It is not the assertion that I took exception to but, rather the manner or tone in wich it was presented.
If it seems like I am blowing this out of proportion, I am sorry. My brother was bullied as a child and I am very sensitive to this sort of behavior and cannot tolerate even a hint of it.
I and may have a different perspective as to the "followers" comment. I do not read every post, or every forum for that matter, and can only speak from my own experience. But, I do not share your opinion.
Suzan, first â€œmanner and toneâ€ are perceptions. I read and re-read Soil Secretâ€™s posts and saw mostly just a stating of information. Because of your admitted bias, you should do the same.
It is perfectly fine to have an opposing opinion. Just make sure that you form your opinions with the appropriate amount of research.
In regards to someone that has not practiced what they are posting about, so be it, they are just trying to help and are possibly just repeating what they have read here, another hopefully organic forum or from the info pages on the main site. Kudos to them for caring enough to take their time to do that!
And then there are those, like many who just feel compelled to â€œpost somethingâ€ regardless of the lack of substance. That is rampant across many forums and this one is no exception. IMO this is no less a problem than someone who has only read a book about finance and then comes on and posts financial planning advice. Yeahâ€¦kudos
The only thing I got from the negative posts about organics, the products we use and trust and "The Dirt Doctor" as he stated Dr.Dirt is that he may employ the best scientists but the worst marketing people.
I missed the part where organics (in general) were shown in a negative light. He did question the viability of a product, again a viewpoint shared by a moderator on this forum. Soil Secrets seems to own a native tree and plants company as well as an organic fertilizer company. It would be ludicrous for him to bash the industry.
I guess that you prefer bad science, but good marketing.
Coming to a site and defaming the person that mostly all the people are here because of is not sound marketing or good judgment. Will I buy the product you were attempting to sell now? By no means will I buy it. I do not like companies that feel the need to tear down one product to build theirs up. It just tells me that you truly have nothing I need. Why? Because you can only tell me why I don't need theirs, and not why I need your product.
Statements like these are so too commonon this forum. First, who or what was defamed? Iâ€™m still looking for the post where Soil Secrets attempted to sell anything. He did mention that he is attempting to get into the Texas market, but nowhere did he say â€œdonâ€™t buy this product, buy mine insteadâ€. Your statement
Will I buy the product you were attempting to sell now? By no means will I buy it.
proves your lack of objectivity.
...if you are trying to sell a product, why not buy some space and promote it. Just maybe someone may purchase your product. I still have not seen the name of the product you are trying to sell. How am I to do the research if you continue to with hold that information?
If you were truly interested, you would have read his postâ€¦
Soil Secrets wrote:
Currently, there are two Wholesale Distributors in Texas who are negotiating the contracts to distribute our products in Texas so the names of products and companies are premature in this discussion. Hope this helps
I come to this site to learn more about organic approaches to my world and share my own experiences. I will share information that I have read about, but with the disclaimer that I have no personal experience. I want to learn of products and techniques that work and those that donâ€™t from people who have tried the product or technique. I donâ€™t mind a bit of pioneering of my own, but also enjoy the opportunity not to throw my money away or waste my efforts on those that are ineffective.
I believe in the benefits of organics, and want to see more products and people using those products. I donâ€™t believe that the way to encourage this is to promote the good and hide the bad. It only takes one bad experience for a newbie who is tentative about the organic approach in the first place, to turn that person away for good. IMO, the organic "movement" (as someone put it) does not benefit from a bunch of rah-rah cheerleaders, but can benefit from a group who will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. Honesty is always the best policy.