Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Is All-Blogs for ALL bloggers?

Your say, please. Earlier this month, in the face of lawsuits and a hostile reception from some quarters in the government, we set up the The All-Blogs, or The National Alliance of Bloggers, with two objectives: to protect bloggers and to promote blogging.
But who are we protecting and who are we promoting?
That depends on who our members are, right?
Walkski has been entrusted with the task of determining the membership of All-Blogs at the alliance's first exco meeting. He has put up this poll here to help with his task. Tell him what you think!


  1. How do you register anonymous members and collect dues from them? I believe the Registrar of Societies will want personal details.

  2. Anonymous9:49 pm

    I am not very sure but here is my thoughts on this one ...

    I think it should be "what", rather than "who". "Who" would sound that All-Blog is protecting a selection of people. It is much more easier to work on ... Exp. Free speech and Expression, Truth, Responsible and that would eventually cover all bloggers without discrimination.

    ... just my 2cent worth of thoughts here for the day ... cheers ... :)

  3. Anonymous7:01 am

    A VALID question indeed. I have an excellent context for this, in a comment I posted in your earlier post about Thinking Bloggers, for which, pls forgive the repost, I reproduce here, in case it got missed?:

    My dear Rocky,

    You intimated in an earlier entry "Ah, Freelunch2020!" that Jed might have been pressured to stop blogging, and why can't she be editor of DAP's publication Rocket AND blog as an independent freethinking blogger.

    It would indeed be interesting to apply the same THOUGHT to the question of why you haven't yet (or won't?) speak out about fellow bloggers' (Jeff and Paul) nasty encounter with the hooligan pemuda BN at Ijok.

    I'd like to ask, with all due respect if You, rocky, as president of All Blogs and as proclaimed THINKING BGLOGGER, to THINK about asking yourself the same question you asked of Jed Yoong.

    Can YOU blog independently and speak out AGAINST that violence shown at Ijok aganist your fellow Malaysians, brethen and bloggers Paul and Jeff? Can you put aside your BN loyalty and speak up on an issue of civility and humanity?
    Can you THINK about that, Rocky?

    A reasonable request, no? Considering Paul COULD very well have lost an eye?

    Come to think of it, what can All Blogs do about PROTECTION for bloggers if the President of All Blogs chooses not to even speak up (as in publicly blog) about Blogger vulnerability when covering elections?

  4. Anonymous10:44 am

    Guys, something is not quite right with the poll. A group of friends gathered around my PC and voted. We all voted the 3rd and 4th options. There are like ten of us. Yet in the 5 minutes it took for all of us to vote, the results only fluctuated for said options. 1st and 2nd option stil retained their percentile? What gives? Are those percentalies FIXED?
    Unless someone can offer a plausible explaination, this poll has no credibilty whatsoever. Very dodgy indeed.

  5. Anonymous1:25 pm

    Assalam Alaykum Ahiruddin Attan!

    You should not form National Bloggers Alliance because its a partisan body. We all know your pro-PAS bias :)

  6. Anonymous1:30 pm

    You say:
    How do you register anonymous members and collect dues from them? I believe the Registrar of Societies will want personal details.

    Yes, its impossible to register anonymous members as they are just that anonymous! Besides, ROS will require at minimum a MyKad number to verify all members are really Malaysian citizens.

    I believe if a person if ashamed to even give his real name when blogging, he should not be blog at all.