[MSX] MSX Resource Center

Sander Zuidema msx@stack.nl
Mon May 3 22:14:01 2004

GuyveR800 is respected within the MRC-team as being our most active member
on the MRC-forums. We highly appreciate his contributions to our site. In
February 2004, we moderated a reaction to a newspost from GuyveR800. He
didn't agree with this moderation and decided to start flaming the
moderator, instead of contacting us to sort things out. After playing a
public cat-and-mouse-game of posting and deleting flames, we decided to ban
GuyveR800 from the MRC for a week.

During this ban, GuyveR800 sent in a 'Join Our Team'-request. We've had many
internal discussions about his submission and eventually, we decided to
decline his request because we think GuyveR800 isn't the teamplayer the MRC
needs. Ever since, we have a conflict with GuyveR800. We believe we've
soundly based our decision towards GuyveR800, but he believes we didn't.
After the Tilburg fair, we've sat down with GuyveR800 on a terrace in the
Tilburg city centre and offered him a drink in the hope to sort things out
once and for all. We exchanged opinions and in the end, GuyveR800 said he
understood our decision, but he labels it as cowardly. He told us he only
had one option left and that is to start a new MSX community site. With
this, for us, the case was closed. We encourage new MSX activities and we
also believe the MSX scene mustn't rely too much on one single website. In
other words, we're optimistic about GuyveR800 his ideas.

Unfortunately, GuyveR800 obviously has decided to flare up the commotion. In
our opinion, action leads to reaction and escalation. We thought we agreed
to disagree and we believe it is of no use to continue the conversations
with GuyveR800 regarding this subject. We stick to our points of view and so
does GuyveR800 to his. Why waste more energy?

The MSX Resource Center is a hobby site, not a company. We are not
professionals but only enthusiastic amateurs. We're doing the things we do
because we enjoy MSX and we care about MSX. We're running the MRC in our
spare time which means there is quite some pressure on the site already. As
mentioned above, we encourage new MSX initiatives and therefor we sincerely
hope GuyveR800 will find the time and the people needed to create a healthy
continuous MSX community site. We wish him all the best and hope for
positive cooperation in the future.

The MSX Resource Center Team

Sander van Nunen
Anne de Raad
Bart Schouten
Rieks Warendorp Torringa
Sander Zuidema