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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.
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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 .

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
 
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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.

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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

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