Hi all, this short guide is for those members who have planned an event and would like to advertise it on the community. I personally recommended advertising it on the community, since than becomes public on the simulator home page. Anyway without further discussion here it is:
A Guide to Creating an Event Thread
When creating your event thread you must place it in the events/live category.
As normal, all threads need a title. But making it proper and professional is what draws people to join your event and tells them a little about it.
Here is a basic template:
Event Name @ (Main Airport ICAO code) - (Time: DAY/TIME 24Hr/Z:Zulu Timezone/MONTH/ YEAR LAST DIGITS
That may be confusing but it should turn out to be, example:
Pilots Day @ KSAN - 042300ZAPR16
I recommend using the Zulu Timezone also known as GMT, since it makes an easier world wide time for people to work with. Make sure to search your time in GMT so it can match perfectly.
Here is a GMT converter: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter
Inside the thread its good to elaberate on what your title says and include more necessary information.
Here is a list of what basic information you should include:
+ Eleberate your date/time/month/year
+ Include what server/servers
+ Include what your event is for and about
+ List or talk about who is running the event, is it a team of people?
+ Include the routes and airports for the event
+ Include what type of aircraft and livery is used in the event
+ How long is it planned for…
A little feature that some people use is knowing who is coming to the event. They request people to message in the comments if they are coming or not. Sometimes they will make a list on there thread.
Closing or Cancelling
When you’re event has finished, it’s recommended that you put a [Closed] sign on your title. This lets the public know that your event has finished :).
If you for some reason need to cancel your event, simply do the same and add a [Cancelled] sign to your title and move it out of #live:events. Make sure to explain in your thread why it was cancelled or just about it.
Hope this helps! :)