New TestPilot Forum on Reddit

New forum can be found here

AVSIM’s Tom Allensworth has censored the TestPilot initiative, by unilaterally removing the TestPilot Forum, and actively prohibiting any further discussion on AVSIM thru direct acts of deleting posts and locking threads.

When confronted with these actions, Tom Allensworth had the following to say.

Tom Allensworth
AVSIM Publisher
Root Admin
Local time: 04:36 AM
Location:Charlottesville, Virginia USA
Interests:AVSIM, of course!
Sent 15 April 2012 – 04:21 PM
jmangan, on 15 April 2012 – 04:09 PM, said:

>>We are not going to let the FSX forum become a replacement or a platform for TestPilot. I am going to shut this down, and encourage everyone to go to the TestPilot forum >>(where ever it may be) and discuss that topic there.

Where is your journalistic integrity?

Please help me to understand how this is not clearly a case of censorship on your part?

You have yet again cut off a productive discussion, which threatens nothing.

This is not a government forum. There is no such thing as censorship here, as you know and agreed to when you joined these forums. Go find a forum elsewhere and post to your heart’s content. Point to a forum that I can refer our readers to, and I will be happy to provide them a link…
Tom Allensworth
Publisher, CEO, AVSIM Online

To which I replied:

Government censorship is not the only form. Ever heard of “news media censorship”?
Blogs and forums are considered to be “news media”, and are accredited as such when they exceed 100 members.

Also, AVSIM is accessible from the European Union, bringing it under EU jurisdiction.

Why are you choosing to act this way?

You are denying people with access to information.

That is the definition of censorship plain and simple.

Please point people to this link.

Thanks again for everything good you did for me in the past.

I am still grateful to you for this period of time!


Tom has failed to post the information which was provided to him immediately upon reciept.

AVSIM should now be avoided if you wish to show your displeasure with the ever increasing censorship which has recently been taking place.

Instead, let’s together build a new free and open community, to replace AVSIM.

The new forum can be found at Reddit as a Sub-Reddit.

I look forward to starting this new epic journey together, committed to bringing about a “new era” of free and open collaborative participatory exploration, thereby “making obsolete” the current era of tyranny by censors and monopolists.

GNU Aerospace, the Free World Citizen’s Air and Space Program

Joseph Mangan


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