RE: [backpackgeartesters] Re: Re: Big Agnes gear question
- You are absolutely correct Roger. We are supposed to report on
BackpackGearTest.org, not Yahoo! Groups BackpackGearTest. The items on this
list are for edit.
I can't think of anything we've ever whitewashed and certainly not the
Lightload Towels or Highgear watches so I'll just assume you didn't mean to
insult me personally by implying we have or would. There is no manufacturer
I would do that for and certainly not BA. There are a lot of manufacturers
I'd give the benefit of the doubt to due to their past performance but that
doesn't mean I'd tolerate any report that was less than accurate.
No one has suggested that any results be suppressed in the uploaded report.
Quite the opposite. I've told the Mods that this should be reported and well
substantiated by both text and pictures so *no one* will be able to say
anything against the report, the manufacturer included.
But I am suggesting that when the List Administrator makes a request that no
one give her a ration of shit on the list.
Roger, or anyone else, for that matter, is there anything unclear about
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[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Roger Caffin
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 3:15 PM
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] Re: Re: Big Agnes gear question
> Before this goes any further - it really needs to not be discussedLooks like what BGT was set up to research and REPORT.
Granted, working with the supplier is desirable, and careful language is
desirable, but let's not suppress ANY results.
(Reviewer of Lightload Towels and Highgear watches...)
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- Hi Jerry
> I can't think of anything we've ever whitewashed and certainly not theI know!
> Lightload Towels or Highgear watches
> so I'll just assume you didn't mean to insult me personally by implying weCommunication problem here? I think so: I certainly did not mean to insult
> have or would.
ANYONE over this!
I did make a generic flag-waving comment, but was not aimed at anyone, and
certainly not at you.
I added the bit about the towel and watch to highlight the fact that I know
we have never held back from VALID SUBSTANTIATED criticism. I am also very
aware that you have supported several postings where the reviewer was making
valid criticisms of a product - including the two I just mentioned.
> that doesn't mean I'd tolerate any report that was less than accurate.Indeed, you have made this point in public many times.
> But I am suggesting that when the List Administrator makes a request thatDefinitely a communication problem here. I was NOT trying to hassle our List
> one give her a ration of shit on the list.
Admin at all. That is a complete and regrettable misunderstanding.
Fwiiw, I am finding that many manufacturers I speak to in my other roles are
only too well aware of BGT, and not one has ever suggested to me that OUR
reports are anything less than well-researched and accurate. I say 'OUR'
because I too have a strong sense of ownership here of what has been