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I can go on and on about how nice Cade treated me...

 

But what really impressed me most about him was how he treated my friends, he would even go out of his way at times to visit their apartments.

 

I am sure wherever Cade goes he will brighten the lives around those he works with as he did here at Home.

 

I miss him already.Smiley Sad


*Whispers* he loved the glitching community!

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Good luck in your future endeavors.
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Dumbest move ever made? Those who think managers make business decisions..


Gonna point out their job description was posted a few years back.

 

And your OP incinuates they do have pull as to where Home is going.

 

Won't dumb it down. Will point out we aren't the first region without management either.

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Glass is gone.......?

 

Was it really four years ago when I emailed you about the upcoming HCV Program? I'd heard about throught the forum grapevine and emailde you, throwing my hat in for consideration. Sure enough, you enthusiastically said yes, and I joined the inaugural class of HCVs. I still hang the picture of all of us in every Personal Space that allows picture frames...you, me, Jersquall, Voozi, Teddy, and so on, in our HCV baseball shirts. Sweet raptor jesus that was a long time ago, in a similar-yet-different Playstation Home.

 

When I left the HCV program, it was......not under the best of circumstances. Even with all of the bull that was going on in my personal life, you didn't judge me; you were one of the few. I left the boards as a poster for some time after that, but still lurked on these threads and watched Home evolve. And you were still there with such a positive attitude...Cydonia, Locust, and you were the big names that kept watch over Home, and you were (if you will) the brightest, happiest star shining. I don't think much could get you down.

 

When I came back to the boards, I told you what was going on with The Tester. I hadn't talked to you in so long, yet you were the first outside of my immediate family that I told about me being on the show. I don't know why I told you first, but I did. I wasn't sure what the reaction would be (I did leave on a personal low point), and I was pleasently stunned when you welcomed me back in what's best described as a virtual hug. You sent me an amazing Home care package (I'm actually taking sips of coffee from the Home coffee mug while writing this), and signed it.

 

I have Cade's autograph. Be jealous...it is in my display case of awesome gaming collectibles, after all. Smiley Wink

 

So, yeah...Glass, Cade, Mr. Awesomeness-In-Pink-Hair, what I'm saying is that not only were you a Home Manager, but you are the embodiment of what Home is at its best. Home is welcoming, friendly, enjoyable, unique...awesome. You, sir, are awesome.

 

Wherever you go...whatever you do...stay awesome. And if you come back to visit, we'll leave the light on for you.

 

Nicole/Asuka

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Oh, no... Smiley Sad I'll miss you, Cade! From the times we chatted on PlayStation Home, to the times we laughed and had fun, I won't EVER forget that! You always share great things and your great travels. Cade, I wish you the best of luck in your future! Take care, my friend! Smiley Happy

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All good things..

 

June 5th, 2013, was GlassWalls' last day as a Digital Platforms Community Manager.

 

It was 5:05 PM on a Wednesday afternoon when my phone rang. Checked the caller ID: it was GlassWalls. Which isn't too surprising, because he would call me from time to time and we would sometimes talk while he drove home. After some chitchat, he mentioned, "I no longer work at Sony."

 

 

There was nothing negative about the discussion, nor was any sensitive information shared. It may be hard for us to understand on the outside, because the community manager becomes the "face" of the product to a lot of consumers, but we have to remember that it ultimately *is* a job, and people do change jobs. He was very clear that everything was good, and we talked about his future plans -- which, naturally, included traveling! That part was not a surprise; if you've kept up with the "Where in the world is GlassWalls adventures'' over the years, then you know that he gets around more than Carmen Sandiego.

 

I want to take this time here now with all of you to focus not on his first day or his last day with Sony, but more importantly the in-between times. The fun times.

 

 

As the lead moderator for Home, his reputation grew amongst the community, as he often roamed many Home spaces and became more than just a 'mod.' This guy was very well-liked: friendly and kind, yet always taking his responsibility as a moderator seriously. He was often called Angel, Glass or GW -- which, by the way, he didn't care for "GW," but you didn't know that, and he was classy enough to simply let it slide.

He must have heard his calling, because he was already community building -- which was his specialty -- specifically directed toward fostering the Home community. As time went on, he became a Home Community Manager and could be seen posting in the Home forums; from there it was not much longer until he took over the Home Community Volunteer program. He made sure HCVs had a fundamental vision: community first, but with the constant perspective of having fun and enjoying ourselves as well.

