Sign in to follow this  
rsrandazzo

Blunt Warning: Sign Your Posts- Or...

Recommended Posts

Gents-

 

For the entirety of the time in which PMDG has hosted our forums at AVSim, we have required users to sign their posts.

 

We do not care if you are 12 and can't remember to towel off after a shower before putting your clothes on.

We do not care if you are 75 and think rules are for teenagers.

We do not care if you are a head of state, movie star or famous footie player.

We do not care if you test fly every airplane that comes out of both airbus and boeing.

We do not care if you a third world dictator with a bad haircut and a funny suit.

 

Sign your posts in this forum, or we will remove the posts without comment or question.

 

If you are a multiple violator, we will take steps against your user account up to and including banning.

 

It isn't hard...  In the airline business we call this "Comply or Die." 

 

(And if you are a famous footie player- we might actually give you some leeway- but only if you come hang with us during a company outing...)  :ph34r:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

It's too bad plenty of people will still ignore this rule.  :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not that they ignore it, they just don't bother to read stickies or announcements.

They go straight to the meat of the forums and start reading/posting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"We do not care if you are 75 and think rules are for teenagers."

 

Wait till YOU get to 75. You'll change your mind! if you still have one by then  :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not that they ignore it, they just don't bother to read stickies or announcements.

They go straight to the meat of the forums and start reading/posting.

 

Maybe  that's right, but usually in most post there is  always some mentioning  about  signing your name thing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a direct order from the Captain gals and guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yellow card and then red card. That would be my approach...

 

Honestly I don't want to spread my name in the www myself, especially when comes to hobbies. But I obay to the rules. I just put a jpeg with my name in my sig. Problem solved...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gents-

[...]

We do not care if you a third world dictator with a bad haircut and a funny suit.

[...]

 

Haha, best sentence in your post.  :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my name in my sig and have no issue with it but what is the reason yal want it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Rob, I'm seeing this more and more the past few days. 

BTW, prefer your old profile pic :) 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If your 75, you might not be able to remember your name. Then you will need somebody to make a signature up for you, when you forget you can then make a post. Just not "When will [name of aircraft] be released"

 

When you say football, I'm guessing that you mean that game that you carry the ball in your hands, not the football that you use your foot with. Just joking before this gets into an argument!!!

 

Peace be with you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my name in my sig and have no issue with it but what is the reason yal want it?

 

Helps to read the forum requirements when using forums (just like it helps to read the legal documents you sign, like leases, loan docs, and other contracts)  :wink:

 

"We require this for several reasons - first and foremost we feel that it fosters a more respectful and cordial atmosphere when people speak to each other knowing who is behind each post instead of a psuedonym. I wouldn't walk up to someone in person and introduce myself as 'Tabs'...

 

Secondly, this is unfortunate but we do have a sizable number of pirates asking (sometimes even demanding outright) support for products they stole from us. Seeing names attached to support requests allows us to verify that the request is legitimate."

 

From this post (which is posted in the top level PMDG forum, and repeated in the subforums):

http://forum.avsim.net/topic/245586-you-must-sign-your-full-real-name-to-posts-to-use-this-forum-posts-without-names-will-be-deleted/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe they should take a different approach and require that order #s are placed in the signature for support. Of course that makes people who have not purchased the aircraft not be able to learn about any bugs there might be or performance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe they should take a different approach and require that order #s are placed in the signature for support. Of course that makes people who have not purchased the aircraft not be able to learn about any bugs there might be or performance.

 

Coming from experience with having about a billion order numbers with orbx, I find that system to be VERY annoying.

 

Additionally, it sidesteps the cordial nature of seeing people's actual names.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I totally agree with the whole name thing. I get fed up answering people and having to put stupid names like 'NGXFlyer312' (sorry if that is your name).

 

Even then you will always find the stupid people that tell people they got it by funny means and still wanting help. I think there was a case of that not long ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coming from experience with having about a billion order numbers with orbx, I find that system to be VERY annoying.

 

Additionally, it sidesteps the cordial nature of seeing people's actual names.

Agree,Kyle. It's nice to have a name instead of a number. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Respectfully...

 

I never put my real name anywhere. On the other hand, developers naturally have the right to protect their intellectual property by asking people to identify themselves. Therefore I am OK with putting my order number.

 

Remember, there are countries that have privacy laws that actually make this request to sign your posts with your real name - shall we say - not recommended .....

 

May I therefore request a more balanced approach from the Captain ?

 

Thank you.

 

Or may be the Captain will remove your unsigned post? If you object to signing then simply don't post here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It should be the same for everybody. I'm sorry, but if the rules say that then they are the rules. If you don't like it then post somewhere else.

 

In my country they have a law that says I am not allowed to drive down the road over a certain speed, so I don't or face trouble. PMDG say that on their forum and you have to sign your name. It's as simple as that. It's not like they are censoring post, or deleting ones that say bad things about their products.

 

Once again on here people argue about things that your are not going to change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 


I can't see why this "rule" exists.

 

It doesn't matter why you can't see this rule exists - it exists.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris, do you need to borrow my razor ? :P

Lol.....would he still be the most interesting man in the world without his patented beard?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this