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Please report any technical problems with the website, forum or any of our social media accounts here and we'll try to correct. Since this is a new venture, we will likely have issues with our new properties at various times. This however is not a place to complain about other members' behavior. If you have a personal issue with another member please write to the CP_Admin forum account. Play nice!

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Hi. How do I change my online name? I'm slparker17 and wish it to instead be TP_Sparky to match with my Tangmere Pilot buddies. We're eagerly awaiting a return to Pacific carrier ops so we can 'fold wings in anger'.  In IL2 1946 campaigns before I joined, they flew Pacific campaigns and one of the TP guys took off from the carrier and folded his wings in flight when he meant to raise his landing gear. On another mission, he did it again. 😆

When I went through US Navy pilot training, they first put a cheap piece of masking tape on your helmet and wrote your first initial and the first five letters of your last name in magic marker on the masking tape so someone else wouldn't grab your helmet by mistake. For me, that was "S.PARKE". I never screwed up in a way to earn a new callsign so "Sparky" it stayed.  

I've been with Tangmere Pilots for 5 years and we fly two squadrons of 12 or so each week. I'm one of the few US TP guys (we have guys from Eastern Europe as well) and TP guys told me "Sparky" means electrician in Great Britian, so I had a ready-made 1940's RAF callsign. 

I'm listening to a podcast, The Unauthorized History of the Pacific War and wished we could replicate the aborted carrier mission to relieve Wake Island, the early carrier raids, the Coral Sea and Midway battles, Cactus Air Force and a host of actions in The Slot.  I know your first module will go through Midway in June, 1942, but we hope a second module covers Henderson Field and Fighter 1. 

Thanks for all your work on our present combat flight sim and we're on-board for you in any way we can (playtesting, etc.)  I'm waiting for the opportunity to preorder and support Combat Pilot.

Thanks,

S.

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22 hours ago, TP_Sparky said:

Hi. How do I change my online name? I'm slparker17 and wish it to instead be TP_Sparky to match with my Tangmere Pilot buddies. We're eagerly awaiting a return to Pacific carrier ops so we can 'fold wings in anger'.  In IL2 1946 campaigns before I joined, they flew Pacific campaigns and one of the TP guys took off from the carrier and folded his wings in flight when he meant to raise his landing gear. On another mission, he did it again. 😆

When I went through US Navy pilot training, they first put a cheap piece of masking tape on your helmet and wrote your first initial and the first five letters of your last name in magic marker on the masking tape so someone else wouldn't grab your helmet by mistake. For me, that was "S.PARKE". I never screwed up in a way to earn a new callsign so "Sparky" it stayed.  

I've been with Tangmere Pilots for 5 years and we fly two squadrons of 12 or so each week. I'm one of the few US TP guys (we have guys from Eastern Europe as well) and TP guys told me "Sparky" means electrician in Great Britian, so I had a ready-made 1940's RAF callsign. 

I'm listening to a podcast, The Unauthorized History of the Pacific War and wished we could replicate the aborted carrier mission to relieve Wake Island, the early carrier raids, the Coral Sea and Midway battles, Cactus Air Force and a host of actions in The Slot.  I know your first module will go through Midway in June, 1942, but we hope a second module covers Henderson Field and Fighter 1. 

Thanks for all your work on our present combat flight sim and we're on-board for you in any way we can (playtesting, etc.)  I'm waiting for the opportunity to preorder and support Combat Pilot.

Thanks,

S.

Done Sparky.

Jason

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Unless it was an intentional omission there is another minor niggle that is confusing to me. You skip from a 2 star to a 4 star admiral in your Forum Ranks chart Plus the O designations for WW2 are incorrect for the 4 star and 5 star Admiral. An O-9 was a 3 star, an O-10 was a 4 star, and an O-11 was the 5 star, at least during WW2 according to the research I have done . There have also been no 5 star fleet Admirals since William Halsey but the rank does work for a WW2 setting though.

