Advertise here

Jahanshah Javid ended up as Evin's jail keeper

This morning I logged into the new iranian.com and noticed our old friend Hajiagha is free!  I also noticed many other blocked users are free again.  I sensed as if the Evin prison has been broken into and the prisoners liberated!

 

Now as we all know Mr. Javid was a great promoter of the political prisoners in Iran and was so vocal about democracy and human rights by posting all kinds of contents related to these issues and he even littered the American National Parks last summer by writing "democracy" and stuff like that in Farsi with broken pieces of wood and what have you!

 

However, in the end when he lost control of the old i.com many of those he imprisoned are now free!  Despite the fact that many of them were talented and long time contributers, just like our political prisoners in Iran.

I am sure Jahanshah will disgree with me and many of you do too and I hope you register your feelings one way or another to activate the robotic programs!

 

In the end not only Jahanshah ended up playing the role of the Evin jail keeper but all of us lost something of value.  We lost the organized and meticulously detailed content organization of the old i.com which was achieved by YEARS and years of user input and customized to the needs of the community.  The only thing that it was missing was "comment control" which Jahanshah promised but just like a dictator refused to implement, again all while boasting his freedom and democracy "claims". 

 

That's what happens when you or I or people we know act like stubborn mules and think they're always right.  Other than the comment control i.com could've been improved by adding "tabs" like it used to have for blogs, news, music, etc. by adding tabs for surveys, photos, albums or the new things we have here.  Or the addition of like and dislike buttons.

 

I used to think that this new format for both sides may be good but now I think they are SUCKS TO CANADA!  They are not for us.  There is no "moving on".  If anything we're moving to nothing. I hope I am wrong, I hope I am so wrong that we get the old i.com back.  But I don't think we will.  It's probably lost for ever.

 

Anyway, you may think I've woken up from the wrong side of the bed this morning but I think what I felt this morning and what I'm saying here is not far off from reality and how Mr. Javid is now perceived and where we've become.  At the end of the day it's another example of Iranian bazi and how we couldn't even manage an online magazine.  How we screwed up the cyberspace by creating an Online Supreme Leader!  Oh well.

Photo caption:  the appeals court for Tehran province

Balatarin

Comments 42 Pending 0

Sort comments:
Shirzadegan

Siavash

I am just wondering why all those execution, drug addiction, prostitution under name of sigheh don't bother HajiAgha, but someone who is on social welfare in Canada bothers him? Now look at new deceitful technique, anyone who is opposed with stinky ruling mullahs in Iran has to be foreign agent. What a brillent thinking!!!. Fred was right this guy had to resign before to be kicked out of Canada and decently joine his people against tyrrany of bunch of the criminal rag heads. That is the decent way of living,

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Take it with a grain of salt, or don't if you don't want to. There are all kinds of people.

Arash7

Arash None of your business

This is so funny. Even though you are all from losers camp, you still cannot get along and flag each other. What a bunch of losers.
In a world where people are sheep or wolf, I prefer to be a shepherd, you tear each other apart, I play flute.

choghok

choghok Your enemie's enemy is necessarily not a friend.

You being here and participating in discussion is then like a shepherd discussing his flute playing with sheep and wolve and bragging how clever he is. Sounds stupid to any sane person.

hajiagha

Iranian Canadian Artist Iranian Canadian Artist and homeless in Canada from 1995 is so bad Canada for living is worst as Iran in Human Right

وطن پرستی به فحش دادن به وطن نیست . حمالی بیگانه کردن نیست نق زدن نیست

choghok

choghok Your enemie's enemy is necessarily not a friend.

This just shows your misunderstanding of what democracy is. You can not say or do anything you like in a democracy. For example in no democratic country can you make hate speeches about a geoup of people or threaten people.

If you allow any insane people to say and do anything he likes then after some time you are going to have a country like Iran where people who do the most crimes are in power and people who do no crime are prisoners of thought.

