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Why the change in format

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After being off the Internet for awhile , I noticed the right column is missing. Anyone have an answer ?

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Even worse, the "Forums" menu option has disappeared from the front page. I had to click on one of the "forum hot topics" to gain access.

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I think I prefer it this way, since forum threads are very quick to load unlike before when it would take 10 seconds to load every time you clicked on something.

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I think I prefer it this way, since forum threads are very quick to load unlike before when it would take 10 seconds to load every time you clicked on something.

 

 

Now you can't see what topics are trending so you don't know what people are discussing.  Just noticed the change yesturday.  I always liked following the threads I've commented in, now that's gone.

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I think I prefer it this way, since forum threads are very quick to load unlike before when it would take 10 seconds to load every time you clicked on something.

 

 

Boo .... -1

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Absolutely loving the new speed and responsiveness....

 

Please can we make it a permanent change?  Pwwweeeeeeeassee????  :wub:

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So, has that "Forums" front page menu option gone forever? Surely there should be a link to the forums from the homepage?

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Faster, yes, but I REALLY miss the Forums link, as well as the downloads link as well.

Bring back the old. (I really dont mind waiting a second or 2 for the forums to load).

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I'm confused. What's the difference between clicking on a Forums menu link, and clicking on one of the "hot forum topics" links?

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Actually, a huge difference. If I want to browse the forum previously, I just had to scroll down & see what I fancy looking at, now, I have to click a link, go to the top of that forum, click on 'The AVSIM Community' then scroll & browse. I prefer, personally, a menu of choices from the main page.

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yep   even clicking  the view new content  don't work  which makes things a lot easier  to find new topics

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...for those who are looking for a link to the community forums...simply click on the Avsim logo at top of any page. On most websites clicking on a logo will bring you to that site's homepage, but here at Avsim it brings you to the forum index.

 

Need to scroll down the page quickly, here are some choices for doing so?

 

1. use the down arrow on your keyboard.

2. click and drag the scroller button on the right hand scroll bar.

3. middle click your mouse wheel and move your mouse down the page to scroll fast.

 

PS - not trying to be sarcastic here...I know some people are not aware of this so just trying to help.

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Ha... the forums are probably loading faster because fewer people are accessing them.  Less posters = Better Performance.  Selective Quote seems to also have disappeared.

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Actually, a huge difference. If I want to browse the forum previously, I just had to scroll down & see what I fancy looking at, now, I have to click a link, go to the top of that forum, click on 'The AVSIM Community' then scroll & browse. I prefer, personally, a menu of choices from the main page.

 

I was actually criticising its removal, Robin!! That's what I can't understand with respect to loading speed. Why is clicking on a "hot forum topics" link any faster than clicking on a menu option? They both still load the entire forum.

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Aha... so, clicking on the logo takes us to the community forums.. Now, I'm happy.

Sorry for being slow on this, what about downloads? Clicking on 'Downloads' gives.... nothing much. What about FS9 Stuff?

On the main page with the latest downloads, we gotta click on an add-on, then click on 'Return to Library' then 'Whats New' to get anywhere apart from todays latest?

Is there any way to easily get to a 'Scan' view apart from going thru that whole story?

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Frankly, other than when AVSIM is not available at all, I have never really had any other "performance issues" with the site - and just by way of expressing my opinion, I really dislike this current facade... 

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Usually I'm not opposed to change, but this new format isn't too good in my opinion. I like the old site and knowing which topics are most current. And so far loading time has been just as long as it was with the old format.

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Usually I'm not opposed to change, but this new format isn't too good in my opinion. I like the old site and knowing which topics are most current. And so far loading time has been just as long as it was with the old format.

This is not a "new format" at all. AVSIM is in a maintenance mode called "Performance" because there are some hardware problems that need to be repaired.

 

Do not panic! When the technician(s) get to the site and fix the broken stuff thing will return to "normal..."  :He He:

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Do not panic! When the technician(s) get to the site and fix the broken stuff thing will return to "normal..."  :He He:

 

Nooo....  :cray:

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Hi everyone,

 

Just wanted to give you an update.  I'm sure you've all noticed the "Diet AVSIM" flavor in the past 24 hours.  Yes, it is definitely on a diet, but for a good reason and only for a temporary amount of time.  Yesterday our site was getting hit with over 50,000 requests in a short amount of time.  You may have been noticing the 503 errors.  At first we suspected an attack.  Tin foil hats aside, we are confident this was not an attack or similar.  The board has unanimously approved to consult and enlist the help of IT Experts.  We made the decision to put AVSIM on a temporary diet to make core functions accessible, instead of the alternate of the site not being accessible at all.

 

The IT Experts are scheduled to perform maintenance on our server, and then our website.  Over the next few weeks, we will be assessing, making some changes, and bringing AVSIM up to a comfortable and efficient performance.  Cosmetic wise, we aren't anticipating any alterations (unless we identify a module that is causing us more pain than its benefit is worth).  We expect most tweaking to be at the root/configuration level.  The Team here at AVSIM appreciates your patience as we work together and pull all of our resources to tweak coding to be more efficient with the goal to ultimately squash this persistent 503 problem once and for all.

 

As significant developments are made, we will keep the community up to date.

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I have to admit that I like it this way - it's responsive and uncluttered.  There are forums that have essentially no activity; while you're examining things you might consider getting rid of them.

 

DJ

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This is not a "new format" at all. AVSIM is in a maintenance mode called "Performance" because there are some hardware problems that need to be repaired.

 

Do not panic! When the technician(s) get to the site and fix the broken stuff thing will return to "normal..."  :He He:

 

No worries, I know! I saw the first two posts. Just saw some people who liked the way it currently is. I can't complain though, I'd rather be in performance mode than not have Avsim at all.

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