Monday, July 29, 2013

Posting comments on ADX

[Reader Comments] Many of you have been leaving comments and either they were not posted or deleted. We do not allow user comments using the anonymous comment option. Need to add a screen name to your comment? Please read these instructions. It's simple and does not require you to log in!Re-posted for new readers!
Without a doubt, AirDailyX is growing fast. And as we grow, so does the many different personalities that add to our readers from around the world. We have always strived to be different and allow a bit more freedom than anywhere else. At the moment, we are in the process of building our website and forums so we can do much more. We will also be looking for ides from all of you. But till then, we do have a request that we hope will make commenting on the blog a bit less confusing for everyone. Rather than insist our readers go through the trouble of having to log in, we would like you to try 1 easy step. If you enjoy the blog here, do us a favor, please take a second:

It's very simple!
 Use the drop down menu as you always do. Instead of selecting Anonymous, select Name/URL
 You will see this box pop up:
 In the Name box, enter any name you want! Just put in a name, make something up. You are still commenting anonymously!

Leave the URL field blank!!
Press the Continue button and add your comment in the box like always!
Press Publish and that's it! 
As you can see, it only takes a second more and now we as well as your fellow readers can address each other much easier. It's less confusing, everyone still remains anonymous, and this makes differentiating between comments easier to read.

If you appreciate all we do here, this is the very least you can do for us. Don't ya think? We don't ask for much. Just a small measure till the new site goes online.

Thanks guys and gals!
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61 comments:

Captn BA said...

Airdayly x sucks. and I hate your stupid blog !! it doesn't have wingflex! hahahaha !!!! you guys do a good job

DAndre Newman said...

Thanks Capn! And thanks for the tip this morning!

Anonymous said...

anonamous means anonamous, what a load of crap, cyah

DAndre Newman said...

I have no idea what anonamous means but I am sure you are right. You like the service you get here dude. Don't be so damn lazy. We are not asking for much here.

Barry Mikokiner said...

Thanks for the heads up.

Moe Lester said...

Great idea!

Awah Tana Siam said...

Back to Avshit with you Anomamarse

Chuck Norris said...

When no ones home I like to run outside and pretend I'm an airplane.

MrCarrot said...

When my mum isn't home I like to go outside, lay on the garden and cover myself with dirt and pretend I'm a carrot.

Fred said...

I like the idea of leaving a name. Not sure how many rude/irrelevant/trolling anonymous comments you guys need to delete, but hopefully the idiot factor does not get out of hand.

Peter File said...

I like planes and other things.

Topper Harley said...

That made my day :D

Cowpatz said...

"anonamous means anonamous, what a load of crap, cyah"
Looks like like a 9 year old strayed on here after school.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ I guess I did it wrong....

Anonymous said...

I know that troll or and annoying person are not welcome anywhere.
But if you start to be like avsim with the rule of sign with your name and all that crap to get identity from everyone this is going to change the freedom that this blog was born.
Now you are the number 1 for info on FSX communty, but if you adopt that request you will see vanish more and more comments and real thought on product and quality.
Even developer answer with anonymous so there is a reason why we like this freedom.
In terms of correct critics and review that this blog publish is like no other.
I hope that this will not change.
Thank you

fridberg said...

This blog does need a wingflex how else are you gonna be a cool blog

DAndre Newman said...

Well i have news for you, when the site goes online, that will be the case. as for giving your real name, im quits sure not everyone at Avsim signed up with their real names.... Just try to think about that for a second. You'll get it.

Mark Smith said...

With freedom comes responsibility.
Some of the anonymous posts can be slanderous, totally rude and ignorant. There is a huge difference between free speech and slander. Maybe with a sign in name, real or not, it may stop such blatant disrespectful behavior.
Lets remember, we all want the same thing, to enjoy our hobby, and our own choice to use whatever scenery, tool, tip or Aircraft the way we want. The facts will help us decide.

Wingflex said...

There now the blog has Wingflex so all is cool

DAndre Newman said...

Well said.

Greg said...

Hi,

Thank you for all those inf°.
Nice job: you're my "newspaper" :)

Matt said...

About time!

waz chart said...

Love Airdailyx I have linked it to my home screen on my ipad and check it at least three times a day well done and keep it up.

Alaska James said...

Only 3 times a day. I check it like 80 times a day.

p3 said...

LOL I think my winglex comment on the twin otter post made ADX disable anonymous comments..
I am the best troll ever.

sweet monkey said...

I'm good with that

Troller123 said...

My name will officially be the "troller123" from this point on.

DAndre Newman said...

Thanks guys for the efforts! Hard to believe, but something as simple as putting in a name has improved commenting greatly!

Pe11e said...

[Homer's voice]You gonna be a first to invent a blogflex, wingflex for blogs.[/Homer's voice]

Chris said...

Test, Test.

p3 said...

looks like dandre is going to be the next Tom Allensworth :( ...

sad day indeed.

Mason Dominique said...

Just put a surname or a name, whatever !
We will always promote free opinions here.
It's our DNA.
Best
Dom
ADX

Big Duke said...

