I've given up on the community

I guess it’s time for me to give up on the ping.sg community. Joining the list of people who have already given up on this community long time ago. They must be wondering…. “What took me so long?”
And yes, I do wonder what took me so long to give up on this community.
Spoke to a couple of pingsters. They were also quite disappointed with the whole “in group” comment. But they didn’t say a thing because there is nothing we can do about it. And at the end of the day, I begin to see their point of view. There is really nothing I can do to stop this community from falling apart. It has already began falling apart couple of months ago. But I stayed on with the community, thinking that the situation wasn’t so bad. But perhaps I was lying to myself.
Perhaps it’s also because of the time, money, sweat and tears that I’ve put into this community. The gathering that I’ve organised and attended. The flamewar between members that I’ve stopped. The countless number of shouts I posted on the shoutbox. The suggestions I’ve given to help improve the place. The number of spam I’ve removed from the forum. The people that I’ve recommended into the community. The countless number of friends I’ve made in the community.
Those who have been in the ping.sg community long enough would know the contributions that I’ve made to the community. I never ask for any returns. I was willing to help out in the community because I believe in it. And back then, we made it a point that there shouldn’t be any elitism among the regulars. The the community should be as open as possible. But everything has changed now. And frankly speaking, after today’s event, I’ve given up hope in the community completely.
If you guys still want to live in your la la world and think that there isn’t any cracks in the ping.sg community, then go ahead with your “in group” labeling. I got no eyes to see how you destroy the community build by the old pingsters.
Missed the good old days when everything is still peaceful in the community. When the community is run by the community itself and not some community manager. When there is no elitism even in the regulars. When every single member are equal.
Still remember the first gathering at Pitstop Cafe.
The exposure during the Nexus event.
The meetup at Essential Brew.
The great gathering at Geek Terminal.
The fun we had at Far East Shopping Centre booth.
The ping.sg presence during blogout.
The geek terminal launch party and the mini birthday celebration after that.
The first anniversary party.
The funny advertisement we made for ping.sg.
The huge gathering at Ms Clarity Cafe.
The recording of blogbuzz.tv.
The wonderful Christmas gathering.
I guess the community will never be the same again.
Why I bother so much? I don’t even own the place. If the owner doesn’t want to take any actions, why should I care so much? End of the day, ping.sg successful or fail, I won’t get any credits for it. So why bother? Just let it be.

11 comments

  1. from the list stated, i think dk has done quite a lot for the community. especially it ain’t easy to start something.
    cc: somehow that’s not very right to say in this manner. i think you’re taking it out of context by juz focusing on the shoutbox. sorry to say so, i think there’s no point in putting such comments to hurt another person.
    it’s juz dk being straight and direct like many other people. And we can only accept them as they are. if got rapport then become fren, if no just hi bye. it’s the fact of life.
    Tianhongs last blog post..迪克牛仔 – 忘记我还是忘记他

  2. Chillycraps: I know meh? How come I don’t know that I know? Eh, we 2 supposed to be arch-rival leh. Hahaha….. ok ok…. just kidding with you.

  3. Chilli : Youmutherfiaker are sprouting something only you know. Same like what you posted in your blog, only you are finding it funny. We are all having a good laugh but not at your post but how ‘intelligent’ you perceived yourself to be. If DK is nothing in this world, you are lesser than 0.00001 % the worth of the smallest living orgasm in this entire galaxy. Hope I had cleared your doubts.

  4. @seh long: either way, I’m glad YOU are having a good laugh. And thanks for visiting my blog. You ALL? Wow, how many of your friends did you bring to my blog? No wonder my traffic skyrocketed. Thanks huh.
    And you just gave me ideas for a new research. “Living orgasm” huh.
    chillycrapss last blog post..picnic at haw par villa

  5. cc : Skyrocket? You gotta be kidding. It ain’t even higher than any shortest pink member available in this entire galaxy.

  6. Chillycraps has the kind of confidence where he has no looks, no talent, no skill, no intelligence, no ability, basically nothing to match. Everything about him is shit, even his blog design is the shittiest design you can find in Singapore. Yet he blog majiam like he is the most hansem guy in the entire galaxy. I’m glad someone finally smack the reality onto his face. This guy is the kind that needs beating if you see him on the street. And his photos all looked like majiam he had been punched left right center front back until got blue black and out of shape. Yeah his face is out of shape.

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