By Stuart Duncan
Everyone knows internet forums were invented by the Romans in the year 23BC. Fast forward a couple of millenia and we're still using them to this day; or are we?
Back in the day, we used to sign on to www.vatsim-uk.org/forums which through domain changes, a community emphesis and the like became what we know and love today - community.vatsim.uk.
I'm aware the Division uses slack and have done so for quite some time. However, I'm notincing of late more and more emphasis on and reliance of the use of Slack.
I believe this is to the detriment of the esprit de corps of the community. Firstly, I, and many others don't use Slack, so the potential exists for information and discussion to be missed. Secondly, I get the impression that the balance of community discussion is shifting towards Slack, leaving this very forum less active with less content and potential delegation to the position of Slack's poorer cousin. Like I say, I'm not on Slack so potentially my impression could be wide of the mark.
I guess what I'm saying is please can we look at the possibility of promoting the forum as the 1st port of call for community discussion and leave Slack as more of project management/task allocation platform?
By Richard Keen
Just like to say well done to all the controllers tonight for another fantastic Mid Week Gatwick event, really enjoyed the short flight from EGHQ .... although I did scare the TMA controller who thought I was holding wrong when infact the Aerosoft A330 flew it correctly which was parallel entry into the hold. They must have improved the Holds in the latest patch lol ....can't wait till the next event.
Thanks again all roll on the next one
By Joe Dobson
Posting this as I can't use the feedback form (requires individual CID and the controllers are all offline now).
Thanks for a great event. Special thanks to EGPH and EGCC controllers, MAN and Scottish Control North of Edinburgh. Bounced around EGCC, EGPH and EGPE in a KA350 and it was very good fun.
By Alex Hodgkinson
Would it be possible for individual members to see all their feedback that has been written against them? Both positive and negative?
Reason? I believe there is a significant amount of feedback that’s not being seen by the membership probably because no-doubt each piece of feedback needs individually actioning by an individual to then be seen by the member to which it relates. If we could review our own feedback then surely we can take it upon ourselves to improve?
I understand there will be some people who won’t want to see their negative feedback so perhaps an opt-out feature could be installed where the member won’t automatically be able to see their feedback unless it was given to them by the vatsim uk team? (As is the current process now aiui)
By Jeremy Dawson
Hope you are well.
Just some feedback regarding my recent VATSIM UK experience.
I'm really impressed with the professionalism of the controlling. I previously used VATSIM in 2004 as a teenager under an old CID, I then went onto be a flying instructor and work at several airlines before settling where I am now on the 787. This sadly lead to my online flying being curtailed. Due to COVID19 I'm currently out of recency, so not able to operate until I can get back in the sim.
I have participated in the recent CTP and last nights Gatwick event. I must say on many occasions I couldn't tell I wasn't liaising with real world London controllers! I think this community is fantastic and certainly gave me a lot, upon which I leaned on at the beginning of my career.
If anyone has any flying career related questions feel free to PM me.
I'm sure my online flying will die back again when I can work, but for now thanks for keeping me sane with great controlling!
P.S I couldn't find a link to generate a better signature...