I'd like to be able to speak on this dispute, both as a C3 author, and as a member of the Community Team for Clone Hero. Unfortunately, this is something that I have to take a somewhat neutral stance on, since I'm of the belief that drama between the CH and C3 communities won't benefit either party.
For context, I was messaged about C3X regarding potential CH involvement, I was under the impression that it would have been a collaboration of C3 authors and CH charters working on the same songs together, which would be available in RB3 and PS/CH formats for everybody. As details later came out, there would be two separate packs, thematic, one by C3 authors, one by CH charters, for their respective formats, which fundamentally defeats the purpose of a collaboration, or at least isn't a true collaboration. From there, I don't particularly blame CH charters for not wanting to be involved, because it's not the kind of project they'd be into. CH charters came to their conclusions on their own after being given more details regarding how C3X was going to operate, for people who aren't used to that brand of thematic releases, much different than the CSC monthly packs, it's understandable that they wouldn't want to be involved. From the start until the end, I wanted a collaboration to happen, but if the CH community wanted to do their own thing, that's their prerogative. I unfortunately have to disagree about efforts being made to sabotage a C3X collaboration, out of context quotes don't do anything besides make people look bad, any circumstantial "evidence" will pile up until you've made up your mind on something. I think that these accusations are unfounded and baseless, as well as do nothing but add fuel to the fire, not conducive at all to bridging a gap between communities or to find mutual understanding, sorry to say.
I think that previous point was where this should have ended, and bringing up any information or accusations that should have remained private between those that concerned them, especially this long after they happened, is unfair to everybody involved. Some comments are bordering on calling for witch hunts, and things have crossed over into the form of real harassment towards specific individuals. Siavash being removed as CH server admin doesn't solve any problems or negate any damage that's been done, and the amount of people here that are posting in defense of the CH community is clear that there's a tight knit group of charters and other users who are trying to do the best for their community as well. Using one person as a scapegoat for this entire issue is extremely unfair and paints a target on their back for targeted harassment, which is completely abhorrent.
I don't have a problem with the issues regarding CH and C3X being made public, people who fought to make a collaboration like this work deserve to know, however, a great deal of this stems from poor communication, which I'm partly responsible for, and preconceived notions about both parties were made. Charting quality and the C3 conversions drive are responsible for what some CH charters might have thought about C3 before going in, but it's not a main point to be focusing on. I was of the belief that we should give a collaboration a fair shot, and even though previous attempts at getting official C3/CH representation in each others' respective communities didn't work out, this had to have been something both communities authors and charters wanted and were on the same page for.
The average user of the CH community has played C3 charts and enjoyed them the same as any CH charts, don't let vocal minorities detract from what's a good thing. I can say that I'm appreciative of the work that any C3 author or CH charter has gone into for charting any song, I think we can all agree on the service that they're doing for the community is a net positive thing. That being said, that's what this should end as, I don't see any point in calling for "justice" from one person on either side, it doesn't make anything right, doesn't undo any wrong, and it feels like it stems a tendency to want to be angry or upset at something. I don't want to understate how much love and respect that I have for each and every one of you, for charters, non-charters, C3 community members, CH community members, my one main value in the rhythm game community is that I want to be able to be apart of interesting projects with cool people, anything beyond that I'll take for what it's worth.
It's easy enough to just say to forgive one another, you need time beyond that for wounds to heal, but as it is now, this thread and the drama surrounding it just serve as a way to just prolong bitter or angry feelings that are mostly misguided or unfounded. I'd rather we focus on recovery and doing real work towards making things right instead of making accusations and hurling insults at one another, we're not going extend open arms towards each other now, but both of our communities have to want that to be the goal in the future, and as it is now the mindsets of wanting to hate one another are standing in the way of that.