The Accidental Mistake: Negaraku!

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!


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This Post Has 40 Comments

  1. I vote for Malay. Huhu.

  2. 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..

  3. Same here. But I will submit english materials there 😛

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

  5. melayu.. =D

  6. xD yea Malay !

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

  8. Malay


  9. Vote for Malay lang.

  10. Bahasa aper pun boleh

  11. Menyahut seruan NegaraKU…vote 4 Malay

  12. 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.

  13. Nanti bile dah list down sume, aku outsource 😉

  14. Will put in google docs, and let people help 😉

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

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

    I vote for Malay by default, English is optional.

  17. I missed Negaraku T_T

    vote for Malay! English is optional.. Yeeza!

  18. buat kelainan pulak kali ni 🙂

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

  20. 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 . =)

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

  22. 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..

  23. hosting tak buat backup ke?

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

  25. 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

  26. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Pasal ade orang suke abuse img tag tu

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

  35. I read your posts about Negaraku… I have a very similar site on 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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