The Accidental Mistake: Negaraku!

This is the first time in life, accidentally deleting a database. I’m not exactly a noob when it comes to PHP and MySQL. I make my living using these foreign languages. However, the ‘un-sangka-rable’ thing happened. Everyone stumbles.

I am mad at myself. Utterly and disgracefully hated what I did.

Negaraku has been going on for almost a year, maybe more. For bloggers, that’s the perfect place to find new exciting stories and to blog hop when they’re bored. But to think that it went dead in a blink of an eye? Urrghh! I don’t care about it’s reputation or mine, but rather the effort bloggers have piled up, makes me feel like such a loser.

Sorry. No matter how many times I have uttered this word, I still feel guilty, even if bloggers say it’s ok. But, somethings in life can’t be undone and Negaraku isn’t exactly 100% perfect. It was a swamp of spams. I used to diligently delete them, one by one, but I’m just a mere human, spammers are using automated bots, quickly dissing me to the sidewalks.

Enough of grieving. Let’s take baby steps and push forward.

I can’t promise much improvement as compared to the previous one, but I plan to make it spam proof. Other matters might include, using Malay as it’s medium (still thinking) and more people friendly. It shouldn’t be just place to land for a good 1 mins and 30 seconds (average time spent). It should be more than that. I’ve also started a Twitter account for Negaraku, the id is negarakunet.

In case if you have any idea on how to make it exciting or to further improve, go to this GoogleDoc, and add what you have in mind. You can also leave your comment here.

Question: Negaraku – Malaysian Social Bookmarking; English or Malay?

ps: I’m working on it as we speak. Go Ed go!

 

There are 40 Comments for “The Accidental Mistake: Negaraku!”

I vote for Malay. Huhu.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Same here. But I will submit english materials there 😛

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aman wrote on August 3, 2009 #1

why dont we try it in malay this time…
after all it is negaraku right?
not mycountry…hahahaha…

beta version…just go on with malay and see the feedbacks..

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Yup2. Malay sounds good to me. Except I need to translate everything. That’s a lot of work!

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xun replied #1

the translation, you can outsource the task. right? how about a language option?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Nanti bile dah list down sume, aku outsource 😉


bongkersz replied #1

Need help? :)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Will put in google docs, and let people help 😉


zelo55 wrote on August 3, 2009 #2

melayu.. =D

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MrRoll replied #1

xD yea Malay !

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topo wrote on August 3, 2009 #3

Malay

pelan-pelan

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Kujie wrote on August 3, 2009 #4

vote for malay~~

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beliamuda wrote on August 3, 2009 #5

Vote for Malay lang.

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fath wrote on August 3, 2009 #6

Bahasa aper pun boleh

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haritz wrote on August 3, 2009 #7

Menyahut seruan NegaraKU…vote 4 Malay

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denaihati wrote on August 3, 2009 #8

aku rasa boleh letak pilihan bahasa. baru cun!

lagi pun aku tengok kat sana, sambutan bukan dari penulis bahasa sahaja malah penulis inggeris juga.

ps – buat yg terbaik! insya allah pelan-pelan kayuh he3.

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megat wrote on August 3, 2009 #9

I prefer dwi.. but I almost using bahasa.. lol.. XD

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Mr.Bintang wrote on August 3, 2009 #10

So, database lost happens to everyone eh, even to the experts 😛

I vote for Malay by default, English is optional.

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MK wrote on August 3, 2009 #11

I missed Negaraku T_T

vote for Malay! English is optional.. Yeeza!

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alone wrote on August 3, 2009 #12

buat kelainan pulak kali ni :)

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Khairil wrote on August 3, 2009 #13

Vote for Malay….
tak yah translate semua pun..
janji sumer paham

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zool wrote on August 3, 2009 #14

Stick to english ,
btw , why didnt you ask the hosting provider about the backup database ? . They should have it . at least 1 week or 1 month old. but its still ok . =)

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asx wrote on August 4, 2009 #15

terasa gak takde negaraku….
samala……vote for melayu
keep it up negaraku

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KampungBoy wrote on August 4, 2009 #16

Which hosting provider is that. don’t use that one la.. hosting provider should backup once a day. duh..

p/s: mine use rocksoft.. quite ok. 😉 Easy to deal malaysian company. kira orait la tu..

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mr.eims wrote on August 4, 2009 #17

hosting tak buat backup ke?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Malas nak tanye.

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abdfatah wrote on August 4, 2009 #18

dh lama x nyanyi lagu ‘negaraku’ itteww.. salammm bro

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en_me wrote on August 5, 2009 #19

owh..aku tau apa yg ko rasa..aku pernah gak terdelete source file utk satu project nie..gelap rasa dunia aku nie..nak nangis pun ada..terpaksa la aku start balik..nasib baik x melibatkan client or ape2..anyway..takziah..haha..

aku vote for manglish XD

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Kalau manglish, ko pg buat sendiri. Tiada ruang utk perosak bahasa.

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Alique Azmi replied #1

okie..kalau mcm tu better ko buat dlm english je..bahasa universal..at least those blogger malay leh amik inisiatif utk learn english..

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Alique Azmi wrote on August 5, 2009 #20

i vote for malay….

melambangkan kemelayuan kita…dah kata pon negaraku…n xkesah la kalau ada yang nak submit in english pon…

lagipun dekat digg pon kita submit yg melayu punye…huuhu

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Malay untuk kemelayuan? Lagi la aku tanak buat dalam Bahasa Melayu kalau alasan racist macam ni.

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mazuki selangor2u replied #1

kalau macam tu boleh buat macam dulu je la kot…

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mazuki selangor2u wrote on August 5, 2009 #21

klo buat bhsa melayu, nnti omputeh ssh nk pham. blogger melayu brapa rat sgt?

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Ikhwan wrote on August 5, 2009 #22

Negaraku dah bernafas kembali..
walaupun design tak semenarik dulu tapi masih penting buatku.. jom vote

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zool wrote on August 8, 2009 #23

hoho negaraku dah kembali.. lambat aku usha sini.. dah follow twitter… erm nape gambar takleh buh besar2?

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Pasal ade orang suke abuse img tag tu

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Kill-Vearn wrote on August 9, 2009 #24

[…] , adalah aku sendiri.Kalau tak masuk website negaraku dalam satu hari tidak sah.Namun sejak negaraku di timpa musibah , aku jarang masuk.Sejak 2 hari yang lepas , tabiat aku mula kembali iaitu layari negaraku.net.Apa […]

Hmmm,i’m voting for english. The best way for learning…

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finalcross wrote on August 16, 2009 #26

I read your posts about Negaraku… I have a very similar site on http://www.oberita.com. I tried to mail to you but I haven’t found any contact info. Please send me sth for replying that. Thanks.

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Oberita wrote on May 17, 2011 #27

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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