An Open Letter to PMDG
Dear PMDG Team,
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Magnus Lorvik, and I represent Threshold. We serve a dedicated base of readers and contributors deeply passionate about the flight simulation community.
Recently, we've noted a situation involving our editorial-in-chief, Rob Parks, who, according to him, was banned and subsequently got his status changed to "infracted" on your forums. The cause for this action was his feedback concerning the progress updates related to the EFB and its associated delays. Your right to do so in your own forum stands firm regardless of reasoning.
At Threshold, we strongly advocate for open and respectful dialogue, believing that constructive criticism paves the way for advancements in our shared interests. The recent actions taken on your forums have raised concerns not only within our team but also within the broader flight simulation community. Just like how you decide to moderate in your forum, Rob Parks’s opinion piece on this matter is in our fullest right to publish.
In return, you are free to comment and give feedback on the article, and we would highly consider publishing any statement you provide on the article, just as it is done in any general editorial.
So far, so good. Here is where things take a darker path.
In a video from "737NG Driver", Emmanuel Hagen alleges that Threshold has engaged in financial blackmail against PMDG. This claim is significant and deeply concerning. We would appreciate PMDG's perspective, especially given the comment by Randazzo on the very post that brought the article to your attention, where Randazzo also insinuates the same accusations. “737NG Driver” being a central part of the forum discussion, and an avid PMDG YouTuber, he does, to a large extent, represent PMDG and should be held responsible for his blackening of Threshold. And when he refers to Randazzo’s, already questionable statement in this way, we can not ignore this.
We'd like to highlight that the recent piece penned by Rob Parks was our first critique of PMDG since Threshold's establishment. It's essential for us to understand the basis of these claims and address them accordingly.
We invite PMDG to share their comments or a statement on this matter. We believe direct communication from PMDG would be enlightening and address the concerns of our editorial and readership.
Should you prefer a private dialogue, our contact details are available on the Threshold website. It appears there might be an oversight, but I've encountered difficulties accessing your forums after registration.
We anticipate a constructive conversation and believe that a harmonious resolution will further enrich the flight simulation community.
CEO of Threshold