If you were to decide to alter the Ranks to address this to add the 3 star admiral rank and change the points in the process imo the most simple fix to add another rank to add the 3 star admiral and to keep the Tom rank at an even number would just be to bump him to 15,000 points. Anywhoo thanks for reading. 😎

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NATO Code US DOD Pay Grade WW2    
O-1 O-1 O-1 Ensign  
O-1 O-2 O-2 Lieutenant (junior grade)  
O-2 O-3 O-3 Lieutenant  
O-3 O-4 O-4 Lieutenant Commander  
O-4 O-5 O-5 Commander  
O-5 O-6 O-6 Captain  
O-6 O-7 O-7 Rear Admiral (lower half) One star
O-7 O-8 O-8 Rear Admiral (Upper half) Two star
O-8 O-9 O-9 Vice Admiral Three star
O-9 O-10 O-10 Admiral Four star
O-10   O-11 Fleet Admiral Five Star

https://www.military-ranks.org/navy/fleet-admiral

https://ww2-history.fandom.com/wiki/United_States_Navy_Rank_Insignia#Commissioned_Officers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_officer_rank_insignia#Commissioned_officer_ranks

 

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Navigator Badge.

In the FAQ Image it is for logging in every day for a month.

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When I received the badge earlier this morning the text states it is for logging in for a year.

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Seems the time for the badge to be issued was changed but the text for the award was missed.

 

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Another minor question regarding Discussion Forum Badges @Jason_Williams. The final badge shown at the bottom of the FAQ image is for Intel Officer.

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I see no way for that badge to ever be granted by community input. How does one even get a Best Answer granted let alone ten of them? 102.gif.da3279a64d7beb8da7b4d01a3972084a.gif

 

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Never got an answer to my post above, which is secondary to the following question.

@Jason_Williams, @Boba Fett, @Snafu, @Mando,

@moderators - nope didn't work, so I just used all of your names.

 

Is there a way to change the Edited feature?

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Instead of being instantaneous I would think that a 5 minute window after you post something should be sufficient to allow for fixing of minor mistakes to your post. 

 

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Morning Gents,

@Jason_Williams, @Boba Fett, @Mando

It may be time to consider updating the text on some of your badges. I received another one this morning where the text of the badge did not match the reason it was awarded. 😱 😱😱😱  😉

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  • Crew Chief 10th Content post - badge received Crew Chief - Conversation Starter (Started a discussion)  The Crew Chief badge vs text  just seems weird and even possibly wrong ???
  • Battery Commander 50th Reaction Received - badge received Battery Commander - Reacting Well (No defining text)

 

  • Armorer 1st Comment / Reply - badge received Armorer - First Post (Making your first post)
  • Drill Sergeant 100th Comment / Reply - badge received  Drill Sergeant - Problem Solver (Making your 100th post)
  • Naval Aviator 500th Comment / Reply - badge received  Naval Aviator (Making your 500th post)
  • Fighter Ace 1000th Comment / Reply - ???
  • Torpedo Ace 2000th Comment / Reply - ???
  • Dive Bomb Ace 3000th Comment / Reply - ???

 

Not ones I will likely see but there is a possibility they could be awarded to some of the membership.

  • Platoon Leader 10th Follower
  • Flight Leader 25th Follower
  • Squadron Leader 50th Follower
  • Wing Commander 100th Follower
  • Theater Commander 200th Follower

 

  • Tailgunner One Month registered - badge received  Tail Gunner - Well Followed (30 days since joining)
  • Radioman 6 months registered - badge received  Radioman - One Month Later (6 months since joining)
  • Bombadier 1 year registered- ???
  • Observer 1 week concurrent sign in - badge received  Observer - Dedicated (Visited daily for a week)
  • Navigator 1 month concurrent sign in - badge received  Navigator - One Year In (Visited daily for a week)
  • Intel Officer 10th Best Answer - At this time I see no possible way to be awarded this badge.

 

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@CP_Admin, @Boba Fett, @Mando, @Jason_Williams

The Discord link at the bottom of every page is incorrect.

