What make khmer440.com Cambodia forum so infamous?

If you have something so weird, strange or off-topic to post and think it doesn't belong in any other forum; you're probably right. Please put all your gormless, half-baked, inane, glaikit ideas in here. This might also be a place where we throw threads that appear elsewhere that don't belong ANYWHERE end up, instead of having to flush them. FORUM RULES STILL APPLY.
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by wasabi » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:15 pm

Back on topic.........

To the OP - Samouth. If you wanted to know something about Apple - would you call up Samsung and ask their advice on Apple products? Let's say one wanted to know about Buddhism, would you recommend me to go find out from a Muslim?

You're doing something quite similar with this type of question.

I certainly don't agree with your observation here....
Samouth wrote:Thanks everyone for your inputs. It seemed like many people have bad experiences with Khmer440 rather than good experience. This really helped me to learn more about khmer440.
I have posted on K440 for 10 years, and the negative experiences are no different to what you might get here in general.
For example - let's say you posted on K440 the first thread you created on CEO "Days, Months, Seasons (In Khmer Language)"
I am sure that you would have got very positive comments even praise.

But let's say you started a thread saying that you met a taxigirl and have fallen madly in love with her and will help her break the cycle by looking after her with all you money blah blah blah ..... then rightfully, you will find the comments will generally be negative, and vitriol thrown in your direction.
It is true that there is an element of cliques over there, but IMO it is not much different over here either.
You have to remember that K440 started in the days when Phnom Penh was wild and raw for foreigners - and so some of the legendary posters over there such as Horse, Peaceman, Felgerkarb, Hanky and the like - reflected the wild-natured type of foreigner living here at that time. Discussions frequently centred on booze, drugs and women. That is not to say that more useful topics of discussion were not also part of the forum. There were many posters - and I'll mention here a couple - SunSan (RIP), your very own Vlad, Laud John, AiA etc - who were sources of local knowledge, or generally providers of interesting information and topics.
As the foreigner demographic in Cambodia has changed, so did the type of poster - and interestingly, there didn't seem to be much of a transition. So from the raw, hard-edged to all of a sudden woosey, poofy, attention seekers who like to sip lattes as opposed to having a all night binge appeared. Some of the posts from these ones bordered on the inane, to the out-right "why the fuck are you here" type poster. Some of these have moved to this forum, because they didn't like "the vibe" over there. Others moved here because they were personally attacked by an owner who became more and more paranoid as the years went on (I always liked KIR - he was a decent chap early on, but in the end, I think the whole forum war etc - probably also contributed to his increasingly become a cnut big time, and likely to his untimely death as well).

I would challenge you to post over there as well - introduce yourself like you did here, and I am sure that you would get a welcomed reception. You seem like an intelligent fellow, and with a whole lot more depth than the resident Cambodian over there. But if you start another "I am bored" thread - then you will get absolutely no sympathy from me as they can kick your sorry arse back over here :beer3:
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:38 pm

scobienz wrote:Vlad' return is odd because he has been slamming 440 on CEO for the last few months and I still have his messages to me from the middle of May swearing he would never post here again.
logos wrote:General. .. nobody's outed any PM on 440. vlad posted for all to see, very publicly, that he'd never post again on 440. Scobie was referring to those statements, and to the kind of hypocrisy it takes to come back nevertheless.
Haha, ok, Logos, say what you want, but when I see Scobie talk about, "I still have his messages to me from the middle of May", I think it's beyond debate that he's talking about "Private Messages" that he received from Vlad in the middle of May, and NOT referring to his publicly posted statements, as you are trying to suggest here.

Are you really trying to say that when Scobie talked about "messages" he received from Vlad in the middle of May he was actually referring to public forum posts, LoL?

Anyways, it's reasons like that, and also for your lame excusing of Scobie's actions, that Khmer440 has an infamous/less than stellar reputation, even with the new ownership.

To be honest, I don't think it could be more clearer that he was talking about PRIVATE Messages, and for you try and tell us that he was simply talking about "posts" insults almost everyone's intelligence here.

Carry on, you guys run things the way you want over there.

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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by Yobbo » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:44 pm

Here's the opinion of a newbie on 440 :lol:

if opening a bar in combo...where ? best area


Postby deemaxxx » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 am


hmmmm.....have just run into a bunch of assholes. i,d better leave.

thought i would maybe get some advice off here. what a shower of sad sh*t !!
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by Jaap N. » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:48 pm

Yobbo wrote:Here's the opinion of a newbie on 440 :lol:

if opening a bar in combo...where ? best area


Postby deemaxxx » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 am


hmmmm.....have just run into a bunch of assholes. i,d better leave.

thought i would maybe get some advice off here. what a shower of sad sh*t !!
Take a look at his posts, I'm pretty sure that deemaxxx is a troll.....
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:14 pm

Jaap N. wrote:
Yobbo wrote:Here's the opinion of a newbie on 440 :lol:

if opening a bar in combo...where ? best area


Postby deemaxxx » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 am


hmmmm.....have just run into a bunch of assholes. i,d better leave.

thought i would maybe get some advice off here. what a shower of sad sh*t !!
Take a look at his posts, I'm pretty sure that deemaxxx is a troll.....
i agree;
anyone asking for that sort of information means they dont know shit about Cambodia and is doing nothing but wasting time asking stupid questions.

Do u think they would fair any better here?? i doubt it
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:52 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Jaap N. wrote:
Yobbo wrote:Here's the opinion of a newbie on 440 :lol:

if opening a bar in combo...where ? best area


Postby deemaxxx » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 am


hmmmm.....have just run into a bunch of assholes. i,d better leave.

thought i would maybe get some advice off here. what a shower of sad sh*t !!
Take a look at his posts, I'm pretty sure that deemaxxx is a troll.....
i agree;
anyone asking for that sort of information means they dont know shit about Cambodia and is doing nothing but wasting time asking stupid questions.

Do u think they would fair any better here?? i doubt it
yeah to be fair, if planning on opening a business of any sorts anywhere and you dont know anything about the local market for said business, to the point where youre asking a bunch of strangers on an internet forum for information (didnt even specify which city) then you are destined to fail :facepalm:
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by vladimir » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:21 pm

tbf, we have had some incredibly clueless people open and run bars/guesthouses in Cambodia, albeit for a very short while in most cases.

He could be one of those, or a troll, odds are around 50/50.

Fwiw, the discussion/ conversation I had with scooby re not returning was via facebook.

I personally don't see the relevance of what media was used, but that's just me.

I only ever had one PM revealed, re doing private proof-reading/editing, and I've gotten over that, history.

I changed my mind when I saw how much certain members missed my puns.

Hope to stay on both forums, have friends on both.

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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by logos » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:09 pm

I'll grant you this Vlad, your style has changed in the past few days.
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:20 pm

vladimir wrote:
Fwiw, the discussion/ conversation I had with scooby re not returning was via facebook.

I personally don't see the relevance of what media was used, but that's just me.
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Re: What make khmer440.com forum so infamous?

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