Where forth art thou?: What exactly happened to Flowerpod?

Friday, January 06, 2006

What exactly happened to Flowerpod?

I found out from EDMW that a huge cheating case and coverup by an admin happened in Flowerpod forums recently. These are some screenshots from EDMW:







This was the alleged cheat:



Now, I know from my site traffic (below) that alot of podders read me. Can those who were there during the time of the events comment and tell us what exactly happened?




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29 comments:

heh said...

FIRST.
anyway, what's flowerpod? :)

singapore canon fairie said...

tua peh kongs

can gibe me 4 numbers for 4d tmrw & sundays?

Anonymous said...

scf u came to the wrong blog?

Anonymous said...

huh? why we care?
xlx, plz stop posting up those boring entry..

P said...

Please check with the administrator of Flowerpod to clarify the situation before jumping blindly feet first into this controversy, xlx! You're better than this! :)

I think the admin is trying to make Flowerpod the female version of HWZ with paid memberships etc. There are some teething problems for sure, and a certain irrational banning of a member, but it doesn't seem to be a case of "cheating"! :P

major said...

wat is a flowerpod?

Anonymous said...

flowerpod = major singapore female forum.

p, i think xlx was just asking podders to clear things up? anyway the allegations were from minivv and ppl from edmw

kungfubunny said...

this imagecash thing is very ley chey. sometimes takes forever to load. grrrr....

Anonymous said...

That guy pwned all the girls
wahahahaa

Anonymous said...

how come an all girls forum is run by a guy ah

Anonymous said...

what is pwned?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me am I the only way who gets pop up ad windows here?

How to stop it from popping up?

wonkytong said...

use firefox

intrasingence said...

i see my FP nick over there. i'm kintra, and while i used to be just one of the mods in FP- a mod for travel talk, my name has now been blown all over cyber-space for my tiny admission that i do not know anything about the podder's card and the collection of funds from the podder's card.

Flowerpod (FP) was founded by a lady who prefers to remain in the dark. she handed over the running of the forum to the moderators- podders should know who the "main" moderators were, before the alleged "cheat" came into the picture. well, this alleged "cheat" appeared to be very good with IT stuff, so he volunteered his services to FP and was soon made a technical admin. and here i must stress on "technical" admin because the founder (Let's call her Miss FP, shall we?) never gave him complete control of the forum at any point in time. from a tiny moderator's point of view, he very quickly took over the reins and assumed leadership of the forum, paid for the web-hosting every month (to his credit, though after that he saw it as his right to advertise for his own forums - which i shall not name, and of which I do not see as his right).

personally, i do not like him. and that is simply me being biased. my personal biased-ness. yes, i am biased, but from his posts, i gathered that such a man, married with kids and owning a shop in the eastern province of singapore, should really grow up more in terms of mindset and behaviour. sometimes you can really tell what a person is like from the way he/she posts in whatever forum. anyway what is in this paragraph is merely my own opinion. i kept quiet since i saw that most of the mods were ok with him and some even saw him as the "leader" of the forum since whenever i gave queries, they'd answer "ask __ first and see what he has to say".

so what happened on that day is really quite clear if you look at the screenshots and the links you've provided at the end of your post. there was geline who claimed she had a friend with more than 80% warn and he immediately thought of it as one of the more popular podders, VV. (and by the way i also have a bone to pick with the way he carried out this "Ban, ban, ban!" thing. extremely authoritarian, if you ask me. it's not the way to run a forum, and that explains FP's state TODAY). so he banned VV immediately without clarifying it with her. VV told me about it and so I posted in the meeting room forum (only available to mods and admin), asking for clarification why she was banned. He replied that it was because she already had 90% warn and another 10% was given for her starting another thread when there was already another existing thread on the same topic. So I left it as that until another mod stepped in and questioned it again because apparently the thread was started a few days ago and it seemed as if he was simply using that as an excuse to cover-up his ban of VV, which I think is the real case.

So the sh*t hit the fan from there. Podders were questioning him and his authoritarian rule over FP and banning whoever he liked- he brought it upon himself if you ask me, and also another pile of sh*t hit the fan when podders began to question what happened to the $12 collected from the sale of Podder’s cards. That was when I came out to confess that I didn’t know anything about the card issue. These cards were also designed and produced by him, with most of the mods in the dark, though perhaps through no fault of his since as a mod, I know how we are all busy with our own lives and no one really questioned him very much, so I don’t absolve myself of all blame, really. However regarding the podder’s cards issue, I'm not harping over it, because I knew it was doomed to fail from the day it was launched and the girls just didn't do enough homework and exercise sufficient discretion when ordering and paying for the cards- there were no promotions at all and they signed up of their own free will. what i find appalling is that he completely took over the brainchild of the founder of FP without her permission when she only made him a technical staff in FP. So after that, a few mods left, I think more mods were sacked, including myself, as compared to mods leaving out of their own free will.

So that’s really all there is to it. I don’t think they can say that he’s cheated them of their $12 per podder yet (Btw not every podder signed up for the cards) but I think he has a problem with integrity, reflected in the way he took over a forum, of which he could only claim to be a technical admin.

Anonymous said...

sounds like tat male mod is really like another tt durai trying to run the community like his "own little empire"...

Anonymous said...

i've been refreshing ur site for days and i can't view the images for nuts

lynne said...

what browser r u using?

kungfubunny said...

i use firefox and i get pop-up ads from this site too.

Eterna2 said...

can use http://photobucket.com ?? no popup and load faster :) no thumbnail though mi think. maybe have, but i nv go check.

Anonymous said...

i tried using both firefox and microsoft and i can't see any images

Anonymous said...

fuck la xlx. just use imageshack so we can see the pics. i cant see a shit now.

Anonymous said...

imageshack no ads for xlx to earn $$$.. I believe in the future, you'll get more screenshots that were sent by the readers for him to earn money

Anonymous said...

actually this one also super hard to earn lor 6666 views then got 1 dollar

Anonymous said...

issit? then why because of these few bucks make us readers go through so much troubles?

Anonymous said...

this novenics fellow owns a shop in downtown east dont he??? an a$$hole who took $30 from me when he din even repair my com properly. claim that nothing much can be done, and his effort must be paid. wtf man?

Anonymous said...

Just look at the source code, and you can see that the owner 'xlx' is gaining every single time someone click on the pictures. what a way to earn money. SHAME.

""
a href="http://www.imagecash.net/image.php?file=513516610&owner=xlx" img src="http://img10.imagecash.net/preview/513516610.jpg" border="0" / /a ""

Anonymous said...

and it's about porn and sex..

xlx, even if you want to earn money, please be discreet of what ad you use.

xx trying hard to sell her sex appeal which I think she doesn't really has but at least she doesn't provide links for the kids to view them in actual images. But you?????

Anonymous said...

what porn r u talking about? where? what's the trigger

Cherub said...

flowerpod gone liao, but there is a new female forum for singapore women to replace it.
not bad, quite many regulars inside
www.petalbytes.com