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Hello all,

I have previously, mentally renamed this site to  AirAlmostDailyX news, but recently I feel this should be upgraded to AirAlmostWeeklyX news.

Has anybody got any idea about what is going on over at that site.  It used to be (for me) a compulsory daily visit but I rarely bother now ... Maybe once a week and it very rarely has anything not previously covered by FSelite News,  when I do bother.

Despite my, perhaps ribald, comments, I do actually miss them and hope they can make a comback.

Regards

Tony

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I switched to FSElite because of no news on AirdailyX. 

I mean there is no constant flow of news in the FS world like in realworld but they are veeeery slow at AirdailyX. 

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Nico's plans for the flightsim world were obviously more ambitious than he was able to cope with on a practical level.  All the initiatives backed by him, including AirDailyX have fallen flat.  I'm not sure what his vision of the end-game was originally, but he has caused alot of collateral damage with fligthsim projects he publicly committed to.

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Erich,

I do not know who "Nico" is or what his plans were. Nor what collateral damage hne may have  caused.  

Could you please elaborate (via PM if necessary) please

Regards

Tony

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25 minutes ago, himmelhorse said:

Erich,

I do not know who "Nico" is or what his plans were. Nor what collateral damage hne may have  caused.  

Could you please elaborate (via PM if necessary) please

Regards

Tony

Nico Lumermann is the guy who took over AirDailyX from D'Andre Newman.  He is also the guy Matt Davies  partnered with, as well as the financial backer of POSCON (Matt Davies was appointed technical lead for the POSCON project by Nico).    

So to date, AirDailyX has fallen flat, as have most of Matt's projects, including POSCON it would seem.  No idea about the business details specifically between Nico and Matt but it appears the financial backing wasn't what it was assumed to be by Matt.  Nico is a successful investment banker on Wall Street and it appears that he may have agreed to fund alot of Matt's projects (that was Matt's assumption).  That didn't seem to be the reality as it turns out,   It's all muddied water at the moment, but that's the gist of it based on publicly available information.

 

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Erich,

Thanks mate .. I now know what and wherefore you speak of. Many thanks.

Very much of a confused state of affairs existing here and I am now, no longer surprised, about what is happening. May be a little premature, but I feel we may have to write AirAlmostWeeklyX off when/after they proceed majestically through AirAlmostMonthlyX to AirAlmostAnnuallyX to almost inevitable extinction.

Pity

regards

Tony

 

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8 minutes ago, himmelhorse said:

Erich,

Thanks mate .. I now know what and wherefore you speak of. Many thanks.

Very much of a confused state of affairs existing here and I am now, no longer surprised, about what is happening. May be a little premature, but I feel we may have to write AirAlmostWeeklyX off when/after they proceed majestically through AirAlmostMonthlyX to AirAlmostAnnuallyX to almost inevitable extinction.

Pity

regards

Tony

 

AirDailyX thrived as a news website because D'Andre was a very passionate flightsimmer - which showed in the way the news was presented.  D'Andre also had good relationships with developers so he'd get early scoop on new stuff which is critical to running any news site.   Sadly that doesn't exist anylonger  

FSElite seems to have filled the void and does it very well.

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Erich,

I have to agree.  I am really enjoying FSelite and wish it well in the future.

I also miss (and I cannot remember the name .... old age) the site dedicated to XPlane.  Now there is a programme starting to go places and really I guess, warrants a new dedicated news site.

Thanks foir your info mateyh.

Regards

Tony

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ADX was brilliant when Dominique Mason owned it. Once D'Andre Newman completely took over in 2013 it started to go downhill...which wasn't a surprise IMO. 

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FDEdev,

That, I believe, was before I became aware of AirDailyX news. As such, I thought Andre did quite a reasonable job. It has been only after Andre that the decline has been somewhat remarkable.

Regardless of who did what, who was up who and who was paying the rent, the end result appears to be the sad demise of AirDailyX. THAT is what is sad and ultimately regrettable.

Regards

Tony

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12 minutes ago, himmelhorse said:

That, I believe, was before I became aware of AirDailyX news.

Me too.

 

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The danger with FSElite is, it's rapidly expanding with new writer names coming up weekly, the new Airport directory being added and has to be maintained, extensive event visits and reports, and such. These are certainly good news for now, however, like with AirdailyX, such volunteer projects tend to become unmanagable at a point when growing too big, and may suddenly fall when the head looses interest and/or is absorbed by other commitments.

But for now, I like FSElite.

Kind regards, Michael

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9 minutes ago, pmb said:

The danger with FSElite is, it's rapidly expanding with new writer names coming up weekly, the new Airport directory being added and has to be maintained, extensive event visits and reports, and such. These are certainly good news for now, however, like with AirdailyX, such volunteer projects tend to become unmanagable at a point when growing too big, and may suddenly fall when the head looses interest and/or is absorbed by other commitments.

But for now, I like FSElite.

Kind regards, Michael

I think Callum (Martin) ? at FSElite is now a full-time employee, so there are some salaried guys which should give the site some baseline continuity.

But I agree, voluntary projects are never guaranteed of longevity.  Many times over voluntary commitments have been made by Youtube content creators and others.  Life always gets in the way, regardless of the good intent at the time of commitment.  Add the sometimes toxic aspect of the fligthsim community to that equation and it's little wonder why people lose the will to continue.  I think for anything to work well these days, it has to be run like a business

 

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1 hour ago, ErichB said:

AirDailyX thrived as a news website because D'Andre was a very passionate flightsimmer - which showed in the way the news was presented. 

I beg to differ. AirdailyX was simply the most up-to-date flightsim news page at the time; that's why I visited it every day. However, I never really liked the page because D'Andre's opinions were quite disagreeable, to say it polite. FSElite has done a great job in building up their page. I do not always agree with their statements either, but I respect it because they are usually well thought-out and politely formulated. That matters a lot to me. 

Peter 

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28 minutes ago, qqwertzde said:

. However, I never really liked the page because D'Andre's opinions were quite disagreeable,

D'Andre was opinionated.  But..  his site, his opinions i guess.

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To be fair, it went downhill before Nico was in the scene. There were month before that, when D'Andre didn't have enough time to manage the site and weeks would go by without any news.

It is just that Nico and some unknown writers did not improve the situation at all. I actually was surprised when I saw a Flightsimlabs post lately about a review from AirDailyX... I thought it finally died off already... I don't believe in a comeback though, as FSElite delivers, what most people want.

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46 minutes ago, ErichB said:

D'Andre was opinionated.  But..  his site, his opinions i guess.

Yes he was opinionated but these opinions, whether you agreed with them or not (and in many cases I didn’t), brought Air Daily X to life and provoked many lively discussions on the site. Now, on the sporadic occasion when some news is released, it usually seems to look like something that has just been copied and pasted from a developer’s or vendor’s website and it lacks the personal touches/opinions the ‘editorial’ input of d’Andre used to bring to it. The almost complete lack of any comments on most news releases lately  suggests to me that the previous followers are now increasingly abandoning this site and sadly I suspect ADX is in terminal decline.

Bill

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2 hours ago, ErichB said:

D'Andre was opinionated.  But..  his site, his opinions i guess.

Absolutely. I do not oppose him voicing his opinion in whatever way he likes. However, I can chose to visit a page or not. As for the discussions at ADX: I prefer the discussion style at FSElite. Less drama, but I don't really need that.

Peter

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