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9th April 2014, 03:30 PM   |  #1  
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To the Mods who insist on closing what they consider "banned" threads:

Please consider the large portion of users of certain ROMs that are no longer in development due to issues beyond users' control. It is not their fault that a Dev decided to do something stupid. Discussions on these ROMs is necessary to help our community work to make our phones better. By not allowing any discussions at all on this, you are pretty much screwing all of us. I implore you to please reopen those closed threads and/or allow discussion on all ROMs that may or may not have been "tainted" by certain issues with "bad" developers. Thanks.
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To the Mods who insist on closing what they consider "banned" threads:

Please consider the large portion of users of certain ROMs that are no longer in development due to issues beyond users' control. It is not their fault that a Dev decided to do something stupid. Discussions on these ROMs is necessary to help our community work to make our phones better. By not allowing any discussions at all on this, you are pretty much screwing all of us. I implore you to please reopen those closed threads and/or allow discussion on all ROMs that may or may not have been "tainted" by certain issues with "bad" developers. Thanks.

The person who released the rom was banned and accused of scamming xda users. Why would xda want to support that by allowing discussion of his work? I believe xda recommends removing his work, or seek support elsewhere.
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By allowing discussion and support of these ROMs, we would be allowing people to be possibly exposed to malicious software. We do not know what, if anything could have been added to the ROMs so it is safer to just remove them all together. It is apparent that the intent was malicious and we do not want any further issues to arise from it. Also, we might be subjected to some backlash from the "developer" because it is his work, and he could say or could have already said we are not allowed to use it or support it.


Something that people fail to realize is there is a method to the madness. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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By allowing discussion and support of these ROMs, we would be allowing people to be possibly exposed to malicious software. We do not know what, if anything could have been added to the ROMs so it is safer to just remove them all together. It is apparent that the intent was malicious and we do not want any further issues to arise from it. Also, we might be subjected to some backlash from the "developer" because it is his work, and he could say or could have already said we are not allowed to use it or support it.


Something that people fail to realize is there is a method to the madness. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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With all due respect, I was, in no way suggesting supporting such ROMs or devs, nor did I mention any such thing. I am merely recommending that discussion of them should be allowed with regards on what to do now that they are no longer supported. I fully understand the implications of what bad things could happen, however a blanket "all discussions are banned - period!" is not good, and I think discussion is necessary to move on and away from potentially bad ROMs and evil devs. Just my $.02
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By allowing discussion and support of these ROMs, we would be allowing people to be possibly exposed to malicious software. We do not know what, if anything could have been added to the ROMs so it is safer to just remove them all together. It is apparent that the intent was malicious and we do not want any further issues to arise from it. Also, we might be subjected to some backlash from the "developer" because it is his work, and he could say or could have already said we are not allowed to use it or support it.


Something that people fail to realize is there is a method to the madness. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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I was scammed, I have seen some of the evidence and I agree with the actions xda took.

I wish I had detected the scam sooner. I wish xda had detected it sooner.

I wish I could redirect my donations to a legitimate developer. To me, donations partially compensate for what I cannot yet contribute technically.

I feel stupid and abused by an individual who had no business being here.

Part of what I do is complex embedded firmware and dsp coding. My credits go back as far as the Air Communicator (1995). One of the first integrated cellular data phones.

I join Institutions of knowledge and teaching like xda to learn and improve my tools. Organizations like xda can be destroyed by injecting Comercial schemes where they do not belong.

Altruistic donations to legitimate developers have no doubt been harmed at a minimum.

At some point I will begin developing for the Android platform as well. I hope xda will still be there when I can give back what the community has contributed to me.

My pressing near term question is where can I learn how to safely get off the knoxraid 5.6 platform?

Not that I am qualified to run it, but may I respectfully suggest a thread on how to move off this rom and onto a legitimate developer's work.

I propose the objective would be ONLY moving off, support of Knoxraid would be forbidden.

Respectfully submitted for your consideration,

Kent Kernahan

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10th April 2014, 11:42 PM   |  #6  
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I was scammed, I have seen some of the evidence and I agree with the actions xda took.

I wish I had detected the scam sooner. I wish xda had detected it sooner.

I wish I could redirect my donations to a legitimate developer. To me, donations partially compensate for what I cannot yet contribute technically.

I feel stupid and abused by an individual who had no business being here.

Part of what I do is complex embedded firmware and dsp coding. My credits go back as far as the Air Communicator (1995). One of the first integrated cellular data phones.

I join Institutions of knowledge and teaching like xda to learn and improve my tools. Organizations like xda can be destroyed by injecting Comercial schemes where they do not belong.

Altruistic donations to legitimate developers have no doubt been harmed at a minimum.

At some point I will begin developing for the Android platform as well. I hope xda will still be there when I can give back what the community has contributed to me.

My pressing near term question is where can I learn how to safely get off the knoxraid 5.6 platform?

Not that I am qualified to run it, but may I respectfully suggest a thread on how to move off this rom and onto a legitimate developer's work.

I propose the objective would be ONLY moving off, support of Knoxraid would be forbidden.

Respectfully submitted for your consideration,

Kent Kernahan

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There is a new KK ROM available and another soon to pop up. All you do is upgrade your SS to the latest that supports KK now with and flash one of those ROMs.

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I think what should be done is that a mod should create a stickied thread to be monitored closely, including instructions for how to move from the rom in question to a safe rom. That way it spreads knowledge that the rom is unsafe, to get rid of it, and with instructions to replace so people arent floundering
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There is an easy method. Revert to MJ5 thread.

There does not need to be a discussion or a thread involved. It is that simple. The thread is located in the general section.

There are other methods, like what I said above as well. Why do we need a dedicated thread?

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There is an easy method. Revert to MJ5 thread.

There does not need to be a discussion or a thread involved. It is that simple. The thread is located in the general section.

There are other methods, like what I said above as well. Why do we need a dedicated thread?

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You have a point, but the only reason i make the suggestion is that you and I both know damn well no one reads anything but the first post of any thread lol. It may not require an actual thread for discussion (as, there indeed is nothing to be discussed further on the topic), but maybe at least a closed sticky to serve as a public service announcement that will grab peoples eye before they go posting 9 million more annoying threads or responses to irrelevant threads asking about it.

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actually I have a better idea. what if a mod were to edit the thread in the dev section to say something along the lines of "this developement no longer supported by XDA, we suggest moving to another rom/etc here are the current threads for instructions"
11th April 2014, 04:34 AM   |  #10  
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To the Mods who insist on closing what they consider "banned" threads:

Please consider the large portion of users of certain ROMs that are no longer in development due to issues beyond users' control. It is not their fault that a Dev decided to do something stupid. Discussions on these ROMs is necessary to help our community work to make our phones better. By not allowing any discussions at all on this, you are pretty much screwing all of us. I implore you to please reopen those closed threads and/or allow discussion on all ROMs that may or may not have been "tainted" by certain issues with "bad" developers. Thanks.

I implore you to explain to me how, without the developer, discussion of your issues will lead to a resolution?
He is not allowed here and after being banned, as such neither are his works. This isn't unusual and he was not singled out.
Especially in this instance, where he was scamming users for money for devices that he later sold for, you guessed it, even more money...
Users are not being punished by us closing the threads, they're being protected from further abuse and scams. If you're looking to give your money away, I know of a lot of deserving charities that will actually put it to good use.
So, sorry but his threads will remain closed, and this one will also.

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