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Phil Taylor has had enough! No Blogging or Posting

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OK, who or what exactly PO'd Phil T. enough to the point where he's turned-off most of the comms channels due to bashing? I just received an e-mail copy of his latest blog whereby he indicates he's had enough!"Phil Taylor has made a new post: Last Post, here and on most if not all forum boards.for some time, I am tired of myself and the product being trashed regularly in the community.for all the children who have to repeat their complaints over and over again to feel good, as compared to adults who voice their complaint once and move on - enjoy the silence and kick on some other dog for a while.posted at: http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2008...um-boards.aspx"Too bad this comms channel is going to be nothing but static now! :-fume

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There is something wrong! His blog is still posting his last blog as the "Holy FPS Batman" and the above link comes back empty. Could someone have hacked his blog? It doesn't look like it's from him! (I hope)

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That link doesn't work for me and I can't find anything like it on Phil Taylor's blog.

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Hey Tom,Yea, now I see that the link doesn't work either! But, the mail-list server copy that I recevied looked like all the other blog notices I received and I checked the internal header info and there was nothing suspicious.I wonder if he changed his mind after kicking-back with a cold-one or something. Let's hope...

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Well based on his blog posts and the one here, I don't see anything that should have sparked that kind of reaction, so if he did post this, it must have came out of posts from another forum. (Unless he deleted the offending post(s) in his blog!)

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You gotta wonder if MS actually gained anything with their 'open door' policy that came with FSX.Did it translate into increased revenue and sales?Frankly, replying to endless emails and forum threads can easily eat up gobs and gobs of time (trust me on this :-) ), and this is time that could easily be better spent developing. I'm surprised Phil is able to find the time to have such an open door.-Bryan

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I don't blame him. I've seen a few personal attacks on him from angry simmers (not on this forum). Even in blogs where he is being as helpful as possible.If the link doesn't work anymore, perhaps he was venting and cooled down and removed it.I've worked a bit in the computer gaming field -- criticism is criticism, but sometimes end users who are not completely pleased can really be hurtful.

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Well hopefully he's changed his mind (if that is what happened.) I just got his latest blog e-mail a few minutes ago. At the bottom of this blog though, I now see "Anonymous Comments are disabled." Was that enabled before yesterday? Maybe the "cold-one" worked last night...EDIT (moments later): I just signed into MSDN to see any comments appended to this new blog and now I read, "New Comments to this post are disabled." So he does appear to have changed his ways to some degree..."Phil Taylor has made a new post: FSX Tip-Flight UI: User cannot interact with panels/views after loading saved flight in fullscreen (Vista, DX10, multi-mon, dual monitor).When loading a flight (saved in windowed mode with open panels/views) in fullscreen mode, the opened panels appear but the user cannot interact with them. Even closing and re-opening them does not enable them. Going in and out of windowed mode does not fix the problem either. The user will need to go into windowed mode, re-load the flight, and then go back into fullscreen mode to break out of this.posted at: http://blogs.msdn.com/ptaylor/archive/2008...l-monitor.aspx"

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I don't think so. Now you can't read any comments on any of his posts, not even after signing into MSDN (at least the few other posts I checked anyway). Same text, "Comments disabled."

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I think we all give the guy some slack... There has been a lot of negative posting going on when all he wants to do is share information. A lot of "beating a dead horse" stuffIf he would prefer his blog be left to announcements/sharing and without opinionated slag comments, in other words a professional environment, I can understand that. He is a professional and although he may not be able to maintain order outside of his environment, he sure as heck has the right to do it within his own. People forget all to easy that he was not around for the primary design of the product and instead of understanding and realizing what he has managed to accomplish with what he walked into, they slag what ever they can in every opportunity they can, and that

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Oh I agree, Nick! I'm still greatful for his blogs. There have certainly been many of FS versions without any public comms at all. Not disappointed or surprised about closing comments on his blogs. I was mearly still trying to figure out if the "I'm done" e-mail was accurate or not and the change in his blog settings leads me to beleive he has changed his mind to some degree.I do hope he still drops by here every once in a while.The door is always open Phil! Come'on in, sit a spell!

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>I don't think so. Now you can't read any comments on any of>his posts, not even after signing into MSDN (at least the few>other posts I checked anyway). Same text, "Comments>disabled."Hasn't it been like that for a while now? I'm sure I've seen the "Comments disabled" message before on his blog.

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If there really is a change in policy regarding open exchanges, there is always the possibility that someone higher up the food chain at MS could have quashed it, not Phil.

