Welcome to Aviators Worldwide

Welcome to the Aviators Worldwide (AWW) community. The following community guidelines have been created to keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse. The following guidelines apply to both public topics and direct messages. In addition, these apply to all members of the community, moderators, staff, and community managers. Community Managers and Moderators reserve the right to edit/delete any content that violates the following guidelines at anytime should they believe a breach has occurred. Failure to adhere may result in further account action including (but not limited to) warnings, silences, and account suspension or termination.

By signing up for an account, you agree to the following:

Everyone is welcome

Here at Aviators Worldwide, we welcome everyone to our community regardless, of their gender, race, sexuality, or beliefs.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation of aviation and flight simulation.

Official Forum Language

The currently supported language of the forum is English. When posting, please ensure your posts are in English only so that everyone can understand your topic/post.

Users may have their posts translated into English in the event a non-English reply is posted. Alternatively, we may elect to close and unlist the post. This will be followed up with a reminder via direct message regarding the use of the correct posting language.

When Posting

When you create a new post, whether this be by starting a new topic or replying to an existing discussion, please be mindful of the following:

  • Topic titles should have a clear intent of what the discussion is about before the user opens.
  • Do not spam the board.
  • Avoid using excessive capital letters throughout your titles and main posts.
  • Do not post large paragraphs of obnoxious text.
  • Do not personally call out any member of the community. Consider directly messaging or flagging for the moderation team in the event of an issue.
  • Do not post threads with the purpose of causing unrest.
  • Avoid using fillers to bypass the set character limit. Some leeway will be given, however repeated patterns of this will be flagged. If your post isn’t worth 15 characters, chances are it’s not worth posting. Adding filler is allowed in direct messaging.
  • Avoid editing quotes with things not actually said.
  • When posting any images, documents, videos, or other media, please ensure you give credit to the appropriate owner. Credit may be detailed in the media itself or in the accompanying text. This helps support owners. For any “guess the” type topics or games, appropriate credit may be given once a correct guess has been made with the full image. Credit is not necessary for your own material or forum profile. Failure to do so will result in the post being deleted.
  • Please only upload a maximum of 10 photos in any post only - we don’t have unlimited storage space.
  • Avoid uploading large videos directly to the site - you could link to external sites such as YouTube.
  • Please use the correct categories where possible - if in doubt post to #general and a moderator will recategorise as appropriate.
  • Memes are to be strictly aviation-related, in line with the guidelines, and should be posted in the Aviation Memes topic.
  • Consider liking or reacting to a post rather than typing “+1”, “Agreed!”.

Repeated violations in this category will be dealt with by either:

  • Unofficial Warning
  • Official Warning
  • Silence/Suspension (depending on severity)

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

Stealing & Illegal Activities

You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s property (software, video, audio, images, IP grabbers etc), or for breaking any other law. Additionally, please avoid linking to sites which are known for copyright or stealing material. You may not discuss anything against the law. You may not publish any personally identifying information for any user, staff, or moderation team member.

If you are found to have participated in such actions, we reserve the right to:

  • Permanently suspend your account (depending on severity).

We reserve the right to contact law enforcement in the event we believe any illegal activity is taking place within the forums.

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make the Aviators Worldwide Community a great place for discussion by working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds any value to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said. Nothing sabotages healthy conversation like attacking users.

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation

One way to improve the discussion is by searching for topics that are already happening. Spend time browsing here before replying or starting your own discussions.

Your Participation Counts

The conversations we have here set the tone for every new arrival. Help us influence the future of this community by choosing to engage in discussions that make this forum an interesting place to be — and avoiding those that do not.

Discourse provides tools that enable the community to collectively identify the best (and worst) contributions: bookmarks, likes, flags, replies, edits, and so forth. Use these tools to improve your own experience, and everyone else’s, too.

Let’s leave our community better than we found it.

Inappropriate Language & Images

As our community is a place for everyone, we ask that respect is shown regardless and that language and content is appropriate for everyone. This is a public forum, and search engines index these discussions. Keep the language, links, and images safe for family and friends.

  • Do not post any language that comes across as vulgar or inappropriate.
  • Do not post any vulgar images - adult content is not allowed.
  • Do not share external links to inappropriately deemed content sites.
  • Do not bypass the profanity flagging filter - this could be by adding things such as asterisks or other symbols to avoid your post being hidden.
  • Do not spoiler bait.

Repeated violations in this category will be dealt with by either:

  • Official Warning
  • Suspension (depending on severity)

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

Discrimination

We have a zero tolerance policy for any discrimination, threats, hate speech, or slurs based on (but not limited to) gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or race towards any other community member, staff, and moderators. In addition, any threats towards other community members, staff, and moderators won’t be tolerated. Do not personally harass, stalk, or bully any other members, staff, and moderators.

