atcsundevil wrote:kalvado wrote:
On a personal level, I don't see the point in those long-running accident threads anyway. The discussion is largely dominated by speculation, rumors which usually prove false, and people frankly who don't have much of a clue what they're talking about. ... I never participate; I think that's the case for most people who work in the industry who participate on this site. But that's just my opinion.
atcsundevil wrote:Something similar was suggested last week.
As I said there, such an idea would be a complex one for us to tackle. I like the idea, and and I think it's worth exploring, but we need to ensure that our role as forum moderators isn't misused. I would recommend you read my reply to that thread, as I go into a bit more detail. I genuinely do think it's a discussion worth having though.
YYZYYT wrote:LOL, I thought this must have been discussed already, but my search didn't catch this thread (one response even made the same suggestion). Please feel free to lock or delete this, I'll post over there.
Thanks (and know that your work is appreciated)!
atcsundevil wrote:On a personal level, I don't see the point in those long-running accident threads anyway. The discussion is largely dominated by speculation, rumors which usually prove false, and people frankly who don't have much of a clue what they're talking about. Meaningful discussion that occurs after an accident typically only comes after any official results of the investigation are released. By in large, it's extremely painful for me to moderate those threads, and I never participate; I think that's the case for most people who work in the industry who participate on this site. But that's just my opinion.
kalvado wrote:atcsundevil wrote:.
Looks like there is a growing demand for the feature, e.g. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421471#p21319817
so let me re-introduce the idea,
A separate thread for important events without endless discussions. (guilty myself) Seems even more needed with MAX saga.
Lets call it "links-only" post, as "facts" seem to much of a qualifier. Posting only by mods, or by certain list of users (depending on forum functionality).
Approximate criteria for posts:
(1) article in a reasonable news outlet (CNN, BBC, Reuter etc), or specialized outlet (AvHerald, Leeham, Dominic Gates at Seattle times).
(2) Official information: FAA, NTSB, and their foreign equivalents, manufacturers press releases (A&B, engine makers, subcontractors)
(3) reluctantly: rumors that may have substance, with clear rumor qualifier. Added because Atlas unintended control actuation is basically a rumor.
(1) and (2) significantly reduce amount of discretion required.
Each post is a link with 1-2 phrase summary; links can be submitted via "report to moderator" either in a locked thread or in a dumpster fire thread; apparently mods can post things directly as well.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos