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  1. Zakmoonbeam profile image93
    Zakmoonbeamposted 7 years ago

    I realize that this is going to make me unpopular, but its an open question to the community and the admins, so feel free to open up.  On the simulation and immersion games section, 7/10 of the featured articles are pure advertising for Flight Sim Pro, or Pro Flight Simulator, or whatever else this rip off is calling itself.

    Let me be clear, I despise what the company selling this is doing.  It is not breaking the law, but it is extremely immoral to take a FREE creation that is open source, rehash it into an easier loader, and then sell it for more than most other sims cost.

    I am sick and tired of seeing every other article in the simulation category trying to coerce people into buying this so called great sim.

    I would bet that over half the people touting this game have never played it, but the articles are being presented as a "Review" and people will believe them, and spend hundreds of dollars on what could be obtained LEGALLY for free.

    The reason for this?  Up to 80% commission for every sale.  I know we are all here to make a bit on the side, but it's cr*p like this that is killing the Flight Sim market, get stung by this and you will never buy another one online again.

    Please read the FAQ here at Flight Gear, the creators of the simulator that has been "borrowed" 

    http://www.flightgear.org/flightprosim.html

    and a direct quote for those who don't want to click

    "Flight Pro Sim is a commercial product that simply re-brands FlightGear. Investigation by a number of the FlightGear developers has found no difference between this and the FlightGear v1.9.1 release other than a change of name."

    Q: Has Flight Pro Sim contributed to the FlightGear project at all ?
    A: No

    Pretty clear.  Of course I have tried to enter into dialog in tactful and not so tactful ways, all of which have been disallowed obviously by the authors who would rather earn a quick buck and see an industry screwed over.

    To you guys promoting this rubbish, thanks for nothing, and at least have the decency to allow people to discuss the item in question on your hub.

    To Hubpages, do something about this if you can.  I know no laws are being broken but you can at least take a moral standpoint on it.

    To those who read to the end, thank you.

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Zak - in your position (meaning: I know nothing about the sim, the topic) I'd go and write an anti-hub. If I felt as strongly as you I'd go and research the SEO side of things, to give myself the best chance of being read/heard - and write a good quality, informative hub based on my experience and understanding.

    And unlike those that dislike your discord about what they're selling - I'd happily insert a comment box.

    Promote the original free version. Use your ethics (and dismay) and get your word out. I really would smile

    1. Zakmoonbeam profile image93
      Zakmoonbeamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really good advice, and from a frog of all things smile

      Thank you, sometimes I get so wound up that I can't see the woods for the trees, you clarity of thought makes the answer so bloody obvious to me now!!

      Thanks for reading and setting me on the right track, watch this space as the saying goes.

      Zak

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Hey you're welcome Zak. Make sure you write it with all the required on-page SEO. Leave it a while then add a couple of backlinks - get it out there. You need any help with any of that just ask smile

  4. evvy_09 profile image73
    evvy_09posted 7 years ago

    You can't go wrong with advice from the frog elite tongue

    1. Zakmoonbeam profile image93
      Zakmoonbeamposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So I see!  The article is in the works now, but will take a while as it's back to work tomorrow full time tomorrow...

      Thanks again smile

 
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