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Quote:This thread is now re-opened. You will notice that almost nothing has changed. We believe that both parties need to be heard here, so long as everyone can play nice. This means we expect constructive, respectful posts, and not vendor bashing. We will also not tolerate any vendor pushing as both of these are direct violations of our ToS. So please, everyone play nice, and if Dr. Hayes and Opticraft wish to work this out publicly, and in a respectful manner, then we have no problems with it.Thanks,-James
A Dob, several refractors, a few mounts, and assorted eyepieces. I build things like well reasoned arguments...
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Quote:Request that this thread be moved to the vendor forum. Should this matter ever have been presented as an article?
My 2c, worth every penny too.
Quote:Quote:Request that this thread be moved to the vendor forum. Should this matter ever have been presented as an article? My 2c, worth every penny too. I feel that is was in poor taste to present this as an article. There are some legitimate issues raised in my mind, and at the same time many of the complaints had to do with cosmetics which don't appear as though they would have any bearing on the functionality of the product. It is one thing to warn others of a bad experience, but quite another to go out of one's way to make somebody look as bad as can possibly be. There are numerous sides to every story. And for those who might wonder, I have zero connection to this company, and only recall coming across a reference or two to them on here over the years. My only computerized clock drive is a NexStar GT. I don't really care what the parts inside look like, so long as it works.
Quote:Request that this thread be moved to the vendor forum. Should this matter ever have been presented as an article? My 2c, worth every penny too.
John Hayes, Ph.D.
Adjunct Research Professor
College of Optical Sciences
University of Arizona
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Quote:Just curious - if you were (and are) so upset over this, why are you spending so much time reading it? Why not move on to other topics more pleasing to you and avoid the stress?
Quote:the sole intent of my review was to provide a community service with some well-documented information about a product and a vendor. The community at large is better off if we share these kinds of experiences--both good and bad.