Post Reply

Donations on XDA: Good or Bad?

29th April 2012, 06:03 AM   |  #31  
GrimReaper24's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter: 1,089
 
5,473 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by yousefak

Your avatar is pretty cool, but it's kind of unsettling at 2AM in the morning in complete darkness and when I am compelled to keep looking at it for some reason...

Don't fear the reaper lol. Also a great song .

Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium
29th April 2012, 06:04 AM   |  #32  
GrimReaper24's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter: 1,089
 
5,473 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeza

Precisely! I don't have a problem with donations as a whole. It's the way people go about trying to get them with phrases about it being "appreciated but not needed" in big letters right above a PayPal link for something like a modified apk that they got from another thread on this forum...or for a ROM that does nothing but skin the notif bar & battery icons.

Lol ya I have seen links like that and they are over kill . What rom are you takin about ? I only seen a few of em but in other sections . Nothin wrong with pimpin somethin and tweaking it

Tho to me a true dev is one that whips stuff up from scratch like ground on up.
Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium
Last edited by GrimReaper24; 29th April 2012 at 06:15 AM.
29th April 2012, 06:08 AM   |  #33  
SoraX64's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Frederick, Maryland (Hood College)
Thanks Meter: 637
 
1,301 posts
Join Date:Joined: Aug 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by reaper24

Don't fear the reaper lol. Also a great song .

Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium

I think I prefer Follow the Reaper.

(Skip to around 1:50 for the actual song :P)
The Following User Says Thank You to SoraX64 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
29th April 2012, 06:14 AM   |  #34  
freeza's Avatar
OP Recognized Developer
Flag Pasadena, CA
Thanks Meter: 9,730
 
4,273 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2006
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by reaper24

Lol ya I have seen links like that and they are over kill . What rom are you takin about ? I only seen a few of em but in other sections .

Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium


I don't have any ROMs in particular in mind, but I have seen a quite a bit during my time here on XDA.
29th April 2012, 06:17 AM   |  #35  
GrimReaper24's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter: 1,089
 
5,473 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeza

I don't have any ROMs in particular in mind, but I have seen a quite a bit during my time here on XDA.

I don't have any problems with the donate link xda provides. I just think it does go over kill with a insane Sig in bold red sayin pay me lol.
Anyway hope you guys have a good weekend .
Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium
29th April 2012, 07:24 AM   |  #36  
Atomix86's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 266
 
1,153 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jul 2011
More
I do not donate because as you said, most devs are not developers at all, simply modifiers and tweakers of software created by the companies selling the phones. A true developer (eg someone who can write fresh code such as a camera driver for ICS or similar) would be a much more viable candidate to receive a donation, however this won't happen as seemingly no dev is able to actually code, instead waiting for official software. Until "developing" becomes more than copy-paste with a couple tweaks, I do not believe donations should be requested.

Sent via carrier pigeon
29th April 2012, 07:53 AM   |  #37  
GrimReaper24's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator
Thanks Meter: 1,089
 
5,473 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomix86

I do not donate because as you said, most devs are not developers at all, simply modifiers and tweakers of software created by the companies selling the phones. A true developer (eg someone who can write fresh code such as a camera driver for ICS or similar) would be a much more viable candidate to receive a donation, however this won't happen as seemingly no dev is able to actually code, instead waiting for official software. Until "developing" becomes more than copy-paste with a couple tweaks, I do not believe donations should be requested.

Sent via carrier pigeon

Ya . I don't see a problem tho if someone wants to buy a person a beer or coffee tho for a bunch of help or a project on the side like a personal request . If they want to and that is on there own free will. Never ask or request.

Sent from my PG86100 using xda premium
29th April 2012, 02:51 PM   |  #38  
ssojyeti2's Avatar
Recognized Themer
Flag North Miami Beach
Thanks Meter: 2,645
 
3,092 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
Donate to Me
More
I think much worse than asking for money to continue deving (which I don't agree with don't get me wrong...) is taking someone else's work and selling it (basically plagerism<----not sure how to spell that.) Back in the nook color days, this dev Racks would create SD card images for other people to be able to dual-boot their nooks. It was awesome, and the nooks were finally fun to use. This guy deserved a donation. But this company nook2android came along and started taking his images, writing them to the SD cards, and selling them for 60 to 80 bucks apiece. The business was booming for them and they even had their own website. That is horrible and in my opinion they could have got sued for that, because all they did is steal Racks's work and profit on it.
29th April 2012, 05:43 PM   |  #39  
jamesclinton's Avatar
Senior Member
Android Jungle
Thanks Meter: 1,583
 
830 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2009
More
Do agree
I do agree with OP, if i were to be a developer i think i'll be more happier seeing people use what i created but if people wish to donate then fine.

I do respect developers who always try to make something for the community e.g madmaxx82 for 4ext .... i think people like this will always get donation even if they donīt ask.
29th April 2012, 05:53 PM   |  #40  
sgt. slaughter's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator
Flag Raleigh
Thanks Meter: 2,899
 
5,630 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2010
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesclinton

I do agree with OP, if i were to be a developer i think i'll be more happier seeing people use what i created but if people wish to donate then fine.

I do respect developers who always try to make something for the community e.g madmaxx82 for 4ext .... i think people like this will always get donation even if they donīt ask.

hey man how about a little signature control there....thats a little too far bud for that virtuous image...ish shouldn't be near that big. And also since we are on the topic of things, that big giant "DON't 4GET TO CLICK THANKS BUTTON".....you might as well be asking for donations. lol

shouldn't have to ask for the things. lol
Last edited by sgt. slaughter; 29th April 2012 at 05:55 PM.

The Following User Says Thank You to sgt. slaughter For This Useful Post: [ View ]
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes