Desi did NOT surf other Blogs for almost two weeks preceding the bum2007 Bloggers Gathering held on May 19, 2007. Meanwhile, I just caught up with some "back-reading" and the following is "An Issue of Concern" as far as I am concerned as Chairman of the Organising Committee of the recent one-off event, spied at sloone.wordpress.com.
I advise my ER to surf to the Original Blog run by Susan Loone to understand the Issue in context so as not to confuse yourself.
My points are summarised thus, with Typos, warts and all as I responded to part of Susan's comments, viz:
May 21st, 2007 at 8:45 pm
I am “bending” my decision NOT to engage in your Blog anymore after one previous incident, but this part of your “false claims” need to be corrected, viz:
“i was also not too happy with the tone of the event. for example, look at this: http://bum2007.wordpress.com/2007/04/06/hello-world/What to expectEach panellist will share their thoughts based on their field of activity, expertise and experience, for 8 to 10 minutes each.
They will spend the last 2-3 minutes of their speech on stating if they agree OR disagree with the followingstatement:
That the media environment under the present Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s administration is more open and liberal compared to the previous administration under Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Special speaker Rocky will speak on the National Alliance of Bloggers.”
DESI: I was Chairman of the just ended bujm2007 Bloggers Gathering, leading a self-appointed 7-member Committe. It was clearly stated at the website created to opearte during the One-off Event duration that we were NOT organising it on behalf of the National Alliance of Bloggers (NB) which Rockybru heads.
I developed the Brief to the Speakers, which was general to enable the SIX speakers lots of leeway to speak within the limited time frame. I also developed the Sub-topic “That the media environment under the present Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s administration is more open and liberal compared to the previous administration under Dr Mahathir Mohamad,” as it asked the speakers WHETHER they agreed OR disagreed, or it did noit prejudice either the current or previous administrations.
Rockybru’s function that evening was DIFFERENT from the other Panel members (6) — just to talk about the TWO-MONTH-OILD baby called the NAB.
I raise three questions here:
(1) For heaven’s sakes — at 2X 30 days timeline and you people are already fologging it like it was a five-year-old dead horse. Then the question arises: WHY EVEN BOTHER?
(2) Who appointed you Susan, or Monsterball, to speak as IF at this moment you know the criteria for membership OR that Rockybru already has an Agenda? When you two asked all the individual members of NAB to speak up, there will be dissenting voices as this juncture because the Constitution is not even finalised, as Elizabeth has duly informed here.
(3) SO what’s all these premature pronouncements about?NAB wants to work towards a registered ENTITY to promote two primary objectives as spely out at this stage that Rockybru also elaborated on May 19, 2007 night at Lake View Club.And I believe that’s where the TWO general objectives and let’s not “kill” the baby on your own wild, and ungrounded allegations of “What IF”. — Desi
AS for the other commenter Monsterball's views, partially reprised here, also caused concern for Desi, viz:
"May 21st, 2007 at 8:22 am
Again go to Rocky’s site and read the names of bloggers that went there. 85% are all his side kicks and machai…plus few from other blogs…like RPK..birds of the same feather flock together..yet brave 15% are there to see and observed…not easily influenced. Why I say they are his machai? Go read all other posts he put out..few bloggers names are frequently mentioned with love from him..yet these are identified by Sheih as bloggers to disunite others. So he respect those bloggers more than Sheih…yet Sheih is his elected All blog committee member…those he respect are not.Now is that not trying to disunite bloggers…led by Rocky?"
DESI: I believe his conclusions/observations by Monsterball, quote: "Again go to Rocky’s site and read the names of bloggers that went there. 85% are all his side kicks and machai…plus few from other blogs…like RPK..birds of the same feather flock together..yet brave 15% are there to see and observed…not easily influenced.were without any grounds." ...HAD NO BASIS AT ALL. I hope Bloggers/Commenters who were not even present would not make wild claims as to their self-claimed expert knowledge of the profiles/make-ups of the diverse Blogger-personalities present. Also, many attendees were NOT even Bloggers! -- Desi
PS: I hope others who were there at the bum 2007 Bloggers Gathering on May 19, 2007 at Lake View Club will lend their views here wrt Susan's and Monsterball's post and comments. Thank you.