As we continue our Summer 2020 IFC Refresh and make changes and improvements in order to provide the community with a refreshed forum experience, our next change is to the Tutorials category. Yesterday, we started by introducing a small change. This allowed TL2 users to post community tutorials and turned on new post approvals to help sure quality.
With our new User Guide now starting to take shape, we have decided to reorganize this category further so that it complements our new resources. We are doing this by creating a brand new category called #ground-school and renaming the current old Tutorials category to #ground-school:community-tutorials. This will now be a sub-category of #ground-school.
You can find the category here.
What Does Ground School Contain?
This new category contains the following:
- All Official Tutorials (both for Pilots and ATC)
- Any future projects that are for educational purposes
- Any updates made to the User Guide
You can find the User Guide below:
Community Tutorials Sub-Category
This new sub-category contains the following:
- All Community Tutorials
These community tutorials will now be monitored so that there is no overlap between them and the User Guide. For the new rules of this sub-category, see below:
The Reasons For These Changes
We need a place on the forum to highlight when new content is added to the User Guide and to compliment future educational projects
Community lead tutorials are an essential part of the IFC that we did not want to lose. The new sub-category is a dedicated space for this and improves the user experience
It enables us to lower the requirement to post a community tutorial from TL3 to TL2
The changes also mean that community members can focus solely on new content not yet covered by the User Guide/Official Tutorials, or a more in-depth look at something already covered
It allows us to ensure the User Guide is the core focus for Infinite Flight learning
Finally, having a sub-category that is community lead will also allow us to steer official content in the direction the community wants to see (i.e. by seeing what the most liked/shared/common content made by members is, we can use this guidance when making future content)