Your proposal was to leave nORMa at the top of the Tools Forum, and have 'Other' as alternative. I accepted that.
This morning, when I log in, I find nORMa and COGNiam, and Other.
Is it at all possible that there is a natural bias towards these two software packages, that is now reflected in the site?
Of course, I agree that more forums can't be added for technological reasons by way of pacifying. For want of sheer will, if there was.
I think your readership is wise Ken, and if the site shows bias, then it loses relevance. And it's not fair on the ORM community. We're just not that dumb.
It's no disrespect to Halpin or Nijssen to say that it does their tools no good service by actively promoting theirs to the discount of others. Where is the benefit in that? Where is it, that this is not bias? or 'marketing' as you put it.
It's your site, but it drops a notch in 'relevance' (in my opinion) if there is no focus on standards as above 'tools', and where tools aren't treated equally and on merit.
Perhaps it's an innocent oversite. I'd need evidence of that.
I remain, yours and with