All, this is a thread to discuss Panasonic tech with insiders who are kind enough to swing by here from time to time.
Everyone welcome avjunkie, xrox and Techniwizard!
***This will be an annual thread. At the end of each year, the current thread will be closed and a new one opened.***
Note: As moving all posts from 2012 to this thread would have required the manual selection of nearly 5,000 posts...only posts from June 1st and on have been moved.
Posts from prior to June 1, 2012 can be found HERE.
This insiders thread was conceived to give posters in our community a unique opportunity to hear from industry insiders and prominent people in the electronics business. These professionals agreed to donate their time and knowledge to further the hobby that we all love. This thread was designed to be an "information thread", not a "fix my Panasonic" thread or a depository for product complaints. Unfortunately, due to the persistent complaining nature of a few individuals on this thread, it has evolved into what we did not want or intend for this thread. This thread was to be considered a special area of the forum, more of a "listening" thread for posters to hear from these professionals.
We chose to not be heavy handed in the moderation of this thread, in retrospect that was a mistake. That was in part due to avjunkie's unbelievable willingness to help people, even though most of time it didn't even involve his sector of the business at his company. He has gone out of his way to help people on this forum, with no monetary compensation, because he is passionate about this hobby we all love. I've never seen someone give such candid responses, within the boundaries of what he could comment on. He certainly is not just a "yes" man for his company. Unfortunately the easy access to avjunkie made him a target for company bashing and complaints, again, not what we wanted. We have provided an entire forum for product complaints and those individuals could have started threads about those issues, but they chose to bring those issues here.
If Avjunkie wants to continue with his involvement on this thread, things must change. The change will involve the conduct of the members on the thread. There will be zero tolerance for any behavior that makes avjunkie or any of our "professionals" feel unwelcome. This thread will be the exception to the rest of the forum, it will be regarded as a special area and enforcement will be tightly controlled.
If the tone of my message seems stern, be assured that it is intended to be that way. We have gone out of our way to provide something special for our members and to have some malcontents ruin it for the majority makes me upset.