And from the drawings and texts that Hajiagha published online here you could see his hate for women, Canadians and so on, you can see his hate again in his comment where he says "old iranian.com was like a 99 year old woman", if he wants to compare something to be outdated, it has of course to be a woman. Or when he says that Ebadi "is an old lady gone crazy that is in need of a husband" you can yet again see that he see Ebadi as inferior since she is a woman and needs to get a man to quiet her up.

Barring persons like Hajiagha is not like throwing someone in Evin, it is like asking some loud guy leaving a meeting room since he is disrupting the order by shouting obscenities. He can go anywhere else and continue shouting them, and his supportes can do the same but Iranian.com should not give him any platform if it does not want to lose sain people.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Choghok I don't know where you live (perhaps in Canada?! just kidding ;-) but here in America there is no limit to free speech and anyone can say anything, including hate speech and groups such as neo-Nazi, KKK and various anti Government militant groups have magazine, websites and rallys.

Now as far as Hajiagha you have to take him with a grain of salt. Don't take him literally, he loves Iran the way he knows how. He has fought in the war and was a journalist in Iran. Now he is here, has been here for several years but he doesn't get everything like you do.

Where else and who else can you get as unpolished and raw like Hajiagha? You hear so much about what you don't like but you don't have a live person to be an example. So let him be and let us have some frank discussiona and smile a bit.

Yes there will be times when he'll insult feminists and such and I may have an issue with that and we'll discuss it and you'll see it but for the most part, this is fun!

choghok

choghok Your enemie's enemy is necessarily not a friend.

Even in USA you are not allowed to say whatever, for example threaten people or tell other people to harrass and kill others.

Now I do not say that Hajiagha is doing that. But he and others like him do not contribute to any positive dialogue. Iranian.com can set up a poll to see how many people find his drawings funny or interesting.

Character assasination and being sexist does not make any sane people laugh.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Just this past election cycle in America, two famous nutjobs, one Ted Nuggent and another one I can't remember now threatned and encouraged people to pick up guns and kill Obama! Secret Service interviewed them and then let them go.

In another example, US Govt itself killed an American citizen in Yemen with a drone because he was suspected of being a terrorist. No trial or anything.

These are not what we're talking about here. I understad Hajiahga is very harsh and controversial and especially here he says all the things some people don't like to hear, many because they think they crap don't stink! They are too chic and goody two shoe!

Hajiagha and people from Shahs of Sunset are two sides of the same coin. They each think the other person represents the Iranians and each have a point!

Hajiagha is a good person to just sit back and see how far things can go! It's a lively debate and especially now that not much is going on and we're starting a new website, we can use some shock therapy and raw comedy! Just look at some who try to engage him in a political debate! How desparate or off does one have to be?! Don't you get it?!

choghok

choghok Your enemie's enemy is necessarily not a friend.

Do not want to bring this to maraton debate but 2 things.
1. The secret service is not allowed to work on American soil so CIA would be prosecuted if they would have interrogate this guy.
2. If threatening and asking people to harrass or kill is not a crime then why would they be answering questions.
3. Nobody care how "good" a person really is if he or she can not debate with no logic. With extremism and no logic you cannot come to any point.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

The answer to the questioning was that he was excercising his first amendment rights, which is right to free speech. Again that's not our issue and problem here, so we can discuss it when and if it happens and I can already say that I'll always condemn it.

Now as far as a "good" person, we're talking about being raw and funny. You know all those comedians who make fun of politicians and famous people, do the same thing. ALL those politicians or famous people have logic and believe in what they say. The comedians say the SAME thing they say (which is supposed to be logical) only in a different tone and that makes it funny!

You can 'try' to debate and discuss any subject with someone who is not taking it seriously for eternity and that person will talk to you too! Endlessly! The only thing it does is to make you mad and the rest of us who are watching = entertained!

