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Aug 05 2012 (16:39)   11272/Vindhyachal Express

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 497779            Tags   Past Edits
What train?
An Express train travels from station A to station B, both are large important stations in India, this Express train starts it's journey at station A, terminating at station B, this Express train takes over 18 hours to complete the journey, even though it's longest halt at any station is only 45 minutes.
Station A and B are in the same rail zone, and most trains take less than 3 hours to travel from station A to station B.
train and what stations?

1 posts - Sun Aug 05, 2012

Aug 05 2012 (16:50)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30357 blog posts   100921 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 497779-2            Tags   Past Edits
Interesting... But some clue please...

Aug 05 2012 (16:55)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2558 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 497779-3            Tags   Past Edits
Station A is Itarsi & Station B is Bhopal. & Train is vindhanchal Express????

Aug 05 2012 (16:58)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 497779-4            Tags   Past Edits
Correct, well done, I knew no further clues were needed.

Aug 05 2012 (16:59)
Harris Kiran*^~   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 497779-5            Tags   Past Edits
You have mentioned this express train takes 18 hours to reach A to B , and later most train takes < 3 hours pretty confusing ? 18 hrs vs 3 hrs

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Aug 05 2012 (17:01)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   15089 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 497779-7            Tags   Past Edits
but where it stops for 45 mins?
Feb 26 2012 (00:57)   11017/Mumbai LTT - Karaikal Weekly Express (PT) | MRJ/Miraj Junction (6 PFs)

Prateek   927 blog posts   2063 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 358154            Tags   Past Edits
friends i was surfing a website and got an interesting question for you all .
can anyone tell me why Chalukya Express (11017) is named as "chalukya" which was Bangalore Express before ?
why the train never runs on Tuesdays ?
and why the trains times were completely changed a few years ago to be sure of departing Miraj station in daylight ?

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Feb 27 2012 (13:55)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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Sorry friends, the Chalukya Bear story was just my attempt at playing a joke on some tourists, funny, but no truth at all.

Feb 28 2012 (00:22)
Kishor*^~   4692 blog posts   124 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Your 'confession' might have raised 'BP' of many :(

Mar 19 2012 (00:20)
DB*^~   33536 blog posts   224052 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Site Announcement
Apr 13 2011 (21:56)  

moderator*^~   5768 blog posts   20 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 138413            Tags   Past Edits
PNR Accuracy & Scores:
Since the introduction of the PNR Forum, the prediction scores have been kept against member profiles, to keep history as well as to encourage our members to make predictions based on their past experience. We have received concerned feedback from our Admin Jitesh, seconded by other Admins, that of late, people have been making guesses rather than reasoned predictions, to increase their scores or to game the system. We admit that all such user activity is primarily triggered by the mechanics/deficiencies of the system.
Accordingly, to adjust user attitudes
and tune the same towards a calculated thought process, the following PNR scoring changes are being instituted immediately.
1. Hereafter, only the number of "Correct" Predictions will be scored. Incorrect predictions will not count towards the total score. So, for example, if a member made 100 predictions and got only 60 correct, the PNR number score will show 60. If another member made only 70 predictions and got 65 right, their score will show 65 (more than the previous member).
2. The accuracy figure is stricter now. Partial points will not be credited anymore. For example, if a member predicts RAC, but it turns out Confirmed, then 0 points are awarded (unlike before, where 50% credit is given).
3. Weightage. As before, recent months' predictions will carry more weightage. This will serve to improve accuracy figures rapidly as members improve their accuracy and instincts.
It is hoped that the stricter accuracy figures, along with displaying only the number of correct predictions, will encourage our members to give careful thought to each prediction and make it count.
Feedback welcome. As everything else on this site, features are constantly evolving to keep up with changing usage, uptake and feedback.

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Apr 15 2011 (13:03)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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@Srinivas G Phani: Re# 138413-58
What point are you replying to?
sorry, I'm not sure.

