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  1. Wait a minute, do you mean something like this? 😋 ICAO flight planning has long been on my personal wish list - it's a work in progress but it's happening 😄
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  2. Very sad to see Norman stepping down - commitment to VATSIM has been second to none and personally a great support to me as DCRM - see you online my friend
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  3. Norman Blackburn retires from the Board of Governors After 13 years as the Vice President of Conflict Resolution, Norman Blackburn has announced his retirement from the Board of Governors. Norman joined in the BoG in June 2007 and has been a stalwart in promoting excellence in online behaviour and ensuring that when members have been referred to the Conflict Resolution process, that they have been dealt with in a fair and timely fashion. Norman has developed many Division Conflict Resolutions Managers (DCRM) during his tenure and has been an active participant in BoG discussions and decisions since his appointment. Norman plans to continue to play an active role on the VATSIM network as time commitments allow so we expect to see his name around our virtual skies for many years to come. As an interim measure, VP Operations Mark Richards, will look after the Conflict Resolution portfolio as well to ensure a smooth transition to the new VP Conflict Resolution in due course. We are now working through the finer points for the appointment of a successor for Norman. On behalf of the Board of Governors, Founders, Executive Committee, Conflict Resolution team and all members, I would like to thank Norman for his 13 years of dedicated service to VATSIM and wish him all the best in his retirement.
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  4. Cool. I felt it's about me, that's why I answered the way I did. I will ask to stick with the topic, though. Everyone can create a new topic out there and continue discussion out there.
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  5. No. It does depend on whether people just offer their help or if they really step up and deliver results. There are enough "advisors" and "commenters", but there are not enough people who are capable and willing to get the job done in the end. One big reason for people not being motivated are the toxic "comments" that are being written here on this forum, on Facebook or via private messages/emails: why didn't you do this or that although I had asked for it? this software is sh*t, it does not work for me (but I did not read or follow the manuals) I demand an answer!!! Now!!! I have a right to be heard, I am entitled to this etc. Can you imagine that this drags down people's motivation? We need more positive comments from those who are actually satisfied with a product and not only negative, toxic input. No serious developer will refuse constructive criticism, but what I have seen in all the years with VATSIM, is sometimes very embarrassing and upsets me a bit. It is no wonder why so few developers are willing to commit to projects when they receive and read such comments every week. We should feel blessed and honoured that we still have people who enjoy developing and publishing software and websites for our use at VATSIM. Please do not forget that this is all done in their free-time and that they are not receiving a penny for it. As a consequence there's nothing that anyone of us pure consumers can ask for or even demand. Yes, make requests and suggestions, but don't expect them to be implemented until there's time and capacity. It's not the end of the world if something's not ultimately realistic or a bit dated. Usually there is a good reason why things do not get changed overnight. As explained above the flightplan information cannot just be changed overnight, because all radar and pilot clients need to be compatible with it. I do not like the obsolete FAA format too much either, but in the end it gets the job done: type of aircraft, from A to B via route C, type of equipment for airliners (90% of our pilots) is normally "/L" (RNAV capability with GNSS, including GPS or WAAS with en route and terminal capability, and with RVSM). Nobody here needs endless information about how many GPS you have, whether your MNPS approved or what type ADS-B you have installed. And now, burn me, hit me, I can take it. But please do not hurt our developers with demands that nobody here is entitled to make. And stop those conspiracy theories that only people with a title will be heard. I know it is not true, you just have to choose the correct channels to communicate and bring some real knowledge and expertise to the conversation. In the background there are projects being done without anyone knowing, because developers want to be able to work in peace without toxic input.
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  6. Nestor, I have honestly given up volunteering help via an official title. I have thrown my name up for numerous positions, AND always try and provide comment With a view to making the place better. If I can help in any way, I am here. If there is guidance with set and clear outcomes, I’m the man. Maybe I’m tainted. But when things need doing, and they aren’t done because someone with a title didn’t do it, then I feel worthless. So Nestor, ask away in any form you wish, and I will help. I think we have generally got to a point that unless you have a VATSIM title no-one within VATSIM respects your comments. In my opinion we are a community with people of our community selected to provide guidance, not rule. Every person in a community should be a helper, or in my opinion they aren’t truely part of the community.
    1 point
  7. This is an unrelated issue happening on all servers. The tech team is working hard to figure out the cause but it's not one that seems to have any rhyme or reason to it, thus making it a bit more difficult to solve.
    1 point
  8. 1) Clearing the form just does deletes a few boxes but the same information still shows up. 2) Cookies were cleared, has no affect 3) As I said, all autofill is off. 4) wat?
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