• AVSIM Server Funraising Drive


    Chuck_Jodry-VJPL

    A huge thanks from the AVSIM CEO and Board of Directors’ and Staff for your outstanding support to AVSIM helping us to reach our goal for a New Server in less than 3 days!!  This is a show of overwhelming support and we sincerely appreciate your contributions and membership!!

     

    AVSIM wants to increase website performance.  We have aging hardware that needs immediate attention and replacement.  We are in need of donations to purchase a new server which will be installed on or about May 19th, 2018. We need your immediate assistance to achieve this goal.  Were 500 members to donated $10 we would meet this objective   AVSIM's Technician intends to install the hardware on May 19th.  Please show your support and donate today!!

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    Your Name and donation will be visible to demonstrate your commitment to AVSIM and doing your part in improving system capacity for the next decade .

    $5,865.00 of $5,000.00 goal reached

    Our Goal for refurbished hardware at $5,000.00 has been achieved, with the continued support we may be able to afford new machines!

    Our Immense Gratitude to the following members who donated towards the Server Upgrade Fundraiser 

    Please Note a large number were anonymous , only the members using their login names are listed below .

    Simjockey,,PATCO LCH ,,Chuck Steinmetz,,MrDirt ,,holden,,richard welsh ,,sydfynch ,,felixfer,,Aspirelot ,,redgar ,,petehowell57 ,,Dreamflight767,,howevr,,vcarlo ,,Gason ,,MauB  ,,drdickie ,,voske ,,Charlie Felix  ,,hjsmuc,,josephn47,, MM ,,daveep,, whamil77,,somiller,,jcomm,,mjw25 ,,John F,.wsmeier,,baxterbj,singo,vozko,,Erob64,,signmanbob,,Bill Griffith,,mjw25,,paulhand,Mace,,nisx,,A340Bangl
    cshark172 ,,Ron,Attwood,,jedwards,,Tokitaumelie,,rjfry,,Dave-Pilot2ATC,,scianoir,,Iceman2,,bsmfinegan,,CB_Pilot,,james42,,grouner,,Mischung,,d.tsakiris,,Rob,Ainscough,
    orbmis,,JHaas,,yellowjack,,dutchkip,,EA,,RonF,,gasty,flyer32a,,jstorey20,,Seat*,,troyboy66,,planenut,,BobFS88,,rickgo,,Garys,,DaveS,,HUSSAR,,w6kd,,paulluck,,
    dmarques69,fsAerodata,Midnight,Music,coa1117,DaveR997,,lownslo,,lennie,,castarr,,SquadronLeader,,Drinian,,eldmd01,,ideoplastic,,dheyer,,qqwertzde,,Ray,Proudfoot,,
    jaybird1nyc,,britbeef,,F737NG,,J,van,E,,ErichB,,nealmac,,mwilk,,pmb,,dmiannay,,flyblueskies,,Oliwen,,Buffy,Foster,,JNS,,stans,,agutz,,GraMcN,,SpaceMonkey,,Torsen,,
    mikealpha,,Bunchy,,Chris,Crawford,,Dolphinhog,,Brian_A_Neuman,Adrian123,jime59,,Dillon,,JeanJacques,,Burns301,,bill10,,Mike,A,,noels7,,regis9,,frieone,,LawnDart,,
    bobb,,flpete,,Henry,Street,,Donstim,,Victoroos,,flibinite,,fppilot,,johncott,,FLNG,,GACSavannah,,JRBarrett,,mdata,Overload,,trisho0,,Jeffg817,,ErnieAlston,,
    331BK,,Sidney,Schwartz,Busdvr,,richjb2,,fshobby,,jmdriskell,Micro2k3,FreeBird.josh,,Major_Bloodnok,,JRMurray,,Pegaso,,pmb,,Jude,Bradley,,duesenwerni,188AHC,,
    Howellerman,,snowbird,,AAN1718A,,Chocorua,Egbert,Drenth,pedrotrindade,,B777ER,,BillW,,StChalky,,kowen,,Walouigi,robrooke,,TRauppius,,dick,,DannyR,,jon,b,,candid,,PhilC22,,TedPrime,,
    diajohn,,Ralvarez232,,Ricamato,,richbonneau,,ndflieger,,birdguy,,vgbaron,,charliearon,,,Jim,Young,,

     

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    Its ten years old and been running since 2009 , that is its principal issue , current CPU's are faster and can handle more threads , we are limited to 16 split between 2 servers at the moment , having a library database makes moving that to a cloud based host an expensive option as bandwidth usage factors into pricing and the library is a heavy user of bandwidth .

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    Current donations and advertising are in equilibrium with expenses from our service provider for bandwidth and the rack space the servers are housed in , without extra revenue there is no upgrade  its as simple as that.  Complaints about response times and server down time are not going to see a resolution .

     

     There are no paid staff at AVSIM , there never have been, its a non for profit corporation and staffed by volunteers .

    All funds go directly to maintain the webservers and bandwidth fees , they always have ,

    We would like to Thank those who have donated $965.00 as of this writing

     

     

    CJ

     

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    Avsim used to be my favorite flight sim home. It has changed a lot over the last few years.

    Plenty of oversensitive moderators and censorship going on.

    The overall tone has become very harsh in these halls - and the subjects that are being discussed are only regarding a hobby of ours!!!

    The final straw was the total silence and censorship over a certain FS software company that did a really bad thing a few months back.

