I just wanted to shed some light on a issue that has been happening in the #live:events a lot.
I know @Sashaz55 has previously brought up something similar last year, but it seems like it is still happening.
I have noticed that many people tend to sign up for a event, but back out a few hours, or even minutes before the event. Even worse, some just choose not to show up without saying anything at all.
Yes, there are times that you cannot attend the event due to whatever circumstances, and we understand. But please, at least let the organiser know a few days before instead of just keeping quiet and not showing up. That way, the organiser would be able to make the necessary arrangements.
People organise these events so that IFC members can all get together and fly. They take the time to make arrangements, design the thread and arrange the gates, and it really isn’t fair when you just back out last minute. If you were in the organiser’s shoes, I am sure you would not like it if someone just backs out minutes before the event.
So, what can you do if you are not sure if you can attend?
Rather than signing up and backing out later, sign yourself up, but put yourself on “standby”. This way, organisers would not expect you to come since you have already stated that you cannot confirm that you are coming from the start. Or simple, just don’t sign up at all.
#live:events makes the IFC a better place, so let’s not take it for granted. As for myself, I really hope to see less of this happening in the future.
I completely understand that there are many real life situations which of course is prioritised over Infinite Flight.
It’s more about people not saying anything at all about not being able to come and just keeping silent which can be annoying. Instead, I would prefer a “I’m not able to come as [reason]”.