Hi, as you have seen this post has a really long title which I will explain right here. Clogging the forum with posts has been an issue for a long time and I’m pretty sure mods despise it. Here are some tips for not clogging up the forum (especially with feature requests)
#1- Search before posting! This has probably been said over a million times but I shall make it the one millionth time! If you think your request had been done before look it up! Even if you think your post hasn’t been done before, look it up!
#2- Questions, there are some pretty interesting and logical questions in the forum but some of them are pointless to put on as a post (like the “when am I going to turn grade something”). No question is stupid and should always be answered and I think some questions can be solved by PMing a staff member and they’ll quickly answer you.
#3 Livery and/or aircraft requests Feature requests are vital to the selection of aircraft, so make them high quality posts! Another thing is that don’t request liveries for planes that haven’t come out yet, why? If you want that livery then look up the planes feature request and vote for that which will give the plane more attention. Try not to make livery requests for really old aircraft as it is highly unlikely they will be carried out, instead vote for the aircrafts rework.
#4 A350… FDS has said the A350 won’t come anytime soon so don’t keep on asking for it if you know the info already! We know you want it but you have to be patient. Forgot to mention that the more you ask the A350 the more time it’ll take…at this rate we’ll get the A350 by 2020 not I including time for development.
#5 Complaining on posts that aren’t meant for that, I have been subject to this as I have done it before and I was ashamed. Just don’t do it or take it to a PM.
#6 Making posts because why not, this community encourages posts to be encouraging, productive and overall of high quality so don’t make a post because you feel like it! If you have an idea carry it out in the best possible way and make it into the forum itself.
#7 Bizzare requests, We all dream of the day one of our feature requests comes to life in IF right? Well sometimes are requests are a bit too complicated to be carried out. Things such as the Avrocar are a bit too hard to produce as well as other features so let me remind you that FDS is a small team dealing with a big community so don’t make them do incredibly complicated stuff.
#8 Updates, dont…just don’t start asking for things directly after the update like come on, appreciate what they do. They go through feature requests frequently and it is ultimately their decision to implement so don’t get mad if your request doesn’t make it in the next update.
#9 Duplicate topics, Flag the bloody post and that’s it! We don’t need hundreds of people saying “this is a duplicate”. If you see that someone already announced that the post was a duplicate don’t say it again!
#10 Speak the truth, don’t lie on the forum as you WILL be caught. We aren’t foolish so don’t lie. Lying is viewed as disrespectful and rude. Don’t claim something that isn’t yours to be yours! It is an insult to the creator.
#11 Violations and Ghostings…If you wanted to know the exact reason why you got ghosted or received a violation then PM the controller and ask him about it. They must have a reason to ghost you and they shall not ghost without reason. If you have been ghosted indirectly them contact a mod.
#12 Controlling the forum, this forum was meant to be fun and to be enjoyed but to a certain extent. Respect the rules and respect the staff or you will not have a good time. Try not to swear and not go off topic and again let me remind you that this is an aviation forum so don’t pull up with a “what’s your favorite car” topic or you will anger quite a lot of people.
Let me end this with saying that these are my opinions on how to not clogging the forum. I am not saying that the people who do this are wrong but they can certainly contribute to the forum. With that I say goodbye and again don’t get triggered but this as they are just tips.