Recently I’ve been seeing a bunch of new posts in relation to news about accidents, purchase deals, airlines, etc. It’s getting a little overwhelming in the Real World Aviation category. I propose we have a separate sub-category for RWA, entitled “News.” This sub-category would help separate the ever-increasing amount of posts about news in aviation.
While we’re on the subject, I feel very strongly that some of these news threads aren’t very beneficial for discussion in our community. For instance, a new deal where an airline buys planes from a manufacturer isn’t very news-worthy, and doesn’t really create an opportunity for discussion.
Special thanks to @Pradyut_Mandal
Sounds like a really good idea! I like it!
No. It’s for the forum not the sim.
But then won’t most of the things posted in RWA “News” be the same as RWA, most of the topics in that category is news, probably only questions relating to real world aviation is the only thing that differs.
#Meta is for suggestions to the forum, not to the sim.
And it is for the forum…?
I didn’t see that I was working on my answer before he responded 🙂
Not necessarily. There are quite a few topics now that aren’t news or spotting. I just feel that this could help clean it up a bit.
Not required IMO, this further pulls away content here from Infinite flight
It really already has. It’s just been constant crash reports/breaking news.
How so, if you don’t mind me asking? I’m not encouraging users to post news, I thought this could help provide some better structure to the RWA category.
Then you could block all of the proposed sub-category if you want. Then you don’t have to deal with it. That is an advantage.
What makes you think I haven’t already ¯_(ツ)_/¯
LOL. I was just thinking that instead of blocking all of RWA you could block a small part.
The amount of people posting in the wrong category would be ridiculous
Like I said. You’ve got my full support for this idea.
Great idea, I think this will bring more organization to the forums.
Bumping this. This would really help those who dislike the news aspect of the RWA category.