Hi everybody !
I don't know if I'm in the right place for this but I have a rant about the YouTube channel "The Geek Group" and it's founder Chris Boden.
Hmm, would you complain to Walmart if you had a problem with Home Depot ?
The right place would TGG forum
I don't personally know anybody from this organisation, this is a personal opinion solely based on videos that I've watched over the years on their YouTube channel. Their content is great, they have a massive collection of video from High Voltage stuff to CNC. They make some donations to charity and they invest in educational spheres for everything that is electronic-related.
This is what TGG is all about .... Education
But gosh, I don't know, I feel something is going on there. They are super restrictive when it comes to open-world feedback : they have the infamous "Comments may be held for uploader approval." comment system on YouTube, their Forum is very basic and anything a little off-topic or negative is instantly deleted.
As one of the admins on the forum, i was involved with reorganisation of the forum due to using different software, unfortunately a few posts may have got lost, some older posts have been archived, but should be on view.
The ONLY posts that get deleted are spam and advertising, so if you want to post a well constructed rant, go ahead, it can be discussed and changes can be made.
Have you seen the attitude of Chris Boden ? Very bossy, very harsh, very spiteful. I feel that his co-workers do not say a word because they are afraid that Chris will kick them out. I almost feel it's like a sect, cult.
Chris is passionate about the group, maybe this comes off as a bit bossy, because he wants what is right, he is very open, he has been corrected many times by his staff and members, chris will only kick people out for being totally stupid, or degrading the group publically.
Like I said, I could be TOTALLY wrong but this is my opinion based on what I've seen.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it would make more sense to make that opinion to the right people.
To answer a few other things:
When you have sponsors that keep the organisation going, you do not want to upset them, so a certain amount of decorum should be shown.
@ bored@work, target audience ? sure they may target the young teens, but the group is open to everyone, i'm 57, semi retired electrician of over 30 years, but i totally enjoy all they do.
12 years old is a nice age to start with this sort of education, it's about the age i started teaching my grandson about the things i do, their brains still have time to grow, but are old enough to know rght from wrong.
As i said above, i would like to hear from anyone who has constructive advice, but do it in the right place, thanks.