MICB's private investigator releases report on suspicious use of the CMI mark.

http://certifiedmasterinspector.org/investigation-2016/

A link to a link? Come on man!

The report is a downloadable PDF from that MICB webpage.

Don’t waste your time downloading the PDF. 50% of it is blacked out.

That’s Nicks MO… always post a link to get the clicks. Get’s very annoying after all these years. Especially since making the clicks gets you nothing worthwhile in return.

The announcement and report aren’t here. They are on a different website. The CMI website. You have to click a website to go to it.

No, you don’t.

There!

See how that works?** One less** “click”!

That won’t work. Every time there is an update to the issue, we’d have to remember and fix every place on the internet where we and others posted the original PDF. That would be mind boggling. And if we failed, everyone new to the story would find out-dated information everywhere.

If we keep it all on one page, we only have to keep that one page updated and all links to it from all over the internet keep current automatically.

I’ll give you a real example: If you go to https://www.nachi.org/forum/f14/ and look at all the North Carolina course approval announcements, you’ll note that every thread links to the same page, rather than a direct link to the approval document itself. That way we need only keep that one lone page updated.

This also allows more than one staffer to work and update that page without having to know and find every other staffer’s reference to it.

Only if you change the URL, so don’t change it! I suspect you have people smart enough to figure that out.

Moving on… so what’s the point of this “report”? It sounds like a scumbag I am dealing with (also in MN) that seems to have ties in Florida. Also with a f’ed up website. Posting fake reviews on Google and Yelp. May also be a Nachi member. Don’t remember if claiming CMI. Wondering if same person?

Use your post with the direct link as an example. If someone happens upon the PDF tomorrow, they’ll have no foundation for the document. I’m not even sure the stand-alone document makes any sense on its own. And the next day if we update the page with additional documents or information, your post with a link to the stand-alone PDF doesn’t update. Now times that problem by the entire internet, Facebook, emails, Linkedin, etc., some of which we don’t have access to update or even know about to update.

Again a real example: If you go to https://www.nachi.org/forum/f14/ and look at all the State course approval announcements, you’ll note that every thread links to the same state page, rather than a direct link to the approval documents themselves. That way we need only keep that one lone page fore each State updated.

If someone wants to know what approvals we have in North Carolina, they don’t end up searching for and finding dozens of separate approval PDFs. They find www.nachi.org/northcarolina

This system also allows multiple staffers to update the page without having to worry about what other staffers are doing around the internet. They are all updating and referencing one page which is kept current, everywhere. Even links to it made many, many years ago… stay current.