An update on my thoughts on the community

As some of you may remember about a month ago I posted a topic discussing my opinions on the community and if the rules were too strict on topics and other things. A month has gone by and I have had time to think about it and I realized that it is not the rules that bug me, rather it is the actual people who constantly feel the need to correct people and police everything to the point where it is no longer enjoyable or fun to post due to fear of doing even the smallest thing incorrectly or god forbid you to make a mistake. I just feel that some people take this platform too seriously. These are just my thoughts though and I’m interested to see if anybody feels the same way that I do.

Peace.

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Very true, I feel the exact same way. A lot of people just want to post something, if it is the slightest bit offensive someone will flag it, I mean we can’t please everyone.

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There’s lots of change to be happening over summer 2020, keep an eye on these posts as I’m sure the staff will keep everyone updated 😉

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Thank you.

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You have to keep in mind that this is a mature, professional flight simulator forum, not a Reddit forum. This is a mature place to discuss, ask questions, and learn. Not to joke around and be immature.


With that being said, if you ever have an issue with a fellow user on this community, please do not hesitate to contact moderators. They will hear you out and take action if necessary.

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You have to realize that this is just an app and some people just want to have fun.

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Very good point, I think though that we can make jokes but just not overly radical ones.

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I get that, I once felt the exact way you did. But, I learned over time that this is a mature environment, and I had to adjust accordingly (still in the process of doing that, by the way).

But, this doesn’t mean having friends steal your phone and post lyrics to a random song, if you know what I mean. It’s all a learning experience, and it’s a long process. You don’t learn these things overnight, it comes with experience, time, and patience.

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Haha yea but I apologized and you make it sound like I wanted him to do it.

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Nah, man, just using it as an example, haha. Mistakes happen, and we all learn from them.

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Something I don’t agree with though are mini mods who feel like they can boss everyone around, I am not talking about anyone in particular just saying, they’re are a lot of them and people that get offended at everything again not talking about anyone specific.

I only have one problem with this. This community is policed way too much. One tiny error in a post and there are like 5 replies digging into the creator of the post. It’s just sad. I’ve never seen you do that, but it happens a lot. This community is not welcoming to new users. We’re not very good at it.

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Spitting out facts man.

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Of course not but you know what I mean.

Well, I want everyone to know this, but I’m currently drafting a “handbook” that will outline how to react, understand, and respond to these types of situations, and more. I understand everyone’s stance and am working to eradicate the issue as much as possible.

Yes, I do, Btw @Thunderbolt I have never seen you mini mod I have seen you do necessary editing (which is a good thing) but never have I seen you mini mod.

Yea thats fine just mini mods just make me so angry.

No reason post flagers make me angry.

As mentioned in the post linked above, the moderators/staff are refreshing the IFC and this includes the TL3 or regular members. They are being hand picked by the moderators and staff, and are chosen based on the maturity, respect they show and contributions to the forum.

Much better than an automated system in my opinion.

They make us all angry dude, but it’s something that comes with any and every kind of community. It’s just something you have to learn to deal with. If they hand out incorrect information, which they have, the real moderators will either correct them or tell them to stop, which also does happen 😉

In the meantime, the best thing to do is sit and wait to see what happens. The regulars are already being evaluated, the system has been changed which hopefully will stop spam posting and such (having TL3 as an attainable stat goal just makes people push harder to have a special name and status), and more stuff will be changed and updated in the near near future

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