahmed,
Sana Aslam,
Sami,
Ubaid bhai,
Fatima,
Furqan bhai,
Raza,
Aizaz,
Hassan
Hask
Illusion
Ayesha (Out of)
Lala
Sharjeel,
Roshni
(include all the mods )
Ali Qureshi


Some good debaters and active members on IRP:


Arzoo
Munazza
Usman (Aqua)
Natasha
Maryam Malik
Salman (mod)
Kazim
Ahmed (Lord of Shadows <<>>)
Ali Yaldram
Yawar
Xain,
Awais
Muhammad Assad


etc etc ..


And many many … Sorry if I miss anyone. Yahan sarey hi ek se barh kar ek hain lol


In the End:-


Happy Birthday IRP 🙂


And Congratz to Arzoo (who’s missing again). Today IRP again reached to 40,000 members, for the 3rd/4th time I guess.