I find this post entertaining but also unnecessary. We do not have to justify what we post on our OFFICIAL Instagram page, but I will cover a couple of things since @FlyFi felt the need to post a topic instead of sending Tyler or myself a PM.
It is our company Instagram page. We try to only post HIGH quality screenshots regardless of their origin. The page is not intended for the purpose of posting community screenshots as there are plenty of other pages that repost community members’ screenshots. However, we do post community screenshots occasionally that catch our attention. What you fail to realize is that the one thing we feared would happen, actually happened. Since we started posting pics from community members, our inbox is bombarded DAILY with screenshots that quite honestly, will never be reposted by us as they do not show the quality that we want to portray or that have data tags, low resolution, etc. I even get PMs here on the forum, on FB and my personal Instagram account (which I will tell you now will get ignored as they are my personal FB and IG accounts). I also get a plethora of emails on a daily basis. We have never promised or guaranteed anyone that their screenshots will get reposted. We reserve the right to repost or not repost anyone’s screenshots. Yes, the community is what makes IF the place to be as Tyler said, however, that does not mean that we are required to repost pics on any of our social mediums. We are constantly asked by members to post their screenshot and tag them or give them a “shout out”, and it’s obvious that it is in an effort to get recognition or even more followers on the IG account. That is NOT what our page is for. If we repost one of your screenshots, great. If we don’t, then that is fine as well. We are thankful for our community, but that does not entitle anyone to have their screenshots reposted. It should be considered a privilege, not a right. This needs to be abundantly clear. With the thousands of members that we have, one can only imagine the amount of screenshots that we get on a daily basis. If your screenshot gets reposted, we will tag you unless otherwise requested by the original poster which as Joe stated, it has happened. Some members don’t care for the recognition and are happy just sharing their screenshot for their love of the sim and nothing else (as it should be). However, we have no issues with giving anyone the credit for their pic. If you look at some of the airlines IG accounts, they will occasionally repost a pic from one of their followers/passengers, but not on a regular or daily basis. This goes with a lot of business pages and it’s not different for our page. As mentioned in the original post that a lot of posts have no tag or Tyler is tagged; Well, we do after all work for the company and it is our responsibility to provide content on a regular basis.
We still welcome your screenshots, but with the understanding that it may or may not be reposted on our page. Again, it is not guaranteed or required just because you sent a screenshot. We often go through screenshots on the forum as well after events and will post them. However, Tyler and I just discussed this, agreed upon, and determined a simple resolution. Going forward, screenshots will not be accepted via email or PM. If you have a screenshot that you would like to have POSSIBLY shared/reposted on our page, then simply post it on YOUR Instagram page and all you have to do is tag us ( #infiniteflight or @Infinite_Flight ) and we will see it. We have posted several pics from our followers that have just tagged us without any request of a repost. This is the best option and chance to have one reposted, but again, not guaranteed. Asking us to repost and tag you or give you a shout out will most likely not be reposted.
I assume this will answer your question @FlyFi as well as everyone having a better understanding. Again, thank you to you and everyone else that proudly shares Infinite Flight with friends, families, and followers as well as everyone’s continued support! See you in the skies!
Happy and Safe Landings!