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Phil got into a shoving match with someone at another site. The other guy was not very receptive to the benchmarks and made his point-of-view known in a realatively respectful manner. Now, we all respect Phil, but if you look at the thread, Phil personally attacked him first and compared the poster to his 3.5 year old daughter and made another post referencing the poster being "childish". Now, again, to be fair, we all have disagreements but what makes the forums such a wonderful place is that we can disagree strenuously, make our points and move on (heck maybe even learn something in the process). And knowing how great Phil has been, and how honerable he has PROVEN himself to be, Phil's comments were, quite frankly, beneath a man of his immense stature. The other poster did not return the personal insult after it was made toward him.Fair is fair guys, if the shoe were on the other foot, and it were here at Avsim, the person making such comments towards Phil would have been banned with extreme prejudice.To be sure, Phil has been the object of a barrage of attacks, critiques and finger pointing, and he is still here...that says alot about him as a person. But in this case if you read the thread, Phil was just plain wrong. The poster is entitled to his opinion especially when no personal attack was involved.I do hope Phil reconsiders, God knows we ALL have our bad nights :-)

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When I buy gas, I swear in my mind and sometimes out loud a Exxon.Same with my phone company.We just do not get the Opportunity to actually VENT on a employee.I curse Microsoft at least 2X and day. When I fly FSX,maybe a few dozen.There are alot of pent of frustrations and Phil has a big target on his back.Alot of people think they can tame FSX by throwing money at it and more likey than not, their expectations are not going to be met.So when Phil sticks his head out, someone will/did take a shot.Should not be treated any better or worse than the rest of us.Phil get praise from me for when I have a enjoyable,trouble free flight and swears when I CTD or see single digits with my new $500 video card.Thats just how it goes.

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JIMJAN,There are a lot of happy FSX users who spent modest amounts of money on making it fly well. If you can't or some can't then such is life. When you buy a car for your own image instead of driving then for transportation, then the child is speaking. IMHO.Phil has tried to explain from his technical viewpoint and we do have jerks who can't seem to understand anything, fight with him. Is anyone forced to use FSX? NO! Get over it and go play the First Person Shooter game. We all get tired of the #### and moaning.

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Most regulars are not abusive to him. There will always be some who do that. You can't avoid that (other than admin moderating) in these open forums.So if Phil or anyone is expecting civility from everyone who visits all forums... then that expectation is weird! JMO.Manny

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Phil has been attacked not only from users, but from 3PD's also. I dont understand the attacks personally. I believe he has involved himself far beyond what you will ever see from any other developer insider. Everybody has a point of view and that will never change.Personal attacks are not nice at all!BG

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I hope the idiots who decided to attack Phil Taylor personally are happy if they cause Microsoft to close it's door on ongoing forum and blog support.James

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I have read the exchange on the forum in question. There was no personal attack, simply a disagreement about how data should be interpreted. The language was not abusive. But I can understand that anyone would get tired of the continuing controversy surrounding FSX. I do not see how applying a pejorative label to the OP is in any way helpful, since you have clearly not read the posts...Cheers,Noel.

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I feel bad. I did hit him pretty hard the other day. He simply wanted to tell everyone that the DX10 screenie on the MS website was updated. I guess I was trying to use negative reinforcement to motivate Phil into agreeing to releasing one more patch for FSX -- which was stoopid on my part. It is just soooo tempting to "go negative" in hopes that it will motivate changes or upgrades.I feel bad though. I guess I should be more patient and eventually, given the financial incentive, the changes we all hope for will come in future upgrades without beating up on people.

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Negative reinforcement does not work in child development and does not work in a well developed professional environment. That man has the credentials to accomplish more for MSFS than anyone else in the past and has earned the role he is in now, and, with that alone he should get the respect he has earned.There is nothing wrong with having a on-topic discussions which questions, exposes and reveals in discovery, there is absolutely no place for treating a professional like Phil and his sincere desire to share with anything less than a business respect approach. Believing that negative reinforcement would have any positive effect on the future is quite old school in nature and it has no place today in a constructive and positive environment where intelligent individuals come together to discuss and plan for a project.He does not have to do what he does and especially under the conditions he does it, yet he continued. I sincerely hope that Phil continues to participate, even if he cuts back a bit

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No, there is no change dictated from higher up. This is my decision based on how the community treats me.I am sick and tired of a)personal attacks, b)the lack of apology or acknowledgement when something is wrong or gets changed ( the Vista screenies is a perfect example ), c)the using of anything I say or post as an opportunity to take an off-topic shot at MS/Aces/med)the twisting of what I say versus what others say,e)and the tiring repeating of the same old "axe grindage" out in the community at large.My contribution from here on out will be extremely limited based on what and when I feel like doing. And there are no more comments or email to be made on my blog anymore. Slag me as you wish. But not on my blog space any more.I posted a version of the above on my blog, just so its clear to everyone in the community. You all ought to look in the mirror.

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