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Great sima article sent to me via email

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by mtnbktrek, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. mtnbktrek

    mtnbktrek Senior Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 144

    I am not a member because of crap articles like this

    Do people get paid to write these?
    The article offers no help - wash ur stuff paint ur stuff lubricate it and store inside - really?? How about naming some products at the very least.
    Rant almost over.
    This is y I can't get behind joining sima

    I understand this post will most likely be deleted bc it's on sima and free speech does not exist.
  2. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 222

    Ohhh... So that's how you do it? And to think I have been painting over salt covered dirty equipment this whole time. Maybe if I was a member of sima I would of known better

    Big brother is going to shut you down for calling them out on the freedom of speech part. You can say whatever you want as long as it doesnt look negative on the sponsers
  3. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,269

    we can leave the thread here if you can handle having a decent, civil discussion about such a topic rather than turn it into a hateful, insult hurling assault Thumbs Up

  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,767

    But what fun is that??? ;)
  5. mtnbktrek

    mtnbktrek Senior Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 144

    I don't have an issue w sima we think about joining every year - I wish you would get better info from them is all. If I remember correctly you have to write articles or participate in ongoing education and this article seems to me that they(sima) accept anything to keep up the membership. writing an article is a nuisance to keep up a membership when you are trying to run a business. It seems a lot of the articles are published by guys that do the bare minimum to get the credit.
  6. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,064

    I got the same email and I'm not a member either.
    I didn't give it mulch thought other than it's a filler article and "elementary" suggestions.
    Why would someone like SIMA do product endorsements if not being paid for it, they are in business.
  7. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    There is plenty of valuable information that can be had being a SIMA member.

    Writing an article is one way to keep up CSP designation. Not a general membership.

    Seems like the particular "article" mentioned in the O.P. is more of a paid advertisement from protech
  8. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,581

    I get magazines for the repair industry. They have short articles sometimes also. Read them,
    take what you want from them, move on. No biggie.
  9. Herm Witte

    Herm Witte Senior Member
    Messages: 595

    SIMA is about education. Did you know there were those specific products out there to combat rust? Sure the company is selling its product, all of us do. I encourage you to keep an open mind. There is a lot to be learned, from SIMA and other trade organizations, and yes even Plowsite. :)