The NSA will still know who and where you are!

Charles Lawrence said...

LMFAO!

You still have freedom of speech here, you can still post what you want but guess what?! Now all the little 5yrs old have to sign their name!

Gypsy Pilot said...

It's time for everyone to realize that you might think that you are Anonymous but the NSA knows better. ;-)

I check this site a couple of times a day to see what's new, not to see what some idiot is complaining about now.

Thanks for making the change.

Anonymous said...

I'll still be using the name "Anonymous" since I've got accustomed to it by now:)))))

DAndre Newman said...

Thats fine. But your comments wont be published after Jul 1st...

Anonymous said...

I have been watching airdailyx develop since a year ago. Up until now, things have been going in a rather negative direction in terms of the community here.

ALX WNT said...

I fucking hate anonymous people. It's not just adx, anywhere which gives access to anonymous messages deals with trolls everytime. I have experience on some hardware news website which you can send anonymous posts, same deal with here, ''oh xbox is good ps3 sucks' or nice versa, 'oo you pc fanboys' etc etc, the equiavalent of those comments in adx are no wingflex no flybywire, list goes on.

You guys made a good decision about removing anonymous comment possibility.

PS: Open a forum

Rick Harms said...

Absolutely incredible how a simple request can spiral out of control! The need to hide ones identity in a hobby based forum is silly. The way I see it, those that post as anonymous and insist on continuing to log in under the said monicor, may be those who choose to obtian their FS software illegaly. Those who are honest have nothing to hide.

Some of the comments on this page are nothing less than juvenile.

Thanks ADX for keeping us all up to date on the goings on of our hobby!

Tlahuizcalpentecuhtli said...

Indeed, using a simple name is certainly preferable. Carry on.:)

Anonymouse said...

Anonymouse is here to save the day.

Sid said...

+1 Mark! Well said indeed!

madpuppy said...

Is it just me--or wouldn't it have been so much easier to simply remove 'anonymous' as a drop-down option--rather than now deleting anonymous posts.

As for trolls being discouraged--I don't really buy that one either. Then again, maybe they are so lazy as to not bother with an additional step.



DAndre Newman said...

I wish we could but we cant. It's binded to the same meun option that lets you enter your screen name. We kill one, the other dies too...

Believe me, I tried. But even with this easy change, the majority of the trolls have been to lazy to bother.

If they keep it up even under added names then we just might counter with a captcha... LOL!

madpuppy said...

not the dreaded captcha!! I always screw those up :)

Anonymouse said...

Ya don't do the captcha that's annoying. Plus it only really stops spam, not trolls.

A Canuck said...

+1 on defeat the trolls - not really a bother to go through a couple of extra clicks.

Happy Canada Day!!!!!

Troller123 said...

The thing is that I can easily pretend I'm you. Thus, the whole nickname thing is absolutely pointless.

P.S. My mind is flexing dangerously.

Anon19 said...

I hate those really difficult to read captchas -_-

Red dog said...

can you allow us to create a login??

DAndre Newman said...

@Red dog,

Actually you can log in in you like. If you have a gmail account you can use your same name and password or simply create a google account.

We do not require this though.

Anonymouse said...

Correction: "We do not require this though [for now, although we are sure to become more and more restrictive in time]."

First they came for the Anonymouses, then they came for the Anonymouseses, then they came for the Anonymousses, then they came for the Anonymice, then they came for me.

DAndre Newman said...

Correction: We have been clear when the website is launched, users will be required to log in.

In fact, the only reason why we don't require it now is because it's just not fair to have people to sign up with google which is a 3rd party here.

But yes, it will be required. Yep.

Anonymouse said...

:-(

Pen IsLand said...

Cool!

Lisa Ann said...

I'm a girl and I play FSX. You can search me in Google.

ALE said...

I noticed that avsim switched their forum now so that login is required for everything. I have a real issue with them over that, as it makes ALL the support fora useless unless you are logged in with avsim, who may well be tracking my forum use... In the days of PRISM and co, not a particularly good thing... I have an issue with support fora hosted by third parties.
PMDG and co will need to move their support fora to their own servers if this is to continue... I really should not require a login on a third party independent system in order to view support issues...

With respect to posting here, I fully understand and support the need to post with at least a name. Same way that any forum-like system should work. Open or anonymous posting capabilities will lead to trolling, spam posts and all sorts of nonsense.
The problem with forcing registration and logins is data protection acts. If the user is required to part with personal data, you will need to fulfil at least in part some data protection requirements, the extent of which depend of course on where the blog/forum is physically hosted...

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AviatorMan said...

Not accepting anonymous comments is a step in the right direction, but it is not sufficient. The way you are set up is anyone can go in and make up a name and post, then next time make up a different name and post. Essentially the same as anonymous. To get some real credibility in postings and and avoid trolls, you need to do what most other sites do and require posters to list their email address along with their username.

Amonymous said...

I have been posting comments as aMonymous (not aNonymous) and my comments have not been posted???

Ipeefreely said...

I no longer buy any product that has it support forums on AVSIM, many other are doing the same also

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