Seems that every day here at our humble, little forum, we must revisit one particular topic a couple times a day.
I know what you’re thinking “The threads where the pilot was miles away from his tablet but knows for a fact he didn’t deserve those violations?” Nope, not those, although it is so much fun to see the guesses that come pouring in from people even further away from knowing than the pilot himself.
“Okay, then it’s threads asking for the A35…” No! Don’t even finish that sentence!
“Well, then it has to be the ones asking how long 7 days is and is 3 days longer than 7.” Wrong again.
Well, okay…seems we have quite a few fan favorites that pop up every day, but let’s stick with one genre for now:
The pilots-never-listen and controllers-are-not-perfect on the Training Server threads.
It should take everyone all of five minutes of flying on TS to recognize it’s a free-for-all there. Pilots do whatever they please; controllers just kind of hit buttons; they guard the ISS to make sure it tunes into KLAX ground,
We get it. But, it should only take those same five minutes to realize that you aren’t the first person to make this observation. We are all aware of it. We know. Yet every day, two to three new threads admonishing pilots on TS or questioning controllers crops up. The issue is that then begins the cut-and-paste response stream. These threads appear so often that there’s simply nothing new to say on the topic, and the ready-made replies are sufficient to cover virtually anything you could possibly say about the Training Server. And…then it gets said 15 more times in one form or another. Rinse and repeat the next day.
BTW: Trolling requires intent. Malice. Just not knowing the proper way to do something is not trolling.
Again, we get it. Pilots don’t listen, controllers aren’t great. We all understand it.
But there is nothing we can do about it. The very name—Training—implies that there’s, er, learning taking place. Meaning that not everyone there has mastered their craft. That’s why the server exists.
There is no need to open two to three threads every day about this topic. It’s been covered. There is quite literally not a single new word that could be spent on the topic. You can frame it however you want, but the answers will always be the same. So just go back through the hundreds (thousands?) of existing topics that address it, pick one of the pre-fab responses from one of those threads and apply it to your query about the actions of pilots and controllers on the server. I promise your answer is there a thousand times over. We honestly can’t say anything more about it.
(And, why, yes, there are indeed also hundreds of topics on how to quickly gain those XP by doing patterns but not learning how to properly communicate with ATC so you can leave that madhouse as fast as possible, so look those up, too. And if you aren’t too busy, try checking out the tutorials so you don’t have to return after your first flight.)
But, please, no more threads about what TS is like.
This is an exclamation mark: !
This is nothing. Not a thing. Does not exist: !!! (see also ???)
An exclamation mark is used in specific circumstances, and sparingly. It is not a substitute for a period. It does not need to end every thread title. The sentence “My name is Tim” is not exclamatory. It isn’t declaring anything of any particular urgency or import. You don’t need an exclamation mark. And no matter how exclamatory the sentence, more than one punctuation mark is not something that exists in the English language. Your 12 year old sister’s text messages are not the basis of the language. Keep that nonsense where it belongs. I don’t think First Grade Grammar is too high a bar to set.