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Clicking my thanks button is like "donation" 4 me lol

edit: u like it now hehe

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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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Clicking my thanks button is like "donation" 4 me lol

edit: u like it now hehe
better now shrink that gigantic signature Virtuous image down to a reasonable size...wayyy too big man, one of the biggest and its frowned upon by senior mods and higher ups...
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better now shrink that gigantic signature Virtuous image down to a reasonable size...wayyy too big man, one of the biggest and its frowned upon by senior mods and higher ups...
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Are you serious?
i mean not with the wayyyy too big comment but in general its rather large. trying to give a heads up as its one thing a senior mod mentioned at one point being an issue with some users and having to ask them to trim down their signature that takes up excessive space for what its displaying...

just trying to give a heads up as something might want to try to do as dont be surprised if someone down the road asks it to be minimized some...

if everyone had giant signatures then you start effecting page loads on here and such...only a few of the mod's have big sigs that I know of, but theirs typically have a bunch of info and links like directing to forum rules and such like that...

not trying to start a discussion on this though, just a heads up, fair warning...
 
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This thread has inspired me to change my signature for what is hopefully the better.

Thanks for opening my eyes.
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This thread has inspired me to change my signature for what is hopefully the better.

Thanks for opening my eyes.
You forgot to add "If you like my work, donate! It's not needed but appreciated."
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I think it is OK to ask for donations. If they do something you like then you can donate. Some deserve it more but you can decide for yourself.
 
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Thread cleaned.

Keep it on topic, watch the language please, and be respectful to each other.

Thanks and have a nice evening.
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I believe donations are good. People can say that many ROM developers are 'just using tools made by someone else and doesn't warrant a donation', but that's like saying a waiter(ess) doesn't deserve a tip because all they did was bring out food that someone else cooked.

I have a donation link because its not up to me to decide if something I've posted (roms, mods, themes, or advice) is worthy of a donation. That is up to the end user that uses what I've made/modded or benefits from my advice.

Anyone that thinks they're going to make a lot of money developing on xda, and only does it for this reason, will quickly find out that that isn't going to happen, and quit. Its a self-weeding system.

I do the things I do on xda because I like to help people and others have helped me in the past, so I'm paying it forward. But if someone feels that what I've done warrants a thanks or a donation, that is up to them. If they donate, I'll put it towards my next device, if no one donates, I'll just buy my own device myself so I can continue doing what I enjoy.

But someone having or not having a donation link isn't going to change my opinion of anyone. I've seen a few people in this thread alone say "hey freeza doesn't have a donation link, he's really cool"...why? Why does him not having a donation link make him cool?

What makes freeza a cool/good guy is his willingness to help others and share whatever projects he's worked on with the community. Not because he doesn't accept donations
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I believe donations are good. People can say that many ROM developers are 'just using tools made by someone else and doesn't warrant a donation', but that's like saying a waiter(ess) doesn't deserve a tip because all they did was bring out food that someone else cooked.

I have a donation link because its not up to me to decide if something I've posted (roms, mods, themes, or advice) is worthy of a donation. That is up to the end user that uses what I've made/modded or benefits from my advice.

Anyone that thinks they're going to make a lot of money developing on xda, and only does it for this reason, will quickly find out that that isn't going to happen, and quit. Its a self-weeding system.

I do the things I do on xda because I like to help people and others have helped me in the past, so I'm paying it forward. But if someone feels that what I've done warrants a thanks or a donation, that is up to them. If they donate, I'll put it towards my next device, if no one donates, I'll just buy my own device myself so I can continue doing what I enjoy.

But someone having or not having a donation link isn't going to change my opinion of anyone. I've seen a few people in this thread alone say "hey freeza doesn't have a donation link, he's really cool"...why? Why does him not having a donation link make him cool?

What makes freeza a cool/good guy is his willingness to help others and share whatever projects he's worked on with the community. Not because he doesn't accept donations
Well said - 100% in agreement.

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