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Having Problems with Accessing Avsim.net?
Pat Kenmir · 6 September 2015 - 19:35
· · Internet Explorer 11.0 on Windows

Just checked today 9-6-2015 and the server is down. I just noticed the other day I haven't gotten any emails from Avsim in a while. I decided to check this morning and noticed the server is down and emailed them to find out why? Hope to get an answer soon. I had recently planned on giving them a pretty good donation but if they are gone, so is the donation. Hope not, as I liked the service a lot.

Bill Leaming · 13 March 2014 - 16:05
United States · Comcast Cable

You folks don't have a clue to the truth.

Bill Magann · 13 March 2014 - 07:04
United States · Optimum Online

This is just really depressing. I'm sure that Tom is doing all that he can to get the site back up, but it kind of shows how small our community is. We depend on this one site for so many things, and yet the site can be offline for this long without being able to right itself.

Rob Ainscough · 12 March 2014 - 23:44
United States · Astound Broadband

Net Valuator has my own personal site valued at $1.10 per day (err, I don't advertise or make any money from my web site)... the company I work for web's site valued at $0.69 per day (again completely wrong)... one of our clients valued at $5.78 cents per day - odd I know their financials and it's about 200X higher. flightsim.com valued at $327 per day... x-plane.org $247 per day... needless to say Net Valuator speaks for itself on the accuracy front and it's amusing at best. Tom did flip the bill for his web site for many years and I can assure you Tom isn't rolling in the cash from AVSIM... if he was why has the site down for over a week? Why is he looking for volunteer IT people and moderators, and most obvious why has the site been down this long? I know what SLAs are and do, I've been on both sides of signing the agreement and creation of... our servers are covered at $1535/yr service agreement with guaranteed replacement parts installed within 24 hours (that's just middle tier agreement, we could pay 3X for 2 hour guarantee response/fix including parts/labor). So if Tom is rolling in the cash suggested by the mysterious TJ Streak, even a low tier service agreement would be affordable and he would already be back up and running and collecting his $400/day... but he's not because the site doesn't collect $400/day. And if the site isn't the #1 source, then why are you and so many other posting comments about it being down? But if you really are interested in the facts about AVSIM, email Tom and ask -- it'll be FAR FAR more reliable than some of the Jibber Jabber I've seen.

Tj Streak · 12 March 2014 - 08:19
United States · Charter Communications

Net Valuator estimates that Avsim.net brings in about $400 per day. It values the site at $288, 000.

This means that Tom probably is netting well over $100, 000 per year off the site. It seems rather foolish to contribute to Tom's largess.

Like many sites of this nature, I find the moderation to be heavy handed and the banning of people to be promiscuous. Basically, you just have to express opinions Tom disagrees with, or post something critical about the site to be banned.

I am well aware that there are certain fanboys who think that Tom can do no wrong. I have found him to be unprofessional and not particularly well suited to the job.

Brian Thomas · 11 March 2014 - 23:29
United Kingdom · COLT Technology Services Group Limited

Chuck, how do you know I haven't contributed? is it because I'm not one of the regular sycophants and I present an opposing view?
RobA, I have had to provide content to and for clients on many formats working with SLA's in excess of 99.9% uptime. I would be surprised if the corporates didn't expect it from Avsim and consequently Avsim expect it from the Host.
Your'e right though I don't know how much Tom is getting from the corporates but I doubt it's an insignificant figure otherwise why do it? and please don't say it's purely for the love of flight Sim.
Avsim has been a resource for me, and I have been grateful, where have I said otherwise? My gripe is that it bills itself as "the premier resource and community for flight simulation!" but is, as others have commented one of the slowest websites imaginable and that includes issues connecting from mobile devices, as well as downtime both now and in previous months.
I have no wish to kick a man when he's down and I was happy to leave it at my original comment but I do get a little sick of all the "how dare you say anything bad about Tom and Avsim" brigade.
I think I've probably said enough now...don't you

Rob Halmich · 11 March 2014 - 19:55
Canada · Telus Communications

Looks good, but at what cost?

Jim Allen · 11 March 2014 - 16:13
United States · Verizon Wireless

I wonder if the IT guys at AVSIM have heard of Azure. It would be just the ticket IMO.

Rob Ainscough · 11 March 2014 - 10:25
United States · Astound Broadband

Brian, I communicate with Tom via Email... a single hard drive failure doesn't bring down a RAID5 setup (that's the purpose of RAID5, hot swap and recovery from drive failures). If Tom wants to present it that way, that's his choice and I respect that. I've offered my technical assistance if he wants to use it, obviously it's a little deeper than a single hard drive failure. I don't know Tom's server infrastructure, do you? How do you even know an SLA is even in the equation? And exactly how much is Tom getting from those that advertise on his web site? Without knowing the detailed answers to these questions you can't possibly come up with anything valid about AVSIM. And finally, what is your motivation to continually harp on about AVSIM if it's not a resource for you?

Rob Halmich · 11 March 2014 - 07:53
Canada · Telus Communications

I am disgusted by some of the comments made about AVSIM, talk about kicking someone when they are down. AVSIM was hacked in 2009 not last year. Put yourself in Tom's shoes, how do you think he feels about this situation?

