This one is for all of you out there 😉
Yes, i do this once a year, and yes, it’s cheesy but i think it’s really deserved, especially this year.
I would like to first of all, thank the mods here on the IFC.
The past 12 months have been quite a wild ride for everyone, but especially for the moderators. Due to Coronavirus, the population on the IFC has boomed, leading to some instability in some areas of the forum. It was an extremely hard task for the mods to deal with all the new members, but they still did so swiftly and efficiently. They used kindness and stayed human even after so much unruliness on this forum. Many if not most other forum mods would just close topics using repeated messages and would ban unkind users in the blink of an eye, but not our mods. They stayed kind, funny, and more than ever, they showed how much they love this community. They keep working tirelessly to make this forum a better place, and stay awesome even after dealing with the community, but also their personal lives, because covid affects everyone, so THANK YOU!
I also wanted to thank the devs. They too have been working nonstop to make amazing features in the simulator. Just to remind you that in a year, the sim has gotten a rework of some of the biggest aircraft in the sim, many new liveries, and 3D buildings at airports! That’s simply incredible (IMO). The devs haven’t let anything stop them. From a deadly pandemic to the jetblue livery thread, they kept going and keep releasing amazing features just for us :)
Thank you so much devs! IF definitely wouldn’t be the same without you 🙃
As corny as this sounds, I wanted to thank the community itself as well. As I have said at least 3 times already, this year has taken a toll on everyone. There were some mishaps here and there but with the user population increase and the lack of things to do outside, I personally think this community has done really well, even though i’m not in a position of power to say this, I’m really proud of what the users in this forum have been able to do, and I feel like the bonds in this community have gotten much tighter over the past months. I’ve seen it all here, from users rising up to help moderators to fellow community members helping newcomers find their way around the forum, I’ve seen kindness and love all around, and I’m thankful for all of you, really.
Thank you to everyone here, from users to mods and staff, my life would be much worse without the IFC.
Surprisingly, this isn’t an april fools 😉
Stay safe and stay strong, we’re almost through with cowona :)