Nexenta not supported by VMware - thread removal
I've noticed that Linda removed the thread people were having this discussion, an interesting discussion actually.
I find it quiet bad and not necessary as the discussion wasn't going outside the scope of the subject and everybody were putting their points whether Nexenta like or not. I beleive that thread started to show up more often causing someone from Nexenta Management to see it and determined Linda to remove the discussion as they are very Marketing driven people.
For me there is no argument to say that the discussion had very bad content(unless Linda can point which one that made her take this decision), and if it did have you could remove just the message and notify the person, not the entire thread. Seems that one or two messages were used as an excuse to remove the whole thread in convenience.
This discussion will appear again for sure and people will put their points again. Either Nexenta likes or not it is not supported by VMware(unless if running inside a VM) and won't be until the way VMware certifies for their HCL. Nexenta should not hide from that and be very clear to people about it.
Lastly I see with concern that fact the Nexenta solely controls the content of this forum. It it is supposed to be a "Community" forum and website and therefore it should be controlled by a board of Community people (with Nexenta participation of course) but not power to them to stop things by their own judgment, otherwise it will only be Nexenta using the 'Community' word conveniently.
edit by Derek on 3/20/2013: VMware Compatibility Guide
Nexenta is working through the vmware certification process. It is very elaborate. We got certification for 4.1 and are in process to continue that.
I pulled the thread because it was full of a multitude of speculation about our positions and would be confusing to someone trying to use our products. I wrote our position and that was elaborated on by many... what they heard, what they thought they heard... etc...
This community is designed and supported to be a technical forum. If we get too far off, i will try to gently guide us back on track.
In the year i have been here this was the first time i pulled any post... In the last week i had my posts on other forums pulled 4 times.
FYI, pulling a post because it's "potentially confusing to a new customer", is not "gently guide". It makes it look like something is being hidden by the company.