Well believe it or not, there are crazy people in the inventor industry. I know, it’s hard to wrap your mind around, but it’s true. Here’s and example of what I’m talking about.
I received this “notice” from the owner of a Facebook page catering to patents and inventor discussion. Frankly I have no idea who this guy is but he appears to be pretty angry at me.
I am writing regards to some of your posts in our patenting inventors group.
There is an overwhelming majority of your posts, that are purely to draw members to your own group and website. Such behavior is, as you know, frowned upon, and called spam.
My group is senior to yours, and it may have been easier to just contact me, and I would gladly have made you moderator of our group, rather than you having built another.
I feel that the membership numbers are too small, and having too many groups of the sort only dilutes membership, and helps no one. Less members in each one’s groups, less members in the same place sharing information.
If you have some interesting videos or inventions or contributions, you are welcome to share in our group. But you may no longer partake in flagrant outright self-promotion, because it has been just too predominant on our wall and just becomes pollution.
Do it again, and I’ll send people to pollute the wall of your group, so you can see how you like it.
I’m sure Timmi has all the best intentions rattling around in that head of his – even if he sounds a little unstable expressing them.
I share Timmi’s communication with you for two simple reasons. One, please make sure if you are representing the rest of us as the inventor community you don’t threaten people or sound like a nut-job. That should be simple from now on – just ask yourself – do I sound like Timmi?
Secondly, and far more importantly, The Daily Inventor Education Blog is not self promotion. I’ve gotten up every morning for over eight years and attempted to offer something to our community that may help people struggling with their ideas and inventions.
I’m an inventor who took many years learning every step of the product inventing process. I’m proud of my knowledge and experience, and I’m very good at what I do – but I have nothing to sell, and with tens of thousands of readers a month I have to believe the information on this blog is relevant to someone.
People like Timmi really make me mad. They want to play like they’re helping inventors by creating some group on Face book or LinkedIn, but in the end they could care less. What they really want is the endorphin of power. They want to stand up in a community that rarely challenges it’s leaders and feel important.
Well Timmi – you’re important – there, I said it. But not because you help inventors (that’s pretty much just your scam) but because we’re all important. We all matter, and we should all be proud of ourselves and the accomplishments we make to society.