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Post by warping jdog » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:05 pm

It has been brought to discussion, while most of us are sleeping and rejuvenating our aviation skills, fellows are hopping on servers here and there. Obviously they have no one to fly with or provided with information they probably do not know. I recently encountered a fellow and he has been playing YSFlight offline for a long time, but hasn't played online much at all. He didn't know about our main website, forum, or our teamspeak, No worries we saved him from missing out, but many others miss out and get driven away from our community due to lack of opportunities. Lets vote on it, so put In Bold Like or Dislike at the top of your comments. Through a discussion on teamspeak with a few guys, I propose having a server message. This is a rough draft that you may take or edit to implement it in your servers:

Check Out The Forum To Download Add-Ons, Connect With The Community, And All Info For YSFlight. HTML: http://forum.ysfhq.com/
Join Us And Talk On The Free Downloadable Program: Teamspeak 3. Server IP: ts.ysfhq.com
And If Your Just On This Server From A Given IP From Your Friend Here Is The Server List: http://ysflight.org/serverlist/index.php?ajax=yes
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Post by Copperhead » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:21 pm

Sounds like a brilliant idea, asides from a few grammatical errors in the message. (Though I'm pretty awful with grammar myself... lol)
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Post by Dision » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:22 am

I know that feel, i've been around since YSpilots. But never created a profile here (until now of course). Just been looking around for addons and such.
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Post by Scarecrow » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:38 am

Good idea, however all the IP's for YSFlight are already located on YSFHQ's page. "Newbies" would already know about HQ if they got the IP's. Therefore, I'm unsure how well it would help. But certainly promoting the use of our Teamspeak is a great idea.
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Post by Neocon » Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:09 am

The welcome message is limited to a certain number of characters in the stock server console.

EDIT: My welcome message is as follows:
YSCAS wrote:>>>>> Welcome to the YS Civil Aviation Server! <<<<<
Please visit sites.google.com/site/civavserver for
server information. Also visit forum.ysfhq.com
For comments and complaints, contact Patrick31337.
HQ Teamspeak Server: ts.ysfhq.com
EDIT2: That message pushes the limits of the character county allowed by the console server.

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Post by Flake » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:23 am

It pushes the limit of the stock console... OYS can send 15 lines of text per message!

OYS 1. YS 0.
I am an accountant working full-time (and some). I'm not here as often as I would like to be. Send a message if you need me. There are a few people in the community who can get in contact with me urgently if you need - don't be afraid to ask. I just don't check here as frequently as I used to. Sorry!

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Post by warping jdog » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:45 pm

@OfficerFlake lol Yes. @Patrick31337 Yeah that is a great server message. @Scarecrow Yeah you are right.

I propose a new idea. Forget the server messages, maybe advertise the teamspeak, and do as you please to advertise your websites, etc. I propose enhancing the homepage by making a huge button for downloading the game, a direct link sub-button to the server list, direct link sub-button for add-ons on the forum, direct sub-button to downloading Teamspeak 3 and state the IP, and sub-button for the forum. I also propose putting buttons at the top of the main forum page of the server list, ysfhq homepage in case of them randomly just finding the forum page, and direct link to download Teamspeak 3 with IP stated. Oh yeah don't forget Teamspeak Viewer of the YSFHQ server is another good source, so maybe just link them to that.
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Post by NeurAxaL » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:20 pm

Flake.
Self promotion.
Shameless.
I love it.

Brilliant idea anyways though!
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Post by stefano2015 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:57 am

I love it:)

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Post by warping jdog » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:01 pm

Thanks if you were talking to me.
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Post by Mobiyus » Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:50 am

Changed my server message to:

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                            ***Welcome to YSRS***
For all info on mods, server list and vocal chat, please visit ysfhq.com
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Post by warping jdog » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:19 am

Yeah thats great man, do it your way the way you want it :) .
warping wrote:I propose a new idea. Forget the server messages, maybe advertise the teamspeak, and do as you please to advertise your websites, etc. I propose enhancing the homepage by making a huge button for downloading the game, a direct link sub-button to the server list, direct link sub-button for add-ons on the forum, direct sub-button to downloading Teamspeak 3 and state the IP, and sub-button for the forum. I also propose putting buttons at the top of the main forum page of the server list, ysfhq homepage in case of them randomly just finding the forum page, and direct link to download Teamspeak 3 with IP stated. Oh yeah don't forget Teamspeak Viewer of the YSFHQ server is another good source, so maybe just link them to that.
The forum has already been fixed, but not the homepage. I recommend we put a link to the teamspeak, but also give a brief description on what the heck it is.
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Post by VNAF ONE » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:05 am

Jdog, I like your idea and I thought the same last week. We may just do that.
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