This thread makes me sad.
If XDA is supposed to be a community, why ban OT threads in device general forums?
Except for phone hardware and software stuff, anything else you post is OT. The hangout and offtopic threads in the general device forums are supposed to be a place where people from all over the world (having their phone as their common denominator) can get together and share their experiences about everything.
If the mods can let noobs get away with asking the silliest questions without being pulled up for it,
If the Dev committee can make a guy who de-odexes a stock ROM (and adds Gapps and a few other apps to it) a Recognized Developer,
If people can lose Recognized Contributor status just for getting mildly angry at people noobing it out in the Dev section,
I THINK IT'S TIME FOR A REBOOT.
XDA NEEDS TO RETHINK THE WAY THINGS ARE DONE.
Got lots more to say, but not enough time to say it.