Welcome to the Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums, we are pleased to have you here!

Our goal is to keep these forums a positive environment for you to discuss Microsoft Flight Simulator related topics, and to provide a platform for your feedback on the sim.

To facilitate this, we require that all members of the forums adhere to a set of guidelines known as the Microsoft Flight Simulator Forum Code of Conduct, or CoC for short. These guidelines are not exhaustive and may not address every possible scenario. Your access to these forums is a “privilege,” and not a “right.” We reserve the right to suspend your access to these forums at any time for reasons that include, but are not necessarily limited to, your failure to abide by these guidelines.

We reserve the right to evaluate each incident on a case-by-case basis. The actions we take may be more lenient or more severe than those listed under each category:

🔹 Discrimination

Discrimination and Slurs based on Race, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Gender or Gender Identity both clear and masked in words or images are not appropriate, ever.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹 Threats

Members of our forums should feel safe to express their thoughts and opinions about the game, and to do so without fear or intimidation. This includes:
  • Any harmful threats toward another forum user

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹Harassing or Defamatory Content

Harassing, bullying or defamatory content will not be tolerated and has a negative effect on everyone’s experience in the forums. This includes:
  • Throwing around insults with the intent to bully or targeting individuals or groups with malice.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹 Obscene / Vulgar or Inappropriate Language and/or Images

This is a forum that caters to a variety of demographics around the world. We ask that our forum members remember to treat each other with courtesy and respect. Some examples are:
  • Language or Images that could be considered objectionable (If there is doubt, there is no doubt)
  • Attempting to bypass the profanity filter

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹Politics, Religion, and Sexual Content

Politics, religion, and sexual content do not belong in the Microsoft Flight Simulator forums.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹Non-Constructive Posts: Spamming, Trolling, or Topic Bumping

Non-constructive posts do not add to the community and include but are not limited to:
  • Being intentionally disruptive
  • Derailing threads
  • Creating threads for the sole purpose of promoting other threads or enticing users to vote on specific issues or wishlist items
  • Creating posts or threads intended to cause unrest in the forums
  • Bumping threads (except those regarding Multiplayer events)
  • Discussions that deviate from Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Posting memes that break any of the other rules address in this Code of Conduct

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely

🔹Payware and Freeware Rules

Any payware or freeware promoted by users of this forum must have proper approval from all authors of the content. Any redistribution of content without proper permissions will be deleted. Piracy will not be tolerated.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to, and including, indefinitely


🔹 Impersonating a Microsoft Flight Simulator Employee or Moderator

Passing yourself off as a Microsoft Flight Simulator employee or moderator is not okay. If you want to work for the Microsoft Flight Simulator team, keep an eye on the Asobo and Microsoft websites for potential openings.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums

🔹 Topic Titles

Be mindful with topic titles. The title should be clear in its intent and focus on the topic at hand. The following is prohibited:
  • Demanding MSFS or Asobo staff to read your post (e.g. “Asobo Read Now”)
  • Calling out community member names directly
  • Petitioning for votes
  • Using all caps throughout your title

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Have their post title changed
  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Have their post be closed or deleted


🔹 Circumventing a Suspension / Ban

Includes:
  • Posting on another account
  • Having another forum user post on your behalf
  • Creating another account after receiving a ban or suspension

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums


🔹 Discussing Moderator Actions

The Microsoft Flight Simulator forums is not the place to discuss disciplinary or moderator actions taken on an account, including your own.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to and including, indefinitely

🔹 Revenge Flagging

Do not excessively flag posts out of anger, malice, or ill-will directed towards one individual or a group of individuals.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to and including, indefinitely


🔹Creating Duplicate Threads

Creating multiple threads on the same topic does not make it more likely that your post will be seen. It does make it more likely you will irritate and confuse your fellow forum users.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Receive a formal warning from the moderator staff
  • Post will be closed and deleted


🔹Language

This forum is only able to support the English language currently, thus English only posts. However, in the Multiplayer section looking for groups or friends to fly with, is the one exception where other languages are acceptable.



🔹Distribution of Real-Life Personal Information

The release or distribution of any real-life information is not allowed in your profile or anywhere public, even your own.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be banned from the forums for a length of time based on the severity of the infraction up to and including, indefinitely


🔹Cheats

This includes:
  • In-game exploits that affect the integrity of the game experience
  • Sharing ways to alter the sims code or files

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums

We encourage players to report cheating and exploiting to the Customer Support team when they see it.


🔹 Real Money Trading, Account Sharing and Selling

We do not allow real money trading or advertising for account sharing on the forums. Selling anything for real money, be it digital items, services or physical products is not allowed.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums


🔹 Illegal Activities

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Forums are not a place for discussing illegal activity.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums


🔹Advertising

This forum is not to be used for advertising any businesses, organizations, or websites unless posted by Partnered 3rd Party Vendors. Promoting or asking for donations is prohibited.

If a member is found to have participated in such actions, they will:

  • Be indefinitely banned from the forums


🔹Community Managers & other Microsoft Flight Simulator Staff

The most frequent staff members you will see posting on the forums are the community managers and moderators. We enforce the CoC and respond to threads and posts, whether it is to address an issue or simply having fun.

If you don’t see us responding, it isn’t because we are ignoring you. Sometimes we don’t have a good answer, or we are looking for an answer or we cannot comment on the issue at the time.

We also have other work we have to do that isn’t on the forums so if you don’t see us around, we are working on something else for you!

The community team member list can be found here.


🔹Important notice

Any in-game suspension or ban will be duplicated in the forum.

🔹Warning Point System

We’ve implemented a warning point system with our forums. The model is as follows:

1 Warning Point: No action
2 Warning Points: Three Day Posting Ban
3 Warning Points: Seven Day Posting Ban
4 Warning Points: Thirty Day Posting Ban
5 Warning Points: Permanent Forum Ban

The team reserves the right to deviate from this model, depending on the severity of the offense.


🔹Issues?

If you have a problem with a moderator, feel you are being treated unfairly, or would like to appeal a ban, please contact us at support@flightsimulator.zendesk.com

Please report posts that violate our Code of Conduct. If you have reached Trust Level 2 you can report a post or topic by clicking the ‘Report’ :white_flag: button. If you have not reached TL2 or wish to alert us to another issue, please send a private message to @moderators.

If you flag something as wanting to be merged into another existing topic, please flag as the reason ‘Something Else’ and do include where you believe it should be merged to. This helps the Community Team further investigate the flagged thread as well as other possible duplicates. That all helps.

If you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact Customer Support and they will be able to provide assistance with restoring access to the account.

Thanks!