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!
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!