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Do Google Ads on this site stretch objectivity?
This used to be the thread where questions and opinions about which software is right for which purpose in mapping and organizing information visually could be aired, but it became more about the above topic so I renamed this thread and started the original one afresh so that can remain on topic.
The 'advice on software' thread is here:
How to choose the right software.
Hmm, this is a tough one. I see by the Google adds at this domain; objectivity may be stretched at times.
I believe choosing the right software is a process of auditing (assessing) the developer of a product that either catches your attention or is thrust upon you by employer or clients requirements.
I certainly have to use quite a few information management products as a requirement by many of my clients, and if I were to go back in time and do the choosing thing again,I would certainly have rethought my strategy altogether.
You simply must asses the developer, and in doing so you will be presented with a check list of organizational and product capabilities that may match your needs and wants. Keep in mind; the perfect product simply doesn't exist.
I would suggest using the interrogatives when assessing the developer and their software product and/or service. Who, What, Where, When, Why and How gives you a great start and may enable you to make the right choices regarding software and service.
"I see by the Google adds at this domain; objectivity may be stretched at times."
Why would you think that Wallace?
Umm; Google adds located at the bottom right of this page.
Yes, thanks, I know
the ads (not adds) are, so does everyone. But that doesn't answer my question of why you would think my objectivity would be stretched by these ads.
I wonder if you know how Google Ads work? Google assigns the ads. Anyone's ads can appear on this site and I have no control over them (except I could ban domains from advertising - I don't).
Do you imagine that my comments about software are in any way influenced by these ads? I can't even predict what ads are going to appear alongside my posts and they are continuously changing.
I answered your question, which has now taken this thread off subject.
No mention of you at all in reference to my comment of "Hmm, this is a tough one. I see by the Google adds at this domain; objectivity may be stretched at times"
No big deal for me at all Vic; this is what we get at forums; it usually engages positive criticism IMO.
You're right, your original innuendo needed a response, and that took this off topic, so I've renamed the thread and started a fresh one for people who want to ask forum members about the right mapping software for their needs.
Others can decide if I've answered your question and if you've answered mine.
I did like your latest post, by the way:
I especially liked the objective way you cut and pasted the text of a MindGenius Press Release (yes, I received the same press pack), and didn't mention that the post was written by MindGenius.
Beam in your own eye before mote in anothers'? ... No big deal, just a little positive criticism
Note the press release is verbatim from MindGenius, and I received no restrictions regarding posting at Visualmapper.
Below is the last paragraph with all and any references back to the MindGenius URL and contact email link.
Customers in over 130 countries use MindGenius with over 600,000 licenses sold. MindGenius are Microsoft Certified Partners. Find out more at www.mindgenius.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1355 247766.
I'll bow out of your potentially excellent forum now and wish you all the very best.
Wallace Tait: Visualmapper
I can't even predict what ads are going to appear alongside my posts and they are continuously changing.
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