 

 

GlassWalls brought a spirit of life into the HCV program for those in the first wave selected, and for the many that followed. He spent many days and nights designing events and collaborating with HCVs to help them bring community events to the Home users. Do you recall a public event in the theater, or the old Central Plaza? Maybe a flash mob or some other Home function? GlassWalls made sure that these went as smoothly as possible. And when those events didn't run smoothly, those were learning experiences and tools for future events. When guests would come to visit Home, he made sure everything was ready for the events that followed. We have had some pretty great guests and events in Home and some of us had a chance to see how much work went into these events. From the top Sony brass down to the Home Community Volunteers, Cade was always the guy in the middle who made sure it went right as rain.

 

Being around GlassWalls gave others a sense of belonging, and that was contagious for me. Being yourself and being authentic is a must when communicating with the community. He had a way about him that you inherently trusted, because you knew that what you saw was what you got. He was like family.

 

GlassWalls had the ability to organize people in what others would consider a hostile environment: to bring together others -- often from disparate and perhaps conflicting backgrounds -- not just to party, but to have a social experience. Working alongside him over the years, I can say that he did it right. It is a testimony to his superb people skills that a decentralized world like Home had a cohesive sense of community, and that is due in no small part to his work behind the scenes which few ever saw.

 

He had the pulse of the community as well. Always actively engaged in Home media sites. If you had a Home media site, you were read by GlassWalls. He was always on the lookout, checking tweets about Home, reading Home forum threads, watching Home videos on YouTube. Often our conversations bent towards him asking me If I had read articles on what he had seen or asking what I thought about a new item, estate or public area in Home. What I thought was just a conversation was actually consumer feedback; he used this ability to lead and direct other people while using social media to create and foster even more for the community.

 

For the longest time we only knew him as GlassWalls. It was at E3 that the Home community not only heard his voice but saw him in all his nervousness being interviewed about PlayStation Home. It was also a surprise to many that he had a name.

 

Cade. Cade Peterson.

 

Personally I could go on about all my Home stories with Cade, but this is his time. So you get one short story for now:

 

It's funny thinking back to Cade on the Home Theater stage, trying to answer as many questions as he could about The Tester, season one. The questions were suppose to be about The Tester, and the Home crowd had questions about *him.* Keep in mind that some not-so-nice questions filled the chat log, as this is PlayStation Home, after all, where not everyone plays nice. But he handled those with poise, and his professionalism got things back on track quickly. I should mention he was also the fastest typist I've ever seen!

Point being: he knew how to manage community very well. I also know I would have mucked it up something fierce in his place. It takes a unique skill set to be a community manager, particularly for a crowd as lovably ornery as Home!

 

I know that many, many times he went above and beyond to pull for all of you when it came to PlayStation Home. Those situations are like tears in a rainstorm: they happened, but you will never hear about them.

 

He loved the community and made countless friends in and around Home. The talks we had were always ninety-percent Home related. Talking community.There was nothing better to discuss. See, it was not just a job to him, because most times once your job day is done you do not continue to talk about it for the rest of the day. Cade did. And that says a lot about the man.

 

If you have followed Cade ''GlassWalls'' Peterson on Twitter you would know that he loves to travel. He will take some time to vacation soon -- of this I am sure -- and then the world is his map.

 

Please take the time to wish him well and maybe post some pictures of past GlassWalls memories or share a story. If you choose to, feel free to thank him for all the good times and fun memories. He will be checking in on the thread from time to time, and appreciates all the support over the years.

 

 

Please keep in mind two things:

 

1. Let's refrain from asking about his departure. You know as well as I do that people change jobs (particularly in the gaming industry), and no corporate entity ever comments on internal personnel changes. Please respect that and appreciate the privacy of both parties.

2. Cade no longer being with Sony should not cause speculation or rumors to surface regarding Home's future. This is one of the reasons why I'm creating this thread. There are legitimate questions and concerns about Home's future in the coming years, but let's please not read conspiracy theories and wild speculations about all of SCEA/SCEE/SCEJ/SCEAsia Home into a personnel change. Home's had community managers leave in the past, and rumors flew from north to south regarding their departure. Cade Peterson deserve a better send off than that. Not in this thread, please.

 

 

A community finds itself -- or finds itself lacking -- when tested. Home has given us a wonderful platform to enjoy over the years. It's up to us, now, to create the kind of community that we want to be a part of. If we wish to honor the memory of Cade's work, then it is up to us to continue to build the Home community. Let's not pay lip service to this; let's actually *do* it.