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This is the link that is associated to the Discord icon right now.

https://whttps/discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

When you follow the Discord link that is there now you get the following error message.discord_link_error_thread-01.png.a70aa5e9dcb7356ecf2878cb06a1903b.png

For the Discord link to work properly It should be

https://www.discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

When you follow the link above you will get this message asking you to join the Discord Channel

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As mentioned in my prior post the Discord link is still incorrect. 😞

On 12/8/2023 at 6:14 AM, wheelsup_cavu said:

The Discord link at the bottom of every page is incorrect.

 

On top of that problem I have come across a couple of more glitches on the main site.

https://combatpilot.com/

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The Pinterest image take you to the Discord channel.

https://discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

This image.

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The icon for X is still using the Twitter bird icon

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Not sure if you want to consider disabling the Start new Topic option in the The Rules. and Announcements forums for the general membership.

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Seems like those forums were meant for only the Admins, Mods, and Developers to start threads. In the ADMINCP there is normally a permission that you can alter for each individual forum that will still allow users to posts in the threads that are not locked but they will not be able to start their own threads in those forums.

 

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Dear Admin,

I am trying to change my display name from 56RAF_Talisman to display name Talisman.  This is because I have now left 56 sqn and am no longer a member of that squad.  Sorry if I am being a bit dim, but can you help?

Thanks for reading.

Happy landings,

Talisman

UPDATE

Big thank you to admin for changing my display name as requested.  :salute:

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I am definitely curious to know if there are some unexpected difficulties being experienced when it comes to updating the Discord link at the bottom of the page. 017.gif.a3c4635934d4b42e73ac1e57b524317f.gif

 

The Discord link at the bottom of every page is still incorrect.

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To fix the link it should be changed to one of the following:

https://discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

https://discord.gg/wnzW8RZ5QJ

Both are non expiring invite links to join the Combat Pilot Official Discord channel which are associated to the Jason_Combat_Pilot Discord account.

 

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On 2/22/2024 at 5:42 PM, Feldgrün said:

It appears that the W-2 & W-3 Warrant Officer ranks are duplicated.

Only in the FAQ image. The badges that are actually awarded to the members for those Forum Ranks are different. 😎

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On 1/24/2024 at 1:49 PM, wheelsup_cavu said:

I am definitely curious to know if there are some unexpected difficulties being experienced when it comes to updating the Discord link at the bottom of the page. 017.gif.a3c4635934d4b42e73ac1e57b524317f.gif

The Discord link at the bottom of every page is still incorrect.

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To fix the link it should be changed to one of the following:

https://discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

https://discord.gg/wnzW8RZ5QJ

Both are non expiring invite links to join the Combat Pilot Official Discord channel which are associated to the Jason_Combat_Pilot Discord account.

 

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I would think that you would want the Discord link at the bottom of every page to work? It has not worked since the forum opened last year and it has almost been another 90 days since I last mentioned the Discord link was broken. 

Current Broken link: https://whttps/discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

Working link: https://discord.gg/7w5X227UbY

 

 I am genuinely interested to know why this is so difficult to get changed?  017.gif.a3c4635934d4b42e73ac1e57b524317f.gif

 

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The Discord link is still broken at the bottom of the page and so I am not a completely broken record here is a new one too.

The text associated to the badges still does not concur with when they are awarded to the member.

  • Tailgunner 30 days since joining - Tail Gunner - Well Followed (30 days since joining)
  • Radioman 6 months since joining - Radioman - One Month Later (6 months since joining)
  • Bombadier A year since joining - Bombardier - Week One Done (12 months since joining)
  • Observer 1 week concurrent sign in - Observer - Dedicated (Visited daily for a week)
  • Navigator 1 month concurrent sign in -  Navigator - One Year In (Visited daily for a week)
  • Intel Officer 10th Best Answer - At this time I see no possible way to be awarded this badge.

I just received the Bombardier badge today and the text associated to the badge shows Week One Done instead of Year One Done. I have 5 of the 6 badges and I still see no way to be awarded the Intel Officer badge.

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