Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Guest AOA

Misinformation in Saturday's news

Recommended Posts

Guest drmweaver2

Despite the "dramatic" news tht the long anticipated CYYC package has been released, having the news announcement on AVSIM's front page label this package as FREEWARE in caps is both erroneous and ouright misleading.The package is Donationware masquerading as a demo. Nowhere in avsim's paragraph announcing this "news" is it indicated that this is not truly a functional, non-visually abused by demo signage package.I installed the package based on the assumption it was, as described by AVSIM, freeware. Now I have to remove it because I feel mislead - both by yourselves and by the producers. (I may get it later...but that's a different story.)I realize you guys need to make ends meet yourselves, but call a spade a spade please. It's simple editorial quality control.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I imagine most people have downloaded many freeware packages that they then found disappointing. Like me, I imagine they just delete them from their hard disks and don't feel the need to complain publically about them. After all by definition, freeware doesn't cost anything. so why worry?


Gerry Howard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest drmweaver2

Thanks for missing the point entirely.I was commenting on the editorial control of the front page.Notice I said I might redownload and install it again later?Thanks for your response - another example of freeware I will uninstall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe I missed you point because I wasn't altogether clear what it was."...the news announcement on AVSIM's front page label this package as FREEWARE in caps is both erroneous and ouright misleading"As you didn't pay anything for it what you downloaded was surely freeware?


Gerry Howard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest AOA

JohnIf this was posted as freeware on the Avsim page when in reality it was`nt then you are right and Avsim needs to do their homework and make it clear of where the problem lies in this news flash.Some folks may be cavilier in ther attitude towards editorial integrity but you certainly have a valid point.Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    22%
    $5,600.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...