Before you flag this (Or before a Mod closes this topic), please hear me out on this, as I’d like to address my concern as a Member of this community about these topics. Thank you :)
Ok, I’d like to address an issue I’ve been seeing with Tracking Threads, and it’s mainly the Tracking threads.
Tracking thread that has an issue regarding Irrelevant content
Here is a Tracking Thread. As you can see, Moderators constantly have to Moderate this thread due to people either going off topic, or making arguments and putting irrelevant content in the thread.
What seems to be happening
This topic has been closed more than 3 times already, which I think is too much. This is due to how members (Everyone) seems to always end up posting something that is off topic, causing a Chain Reaction of other users to post other off topic content as well. Some users (Mostly Regulars) will attempt to stop the Off Topic content as best as they can, and I thank you for trying. I myself have attempted once, and didn’t seem to work.
Moderators have to remind us to slow down or to stop talking about content not related to the Main Topic. Of course, when the Developer (Laura or other staff) release something other than the main objective (In this case the CRJ update, which has now included other airliners with various liveries), we will post it on the topic that was only meant for the CRJ update. Moderators will either be okay with it, or they will say to not post something not related to what is being developed.
Moderators are here to be helpful and to moderate our behaviour in this Community. But they are not babysitters. This is the reason why topics like this always get closed because we somehow make a topic derail and then someone has to take measures to stop it such as Closing a Topic Permanently, or for a certain amount time.
What I propose
We as a community should try and tone down the Off Topic conversations, As I Personally don’t want this topic to end a future Tracking Topic due to the History of how many people decided to post off topic conversations in a thread meant to track a new aircraft or feature of the game.
We should Treat Each other with Respect and Dignity. We are all human, and we all obviously make mistakes, but if we continue to do this, We may no longer have the ability to create Future Tracking Threads due to the history of people posting off topic content.
I’d also recommend that if it does happen to go this way, that Moderators make a Tracking Thread In which only Moderators or higher will update the community of new content if a new Feature or Aircraft is announced
As Chris_S said:
We can’t have nice things if we constantly Argue or make things go from bad to worse.
Let’s all try and make this community a more better place by at least toning down the Off Topic Conversation so that the Moderators don’t always have to Moderate us so much.