13/04/2011 by The Sorcerer
For those who don’t know: Vote for your CR
I’ll just be honest, I was under the impression that its the moderators who play a role of community representative as well. It didn’t hit my mind until Bikey and I were speaking about it yesterday night. A member said it there and I agree if bikey’s name would have been on the list- I would have chosen him- same goes for Udit, Cranky, Harshal AND a lot of people.
Medpal (thanks man) gave a lot of heads up via FB, preparing/advising me of how I should be a CR. Remember one thing- whoever is chosen as a community representative- he represents the member of the forums and he’s chosen to be for the people (and all that mushy mushy democratic talks). No matter who you are (including myself)- don’t be an asskisser. If your own people did something wrong, point it out directly. Its a well-known fact, the only reason a lot of people know me is because I am there in more than 1 forum and the things that I’ve done.
Now there are some people who don’t really like me due to our interaction in the past, yeah well- sucks to be you. As I said- if you do something wrong, you will be questioned be it you’re a dealer, a member or a very suspicious proxy dealer- or mods. You can call me a troll, you can rant out “hey put this on your blog”, call me a wannabe and get your kitty party group to join you in your endless forum troll session but hey- you’re busted!
BTW- “they” don’t replace it despite claiming on the forum- they repair the unit unless its a batch defect or something that involves more than soldering/capacitor change. Before siding with a distributor just because you had a pleasant experience, think very carefully before vouching for dealers/distributors.
Chip forums (shut down for a really long time as they are busy doing something else) very own community admin Neo Natasha said to me via Gtalk that it sucks that he posts on a rival forums. Respects to him- but with that kind of attitude whichever forum you’re in is not going to help. We might be “loyal” to a single forum but if you bring everybody in one big hall- you will end up knowing eachother in one way or the other. Hell I still bump into people who used to be in Kawabonka and Indian pro league. Rival forum? pfffft!!!!
There are lot of members (not limited to senior members as some of them do come to launch events/parties) who do their part for the forums and some actions are not done on the forums. One of the company guys told “AAaah yeah, there’s a member from techenclave who came for the nvidia card’s launch party some weeks ago and we talked about some technical specs stuff” and when I came to know who that guy is, I was happy. There are few younger guys who are doing their bit and its good. For a moment I thought the younger gens depend more on spoonfeeding but some people have made me to change their mind.
Oh yeah, btw- as I said to Safin via PM- even if I am not chosen as a CR, it’s not going to prevent me to play the same role. Some of my actions might not be popular or maybe it doesn’t really suit you but what I do is for the good of the community. You have any issues (provided its something I can help you with)- shoot the question.
I have respects for some people: Bikenstein, Harshal, Lord Nemesis, cranky, medpal, BF1983, madnav, Darky- who wouldn’t? But look at one very common thing- they aren’t moderators- just members. They have done many things that pretty much proves the point: You don’t need “power” to do anything.
Some people have applied being a moderator (like asingh) who wants to genuinely help the best they can. Some people are joining it because it’s the “power” of the hammer. Couple of these newer mods trolled me directly/indirectly in the past and in the present- out of which couple of them really don’t know what they’re posting on the forums. Sure, one of them repeats one of those silly ol’ jokes about me during the meet but that’s about it.
I wondered why medpal repeats that spiderman sentence- but now I understood it, especially after Neo’s comment. If you’re going to let such member status boost your ego and cloud your judgement- it proves it- you’re not meant for this kind of dedication. First try and become a good and honest human being, then try to be a helpful member. Rest will follow and you will be rewarded eventually. A seemingly small and “insignificant” contribution helps to grow the forums. We had many people coming and going, forums rising and falling. It might be disappointing until you see the fact that your actions/advice/dedication inspires others to do the right thing. I am inspired by a lot of people from multiple forums- and I believe that a lot of people are inspired (hopefully the right way) by what I do. Neo, if you’re reading this: Food for thought- dont forget the time when you brought up that boycott and if you think about it- it was not very long ago.
Here’s my advice to those people- don’t be discouraged, especially if a group of people say something you wouldn’t like or if things look dull. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Be humble and be brilliant! Be “The Man”. Remember- bigger your ego- smaller your pee-pee and you will “brrr” from the other side of the crack. Want proof of that, observe the people who are flashing their ego and PM them :P. If they deny using flowery words, my point is proven.
Edit (14-04-11): Chip India forum is now reactivated/revived.