Report feature

What happened to the report feature in IF?
Is trolling just allowed now?
Really ruins the experience with that going on.


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The report feature was abused in the past now it does nothing unless you are a moderator, staff member, or IFATC Supervisor. Unfortunately there really is nothing you can do. If the pilot is doing things that are unprofessional and not expert server standards you could try and pm a moderator to ask them to spawn in and take a look at the situation, whereas if it’s the training server then I’m so sorry there really is nothing you can do! Hope that helps!!

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Honestly, I wouldn’t mind it too much if they only escorted you for a bit. However, if there is severe trolling going on that you see, that is ruining your flight, you can give @moderators a message and see what they say.

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Adding onto what he said:

This is not true, if an official IFATC session/training is happening and a pilot is trolling, it’s likely they’ll be disconnected to maintain quality of the session. If this is the Expert Server, it’s also not true that only mods and staff can report. IFATC Members are also capable of doing this if it interferes with their controlling session and violates the expert server standards.

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Only supervisors are allowed to report whilst flying. IFATC specialists+ can report while controlling but only within their airspace. Above a certain altitude, there is generally no reason to report a fighter aircraft flying “formation” with another aircraft. This is because it doesn’t really create heavy conflict, and if the formation were planned, there would be no way to decipher on whether it was or not. Long story short, I don’t think this is subject for report. Additionally, if it were, you wouldn’t have to worry because you have professional supervisors, moderators, and staff to watch over the situation.

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absolutely uncool, especially on the expert server. People shouldn’t do this without the approval of both pilots. Ruins the whole experience for the people flying

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Honestly, this “escorting” thing is getting way out of hand and is beyond annoying. It completely ruins the experience when someone chooses to escort you all through descent, all the way to short and final.

This needs to be addressed.

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Happened to me earlier, I dont mind. Would be more accurate if I was flying over Belarus instead of England but it is what it is 🤷‍♂️

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It’s one thing if it’s happening while at cruise and just hanging out, it’s another when someone (like this gentlemen) is actively escorting multiple people all the way down to short final.

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If the escort chooses to escort the escortee up until that point, that would be subject for a violation (lack of aircraft separation, etc).

Quite frankly, there isn’t a need for this, as while cruising, the airspace is free for all pilots to fly. If they choose the fly “formation” with your aircraft, that is their choice, and it is similar to the choice you made to fly your aircraft on the route that you chose. If we were to start giving out violations like rapid-fire, the game would suffer from a loss of more professionalism then if we were to leave it how it is currently. We definitely wouldn’t want to say that there isn’t a more viable solution to this matter, but as of now, there is no short-term solutions available.

I hope this has helped to inform you regarding this matter, and I hope you guys have an amazing rest of your day!

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It’s completely (and more) unprofessional to let it happen without restrictions or consent. It doesn’t happen irl, so why should it happen on the server?

It’s the expert server for a reason, go do that on the training or casual server.

Just curious, how so? As I see it, unless they are violating controlled-airspace procedures or crashing into you, then they aren’t doing anything “wrong” (ie. violating Infinite Flight rules). It’s not very hard to just imagine that they aren’t there.

yes I agree, but expert server is for people that want realisim. In real life, a fighter jet don’t come near a commercial plane because he wanted to do it.

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So flying on short final, trying to land, all while a fighter is sniffing your APU isn’t ruining your experience?

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I use to fly KLAX-KSAN for hours imagining I was in a different part of the world each time. No, it doesn’t ruin my experience, I just imagine that they aren’t there.

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When you have someone all over you for 10-15 minutes. In front of you below you flying 0 nm of spacing. It’s just distracting and not needed. I’m ok with it to a point but once it turns to just trolling like that I’m all set with it. Has to be a way to control it automatically like a speeding violation. If your in a fighter and can’t give me 1nm get outttta here.

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More power to you. But for the rest of us, it’s beyond annoying and ruins the game 100%.

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since I hate the snow.
I’m gonna pretend I’m in the Bahamas and imagine the snow and cold ain’t here

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I’m not sure it is 100% correct for us to say that, as there would be no possible way (at cruising) altitude to determine who allotted consent as apposed to pilots who didn’t.
Let’s look at it another way: let’s just say for a brief second that we create a L1 Violation for aircraft that reach a close proximity to another aircraft while cruising. How would the system know who agreed to it Vs. who did not. And even if we use callsign “Flight of 2” to gauge the systems decision, any pilot can add that to their callsign, so all in all that would not work.

You are correct, the expert server is for expert flying, real world operations, and much more. But in the real world, formation flights and escorts do take place, so we can’t say that it doesn’t belong on the expert server.

Correct, but try to think about it from the angle of thought that I am presenting: There is no possible way to determine who is formation and who is not.

Once again, that is completely and utterly Not Allowed. If that does happen on the Expert Server, I urge you to bring it to Supervisor’s Attention.

Why would we program the system to allegedly hand out a violation to an aircraft following all rules, but flying formation? Please refer to the above remarks as to why we cannot get rid of formation being allowed.

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make a system where you can easily report people who are escorting you without your consent

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