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    Default Who remembers Simon? That confirms your simming years

    When people say..."Ive been simming since FS4", well they dont actually mean it or are exaggerating most of the times. Surely they had a try here and there but "active simmers?" ...very few.

    One way to check if you are really an old timer is a simple question: "Do you remember Simon...?
    not even myself recall his surname. This was a brit guy in mid 90s to early 2000s who was a "helper", apparently with time to spend online and was a computer and sim expert. He replied to most queries and had a vast knowledge and solutions to everything (Dreamfeet, Paul Golding days, et)

    The problem (not for me) was that he used humor in such a way that offended many. I never saw it as arrogance. As I see it, he wanted to make the helping job a bit more enjoyable looking at the funny side of ideas, which often meant pointing out the ridiculous of the question, or the nonsense of other proposed solutions. He did it to me many times, never got offended, thought he was funny and helpful, British humor.
    Unfortunately as political correctness grew people took it personally and he was eventually banned from both avsim, flightsim
    He never got well with moderators either. His name was tagged so it could not be mentioned in any post

    If you remember him, you were definitely around simming enough to get involved in forums and flightsim immersion
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    Yes, I remember Simon. Sure, he had an unusual approach to a lot of things, and often some folks would take him wrong, but other times his attitude left a bit to be desired. It's been a long time since I looked, but I suspect you could find many of his posts in the archives at the bottom of the main page.

    But there are lots of folks long gone that I'd prefer to remember, such as Capt Bala, a wonderful man with a wealth of experience and willing to post long explanations to help people understand whatever the subject was at hand. And Skylab, who passed a few years ago. And many others who've been very helpful indeed, over the years.

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    I remember.

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    I don't remember Simon. But that doesn't change the fact that I've been simming since FS2 (1984). What does remembering somebody have to do with my credibility?....Doug
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    What does remembering somebody have to do with my credibility?....Doug
    Nothing, of course. I think Kapitan's looking to reminisce. But those who DO remember were certainly on this forum a lot of years ago which, in itself, doesn't do much for credibility, only for longevity on this forum.

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    Sounds like "Simon" and "Snave" might be the same person? Snave certainly fit's the description. Very blunt, but usually right, lol.

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    I too have been simming since the wireframe graphics days. That makes me so old that i struggle to remember my own name let alone someone on a forum from years back.



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    This is the first I've heard of "Simon":

    But, I actually began flight simming in 1985 with a floppy disc of MSFS version 1 that someone gave me in my work office, and I played it on the company computer: A true IBM PC that cost $5,000 back then! Then I got a copy of FS Ver. 2, and I've been hooked on flight sim to this day.

    Note: That IBM PC had 540k of RAM, and a 30mb hard drive...

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    Nope no idea who Simon is/was. Forums were not a thing back then only bulletin boards and such like. FS.com didn't even exist I think probably.
    I go back to a Sinclair Spectrum running a flight sim by a company called Psion which was possibly a rip off of one of the early FlightLogic sims. B&W wire graphics and very small world to fly within. :-) Then graduated to the first iteration of Falcon on an Amiga. Didn't get a PC until '94 when I saw FS5.1 at a neighbors house and was stunned by its graphics. :-o Had every MSFS since then. Doubt I will be buying MS2020 in the immediate future though. Retirement and finances restricting on new equipment to run it. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by lnuss View Post
    Nothing, of course. I think Kapitan's looking to reminisce. But those who DO remember were certainly on this forum a lot of years ago which, in itself, doesn't do much for credibility, only for longevity on this forum.
    Right Larry, forums in avsim were active since 1996 when FS95 became popular and first payware and freeware addons were available. This is when the community really started. PC platform on the first intel or amd versions

    FS4 that came bundled with windows cannot be considered the start of the hobby, it was a mere curiosity and besides you cannot mention FS4 because it came standard with windows, was not a user option to say...hey Im gonna start simming and buy a flight simulator, no...it was there just as Solitaire card games are in windows today. The mother, the sister, the little baby, anyone trying the computer went for a taste of FS4
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