Blog article by Jason Rosewell
Changes are coming to display names in Infinite Flight. Since before the addition of global flight, pilots have had the option to set both a display name and a call sign to uniquely identify themselves. While this kind of flexibility can be fun and entertaining from a user perspective, it can also pose some difficult challenges from a community standpoint. This legacy feature has had its day in the sun and will now be retiring.
Some key takeaways (TL;DR):
- Display names will be removed in the near future (no date set)
- Connecting your forum account via the upcoming account settings page in-app will be optional
- If you connect your forum account, your forum username will be displayed with your call sign
- Leaving your Infinite Flight and forum account disconnected is okay, and in this case, only your call sign will be displayed in-app
- VO forum profile setting (from the pre-populated dropdown menu) will be added alongside call sign in-app (1 organization only)
- This is to help prevent creative harassment and trolling in-app, as well as help communication between community members, staff, and moderators
- The main obvious question will be, “right, but can I change my forum username now?” This question will be answered in time, so we ask for your patience in the mean time.
Please read the full article for more context.