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24th February 2013, 04:44 AM   |  #471  
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So I have small request / concern. It was told to me that when a person offers software on xda it has to be and I quote "the full version for free or gtfo". Well I ran across something that is offered by a senor moderator that in small way does the exact opposite.

To get to the point I was helping figure something out for a member and had to download the Nexus 4 tool kit by mskip a few months ago. Recently I went to try and figure something else out for a another member again and when I opened the program I was prompted with an option to check for updates. I typed yes and the program ran a check to see if there was one. However, instead of being prompted letting me know if the program was up to date or not it just kicked me out of that part of the program saying that function was reserved for "donating users only". Now in the grand scheme of things this isn't really a big deal because if there was an update mskip does post it in his thread immediately. What I worry about and this is the reason I brought it up. It kind of makes it looks like there is a double standard since he is a SM. I personally know this isn't the case and understand this small point was probably just over looked by him but I feel it should be addressed nonetheless

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I've had concerns about this before, but the rules on it are a bit vague. The gist of it is that you can't post beta releases here and use the community for testing and then go off and sell it for profit without giving something back. If you use XDA as a testing ground for your software, you are required to compensate them with a fully working version. This doesn't apply to extra features like auto-updates and other unrequired bits which do not limit the software's functionality.

In this case, it's perfectly fine for him to limit auto updating to donators only as long as he does not restrict the functionality of the app towards to who pay up.

The way around this is to release it as paid software in the first place in the Paid apps section. Another way around it is if it is only being released on XDA exclusively.

XDA rule number 11 is the one that deals with this.

Anyone else is free to chime in if I missed something there.

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Are there any regulations regarding signatures? I was browsing through this thread and as you can see, there's one user with an enormous signature which takes up more space than his posts. It looks absolutely ridiculous.

Report any of the offending user's posts and explain the issue in the report box. A mod will look into it. Otherwise, PM a Senior mod with a link to the user's profile. Posting in this thread and calling people out in public isn't a great way to do it.

Ideally, it would be best to PM the user directly about it, but not everyone is mature enough to handle criticism.
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24th February 2013, 05:15 AM   |  #472  
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Originally Posted by cajunflavoredbob

I've had concerns about this before, but the rules on it are a bit vague. The gist of it is that you can't post beta releases here and use the community for testing and then go off and sell it for profit without giving something back. If you use XDA as a testing ground for your software, you are required to compensate them with a fully working version. This doesn't apply to extra features like auto-updates and other unrequired bits which do not limit the software's functionality.

In this case, it's perfectly fine for him to limit auto updating to donators only as long as he does not restrict the functionality of the app towards to who pay up.

The way around this is to release it as paid software in the first place in the Paid apps section. Another way around it is if it is only being released on XDA exclusively.

XDA rule number 11 is the one that deals with this.

Anyone else is free to chime in if I missed something there.[COLOR="Silver"]

MCs' what say you?

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24th February 2013, 11:07 AM   |  #473  
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Hi there, somehow my first thread post was damaged after saving. Can someone restore? Take a look at the first, former very long, post -> Galaxy Nexus Index

Please, some help me with this now unusable post.
24th February 2013, 02:01 PM   |  #474  
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Please, some help me with this now unusable post.

Hi, ive pm'd you
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24th February 2013, 02:42 PM   |  #475  
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24th February 2013, 03:58 PM   |  #476  
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Hi, ive pm'd you

Thanks Timmy, you helped really perfectly. Right content restored, all new added content is back, can't believe.
Good work. Yeeeha!
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24th February 2013, 08:59 PM   |  #477  
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Thanks Timmy, you helped really perfectly. Right content restored, all new added content is back, can't believe.
Good work. Yeeeha!

Please share the info somewhere. please

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25th February 2013, 11:03 AM   |  #478  
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Hello, I'm hoping someone can help.
I am a new member to this forum. I have been making posts and trying to get the ten needed for contributing to the development forums when I have noticed all but one posts has been deleted. I would have made ten by now.
Why is it so?

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25th February 2013, 11:14 AM   |  #479  
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Originally Posted by bazinga au

Hello, I'm hoping someone can help.
I am a new member to this forum. I have been making posts and trying to get the ten needed for contributing to the development forums when I have noticed all but one posts has been deleted. I would have made ten by now.
Why is it so?

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A number of your posts where deleted by mods cleaning threads of off topic posts.

Having had a quick glance at your posts, I see a few of them where between 1 - 4 words and contributed nothing to the thread and where off topic. This is most likely why there where deleted

For example, you asked
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"Is there any way to fast track the 10 post restriction? I have some contributions to make to the developer forums. I had thought of making 10 useless posts, but I see that is frowned upon"

to which somebody replied with
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"As always, if you can't make ten useful posts on a developers website, then you should not be a part of said developers website."

. Your response was
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"Whatever!"

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Hardly the best start when somebody tried to help you. All of these posts, including the response to yours was deleted by me as they where not related to the thread. You clearly already knew that you had to contribute to the forums and help others to get to 10 posts, and yet you asked this question anyhow......which had been asked countless times before in that very same thread.
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26th February 2013, 11:53 AM   |  #480  
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Hi all,
Been a long-time lurker here, although I'm active (under the same handle) on a bunch of other Android-related fora.
I'd like to become more active, especially in the RK3066-based tablet sections, but all the action takes place in the dev sections where I'm not allowed to post yet. Due to this I have to exchange with people there over PMs, which pretty much defeats the purpose of having a forum
I've reached the 10-post threshold in the general sections, trying to be helpful here and there, but now I'm wondering whether I should do something else to gain posting rights in the dev sections? Or is it just a matter of waiting until it happens sometime?
I've read the rules of course, but they say nothing about this.
Thanks in advance for your attention.

EDIT : may post now. I just had to be patient, I guess. Feel free to delete this post.
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