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Okay since some people don't enjoy reading long posts.
Short version :
I'm sorry for being an *******.
Long version :
It's been quite some time since i decided i would quit the scene completely, due to certain stresses at home (one of which was receiving actual phonecalls/mail from internet users taking things a little too far, so i felt that by completely destroying all ties was the best way to go, to rid myself of the scene and all it's attached nonsense.
In a way i still stand by most of what i said upon quitting, and as much as people may not want to admit, alot of what i said was painfully true, and i still believe it to be true however having the time to think about things from afar without the hasstle from psix or the scene in general, i came to realise that i in doing so i became part of the very problem i was angry about in the first place.
Upon realising this i removed the page and set about going on with life, then Kim happened to say something while we were on holiday a while back that made me think, basically we had paid to access a private beach (away from all the annouying tourists!), whilst on this beach she said "I feel sort of guilty enjoying all of this when the beach down the coast is jam packed", and it occured to me that it was the same for the psix project, i felt guilty that (even though i didn't profit from it myself), not only were peple paying to access the forums, but the people that weren't were getting, to put it bluntly, a peice of crap.
And so, i have decided that i will give things one last try, from this point on psix is completely free, and where possible it will be open source, the signup page for the beta forums have been disabled pretty much since i left the scene, and will not be re-instated.
I am going to create a new forum open to the public for psix.
There will be no fanfare or teasers or hype surrounding psix, we will release when we have something worth releasing.
There will be no "lite" or "pro", just psix, the current site will be torn down soon and replaced with a new one to reflect this change.
Depending on how much time we have we will post sources and information on the public psix forum for other developers to use in their own applications.
Now for the people that already payed, since i cannot offer a refund, the old forums will remain where they are and to make up for the membership they paid i will arrange something with them until they are happy with the situation.
To everyone else all i can say is i am sorry for being an ******* these past few months, as real as they were my own personal problems shoudn't dictate how i behave on public forums or to people i regarded as friends.
I only hope the damage isn't too far gone that i cannot change things for the better.