I was done with this site but as per the commitment I made in my last post I'm back to question it's deletion. I believe I specifically pondered in that post how long it would stay active, I guess about a week is the time limit for dissent and Top Content domination. I'm not sure which is worse, the fact that the post was deleted or the fact that the entire thread was deleted. I guess it's better for PR to delete the entire thread...
It's sad really, because this place never does change. I've been told by more old timers than I can count how this place operates - how dissent is squashed, edited, or deleted, how words get minced and manipulated, how the next hardware will be rushed out, then 10 revisions will follow in poor attempts to fix it, how most of the ideas will be copied and passed off as original, how "known" issues are never mentioned or publicized and only come out after someone gets or nearly gets hurt, and then get covered up after the fact, and on and on and on.
A post finally gets made outlining a lot (not all) of the major failings of this project and genuinely asks for feedback from the top to help squash or explain what's really going on - no feedback was made, the mods threw everything back on the users, and in the end the entire thread was removed. Par for the course IMHO.
While people may not have agreed to everything I said, the end result is that they are finally starting to speak up, finally starting to demand changes, finally starting to wake up to what's going on here, and then what? A coverup and the posting of a bunch of positive stuff to deflect attention away from the real issues people care about.
It seems like this project only hides issues for commercial reasons and that chasing of money puts people at risk. It takes 10 seconds to write a simple announcement about a bug and ask people to upgrade, there is really no shame in it, so finding out later that the issue/bug was "known" makes it worse for everyone.
Also: The excuse for Ning is that they cannot migrate to any other package - has anyone looked into this? It would appear that IPB and phpBB both have importers for Ning. (see screenshot for IPB)
Why is the TRUTH so illusive for 3D Robotics and DIYDrones? Why all the hate? Why all the coverups? Why all the manipulation? Why all the accusations? The truth would probably shock us all, but there would be no need for all of that if there weren't anything that NEEDED TO BE covered up in the first place. Actions speak louder than words, so despite all your PR and marketing prowess, your actions here clearly tell us that there is information you do not want the public, mods, devs, et al to know -- otherwise why go through all the trouble?
The truth is easy, lying and covering things up takes a lot of time and effort.