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Brooklyn Grantham

As with many members within the Vatsim UK discord. I'm sure we are all in agreement that we should have a separate channel on the discord for just talking about Vatsim ATC and Vatsim itself. I also feel we should have a real world chat on the Vatsim uk where members can discuss real things atc related etc.


Would like to hear other members opinions on this!

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William Brushfield
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I feel like the simple structure of the current Discord is easy to use and understand, and having needless channels such as #vatsim-atc and #vatsim is unneeded, and can be delegated depending on the topic


- Talking about ATC Techniques / Help with ATC related issues - #atc_chat

- Talking about becoming a Pilot / Pilot techniques - #pilot_chat


And relevant help channels depending on the issue related to VATUK is also well structured.


I think the VATSIM-UK Discord should be kept to being UK Controlling / Pilot related, with #general_chat being a release for all the other topics. 

Hope this opinion helps.

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spelt wrong lol
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Dale Stainrod
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You say we are all in agreement? No we aren't, this is VATSIM UK. There are plenty of servers out where you can talk about other divisions, I'm not sure if it's appropriate to have new channels just to satisfy those few people (very few) who actually want to talk about it... but why would you in the first place? I don't understand the logic behind this idea.

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George Peppard
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There already exists a place for general VATSIM-based discussion, the VATSIM Community Discord server. I personally see no reason to reproduce an already thriving community elsewhere, and restrict it to primarily UK-only members.

On 08/05/2021 at 14:25, William Sandford said:

*expresses disagreement*

This is not, in my opinion, conducive to a helpful discussion about a perfectly valid suggestion, and defeats the spirit of the original post.

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Alistair Thomson

It's clear that ATC chat and piloting chat does occur in general_chat, and perhaps Brooklyn would prefer that not to be the case. It's clear that there are already channels available for those in the UK discord, but the nature of Discord is such that trying to get folks to restrict what might be spontaneous thoughts to those channels is asking for a rigour of structure which would be virtually impossible to apply.

I have to say that I dislike Discord intensely. It seems to me to be a rambling outpouring of disparate thoughts and disconnected but interwoven streams of consciousness, but I also understand that that may be part of its attraction for many folks. Maybe we just have to accept that.

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