You might be wondering, why am I asking this question. I was reading about the recent ping.sg gathering when I saw someone wrote this.
This group was the boisterous group, the eloquent group, the popular group on Ping.sg. Yes, there really is such a thing as the “in group”, as in all other communities – I don’t deny that. Well, nothing wrong with that anyway, not everyone is equal, and not everyone has the same interests!
This entry is written by Daphne. In case you don’t know, Daphne is the community manager in Ping.sg company.
Popular group? “in group”? What the heck is going on? When did we have such classification? Why the need to split the whole entire community into “in group”/”out group” and Popular/not popular? I was kind of shocked to see such comments coming from some in the Ping.sg Company. Is this ping.sg’s official stand? Are we going to split into 2 camps? Or is this just Daphne’s personal comment?
I’m very disappointed with the comments about “in group” and popular group. What will the new ping.sg members think? What about those who are not so active in ping.sg? Or those who are active in the community but didn’t attend Daphne’s gathering? Are they casted to the “out group” of ping.sg? Are they not considered popular if they don’t attend her gathering?
This whole thing does the community no good at all. It will only break the entire community apart. Think about the rest of the ping.sg members who saw that comment. How do you think they would feel if they are classified as “out group”?
Over the years, I’ve been telling everyone that there is no such thing as “elite” or “popular” group in Ping.sg. I still remember I rebutted fiercely when someone claims that a certain group in ping.sg are like elites. Ping.sg is a open community for everyone. Not a closed community where the community manager decides who is in the “in group” and who is not.
HELLO! Community Manager is supposed to help strengthen the community. Not tear it apart by splitting the whole place into 2 camps.
Very disappointed with that shallow comment. Sad that this kind of thing happen on Ping.sg’s Birthday.