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I understand competition is heavy for training dollars these days. I understand in today’s economy those dollars are harder and harder to come by. Please though for the love of everything sent in packets, leave the blogs out of it…

So far today I have received:

1. Three flame comments on Internetwork Expert’s annoucement post that were going way overboard.
2. One contact form asking me to please stop being a mouth piece for Internetwork Expert! Seriously? Have you not seen the IPExpert banner that rotates on my site? Have you not noticed my posts that I am going to Narbik’s boot camp? I have no contact with ANYONE over at Internetwork Expert. I have their banner in rotation so what? That makes me some kind of fanboi? I have no affiliation with any vendor. I actually thought my site was pretty much vendor neutral…

It is getting a little out of hand to draw the neutral blogs into this, and honestly it is a little unprofessional. I am not going to approve blantant flame posts so please construct a professional comment on the things you don’t agree with. I really hate not approving a comment, but the LAST thing I want is a World of Warcraft general forums thread developing on the blog here πŸ˜‰

Comments

8 Responses to “The Vendor Wars”

  1. Jeff Rensink on October 31st, 2008 1:48 pm

    I agree with you. Why people get so bent out of shape about who someone’s training vendor of choice is is a bit of a mystery to me. I don’t think people can really make a bad choice between the top vendors out there. They all have good stuff that have helped tons of people earn their digits.

  2. Aragoen Celtdra on October 31st, 2008 3:55 pm

    Personally, I kinda like what’s going on with this whole “vendor wars” thing. It seems like everytime something big like this happens, the result is competitive prices, better products, and better trained people.

    Now about people flaming you for what they perceive to be your leanings.. I don’t understand it either…

  3. CCIE Journey on October 31st, 2008 4:22 pm

    Oh competition is great for us no doubt, but the personal and unprofessional attacks are just mind blowing…

  4. CCIETalk.com on October 31st, 2008 10:36 pm

    I am not sure why someone will bash you on anything. I guess that comes with the “internet” when anyone with a computer and a connection to that BGP neighbor can post a comment πŸ™‚ I am glad there a thing called “approval process”. So far all I have used is IE and Narbik’s WBs so I am in no position to comment on IPexpert’s material. Now if they give me a free kit then I might think about it πŸ˜€

  5. CCIE Journey on November 1st, 2008 8:53 am

    Hehe I bet cciepursuit sent me that contact form just to fire me up πŸ˜›

  6. CCIETalk.com on November 1st, 2008 9:14 pm

    haha. so back to the topic how was your bootcamp and when are you planning for the lunch πŸ˜€

  7. CCIE Journey on November 1st, 2008 9:36 pm

    Hehe not attending Narbik’s until the 10th πŸ™‚ Lunch date will be set after Narbik tells me you are not even close πŸ˜›

    $1400 for a can of Diet Dew though is going to make the wife angry. She is only going to make me give her another baby πŸ™

  8. cciepursuit on November 2nd, 2008 10:51 am

    That $1400 can of Diet Dew mocks my existence every damned day!!!! (:-&

    A child will cost you over $200,000. That’s about 150 lab attempts. πŸ™‚

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