    I only come here occasionally and I certainly won't be donating as it no longer feels 'home'.

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    Sorry to hear about that ,  slagging developers has always been touchy as it tends to become something of a stone throwing free-for-all like reddit , that's not us , regarding moderation its a thankless job as you so ably prove.

    Personally I do my bit to keep the lines of communication open but there are opposing forces at play that will forever be part of the scheme of things, we all want the same outcome , Improve AVSIM , lets start there .

     

    CJ

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    Well, I donated another $10 a few days ago, because I thought that it was about time that I did....even though I have very little spare cash at the moment. AVSIM is a great flight simulation community, and it always has been. I check out this site almost every day of my life, and long may that continue :smile:

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    22 minutes ago, Chuck_Jodry-VJPL said:

    Personally I do my bit to keep the lines of communication open but there are opposing forces at play that will forever be part of the scheme of things, we all want the same outcome , Improve AVSIM , lets start there .

    Ruthlessly censoring content that does not agree with you is hardly "maintaining an open line of communication". Cue FSLabs.  

    And as you shall shortly see, this post will be deleted.

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    We had no point of view on the FS Labs issue , Staff are supposed to be non political , agnostic and have no stated preference or opinion regarding companies .

    Having no discussion on a given topic is supporting a specific point of policy ( No Shitstorms Allowed )  , the subject went vitriolic in an instant , granted I read some awfully funny remarks at reddit as a result of our stance but much like EULA discussions AVSIM steers clear of litigious topic matter .

    This topic is about upgrading  servers , if you have an ax to grind go to reddit , they can better appreciate flying sparks, our speciality is flying simulators  

    Best CJ

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    Why are you still using physical servers, or rather why would you want to upgrade to another physical server ? Would it be not more economical in the long run to switch over to a cloud based hosting service ?

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    Earlier in the thread I alluded to the Library database being the primary consideration in choosing the option to upgrade , the bandwidth and library software being separate in cloud hosting options from forums.

    The 5K goal is the least expensive server upgrade option and also the path of least resistance for the Library database.

     

    Best CJ

     

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    > if you have an ax to grind go to reddit , they can better appreciate flying sparks, our speciality is flying simulators  

    Good one. Donation sent.

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    5 hours ago, Christopher Low said:

    Well, I donated another $10 a few days ago, because I thought that it was about time that I did....even though I have very little spare cash at the moment. AVSIM is a great flight simulation community, and it always has been. I check out this site almost every day of my life, and long may that continue :smile:

    A big plus one.

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    It's my daily most visited site after all these years...

    Of course I will donate!

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    In gladly donated 25$, which is very little for what I get in retrun. I think AVSIM is run quite well overall.

    My only complain is about ORBX still being banned from this news page, which I consider an anachronism which even Tom might have lifted thoses days.

     

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    Thank You All for the contributions,  $2,780.00 of $5,000.00 goal reached in one day is extraordinary .

    Re ORBX , I agree , only issue is asking Tom for his opinion , Ill need to do some channeling during the next BOD meeting and see if that prohibition has outlived its usefulness .

    Best CJ

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    As many have already said, this site is a daily stop for me, and not just a fly-by.  I really enjoy reading and contributing to this community.  Helping to secure a new server is a given based on what this community has given to me.  Looking forward to improved performance.

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    14 minutes ago, Chuck_Jodry-VJPL said:

    Thank You All for the contributions,  $2,780.00 of $5,000.00 goal reached in one day is extraordinary .

    Re ORBX , I agree , only issue is asking Tom for his opinion , Ill need to do some channeling during the next BOD meeting and see if that prohibition has outlived its usefulness .

    Best CJ

    Thanks Chuck, just added another 25 $ 😉 

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    Olmba

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    I consider to be a donor to this site some time ago, but to quote Silicuse " It has changed a lot over the last few years.Plenty of oversensitive moderators and censorship going on." Its also impossible to discuss how to improve Avsim with the staff without been blocking or getting the post deleted.

    Now i'm only her to get support from some of my most used addons.

    Sadely I'm also not feeling home at avsim anymore..

     

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    AVSIM is not a static environment , change is a constant but the content is there as a record of its development over time, much good information remains for your use, I have little doubt there will be further changes given time , the objective is to give it time , your contributions are welcome .

     

    Best CJ

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    i visit this site daily

    the information i get from this site is invaluable

    to the flight sim community in my opinion

    i will be donating of course

     

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    Lots of valuable knowledge to be gained from the various forums.... more than happy to help out with a donation.

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    There is always someone that sux the fun out of everything bcoz it pleases them. I think the mods do extremely well considering the hostile environment that gets created from time to time. I see so many dedicated people helping folks tirelessly day in day out for no real reward.

    As a real world airline pilot I know the unpredictability, the hazardous, the hardship and the differences of opinion that complicate the industry and yet it is so rewarding after all these many years of flying. Flight simming, the website and the Avsim community offer an escape from reality no matter what profession we are all in. 

    Long live Avsim and all the wonderful people behind.

    Im very happy to be able to send some money your way.

    IM

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    fppilot

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    On 4/30/2018 at 12:51 PM, Christopher Low said:

    Well, I donated another $10 a few days ago, because I thought that it was about time that I did....even though I have very little spare cash at the moment. AVSIM is a great flight simulation community, and it always has been. I check out this site almost every day of my life, and long may that continue :smile:

     Removed as it posted as a reply to this specific message instead of just to the general topic.

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