🍺 Quite a few Changes and Updates
What a busy week for all of us! Luckily, the weekend near. Here are some news about what has changed on Flightsim.to in the last few days. Quite something.
- File Dependencies and FAQ
- File Discussions
- Block Users
- Progress on Requests
- In Progress Page
- Text Editor Adjustments
- New Categories
- New Help Desk and Live Support
- A32NX launched on Flightsim.to
- Refreshed Site Design
- New About us Page
- Coming soon: Activity Feed
- Coming soon: Report Broken Mods
- Coming soon: Best Rated Mods
➡ File Dependencies and FAQ
We have somewhat refreshed the design of the file pages. Creators can now also add Frequently Asked Questions for their add-ons and point users to necessary or recommended dependencies, for example. That way you can easily attach used Libraries within your file.
We are bringing back Discussions. Each file has now its own discussion board where you can discuss topics or create threads on specific issues to relieve the clusters in comments.
➡ Block Users
Some users asked for it. You can now put other users on a block list in your user settings. These users can no longer comment on your files, rate them and can not contact you via DM. But they can still see and download your files. They could anyway if they log off.
➡ Progress on Requests
If you have accepted to create a request, you can now update it with your current progress so that the requestor and sponsors know how far you are. We have also created a new "In Progress" page that shows requests that are about to be completed in near future.
➡ Text Editor Adjustments
We had to change the text editor for file descriptions slightly. Now the formats should be saved more reliably, links are set correctly and open in a new tab by default. It is possible that old styles will be lost the next time you save, as we no longer allow all previously set styles in order to keep it consistent and clean. Please only use the tools available on site.
➡ More Changes
"Aircraft" is now its own top-level category and became some subcategories. We added categories for Paint Jobs, Cockpit Additions, Checklists, the lovely A32NX Cups, The Skypark and Skylounge - more news on that soon. Besides that we slightly refreshed the site design, created 3 more categories for third-party aircraft, set up a new Help Desk and Live Support. Lots of little things have been changed to improve the usability and design of the website in general. Some you won't even notice, others will surely catch your eye over time. By the way, we're happy to announce that our official partner FlyByWire decided to launch their A32NX installer on Flightsim.to too as well, welcome!
➡ What's on our Roadmap next
- Creators and users will be able to mark broken or no longer officially maintained addons
- Creators will have access to an side-wide Activity Feed to showcase their Work in Progress
- We will add "Best Rated" to the upper navigation of categories
That's all for today - see ya! 🥇