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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby vladimir » Fri May 23, 2014 9:35 am

I think Vladimir would be KiR's first choice for name
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby Kung-fu Hillbilly » Fri May 23, 2014 9:42 am

CEO has quickly become a major pain in KIR's virtual ass not only in dragging disgruntled members from 440, but the speed in which CEO has garnered advertising support from the very businesses 440 would see as their "must haves". I think all are non advertising members of 440 as well, yeah? Ooch, that's gotta hurt. *giggle*

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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby General Mackevili » Fri May 23, 2014 9:44 am

Soi Dog wrote:Do they pay mods? Do they get free burgers at Garage?
There was something about paid work mentioned, so yes, but I didn't ask for specific details.
Suryavarman wrote: And in particular, how can someone like Scoby have a full time job as a lawyer or some such profession and find time to be a mod. He must be an Olympic quality multi-tasker.
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby IraHayes » Fri May 23, 2014 10:09 am

I've see this scenario play out a few times. Popular forum for a very specific target audience, disgruntled users get to the point they are told by the site admins to **go set up their own forum/site if they are not happy at how the admins run things** ... what invariably happens is due to the amount of work involved in setting up and then running said site/forum most people persevere with what they have already.
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby Username Taken » Fri May 23, 2014 10:21 am

General Mackevili wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:I heard of 2 sightings of General Mackevili and KiR this week.

One at Le Jardin, and one at Larry's Bar.

The only thing I can think of was General Zee (Cambod right?) was offered a moderator position at k440 because of these forums starting up, and him being a bit of a social beast (seems to know everyone, right?)

Seems like a good formula for a forum though, a social beast like Cambod, and a technologist such as OD.

So is my assumption accurate, why else would they hang out so much?

And is General Zee really banned from K440???
LoL, I find this particular thread pretty funny! I don't know why.


Fair enough, seems like a sincere request to have the record set straight.

I've been friends with all the Admin/Mods over there for quite some time. I'd go as far as to say we regularly hang out.


After all the recent happenings over there, The Dragon and I decided it would be a great idea to collaborate on a new forum for Cambodia expats and run it the way we believe a forum should be run.

Once we decided we were serious about this project, I decided to go to KiR myself and let him know what we were about embark upon and wanted him to check it out and tell me what thought. I went to him first before we even told most of our friends about it.

So we met up and I just told him flat out. At the time he kind of laughed it off. Understandable. Kind of hard to comment on something that doesn't even exist yet. (Your spies are good, Socrates!)

We went around town as usual. First time I'd been to either Le Jardin or Larry's, and was very impressed with both.

The next day I added him on Twitter (don't forget to follow me! @Mackevili) and within minutes I was given an ultimatum: Stop whatever project I had going on with The Dragon and I would be made Moderator of K440, or continue working on our new project and receive the ban hammer!

I'm not a big fan of ultimatums. Never have been. I think I may allergic to them, in fact.

But being the sensible, reasonable guy that I am, I asked for a few days to sleep on it anyways.

The timing last week was perfect. A week long public holiday and The Dragon also had some free time. So I headed down to the beach so we could meet face-to-face.

CEO was a go, so I informed KiR that I would continue working with The Dragon. Within less than a minute I was banned.

All the other people involved with K440 were very supportive and wished us luck!


And now things are moving in the right direction with CEO! We are brand new and have been overwhelmed with so much positive feedback and ideas from everyone in the community already! Movie deals, front page article The Phnom Penh Post and Cambodia Daily, and I think I even saw action figures of us at Toys & Me!

It's been a lot of work, but it seems to be paying off! We've had more people sign up and be active posters faster than we ever guessed possible! Who would have thought that less negativity and and more transparency on a discussion forum would be so popular?

Also, we've been very lenient and allowed CEOers to express their opinions about K440 on here well. It might sound like a mean thing to do, but we want to give our members as much freedom as we can. Also, the K440 team should thank us for all the invaluable feedback we are allowing them to receive. Seriously.


So please, if you like our site, help spread the word! Remember, we are happy for our members to be members anywhere else they choose to be! It's not one or the other.


So, there you here it! Hope it clears things up.

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You really expect us to believe that!

The voices in my head tell me that we are on the verge of a breakthrough. Soon to be announced, cambod's K440 account will be re-activated and cambod will become a K440 mod. In return, KiR will become CEOs first mod.

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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby OrangeDragon » Fri May 23, 2014 11:05 am

IraHayes wrote:I've see this scenario play out a few times. Popular forum for a very specific target audience, disgruntled users get to the point they are told by the site admins to **go set up their own forum/site if they are not happy at how the admins run things** ... what invariably happens is due to the amount of work involved in setting up and then running said site/forum most people persevere with what they have already.
it's a bit hard at times, but also not the first forum i've started. the other one is still running, and mine (though i have employees keeping it under control for me) after 13 years. like this one it's community related and most people know, or at least run the risk of running into, one another. makes for a much more interesting dynamic than massive forums full of strangers.
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby FreeSocrates! » Fri May 23, 2014 11:32 am

General Mackevili wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:I heard of 2 sightings of General Mackevili and KiR this week.

