I have NEVER lied about my experiences with Flexradio. Everything I have posted has been truthful. If this damages Flexradios Reputation, who's fault is it?
There is the balanced truth and there is the "truth" that omits details that would lead others to possibly come to a different conclusion. I have noticed that you tend to call the latter "spin" if you think that someone who is pro-Flex does it. It is
what you do consistently
on this list. So, yes, what you are doing is technically telling the truth while doing your level best to give an erroneous impression of Flex Radio Systems as a bad company with inferior products, two conclusions with which I and many others certainly disagree.
Is it MY fault that Flex ignoredthe 160 mtr spur problem for 2 years? Can I be blamed for the inadequate CW xmit performance that existed for years? How about the ALC Spike problem. Flex told me it was my AMPS fault, a year later Flex admitted the problem after a Flexer figured out how to fix PSDR. Was this my fault? Flex ignored the non performing ATU until I complained about it. Was this my fault? I could list more but you get the idea.
Yes, those things happened. Regardless, during that period of time many people were happy with the performance of the radios. These issues were not show-stoppers for most people. OTOH, Flex did and does listen. During the period of time where you were complaining vociferously, I had Flex respond to and correct complaints of my own. So it does depend on who you listen to. You would have us believe that Flex intentionally and systematically ignores user input and systematically attempts to hide deficiencies. I have direct experience in this area that that is NOT
the case. So while you are loudly decrying Flex's faults, I feel that someone needs to point out that Flex has been responsive to its user base. You then loudly denounce the people who defend Flex against your unreasonable categorization.
Finally, I think it is important to note that Flex fixed
all the problems you complained about. They are now non-issues. Yet you continue to scream about them over and over. I can't see how that is anything BUT an attempt to damage the reputation of Flex Radio Systems.
Here is what is my Fault. I told the truth and complained about the above problems on the Flex Reflectors. I got banned, I take full responsibility for this, I knew the Flex Reflectors were moderated/censored. I thought I could get away with telling the truth. I could not.
<sigh> And here is where we get into the "he said, he said," issue. You think you were categorically censored, i.e. "banned. Tim told me that he blocked a few specific inappropriate messages and did NOT censor all your messages. Arguing here won't make a difference because neither you nor I know precisely what happened. Only Tim knows that. Tim told me what he did. I am inclined to believe him. You are not. That's life.
Regardless, Gerald has handed down a policy so there will be no question about who is doing what in the future.
If the truth hurts Flex's Reputation, so be it. It is their fault, not mine.
Not entirely true. We know that you emphasize the things that make Flex look bad and deemphasize the things that make them look good. That is your
fault, not theirs.
73 de Brian, WB6RQN/J79BPL