Chuck Nance · 10 March 2014 - 20:17
United States · Comcast Cable

Brian, you remind me of the employees who complained when they had to carry their own luggage on board the 747 they flying on for free. Screwed it up for everyone who came after them.

Brian Thomas · 10 March 2014 - 18:58
United Kingdom · COLT Technology Services Group Limited

Rob and Mark you seem apparently quite happy to contribute to a service that is slow at best and frequently unavailable, and yet haven't bothered reading what the cause of the problem is. A hard drive failure on a raid array. Not hackers, that was last years problem. As others have posted Avsim host support for commercial companies and I doubt they do it for the love of Flight Sim. I've not yet found a legitimate website that doesn't take a stance against piracy so that's not a valid argument. If I pay for a hosting service then I expect it to be running efficiently and with an SLA that ensures minimum downtime... wouldn't you?

Alvaro Escorcia · 10 March 2014 - 18:18
United States · Comcast Cable

Someone asked if we were contributing financially to AVSIM. Answer is no, because AVSIM provide service to commercial companies thus get funds from there. Also because its not an open community. AVSIM can ban whoever they want.

Mark E. Lang · 10 March 2014 - 17:04
United States · AT&T U-verse

I agree wholeheartedly Rob. GREAT point. Amazing these comments. I for one will be giving support if they get things up and running.

Rob Ainscough · 10 March 2014 - 14:21
United States · Astound Broadband

Just curious, how many of you complaining about AVSIM have actually contributed to AVSIM at a financial level? I've donated because it's a good resource and it's not "free" to keep AVSIM going. Tom used to pay out of his own pocket to keep AVSIM going for many many years. Obviously Tom is having more serious issues and who knows, maybe it was another hacker: news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Who-Ravaged-AVSIM-Website-I... ... either way, give Tom/AVSIM some slack especially if you've never provided any financial contribution. AVSIM is a target for hackers and thieves, even more so since they opened the AVSIM store ... and it's one of the few web sites that actually makes a stance again piracy/theft.

Steve Mimo Summers · 10 March 2014 - 13:14
Australia · Optus

Hopefully PMDG & all the other devs will seriously consider hosting their own forum space real soon. This shouldn't be happening in this day & age of technology.

Chuck Dreier · 10 March 2014 - 09:54
United States · Time Warner Cable

It really is a problem. I need help figuring out a PMDG 737NGX question and it's very frustrating not being able to reach the support forum.

Peter Kofman · 10 March 2014 - 05:51
Canada · Rogers Cable

I emailed avsim, seems they had a hardware failure based upon the response i had from the email. I emailed one of the admins from the library. I tried this morning 3.10.2014 at 8:00 am est and still down

Matthew R Pate · 10 March 2014 - 01:37
South Africa · Telkom Internet

Its been down almost a full week now, they must be losing some serious cash and visitors.

Brian Thomas · 9 March 2014 - 01:31
United Kingdom · COLT Technology Services Group Limited

Rob, It's all very well extolling the virtues of Avsim when it's working... but it aint! and as others have mentioned they host the support for other expensive products that people need help with. It may well be abound with helpful individuals but if we can't access them then it's about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.

Rob Halmich · 8 March 2014 - 11:39
Canada · Telus Communications

Trey, why don't you try flightsim.com and tell me if you can get better support there? Does flightsim.com host as many addon dev's for support? AVSIM is abound with knowledgeable and helpful individuals, oh and it's free.

Phillip Gallagher · 7 March 2014 - 11:48
United States · Comcast Cable

I love it but it's the most frustrating website ever!

Trey Akins · 7 March 2014 - 11:21
United States · Time Warner Cable

Most unreliable website I've ever been to. Thanks Tom!

Dean Barry · 7 March 2014 - 07:40
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

Two days down is really bad for the Support Forums.

Tifany Grenier · 7 March 2014 - 01:03
United States · Charter Communications

Wish they would get the forums back up. Sucks that they host support forums for PMDG and others yet spend more time down than up lately.

Howard Hall · 6 March 2014 - 22:36
United States · Cox Communications

Library still works though! http://library.avsim.net

Joshua Martin · 6 March 2014 - 16:42
United States · Time Warner Cable

yep its affirm they're not operating right now bummer I need Radar Contact support

Kareem J. Lanier · 6 March 2014 - 15:39
United States · California Technology Agency

Yeah, it's down in the U.S.

Pat Letmon · 6 March 2014 - 13:29
Ireland · Eircom

Down In Ireland

Zoran Maksic · 6 March 2014 - 06:40
Thailand · TOT Public

that status quo song was written for Avsim, down down..

Bernardo Lopez · 6 March 2014 - 05:44
Denmark · Tele Danmark

Itis Down unfortuantely often. since they got hit last year, still it's a good site, thought it may seem unreliable.

Peter Kofman · 6 March 2014 - 04:27
Canada · Rogers Cable

Avsim still down. The library is up but not the forums

Brian Thomas · 6 March 2014 - 03:25
United Kingdom · Virgin Media

I've never know a website to be as slow or down as often as AVSIM

Ray Proudfoot · 6 March 2014 - 02:03
United Kingdom · BT

AvSim unavailable to me in the UK since 23:00GMT last night. Another hardware failure perhaps?

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