Monday, June 16, 2008
I am not Autocratic
To establish the IIUM students blogger community isn’t that easy. I keep on asking questions and suggestions and I myself have given few of mine in the previous entries. The latest one is the poll that you may see in the right panel of this blog.
However, it’s a fact that no one can deny: different people have different thoughts. Lain padang lain belalang. I’d like to address that differences shouldn’t be the barrier for unity. Even it is clearly mentioned in the Holy Quran that He purposely created us in groups for we to know each other. Well that I know you know better than I do; which chapter and which verse.
Back to the track, there’s a concern in me about using the name of “IIUM” in the name of the domain since we are not really recognized by the authority of IIUM. But think back, there’s a so-called group in one of group network site that uses the name called “Not-so-IIUM” in which the members are as what the name tells; they don’t portray the real values of muslimin and muslimah of IIUM students. Considering that, why shouldn’t we use the name iiumbloggers.com for the domain name right? No, I don’t mean that the destination of the blog will be like the “Not-so-IIUM” one, but the other way round. We want to provide a medium for discussion about latest updates about the university, and other related yet interesting matters like what discussed in this entry. I hope you got my point eh?
Meanwhile, I think I’ll take the name “United Bloggers Community of Students of IIUM”, abbreviated to UBCSI as the name of the community since no one expresses objection to the name previously, even some really love it. Is there anyone who doesn’t agree with this? Or you may have suggestions? Tell us.
Now I am working on registering the blog in wordpress.org and I’ll be using sempoihosting.com as the host and domain provider for the blog (credit to Anwar). Anything related to the expense for the hosting, I’ll be responsible for it. I don't mind. I just need you people to together establish the community by registering yourselves and promoting it to people. Bear in mind, we are talking about long term project here; it shouldn’t end once you finish studying in IIUM. That’s why it’s open to all as long as you satisfy the 3 conditions (read here). To a greater extent, if this project of building the community successfully works, blessed by Allah, insha-Allah we’ll have a lifelong virtual highly beneficial community via the internet! Amin...
So back to the topic, that’s what I mean about “not-an-autocratic”. I am open to suggestions people. I hope I am not alone here. We are talking about ourselves actually!