 

 

What's your favorite GlassWalls story? Share it here. Let's revel in the memories of good times past and keep our eyes pointed towards building Home's horizon.


 

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I'm sure he will be able to collect unemployment and probably travel, take time off for a bit.   Probably party as welll.  

 

 

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Glass is gone.......?

 

Was it really four years ago when I emailed you about the upcoming HCV Program? I'd heard about throught the forum grapevine and emailde you, throwing my hat in for consideration. Sure enough, you enthusiastically said yes, and I joined the inaugural class of HCVs. I still hang the picture of all of us in every Personal Space that allows picture frames...you, me, Jersquall, Voozi, Teddy, and so on, in our HCV baseball shirts. Swet raptor jesus that was a long time ago, in a similar-yet-different Playstation Home.

 

When I left the HCV program, it was......not under the best of circumstances. Even with all of the bull that was going on in my personal life, you didn't judge me; you were one of the few. I left the boards as a poster for some time after that, but still lurked on these threads and watched Home evolve. And you were still there with such a positive attitude...Cydonia, Locust, and you were the big names that kept watch over Home, and you were (if you will) the brightest, happiest star shining. I don't think much could get you down.

 

When I came back to the boards, I told you what was going on with The Tester. I hadn't talked to you in so long, yet you were the first outside of my immediate family that I told about me being on the show. I don't know why I told you first, but I did. I wasn't sure what the reaction would be (I did leave on a personal low point), and I was pleasently stunned when you welcomed me back in what's best described as a virtual hug. You sent me an amazing Home care package (I'm actually taking sips of coffee from the Home coffee mug while writing this), and signed it.

 

I have Cade's autograph. Be jealous...it is in my display case of awesome gaming collectibles, after all. Smiley Wink

 

So, yeah...Glass, Cade, Mr. Awesomeness-In-Pink-Hair, what I'm saying is that not only were you a Home Manager, but you are the embodiment of what Home is at its best. Home is welcoming, friendly, enjoyable, unique...awesome. You, sir, are awesome.

 

Wherever you go...whatever you do...stay awesome. And if you come back to visit, we'll leave the light on for you.

 

Nicole/Asuka


very first HCV meeting ever. Archived for ever. Smiley Wink

 

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I was fortunate to get to work with Cade as part of the Community Theater program. That was entirely his idea, as Cade is a huge fan of independent film and video and filmmakers in general. You can thank him for any show you've enjoyed in the Home Community Theater, as well as the Disposable Film Festival and Platinum'd. We would likely have a fraction of the machinima community Home now has without his endless enthusiasm and support for Director on Duty, the Gamer Indepth crew and myself.

 

I don't think a phone call between Cade and I ever lasted less than half an hour, and I can think of very few people who I've known who had the type of infectious enthusiam and willingness to support others that Cade posesses. On more than one occasion, Cade inspired me to keep pushing hard and lifted me out of sullenness and frustration. That's no small accomplishment when you're trying to deliver a show on a regular schedule. I learned a few things from him about how to motivate and inspire people, lessons that I bring to my professional life on a very regular basis.

 

Few people loved Home and its community, warts and all, more than Cade. His enthusiasm was not driven by a paycheck or a corporate mandate, but by a genuine passion for Home, its users and its potential.

 

Cade was also well aware of the criticisms and encouraged them. I once asked him, after several weeks of berating management in these forums for some issue or other, whether or not I'd gone too far. "Don't change a thing about what you post," was his response.

 

I'm sorry to hear that Cade's leaving Home. Every project needs a champion, and Home could not have found someone better.

 

I'm sure the future will be bright. I'd hire him in a heartbeat.

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Best of luck in your new job, Cade! I know you'll do really well. I noticed from your twitter feed we are only an hour and a half apart! (I'm not a stalker LOL) My point is, you are in the heartbeat of the tech world, and are going to have so many wonderful adventures to look forward to. Don't be sad. To quote Auntie Mame (am I dating myself?) "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving."

I have no stories Jers, all I can say is I got kudoed a couple times, which let me know my PS3 wouldn't get bricked from me being a smart a$$. Smiley Very Happy
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hi glasswalls it so sad to hear he gone i got to talk to him on home one time this year he was so friendly and nice and he answer most of our qurestion i wish the best for him in the future. I hope from time to time he visit home and says hi to us all from time to time. Im sure he will be greatly missed and the future im sure is bright for him.


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