In recent weeks PSX-Scene has gone through some major changes. There have been many things said and done during this turbulent time and regrettable actions were taken by both the admins and certain forum members. We have refrained from making any type of formal announcement but we believe in order to move forward we must address the past. In an attempt to bury the hatchet, open the lines of communication and get back to the reason we are all here we have decided to post this message.
Since the acquisition of PSX-Scene and the merging of PSGroove, there has been a lot of work to be done from a technical and layout standpoint to get things operational and stable and to have the site loading fast and reliably. Our tech team has been spending some pretty significant overtime in order to achieve this as quickly as possible. Certain changes to the form and function of the site were unavoidable as PSX-Scene was upgraded to VBulletin 4 and some of the VB
components that members were used to seeing simply were not available. Site suggestions and improvements made by our valued members continue to come in at a rapid pace and we have been and will continue to work as hard and fast as possible to implement as many of these great suggestions as fast as humanly possible.
During this fast paced/ stressful transformation some members were also trying to adjust to the new changes and the new pains in the asses who are now in charge
Some members were caught off guard by this massive change which took place rapidly. And some of the admin team were caught off guard by the backlash to such change and in some instances our responses might be considered harsh or overdone. This is not an excuse but working 20 hour days to get the forums running properly might have had a little something to do with our banning / delete trigger finger. We should exercise more patience and restraint and now that we are able to get a solid 5 hours a sleep a night up from 4 we will endeavor to do exactly that. It is our hope that the members who might of acted similarly brash during this transition will join us in exercising more patience and control as well.
One thing we can all agree on is that it is community (the members) who make this such a great site to visit. There is a wealth of knowledge here that should be shared freely and openly with everyone so that our great members can continue making progress on the projects that they have all been so heavily involved in either from a developer standpoint or as a general user just seeking the latest news and information.
We would like to take this opportunity to extend an olive branch to ALL that were offended/ banned and put this all behind us and get back to discussing shit that matters. Gaming.
With that being said we would like to roll out the welcome mat to any former members who either left or were banned and would like to rejoin us here once again. Returning to PSX-Scene does not require that you agree with everything we say and it does not mean that you will have to choose between PSX-Scene or any other sites out there. But we do ask that any suggestions, critiques or criticisms are made in a constructive and helpful manner. Bashing, insulting, or drama creation must be avoided. And lastly whatever transgressions happened in the past stay IN the past. We will not rehash what happened previously so that we can all move forward collectively as a community.
Before committing to return please take a few moments to review the Forum Rules/FAQ http://psx-scene.com/forums/faq.php
, Terms of Service http://psx-scene.com/terms.html
, and Privacy Notice http://psx-scene.com/privacy.html
If your account was banned you can obviously not reply to this post. If you would like to be reinstated to PSX-Scene send an email to Dave at caputomedia dot com and provide your user name so we can reinstate your account.
Please feel free to forward this post to someone you know has left and might consider coming back.
The person requesting to have a ban lifted should send their own email. No substitute/ proxy emailings.
Thanks for your time and sorry for the interruption.
The Admin & Mod Team