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Ian P
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 08:58

No offence taken, JP – the stuff I’ve lost is a) ancient (around FS98 – 2000!) and not really worth bothering with. Anything I’ve uploaded since I have kept backups of! 😉 Allen had a very valid comment in his post about the fact that a lot of – particularly freeware – developers insist on only uploading their files to one site. You may or may not have noticed a huge rush of AI files to another download site recently, because all their links went to Avsim and Avsim alone. Yet a repainter on a third site announced a short… Read more »

JP
Monday, May 18, 2009 22:13

Ian,

Don’t get me wrong, I do sympathise with anyone that has spent countless hours uploading work only to find it disappear off the face of the earth.

My comment was more related to what AllenM had written in its entirety. I felt it was a bit OTT.

Sorry if I caused any offence.

JP

Ian P
Monday, May 18, 2009 20:02

Ignorant people who uploaded their often thousands of hours of work to a website trusting it was properly backed up? I have uploaded things to Avsim that I no longer have access to. Fortunately, I doubt anyone would want them any more, but I have yet to meet an IT professional who believes that a second online server is an adequate disaster recovery solution. Rightly or wrongly, a it could be claimed that Avsim (not Tom. He’s not the entire organisation) has been negligent with other peoples’ work and, potentially, advertisers’ money (they’re not getting any traffic from Avsim for… Read more »

JP
Monday, May 18, 2009 16:51

“Our trust in them was not paid back”

What?

Its ignorant people like you that spoil it for the rest of us!

AllenM
Saturday, May 16, 2009 21:08

Dillon is right. As much as Avsim was useful, Tom Allensworth and the Avsim staff let down the entire flightsim community big time. They were entrusted with a lot of valuable files, articles, forum, etc. and our trust in them was not paid back. Thank goodness we do have other sites like FlightSim.Com, Simviation, etc. that seem to be run by responsible people. The other thing that should be learned from this is that freeware author should upload to more than one site; there were way too many who were giving Avsim exclusives and that sure turned out to be… Read more »