Your were right when you said, ”They should be able to handle any critique.” I will handle your attempt at character assignation veiled as critique. The original post Here stands on its findings. In summary it concluded that in the Q1 2011 time frame some, but not all, samples of .07 Mylar Cuben had pin holes in it before it was made into a product.
Character assassination is an attempt to tarnish a person's reputation. It may involve exaggeration, misleading half-truths, or manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person.-Wikipedia
Exaggeration - You said, “He used a hydrostatic tester that he had just bought used and tested areas of the tarp to destruction (any HH test blows out the fabric in the are tested.)” Low pressure hydrostatic head testing (3,500 mm max) does not blow out the fabric. Your implied logic being you can’t say that a sample has low hydrostatic head by testing it because testing it causes to have low hydrostatic head.
Misleading half-truths – You said, “Most people would contact the mfgr at that point for a refund. He did not”. The following day, after I made the forum post, I sent Ron an email not asking for a refund but, a replacement. He was the one that made the decision to refund rather than replace the tarp.
From: Richard Nisley >
To: ron bell
Sent: Fri, March 18, 2011 9:00:28 PM
Subject: RE: A MLD Cuben Test Thread You Need to be Aware of
…The material is defective, in my opinion, and I would like to return it. Please provide an RMA # and shipping address or alternate return procedure.
Manipulation of facts to present an untrue picture of the targeted person – You said, “It took almost five months of our polite emails with him to get him to at least edit the OP to point our he got a refund and to sort out at least a few of the the other inaccuracies.) There was ONE email from you (Ron Bell) requesting testing clarification and I updated my original post the following day. The time line was a mid-March ‘11 initial thread creation, followed by Protocol B testing of other samples ending late April ’11, a SINGLE request for clarification from Ron that I received July 29, '11, and my post addressing his concerns Aug 1, ’11.