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Apr 15 2011 (20:43)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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@moderator*: Re# 138413-64
Thanks for the explanation.
@moderator*: Re# 138413-64
I disagree about the negative marking and think that almost all members take the prediction very seriously, I don't know the members but I
know human nature, those percentage figures are key, and members won't rist lowering their percentages by making wild guesses, I know that I'm disgusted with my 62% and will be a lot more careful with future predictions, over the years I've got a little used to PNR's and felt I understood them well, but 62% says different, I must admit that I'm simply stunned that some PNRs get confirmed and other's don't, and as every other prediction had agreed with mine, others would have also been surprised, and the kind of PNR I'm talking about would have been considered almost a certainty, so if members are in any way penalised it could have members reluctant to predict, and this wouldn't be good.

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Apr 18 2011 (23:09)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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@राहुल कुमार जैन : ): Re# 138413-76
If people don't know the difference between GNWL, PQWL, RLWL or CKWL, or the workings of the HO quota, or how to find how many berths are allocated to each quota, do we really want them predicting PNRs?
(but who am I to talk, less than 60% at the moment)

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Apr 19 2011 (02:46)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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@राहुल कुमार जैन : ): Re# 138413-76
You mention FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Is there a FAQ section on this website?
I can't find it.

Apr 19 2011 (03:13)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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@steven ber: Re# 138413-89
I wrote an article a few years ago trying to explain waitlists
click here
a detailed article, but there are some mistakes and some things have changed since then, but the most important thing to remember when reading the article is, my target audience were foreign tourists, and sometimes you can give too much information and make the whole article too complicated to understand, so I had to try to keep it simple.
The reason I mention the article is, there's a section in the article about how to work out if your waitlisted ticket may get confirmed, I don't include every bit of information as that would only confuse tourists, but it still includes all the basics.
Apr 16 2011 (11:20)  

Guest: 5aeff3e4   show all posts
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Nizamuddin- Bangalore Rajdhani
This train does not stops at Agra but from where it goes, is theqe any other route for it else main route, Never saw it passing over at Agc as other Sk goes.

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Apr 16 2011 (14:35)
steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
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I've used this train twice and both times it passed through Agra Cant
Apr 11 2011 (15:50)  

steven ber   18 blog posts   159 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 137193            Tags   Past Edits
News Items
Can English and Hindi news items be seperated or listed on different links?
I like to flick through the news items daily, but find there are so many Hindi news items, but I can't read Hindi, I'm guessing that Hindi readers would also prefer to just view Hindi news items.

14 posts - Mon Apr 11, 2011

4 posts - Wed Apr 13, 2011

2 posts - Thu Apr 14, 2011

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Apr 14 2011 (06:29)
moderator*^~   5768 blog posts   20 correct pred (57% accurate)
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@Pp*: Re# 137193-22
Sorry that your suggestion was lost. We shall take immediate steps to separate out the Crime/Accidents section into a new tab.

Apr 14 2011 (08:53)
moderator*^~   5768 blog posts   20 correct pred (57% accurate)
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@moderator*: Re# 137193-25
A new News tab Crime/Accidents has now been introduced to separately display such news items. Since these news items are not of direct and immediate relevance to the rail-travelling public, they no longer displayed under the default "All" tab. Admins are requested to edit any existing Crime/Accident related News they see in the main section, and label it accordingly, so that it disappears from All and appears in the Crime/Accidents tab.

Apr 14 2011 (09:01)
Gopalakrishnan P   2109 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
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@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
Thank you Sir.

Apr 14 2011 (10:40)
DB*^~   33536 blog posts   224052 correct pred (71% accurate)
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@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
Thats a nice feature Sir but with the current facility it is not possible to go for extensive search in the news forum.
A Search Box with multiple search options should be introduced both for main blog and news forum. The current Google Search present in the news forum isnt of much help to the information seekers.

Apr 14 2011 (10:55)
Guest: 45b4a8e4   show all posts
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@moderator*: Re# 137193-27
start a new tab for news in tamil also.
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