First of all, Avsim DOES have a dedicated forum. Secondly, by now the old and new users of P3d know to skip Flightsim if they want P3D info. There are several other sites that have decent P3D forums in addition to the "official" LM site. The only restrictions I have seen on these sites is that discussion of the EULA is a no-no - it's been hashed to death and there is NO ONE that has anything new to say, and posting how to install an add-on that does NOT support P3D. Other than that, there are a growing number of users who find P3d an excellent step up from FSX.
What was the liine from the movie - "Build it and they will come" - create a forum and watch it grow.
The current attitude just drives the users elsewhere.
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