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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by Username Taken » Wed May 21, 2014 10:00 pm

OrangeDragon wrote: Edit: Having just checked, some countries require google to remove defamatory links from their search on a user complaint... the UK is one of these countries. Meaning it's easy as pie for a UK citizen to get it taken down.
Why even bother with whatever that site does? You guys have made your point, and I think kir is hurting. Not mortally wounded, but suddenly overcome by a feeling of loneliness.

Forget about them. Focus on making this site 'better than' and/or 'different from' that other forum.


fwiw - I refreshed the K440 active topics page and the CEO active topics page after a two hour break and K440 had double the latest posts to CEO.
Don't stress it! Your point has been made, and it's clear that you have many supporters.

NOW make it work. Market your point of difference. Stop the 'us and them' stuff!
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed May 21, 2014 10:06 pm

you'll notice in my op on the subject it was this:
Regarding their (and potentially our) "power":

[emphasis added]

it was more of a discussion on if that power to hurt people with forum postings really existed, and the liabilities of trying to do so.
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by Username Taken » Wed May 21, 2014 10:17 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:you'll notice in my op on the subject it was this:
Regarding their (and potentially our) "power":

[emphasis added]

it was more of a discussion on if that power to hurt people with forum postings really existed, and the liabilities of trying to do so.
Point taken.

But, you must admit, I have made some valid points.

Honestly, OD, I want to see this work just as much as you. As do many others!!!


:whip: [wow, look a whip emoticon]

Now whip it,
Whip it good,
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by General Mackevili » Wed May 21, 2014 11:41 pm

Username Taken wrote:
fwiw - I refreshed the K440 active topics page and the CEO active topics page after a two hour break and K440 had double the latest posts to CEO.
WoW, cool! Thanks for noticing those stats! ! ! That's encouraging!

As you know, CEO's only been in existence for less than 0.005% of the amount of time that K440 has been around, so I'm thrilled to see we already have 50% of the action they have instead of just a proportional 0.005%! !

I'm also glad to see that CEO posters are already talking a lot less trash about K440 on here, and we've only been online for about 2 weeks!

And thanks to everyone for behaving and following the simply and fair rules we've established (no outing people with their names, neither here nor from other forums, no racist remarks and no flaming people with less than 30 posts).

In about 2 weeks, we've only had to edit 12 about posts! Each Mod edit was publicly explained, and we only removed the specific part that broke the rules, the rest of the post stayed.

There was also a thread that somebody started about the other forum that I was very sceptical about.

We talked via PM, and he couldn't provide any screenshots or anything privately at the time, so I locked it (later deleted it because everything was already edited out).

The next day he was very polite, and was able to give me a screenshot. I told him that he could post it again since he verified the story well enough. He was understanding when I told him that we really hope that users will stop slagging off the other forum soon, and he decided on his own free will not to post it again. That dude is cool.

As said earlier, many people felt so unfairly treated and censored over there, and are now glad to finally have a place where they feel free to get online and voice their opinion to the Cambodia expat community (and the whole world, duh) without the fear of getting banned/publicly outed/humiliated simply for disagreeing with the Admin/Mods/friends of CEO/etc.

We've said we will run this site in a fair and friendly way, and so far we've done just that, and will continue on this route.

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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu May 22, 2014 12:01 am

Speaking from experience, make sure he hugs you from the front.
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 22, 2014 12:14 am

vladimir wrote:One day, they will know...I am THE COOKIE MONSTER! :assasin:
I don't care. ;)
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by StroppyChops » Thu May 22, 2014 12:16 am

General Mackevili wrote:A whole bunch of stuff...
You have far too much time on your hands.
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri May 23, 2014 5:44 am

I'm glad too see more options.

k440 seems likes its in it's final Death Throes to me. I've felt that way for awhile and it seems most of the shit on there just made me angry or frustrated so I kinda stopped posting regularly.

Best of luck to this site, and I hope that there can be some type of balance on here.

People aren't always going to agree with each other; I hope there is room for that whether you are a mod, an owner or a regular contributer.

To me this is the most important thing, that everyone has the freedom to express their opinions - whether they differ or not.
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by Soi Dog » Fri May 23, 2014 6:51 am

FreeSocrates! wrote:k440 seems likes its in it's final Death Throes to me. I've felt that way for awhile and it seems most of the shit on there just made me angry or frustrated so I kinda stopped posting regularly.
I notice that the two owners are posting much more than before and trying to be nice to posters. That is a definite response to this site. Much fewer new threads and much less interesting ones too. That is what you get when you ban the thread makers in a childish hissy fit. They are praying for their much-hyped new front page writers to stay alive at this point. Sad. It didn't have to be this way. They dug their own pit.
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Re: Welcome to Expats Cambodia!

Post by Jaap N. » Fri May 23, 2014 7:58 am

Soi Dog wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:k440 seems likes its in it's final Death Throes to me. I've felt that way for awhile and it seems most of the shit on there just made me angry or frustrated so I kinda stopped posting regularly.
I notice that the two owners are posting much more than before and trying to be nice to posters. That is a definite response to this site. Much fewer new threads and much less interesting ones too. That is what you get when you ban the thread makers in a childish hissy fit. They are praying for their much-hyped new front page writers to stay alive at this point. Sad. It didn't have to be this way. They dug their own pit.
This is what you get when you think you are High & Mighty, that's the way they acted. A bit like: 'no one can touch us!' Now they see many posters leave their site and move to CEO. The fact that they don't allow anyone to post anything about CEO speaks volumes. :)
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