ShazdeAsdolaMirza

Shazde Asdola Mirza Iranian.Com is not a place for freedom of expression anymore, therefore, I have stopped commenting here. My archived stories are at: http://iranian.com/main/member/shazde-asdola-mirza.html

JJ to you guys was more like an insane asylum keeper.
Bunch of crazy misfits and lunatics ... now back from the cuckoo's nest.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

I'm gonna let this one pass you crazy misfit lunatic! But will delete future your such comments.

ShazdeAsdolaMirza

Shazde Asdola Mirza Iranian.Com is not a place for freedom of expression anymore, therefore, I have stopped commenting here. My archived stories are at: http://iranian.com/main/member/shazde-asdola-mirza.html

This comment was removed by the Iranian.com Staff for violating our Commenting Standards

apwv

APWV

Could somebody please explain what happened to the old website? Why did it go it was the best!

hajiagha

Iranian Canadian Artist Iranian Canadian Artist and homeless in Canada from 1995 is so bad Canada for living is worst as Iran in Human Right

.This new Iranian page is more professional and will go far as millions to log in just wait...older one was old like 99 years women ...people like to have new ...change...

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Hajiagha sometimes change is sucks to canada! If you were freed under the old Iranian page you'd like it better! The old Iranian page with Hajiagha was like Iran and the new Iranian page is like Canda!

hajiagha

Iranian Canadian Artist Iranian Canadian Artist and homeless in Canada from 1995 is so bad Canada for living is worst as Iran in Human Right

This comment was removed by the Iranian.com Staff for violating our Commenting Standards

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

به‌‌‌ به‌‌‌ حاجی جان! سلام! سلام به روی ماهت! کجا بودی صفا اوردی! یاد قدیم‌ها به خیر، خوش حالم که دو باره می‌تونیم ضّد کانادا و این جور کوفت و زهر مار‌ها حرف بزنیم!

حاجی آقا جون می‌شه یک کاریکاتور از Shahs Of Sunset بکشی؟ قربون دستت ناز نفست!

واقعا که SUCKS TO CANADA!

hajiagha

Iranian Canadian Artist Iranian Canadian Artist and homeless in Canada from 1995 is so bad Canada for living is worst as Iran in Human Right

وطن پرستی به فحش دادن به وطن نیست . حمالی بیگانه کردن نیست نق زدن نیست

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

Isn't it humorous how after 33 years some of us still don't know who is a liberator/enhancer of life and who is a dictator.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Oh! Oh! I know! Shah was a dictator and Mossadegh was a liberator/enhancer!

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

why would you delete a comment, of all comments one that makes a legitimate point relevant to you comment?

Do you have a problem with reason? Or are you opposed to freedom of expression and therefore into censorship?

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

I deleted your comment because I could. You tend to talk too much and babble a lot. Since we're not going to tarof anymore I didn't want to keep irrelevant comments.

Mossadegh was the best man in the world, the greatest even greater than Muhammad Ali, and that's all there is to it! capiche?!

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

That was a very telling response, "I deleted your comment because I could!"

So now you have the power to censor a point of view you would not like expressed you immediately delete it. How very democratic and tolerant of you?

It says so much about how you are showing up and your values I can not start to point it out for you. : )

Yet JJ was a Jail Keeper????

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

I am the master of my own domain. This is my house and I can choose to invite and not invite whoever I want. JJ was the master of domain for everyone.

I explained the reason for my deletion, you can write your own blog and say whatever you want about me. See if I care!

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

This comment was removed by the Iranian.com Staff for violating our Commenting Standards

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

amirparvizforsecularmonarchy I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.

In all seriousness if Iranian Intellectuals don't learn this one basic definition and why, they won't even know where to start to fix their issues, and will create worse based on their lack of wisdom and abundance of ignorance.

Once Iranians have enough Intellectuals leading the people, as opposed to Anti-Intellectuals misleading them, then there will be a basis for real hope for Iranians and not until then. At this stage in Irans development anyone who has helped create true intellectuals has helped Iran and her people anyone who did not and has not helped create true Intellectuals is not of true value to iranians.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

BTW have you noticed not all comments are in the "Latest Comments" section which appears to now be up and running?