Violation of this will be dealt with by:

  • Permanent Suspension

Political Content

We understand that everyone is entitled to freedom of speech and may have political views. You can express them on the Aviators Worldwide Community to a certain extent in the correct way, however there is a fine line of what isn’t acceptable.

  • Do not personally attack users because of their political views - we are all here because of aviation and everyone has a right to be here.
  • Avoid referring to sensitive events which may cause unrest.
  • Create well-formed counter arguments.
  • Always flag any posts you feel violate the guidelines or attacking you.
  • Political profile pictures and bios are currently under review. As long as they aren’t offending anyone, you are free to add to your profile. We reserve the right to amend your profile picture and bio at anytime should we believe appropriate.
  • We ask that you be mindful when participating in public topics and consider how this will affect other community members.

If you have participated in such personal attacks that emerge from political discussion, you will:

  • Receive an Official Warning
  • Be suspended from the community (depending on severity and discussion between involved parties)

Advertising

The Aviators Worldwide Community is not the place for advertising other online communities, business, organisations, or soliciting. Sharing links to your social platforms are allowed within the dedicated topics. Contact the moderation team beforehand if you have an enquiry regarding advertising on the Aviators Worldwide Community. Please be mindful of the following:

  • Public and privately advertising your online community, business, organisation, or anything else deemed in this category to other members is prohibited without prior approval from the moderation team. References to other communities are allowed in the event that it provides value to the community as a whole, however we reserve the right to remove this content at anytime.
  • Do not mass promote.
  • Do not ask for paid services.
  • Relevant links are allowed in your profile biography.
  • This forum is not to be used for buying, selling, or trading goods and services.

Repeated violations in this category will be dealt with by either:

  • Unofficial Warning
  • Official Warning (depending on severity)
  • Suspension (depending on severity)

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

Creation of Duplicate Accounts

All members may only withhold a single account within the community unless prior approval is given by a moderator for test purposes or any other reason.

  • Do not create multiple accounts without prior approval from the moderation team.
  • Do not evade by creating duplicate accounts after receiving either an account warning, silence, suspension, or any other action.
  • Do not account share.

Violation of this will be dealt with by:

  • Official Warning
  • Permanent suspension for involved accounts and extended action on main account (depending on severity of duplicate account action)
  • Permanent suspension for all accounts including main account (depending on severity of duplicate account action)

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

Moderation

We have a dedicated team of volunteer moderators and community staff here at Aviators Worldwide. From time to time, we do have to action certain situations in line with our community guidelines. In order to protect our team, we will not discuss any moderation action taken within a public setting. If you wish to find out more regarding action taken against you:

  • Send a message to @moderators - note that we are only able to discuss action relating to you and not other community members

If any member is found to be discussing action publicly in a negative way, we may elect to:

  • Hide the post and remove the offending content.
  • Impose sanctions on the user if they do not comply by messaging us to discuss and agree on reasoning.

On occasion, moderators may make mistakes, however all of those are learning curves.

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

If You See a Problem, Flag It

Moderators have special authority; they are responsible for this forum. But so are you. With your help, moderators can be community facilitators, not just janitors or police.

When you see bad behavior, don’t reply. It encourages the bad behavior by acknowledging it, consumes your energy, and wastes everyone’s time. Just flag it. If enough flags accrue, action will be taken, either automatically or by moderator intervention.

In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

We ask that you do not abuse the flag feature. Avoid misuse of this feature whether it be for flagging posts for no reason or revenge flagging. Please bear in mind:

  • We may take action to prevent your account flagging posts in the future
  • You may be issued with an Official Warning or account silence/suspension (depending on severity).

We reserve the right to deviate from this model at anytime.

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This site is operated by your friendly local staff and you, the community. If you have any further questions about how things should work here, open a new topic in the meta category and let’s discuss! If there’s a critical or urgent issue that can’t be handled by a meta topic or flag, contact us via the staff page.

Changes

Aviators Worldwide last updated these terms on Oct 2nd, 2021, and may update the FaQ again. Aviators Worldwide will post all updates to the forum. For updates that contain substantial changes, Aviators Worldwide agrees to e-mail you, if you’ve created an account and provided a valid e-mail address. Aviators Worldwide may also announce updates with special messages or alerts on the forum.

Once you get notice of an update to these terms, you must agree to the new changes in order to keep using the forum.

Terms of Service

Yes, legalese is boring, but we must protect ourselves – and by extension, you and your data – against unfriendly folks. We have a Terms of Service describing your (and our) behavior and rights related to content, privacy, and laws. To use this service, you must agree to abide by our TOS.

If you ever feel you are being treated unfairly or would like to appeal a suspension, please contact us at aviators-worldwide@mail.com.