I believe there is a bit of money in the scene. I wish the scene was all about free, but modchips cost money. I'm glad there are vendors here who are willing to sell their products (for cheaper than modchip.ca or former gamegizmo or krawl's outrageous prices at fastmodz, probably pays for his stupid flash intro, lol) on here and make a quick buck than have no sellers at all and rely solely on overpriced canadian websites for sales. I think its cool that charlie_ps2, even as a vendor and person interested in his own financial gain is also willing to help others. He helped me obtain installation diagrams and things at ps2modchips.com when no one else would, so in my eyes, Charlie, you are still a great wealth of knowledge, regardless of people who decide to try and tarnish your name over stupid things such as account hacking and Messiah 2 team relations.
Originally posted by Fairlight
Although i agree with you, there are a number of people like charlie that use these forums for their own profits and motives. They use this place as their own customer service area using mods and respected members of the scene as their service reps. Others are defending the motives of others for the fake of free stuff.
As for Ownz being money hungry freaks, I agree. I think their flip top horribly distorts their tech support stance. I only post on the Off-Topic board there because the other forums are a lot of times false, and it makes me sad. BUT, that said, I don't think it is impossible to establish at least semi-good relations with the people at Ownz, no matter how bitter the admins are currently. I'm sure if they managed to get my personal info and try and hurt my family and I'm willing to forgive and forget about them, that most can also. I agree with Gazza's post a lot, the scene has lost direction to me, and even though I don't always agree with Ownz, I think working together or at least healing some of the bad tensions is the best way to gain that direction back.
This is the sissy stupid crap I'm talking about. Removal of trusted and longtime friends as moderators by admins. I dunno about you but this sickens me horribly. Snipa is one of my longtime peeps, and bullshit like this pisses me off. He has done NOTHING but help the scene at little or no profit to him. So his removal as a mod is senseless and retarded, and I hope a sensible admin will please re-instate all those who have been downgraded lately. Enough backlash against our own members.
Originally posted by SniperKilla
and about staff issues, id sure like to find out how exactly i lost my global mod status.
no admins will answer me.
Last edited by trumpetguyscw; 06-30-2003 at 01:12 PM.
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