Re: Vendor bashing in "tech" horrible service.
I really don't want to ruffle any feathers here, seriously, but this is a problem with this site. I whole heartedly agree that members should not be posting hasty comments dragging any company or individual through the mud without making an honest effort to solve whatever problem they are having. However, there are a few vendors out there that really should be avoided, and I think it is a disservice to keep it a secret.
Quite a while back I posted a warning to a fellow member that was going to use a machine shop that I knew was a bad choice. I posted a very mild warning, didn't use any names, and got raked over the coals for it. I was chewed out like a school kid for what I thought was just trying to save someone all the grief that I went through.
In the end, the member did use the shop, and did get screwed. To me that was just senseless. I believe if a member wants to post a bad experience, as long as they stick to the facts and don't resort to name calling, it should be fine.
I also posted about a series of email I traded with one of the larger suppliers because I thought it would save the next person some headaches. Yet again, raked over the coals for only stating facts.
This is not my site, and I don't pretend that it is, but I personally believe that this would be a better site if members were allowed to post honest experiences, positive and negative. Of course I also understand that this may be just my opinion, and may not be shared with others. But if I am being honest, it's the biggest reason I hardly ever post here anymore.
Again, I'm not trying to pick a fight here. I'm just hoping that the mods will see this as a chance for an open discussion on the matter. If I am the only one that feels this way, I will understand and keep my mouth shut. Thank you for your time.
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