While I realize there may be mixed emotions on this request, it is something that as both an active pilot within a VA and a member of the IFATC that would be very helpful to pilots to figure out where best to spawn in.
The request is that the ATIS information for an actively controlled airport be displayed in the gate selection screen so that it is available for pilots to select a gate. This is appropriate in this location because many pilots will simply just choose whatever gates are closes to the “green” runways thinking that they are the active runways. However, this is not always the case and creates an unfortunate situation where a pilot and controller may become frustrated with each other.
With this request, a pilot could see the ATIS information (or just the active runways being used displayed on their screen) and then make a decision on where they would like to spawn in.
Thanks for listening and taking thought to the request and hopefully others can see that a simple addition to that screen could be helpful for the pilots and create a more positive environment for the communication between a pilot and controller.