Sunday, April 9, 2017

Facebook Groups and Advice

I am co-admin of a kind of large FB group relating to 3D printing, and CNC machining.  There are several pages all tied together uder the same owner.

Today, someone posted a 'review' of the Sienci Labs machine.  In my opinion the thing is very over priced for the lack of accuracy it provides and the GRBL controller is not fast enough to make the rapid moves needed to machine metals or plastics, mostly because they recommend using a Makita trim router that spins way too fast to accommodate the slow feed rate of the 4 flute bits also recommended.

I commented that the machine was not nearly fast enough with the low power controller and that the choice of end mills was totally wrong for something like that.  SOmeone else chimed in that a China aluminum mill will be more accurate and cheaper.  Which it is.

Next thing I knew all negative comments were deleted about the product and only positive ones left.

I checked the back door admin page and discover that Sienci is paying for the publicity.

Now I do not get any money from the main page that I admin.  I do not get any free goodies, and I generate at least half the posts on the page.

Kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth.


2 comments:

SiGraybeard said...

One of the reasons I swore off FB a couple of years ago.

admin said...

I generate a lot of sales thru FB. It is just not that particular group I get anything from.

Later I got a call about this post.

I cleared it up that it was not their website that had the backdoor, rather the secret Admin page of the FB group.

I have since left my unpaid admin duties there. Apparently there is a ton of drama and infighting over things that I do not want to be a part of.