Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Olympiad R1- FGM commentary.

Ref: Here.

Responsible blogging is about telling the truth to the best of your ability. It is not about maligning someone elses reputation or name calling. It is not about twisting the truth. The format was changed repeatedly. The proof is there for all to see. It is about respecting the intelligence of your readers enough to write with honesty and integrity. Factually honest arguments, not cheap emotional manipulation.

We are seeing the beginning of a marked change in the performance of the Olympiad team this year. Mok and Li Tian using different strategies as white and Yee Weng and LZR playing aggressive responses as black.

Well done Mok, a big congratulations and well done too Zhuo Ren for getting that draw as black.

This team is showing more responsibility and accountability than the previous team had shown. Mok pushed from a winning position. Mental strength. You see Andrew, it's about telling the truth so we may improve. It's not about protecting a lie.

So we call a spade a spade and a crook a crook. We give credit where credit is due and we do not paint a false hero with misinformation, manipulation and lies.

The thought on my mind now is if there would be a difference if we had sent Nicholas instead of Jimmy. Hopefully Jimmy is playing the role of support as second to our fighters there against strong fields (not checking out the women's and other players rooms as he was doing earlier on his blog) and maybe appear against weak Countries.

I think Nicholas could have played that role better and with more flexibility. He could also have played reserve and come in to relieve when our fighters are tired and fighting another strong team. This Jimmy cannot do looking at his current form and so we have lost an option with this current team.

MCF is responsible for making the best decision for Malaysia. I hope their decision will be vindicated by the final result since we are only past R1.

You see, the word responsibility again. Journalists have a strong tradition about getting the truth to their readers. Bloggers should do the same too don't you think Andrew? Learn what that word means before you try to use it again.

I will try to find time to write about how Swiss Manager can be manipulated later. It was very revealing what I just found out.

Transparency, Responsibility and Accountability. Powerful words full of meaning.

Question: If the truth had remained hidden about what our players did at the last Olympiad, would we be seeing a more serious attempt now?

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