RE: Anyone know anything about The Help Factory?

Subject: RE: Anyone know anything about The Help Factory?
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:51:38 -0700


Dave noted:

> Hmm. To quote:
> "I imagine that whomever is running that little scam outfit has a
> number of copies." (First use of the term "scam" in the thread.)
>
> To suggest a bit of caution because of what you see as a lack of
> contact information and other reasons, is "freedom of speech". To
> call something a "scam" crosses the line -- possibly into libel. It's
> a fine, but distinct, line.


And to do so on the digital equivalent of your own company's stationery
showed even poorer judgment. The Help Factory could hold Kingland Systems
responsible. Smooth move, Kelly.

BTW - to be impressed with somebody's ability to find web registration
info shows a certain technical naiveté. The information is out there. But
what does it tell you? It simply lets you know who manages the SITE, not
the company. Nothing very conclusive, as a search of the registry for
Sharon's company's site will reveal - the guy listed there isn't even in
the same area code as Anthrobytes.

The bottom line is that NOBODY's tech-writing business should be dissected
in this way on this forum. It's not appropriate. This is our collective
line of work - to single out one person's business for scrutiny is in bad
taste, and ethically questionable. Sharon, who started this thread, runs
her own company, and should know better. Yet she felt no reluctance to put
a potential competitor's business under the public microscope. That ain't
cool in my book. Kelly's the worst offender in this thread, but Sharon
shouldn't have started it in the first place. Would she like us to all
state our speculative opinions on her company, even if we'd never used its
services? That's what's happened here, and it's inexcusable.

Oh by the way: no offense, of course. Just stating my opinion.

Like Kelly says, "...what is wrong with questioning or criticizing
something?"



Keith Cronin
Prejudice is never easy unless it can pass itself off for reason.
- William Hazlitt





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