If people have power they will abuse it. Especially on the internet.
As you can see, while I have been a member for little bit, I don’t really post much. I just mainly peruse a few of the main ROM threads and do some occasional flashing. With that said, I don’t know all the rules and what an OP can or can’t do with their own thread, maybe this has already been posted, but would it be possible for the OP to have full control over the thread they created? For example, A dev is kind enough to share his/her work with others and starts a ROM thread, things are positive then “user B” comes in and starts causing trouble or offending the dev, the dev then decides there is no place for that in their thread and blocks that user from their thread. So then, user B PM’s the dev, “Hey dev, why did you block me, I apologize if my comments came off as offensive and will be more constructive in the future”, dev says “ok, it’s all good” and allows them back. Human nature, if you know it is that easy to lose access to something you want, you will think twice before making rude comments.
Now I know we don’t need any more egos or power trips but what is better, closing a thread for everyone or just blocking a few from the thread that have been causing trouble.
I also know a Mod can essentially do this but it is a little different I think. Again, just a random thought while working and apologize if this has already been posted or is not even realistic. If that is the case, I am another user guilty of clutter and useless posts!
Some of the blame also falls back on the users who do know what they are doing, because instead of helping educate the less-than-friendly user they actually post responses than incite even more anger leading to that user feeling like they are being "jumped" per se.
Really this falls back on the xda community as a whole, I know I've posted things before that could have been worded in a way that would have better served the user and the community, instead of my own cynicism or ego.. none of us are perfect, that includes the Devs.
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