Recently a poll was started about Mastercam. You can read the comments and the results as well as vote here:
The Mastecam Poll (see link above) was removed because it was making CNC Software and Mastercam look very bad. This is typical of the censorship that is practiced by machining forums who take advertising. Unfortunately most machinists don't have the guts to stand up and do something about this problem and refuse to start and support forums that don't take advertising and allow free speech in regards to CADCAM.
Someone who resents the kind of censorship that all the advertising based machinist forums engage in knew that the Mastercam Poll would be removed by CNC Zone so they made a copy of the graphic of the Mastercam Poll close to when it first appeared on CNC Zone and saved it. I received it this morning. While it's rather dated compared to the results before it was removed by CNC Zone it clearly shows what CNC Zone censored and removed and how badly CNC Zone and other advertising driven Web Boards use censorship. Sadly most machinists are total wimps and gladly go along with this kind of censorship rather than standing up to it and complaining to advertisers that they are advertising on a board that practices censorship. What machinists should be doing is starting better forums that aren't controlled by advertisers where free speech is allowed and encouraged:
Twiter may not be perfect but at least you can say what needs to be said without fear of reprisal.
Jayson Kramer (CADCAM on both the eMastercam forum and on CNC Zone) is the person who removed the Mastercam poll that was making Mastercam look very bad. Both Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) and Matt Finley (Rekd) are moderators on CNC Zone and both have removed many posts and acted behind the scenes to protect Mastercam and its resellers from looking bad for many years. Neither Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) or Matt Finley (Rekd) should be moderating anything anywhere as both are Mastercam fanboi's that have proven for years they are underhanded cowards who don't have the guts to stand up and do the right thing. Years ago Matt Finley (Rekd) forwarded my private e-mail that I sent to him to the local San Diego Mastercam VAR who then presented it to my boss at Qualcomm. This is exactly how this circle clique, including Off Topic moderator James Meyette (CNC Apps Guy), who works for Selway Machine Tool, work. It's backstabbing, devious games every step of the way and lots of people have now had enough of these slimeballs and the games they love to play and are refusing to take it anymore.
Here is a new poll that was started because the person who started the first poll isn't going to sit back and take the kind of censorship that these two practice as CNC Zone moderators:
Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) is up to his usual underhanded tricks once again. Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) closed the new poll that was making him and Mastercam look very bad before it really got out of hand because a lot more posters to CNC Zone are now totally disgusted with his constant use of censorship to protect both himself and to protect Mastercam. The sad fact is he's done this for many years on both eMastercam and on CNC Zone with both censorship and banning posters that he doesn't like. Unfortunately he's gotten away with it... until now. If Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) is not removed as a moderator on CNC Zone for the Mastercam forum and for Polls advertisers on CNC Zone are going to be contacted and shown this blog and asked to stop advertising on a site the engages in massive censorship.
Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) needs to be immediately removed from being a moderator on both CNC Zone and on eMastercam.
The following screenshot is from a former Mastercam user who is now a SolidCAM user. He correctly points out how Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) screws over legitimate users. The owner of CNC Zone, Paul Gentile, has for years supported, encouraged and condoned this behavior from Jayson Kramer (CADCAM). What "foxsquirrel" doesn't understand is Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) real motivation for doing this:
It's so Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) can offer the Mastercam classes he teaches to a wider audience as well as sell personal Mastercam training. Jayson Kramer(CADCAM) is also a Mastercam sub dealer.
For those who have been around CNC Zone for awhile and who know how corrupt and dishonest CNC Zone's owner Paul Gentile is this behavior is nothing new. A few years back Paul Gentile allowed Chris Corbell, a BobCAD employee, to moderate the BobCAD forum and turned his back for almost a year while BobCAD employee Chris Corbell censored and deleted many posts to the CNC Zone BobCAD forum that were critical of how BobCAD did business as well as how buggy BobCAD was. The problem finally got so out of hand that Paul Gentile was forced into doing something about Chris Corbell's massive censorship and deletion of posts. Why didn't Paul Gentile, owner of CNC Zone, do something sooner or do the right thing?
Very simple answer:
All Paul Gentile cares about is his advertising income stream. Paul Gentile isn't about to do anything that will jeopardize the money he is getting from advertisers and he's more than willing to turn his back and use moderators who refuse to allow a level playing field like his moderator Jayson Kramer (CADCAM) refuses to allow.