WARNING this topic is a little bit more serious then others
Now I want to be perfectly clear, I am not making a rant or trying to start some sort of flame war or drama, this community is really great compared to other communities out there.
That being said I have noticed a couple things that we can improve on and it is mainly how some people treat new players. Now, of course, this is most likely a minority but I still wanted to point this out. I’m sure we’ve all made memes about how TS is and all that and that’s fine, but some people take it to the point where they are legitimately almost bullying and ridiculing people for not knowing as much as them about aviation.
For example, I saw this one video of a guy landing in Infinite flight and he turned his strobe lights off while still on the runway, of course, this is minor and can easily be commented out politely for future reference but this one guy commented. “YOU DON’T TURN OFF YOUR STROBE LIGHTS UNTIL YOU EXIT THE RUNWAY, OMG YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO FLY!!!” Like really? Just because of that one thing he doesn’t know how to fly? It’s a nitpick but he is making it out to be the end of the world.
I’ve seen this time and time again, I think instead of attacking people who are trying to get into aviation but may not know much, we should politely teach them things and we should be happy that new people want to get into this. Just like all people they will improve, I started Infinite flight when I “landed” by nose-diving while cruising directly over the airport which was a couple years ago, I knew close to nothing back then but I still improved over time.
Now I want to remind you, these people that I mentioned are probably the minority because there are plenty of community members who are willing to help new players, I am just issuing this real quick to make it known, and so that we try not to do this in the future, you don’t have to agree with me, but this is my opinion on it. If you have read this far, thank you, and tell me what your thoughts are about this.