I may be speaking out of turn here, but I just wanted to make a few comments. I am a member of many other forums, most of which aren't programming/tech/phone related at all, and I have owned/moderated a few forums in my day as well. I will admit that none of them were/are on such a grand scale as XDA, but then again, most aren't. Users asking the same questions over and over and not bothering to use the search feature is a common issue that mods from all of these forums face... it is unfortunate, but very true. I have seen this handled in many different ways, some of which worked very well and some that did not. Ultimately, the manner in which this is handled is entirely up to the mods and administrators and the rest of us just have to play by those rules. (Actually, if we all played by those rules, they wouldn't have much to do... but that's a dream world) I believe the mods on this site do an excellent job considering the s*** they have to deal with, and I'm certainly not going to try to tell them how to handle this or any any other thread on this site, but I would like to say a few things to other users:
If you aren't a mod, admin, or Task (this is his thread after all), why are you trying to moderate the thread? Yes, I too get annoyed when reading through this thread when so many of the post are simply repetitive questions, but it seems that for every one stupid question, there are two extremely derogatory and insulting replies. I see the word "trolling" used often in this, and other, forums. In reading through this thread, it almost appears that there are users "trolling" in an attempt to be the first to bash someone that asks a less than appropriate question. I will admit that I often feel the urge to slap my forehead and reply with a WTF were you thinking?, but I fight that urge and I wish that others would as well.
My humble suggestion (and yes, it is simply a suggestion) is that everyone other than those mentioned above simply ignore stupid questions and trolling. For those seeking attention, hopefully they will just stop posting if they do not get it. For those asking questions that have already been answered numerous NUMEROUS times, perhaps they will decide to take the search feature for a test drive if no one responds to them.
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