SaidAmin

Saïd Amin Saïd Amin is a tech entrepreneur born in Tehran, Iran. He is the founder/CEO of World Singles Networks, a leading provider of niche online dating services and the Publisher of Iranian.com.

hey there. there's caching happening in the background so there's a little delay for some things to get updated. also, the option to view all comments should be up tomorrow.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

I also noticed that only comments are posted and if we reply to a comment it is not posted! Why is that?

Please since you are the owner of the old and new i.com please take note that we had a good web magazine and lost it. It was customized for us, please bring back those functionalities. This website won't work this way if you have a large active readers and contributors.

Lastly, I'd like to please ask you to look into Azadeh Azad's password and email situation. I see that she once registered but looks like she's not able to log in. thanks

faramarz

Faramarz

It's been only 4 days since the new format has been deployed. It generally takes a few "releases" before you get the desired look and functionality.

But as a general rule whenever you change a user-facing interface you will get a lot of complains the least of which is "I hate change!" That's why before you implement a change of this nature you bring in the "super users" into a development session and get their input. That way you get most of the problems resolved beforehand and you also will have a group of vocal advocates that speak positively about the change.

Obviously the re-design was done in the absence of the user input and was done mainly to bring in new functionality.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Faramarz jaan it's not about user-interface or releases. It's about the "organization of content". Right now this new design is not popular as you or I or Mr. Amin would like. Imagine the day, or even today, when you have thousands of users and everyone wants to post something. You can't catch up with everything. Why should it be that way?

Would you agree with me that the "organization" of the old i.com was based on years or tuning and fine tuning everything? For example, we used to have 5 or 7 blogs "featured", then it went to more than a dozen. We didn't have "recent comments" or "Hot Today" or "tabs" but all were added because the need was there.

More importantly when you clicked on "more" you'd see more, now you can't see shet! I'm trying to be honest here. I thought this would be good and said so at the beginning. But now I see so much wrong with this.

We didn't need wholesale change, just a little tweaking.

faramarz

Faramarz

Esfand Jaan, the layout of the page is very similar to Huff Post with three columns and enough information about each item that allows you to learn about the blog without opening it. That takes real estate.

Where it lacks is that under each blog in Huff Post there is a list of similar material which functions as a tab. For example, Hajiagha's multiple picture posting can be managed with a single post and the rest under that one post.

All of this is easily accomplished by adding the functionality and hands-on admin/editor's involvement 7x24.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Faramarz jaan first of all I see 3 columns on Huff Post and the existence of "Tabs". But that's not the point. The old i.com design was "custom made" for us.

I like the elimination of Editor or maybe we can have a part time Editor or something, what we don't need is this "fast paced" mumbo jumbo!

Imagine for example, in the "articles" section of the old i.com, the most voted or viewed or whatever "algorithm" punches out is "featured". We could still keep the Blog section (otherwise known as the belog section ;-) and the News Section and the other tabs as they were before.

All good things come to an end and I suppose nothing I or anyone else can say, will bring back the old i.com. It's just a shame or as we say in Farsi "afsoos"!

faramarz

Faramarz

Esfand Jaan,
I don't mean to turn this into an application development discussion or play ignorant to the shortcomings of the new design. But I understand why it turned out the way it did.

I have already mentioned the lack of user input. Second, it was probably rushed into production without much "soaking." Third, when we migrated from the old to the new, most likely the technology platform (web design software) was changed and in all likelihood the functionality is what came out of the box with minimal customization.

So the best path forward is to provide the input and ask for improvements and hopefully it will not take 5-7 years.

EsfandAashena

Esfand Aashena

Well the best input I can provide is to use all the organizational structure of the old i.com. Bring back, most viewed, most discussed, hot today, recent comments, various tabs and so on. They just have to remember they're supposed to be "adding" stuff not overhauling everything.

Bring the sexy back!