One at Le Jardin, and one at Larry's Bar.

The only thing I can think of was General Zee (Cambod right?) was offered a moderator position at k440 because of these forums starting up, and him being a bit of a social beast (seems to know everyone, right?)

Seems like a good formula for a forum though, a social beast like Cambod, and a technologist such as OD.

So is my assumption accurate, why else would they hang out so much?

And is General Zee really banned from K440???
LoL, I find this particular thread pretty funny! I don't know why.


Fair enough, seems like a sincere request to have the record set straight.

I've been friends with all the Admin/Mods over there for quite some time. I'd go as far as to say we regularly hang out.


After all the recent happenings over there, The Dragon and I decided it would be a great idea to collaborate on a new forum for Cambodia expats and run it the way we believe a forum should be run.

Once we decided we were serious about this project, I decided to go to KiR myself and let him know what we were about embark upon and wanted him to check it out and tell me what thought. I went to him first before we even told most of our friends about it.

So we met up and I just told him flat out. At the time he kind of laughed it off. Understandable. Kind of hard to comment on something that doesn't even exist yet. (Your spies are good, Socrates!)

We went around town as usual. First time I'd been to either Le Jardin or Larry's, and was very impressed with both.

The next day I added him on Twitter (don't forget to follow me! @Mackevili) and within minutes I was given an ultimatum: Stop whatever project I had going on with The Dragon and I would be made Moderator of K440, or continue working on our new project and receive the ban hammer!

I'm not a big fan of ultimatums. Never have been. I think I may allergic to them, in fact.

But being the sensible, reasonable guy that I am, I asked for a few days to sleep on it anyways.

The timing last week was perfect. A week long public holiday and The Dragon also had some free time. So I headed down to the beach so we could meet face-to-face.

CEO was a go, so I informed KiR that I would continue working with The Dragon. Within less than a minute I was banned.

All the other people involved with K440 were very supportive and wished us luck!


And now things are moving in the right direction with CEO! We are brand new and have been overwhelmed with so much positive feedback and ideas from everyone in the community already! Movie deals, front page article The Phnom Penh Post and Cambodia Daily, and I think I even saw action figures of us at Toys & Me!

It's been a lot of work, but it seems to be paying off! We've had more people sign up and be active posters faster than we ever guessed possible! Who would have thought that less negativity and and more transparency on a discussion forum would be so popular?

Also, we've been very lenient and allowed CEOers to express their opinions about K440 on here well. It might sound like a mean thing to do, but we want to give our members as much freedom as we can. Also, the K440 team should thank us for all the invaluable feedback we are allowing them to receive. Seriously.


So please, if you like our site, help spread the word! Remember, we are happy for our members to be members anywhere else they choose to be! It's not one or the other.


So, there you here it! Hope it clears things up.

That's how CEO started, and the rest is history!

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I'll leave this unlocked, but please be very civil if you happen to have any more questions. This can obviously be a touchy subject for some, thanks!
Thanks for clearing it up. I find this particular thread to be quite hilarious as well. I also find the "ultimatum" to be equally as hilarious.

I think it's a great idea to make a new forum, and good timing too.

Best of luck in your new endeavour.
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby migratory » Fri May 23, 2014 11:48 am

Now that's what I call hot gossip, perhaps we will see this new venture head towards becoming our local pendant to the National Enquirer?
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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby General Mackevili » Fri May 23, 2014 12:09 pm

IraHayes wrote:... disgruntled users get to the point they are told by the site admins to **go set up their own forum/site if they are not happy at how the admins run things**
I think "disappointed" is a more fitting word here.

And we were told to NOT set up our own site, LoL.

K440 is now a forum where the Admin posts public PM's between other members in an attempt to humiliate them, and now they even have a Mod that recently posted another user's PM's (at least those PM's were sent to him though and not between 2 other members).

After that, I would have a real hard time being an active member over there, knowing that the Admin and Mods don't have a problem with posting private PM's if you get on their bad side.

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Re: So why were General Mackevili and KiR hanging out so muc

Postby Jaap N. » Fri May 23, 2014 12:20 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
IraHayes wrote:... disgruntled users get to the point they are told by the site admins to **go set up their own forum/site if they are not happy at how the admins run things**
I think "disappointed" is a more fitting word here.

And we were told to NOT set up our own site, LoL.

K440 is now a forum where the Admin posts public PM's between other members in an attempt to humiliate them, and now they even have a Mod that recently posted another user's PM's (at least those PM's were sent to him though and not between 2 other members).

After that, I would have a real hard time being an active member over there, knowing that the Admin and Mods don't have a problem with posting private PM's if you get on their bad side.

Fcuk, that is serious shit. Worse than I thought, they act like proper dictators over there.


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