With the recent shifting around in the PS3 scene the last few months, our forums user base and traffic has significantly increased. With the inflow of many new Hax members, I have noticed an obvious clash between our old member base and the new member base.
Many of the news threads have been trolled, derailed with the same constant topics such as “3.x keys”, “piracy vs non piracy” or simply the scene drama (which seems to be running high now-a-days). There is only a small percent of members being disrespectful and rude (mainly in news post releases), however this makes us look bad, anger developers, and takes away the values we have here at PS3Hax.
Now before I go on let me tell you what values PS3Hax stands upon. We at PS3Hax welcome all types of members, and experience. We try to be as friendly and helpful as possible, and get you YOUR PS3 hacking information to you as organized and helpful as possible. We welcome “free speech”, and open discussions, we are not here to punish you to have different opinions than us. I run PS3Hax because I ENJOY doing so, I am not in it for the money.
There is a vast difference between ARGUING/FLAMING and DEBATING. Throwing insults, trolling, or just pissing everyone off is not the way to go in expressing your opinion.
XXXX has released XXXXX homebrew for the PS3
This is a waste of time and sucks, do something useful like release 3.x keys.
The statement above will just anger everyone – its disrespectful and rude, and this leads to flaming and thread derailment and the original release by the author is succumbed by one persons flaming. Arguments such as these hurt the scene, and ruin what PS3Hax is all about.
The Iron Fist:
We are now enacting something known as the Iron Fist. No we aren’t turning to Nazis or that other site, but we are becoming more strict in regards to rule violations and the usual flaming/trolling/insulting that takes place.
Starting today all members will be forced to view a set of new and revised website rules. These rules will be now heavily enforced by moderators, and we will now be giving out infractions instead of warnings.”X” number of infractions in “X” time period will automatically earn you a ban from the forums.
These rules and revised ban system is designed to weed out the trouble makers, and those are the people we don’t want at PS3Hax. And to prove this won’t be a ban-warzone, we have made a public appeal section for ALL BANS and INFRACTIONS, so if you have a problem with ruling a staff member gave, you can appeal it here. You can also contacted me directly here.
Many of you have said look how good the Xbox scene, one reason the scene is “good” is because they have a very supportive user community. Respecting developers and stop the bickering is the first step in fixing all the issues with the scene. No one wants to devote working with a group of “haters”. This post is mainly dedicated to all the loyal members and developers on crew with us that simply love the PS3 scene and this is me letting you guys know that we are going to do the best to change the direction of the PS3 scene and make PS3Hax the best place to be for anyone that has passion for PS3 hacking.
We are attempting to maintain the culture, and atmosphere on our forums that many of you fell in love with since the first time you joined us, we hope the Iron Fist policy will help enforce and maintain that.
Feel free to leave your thoughts/suggestions/ideas below.