• 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!!

    Donation Link

    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,,

     

    Thank You !

     


     

     

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    fppilot

    Posted (edited)

    I am here for the rest of you and tips, ideas, tutoring, and general friendly association for a great activity.  I rarely notice the moderators, and when I do notice them I am for the vast majority of cases gratified at what they do.

    Edited by fppilot

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    I love Avsim.  It's a great resource for me. I have participated in many topics for the last 12 years and I find that Tom Allensworth, as well as all of the moderators, are fair. 

    I've sent $25 to this drive funding.  I hope it helps.

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    RGus

    Posted (edited)

    Why does the donation site give you two options? it lists -

    1) Avsim's 2018  Fundraising Goal

    2) New Server

    I did donate $20 to the New Server!

    Edited by RGus

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    Yay!  I hope you tell us what you get for a new server, I think it would be real interesting. \o/

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    We are looking forward to closely following the upgrade process , the model , capacity and other particularities will be published , we will  get some pictures from the data center as well , there is room in the rack, I am absolutely blow away by the response to our fundraising drive, Thanks to you the task of choosing specific hardware can get underway as we can now afford to begin speeding things up around here , getting a new look is part of the planned changes .

    More To Come, Our Thanks to all who participated  !

    227 Donations  $5,820.00 dollars collected , ill update the list of contributors today .

    Best CJ

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    Silly question, but have you considered just moving the forums to AWS?

    Cheers!

    Luke

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    Thanks AVSIM,

    Yea mods do get a little cranky but so does my wife but I love her anyway.😊

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    On 4/30/2018 at 12:35 PM, Chuck_Jodry-VJPL said:

    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

    I appreciate AVSIM for it's contributions to the flight sim world, folks here have helped me many times, however I see the above poster's point, you come here for help, advice, downloads, whatever, but someone who has no intention of helping in any way decides to have courage behind the keyboard and posts a condescending response, those folks are the ones who should be moderated better, that would be  a start to improving AVSIM

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    ckyliu

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    On 4/30/2018 at 5:24 PM, Silicus said:

    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 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'.

     

    On 5/1/2018 at 4:49 PM, Olmba said:

    I consider to be a donor to this site some time ago.. 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..

    I have thought about donating to Avsim several times over the past 12 months but every time I'm about to do so, Avsim does something that I feel I cannot condone, much less give money too. Avsim can run their site however they like but recently they seem to have been driving people away and it gas certainly pushed me to visit other FS sites in-lieu. Avsim was a must visit for their news and articles but they seem to have dried up in recent years too. As others have said, it just "doesn't feel like home any more" although I am greatly appreciative of the service it provided for many years.

    Edited by ckyliu

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