I had openly stood up for Kah Soon when Ka-Soon (a team of bloggers) parodied and made fun of his girlfriend, him and every thing else.
Want to know why I do that?
It is not the person I am defending. It is the issue.
I see this as a form of bullying. A team of bloggers trying to silent one blogger. This happens now. It can happen again. It had happened to me too.
For e.g. one day a group of bloggers may not like Ah Sahms blogging. And they go around in gang trying to pull the Ah Sahms down. Just like the group of bloggers who photoshopped Kah Soon as an ape, his girlfriend with photoshop boobs. Should we allow this to happen?
Once we have set a precedent, it will be the norm. The blogsphere is not for mudslinging over petty issues.
I agree that some of the things Kah Soon did was annoying. And I did tell him openly about it. He explained to me the rationale for doing some of them. I don’t see it as a crime, just mere over eagerness of a young man trying to make a presence in the WWW. For that, I do respect him for his bull-headedness. He did not cower and disappeared altogether from the blogsphere.
Re Ka-Soon vs. Kah Soon’s issue, I try not to take sides on the person but rather the issue. Each problem has to be solved individually. Don’t like the matter, tell the owner. Don’t draw the whole blogsphere into it and make a small problem into a circus.
Like what a wise veteran blogger told me – when a circus like this happens, the matured ones are the immature ones . And the immatures tried to act mature.