Inappropriate call signs

I was watching my 8year old son playing his favorite game infinite flight and I found a inappropriate call sign. This should be something you guys should look into. This is 100% inappropriate and I would like to no longer see this again.

Thanks, Linda

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Hi Linda, unfortunately, your son was flying on the ATC playground server. Controllers do not have the ability to ghost pilots on this server, and Infinite Flight’s vulgar language detection code didn’t recognize this callsign. It is virtually impossible for moderators to be online and see these kinds of people, so there really can’t be anything done about it. The best thing to do is tap “Report User”. If 3 people tap that button, that user get’s “ghosted” (removed from the servers) for 60 minutes.

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I recommend flying on Solo mode if you want to avoid these sorts of situations.

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Hi Linda, I strongly suggest to you that fly on the advance server or solo mode. Like Sean said it’s impossible for the modorators to see that call sign. Also I recommend you report him. Thanks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hi Linda,

Not to speak on behalf of the FDS team, but the game is not indented for use by children under age 13. That’s not to say it is prohibited, just not encouraged.

I agree that if we have kids playing the game we shouldn’t have this type of language visible to them. I’m not big on all the complaints on here about inappropriate callsigns, but this is a case I agree should be taken into consideration seriously.

I would suggest your son play on solo mode until (if/when) some sort of language filter is added to the username and callsign fields. Regardless I hope he is still able to enjoy playing!

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@AviationX I think aviation should be encouraged at early age, the minimum 13yrs might applies to other video games but it’s ok to let them play train simulator or flight simulators. But like other member mentioned let him play on solo or advanced server at the moment where they can keep things under control and let’s hope admin come-up with permanent callsigns in near future. (As long as everyone follow the rules we are happy)

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don’t find that inappropriate just silly

edit: READ THE WHOLE PIC

edit 2: Ifinite flight should make a thing that doesn’t allow inappropriate words like how games do with usernames.

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Dear Linda, unfortantly at present there is no way for the call signs to be restricted, we hope that this can be changed in the future.

Meantime there is a REPORT USER button on the map page, if 3 user report a user then they will be "ghosted’ ie thrown off the server for a while. Majority of users use appropriate call signs, however sadly a small number, usually found on the Playground server, are immature and use inappropriate ones.

Hi Linda,

We sincerely apologize for this language. Your son is on ATC Playground which is a training server. I suggest you let you son play until he gets 25K XP, then he can fly on advanced where the pros play. Once again, we apologize for this vulgar language.

Zach

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Do we really have to keep complaining about inappropiate call signs?

Well some are offensive.Others are just plain inappropriate. Advanced controllers ghost users with questionable or offensive call signs; however, on the playground server things could get out of hand.Just like this incident

Thanks,Linda

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My son has over 38,000xp and has over 24hrs on Infinite flight. He has been playing for a long time and we might cancel the live subscription. But we might get him another subscription when he turns 13. Thanks guys for helping and everybody that commented could have the self a nice week/weekend.

Thanks,Linda

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Well this is a sad ending to a sad thread, and I mean “sad” in a genuine way, not with pejorative tones.

Now because of a few idiots, this young man may lose his subscription from Mum and probably won’t even understand why.

If anyone who uses these vulgar callsigns is reading this, I hope you’re pleased with your sad little selves (sad meant in its most pejorative way this time).

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Kids are playing this game and words like that are unacceptable in my book.

Thanks,Linda

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Linda,

You get the odd one every now and again but just so you know, this is not common at all! Particularly on the Advanced Server. I have had live since late August / Early September and I have only spotted 1. It would be a shame if your son were to stop playing. If you inform him that he can only play Advanced ( No bad call signs and if there is instant 60 min ghosting) then everyone should be happy.

Thanks,

Zach

Your right this is pretty rare. I probably will let him keep the live account but he will only be allowed to play on the advanced server. Thanks everybody.

Thanks,Linda

He says he doesn’t like the advanced server because he gets violations even when he’s not going 35kts.

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