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Q&A/T [Template Thread] for ROMS / Kernels / Projects
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Kuzibri (Recognized Contributor) for driving this project and leading the initiative to go public with our thinking.
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The Recognized Contributor group has for some time now been involved in working with Developers to create specific Q&A-Template threads for their ROMs, Kernels or projects. The main idea behind a Q&A-Template thread is to clear Off-topic posts and questions from the development thread to the Q&A-Template thread, thus keeping the development thread "clean". This leaves such things as bug reports and dev.-related topics to be discussed without distractions in the development forum.

The Q&A/T thread will usually have discussions about battery life, general questions, such as, "will this app work with this ROM", "can I use this kernel with it", "+1" and any other non-development related questions and topics.

A template for the first post of the Q&A/T thread and some guidelines have been available for RCs and RDs to use which allow uniformity across the site. We thought, in the spirit of openness and sharing, these should be made available to all members. Since not all Contributors are RCs, and not all Developers are RDs.

We feel that the Developer (our most precious resource) should decide whether a Q&A/T thread is required for their project. If so (), they should decide whether they want to post/maintain it themselves or choose someone they think would be suitable to post/maintain it for them. This could be any Member or an RC.

Note that this initiative is fully compatible with the DevDB system which has a specific tab option to allow Developers to link to their Q&A/T thread.

While it may be impossible to keep discussion in the development forums strictly on development, this may be a huge step in the right direction toward getting XDA back to what it was originally intended to be (”A site by Developers, for Developers”), and have a forum that is more hospitable to those Developers that we would be lost without.


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Hi Developer,

We realize that your development threads are often cluttered with OT questions, rather than helpful bug reports and other valuable input that helps your project improve and reach more people.

This is why we started this XDA approved Q&A initiative, where you, a member of the Recognized Contributor group or any member of your choosing, can maintain a separate (but linked) Q&A thread. The key here is that you don't have to do any work to make this happen. All you need to do is follow the guidelines in post #3 and use the template in post #4 and a RC member or a person nominated by you, can do all the work to maintain a thread on your behalf.

You can see some examples of this in action below.

Evervolv 4.0.0 [kitkat]
OmniROM (pico)


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We hope that you take advantage of this initiative as we strive to make XDA a more organized place.

Hundreds of other projects have already got a Q&A/T thread and you could be losing out.

If you want an RC allocated to setup and run your Q&A thread, you can contact me @kuzibri

Thanks and kindest regards, also on behalf of MikeChannon, kuzibri
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Default Guidelines for Creating/Maintaining a Questions & Answers/Troubleshooting Thread

Guidelines for:
Creating/Maintaining a Questions & Answers/Troubleshooting thread
for a specific ROM/Kernel/Project


The Original Poster (OP) of the Q&A/T thread should;

1- Be the Developer, or someone chosen by the Developer who has a working knowledge of the specific ROM/kernel/project. A close working relationship with the Dev is obviously a bonus here

2- The point of thread title naming is: Anybody searching google or within the site should have the ROM show up, and the Q&A thread should also show in the same search results. For that to happen, the Q&A/T thread should have the same title as the development thread with the prefix [Q&A/T] followed by the dev thread’s title.

Example: the dev thread is called~
[ROM]XDA Modified Basic ASOP V#1.1.0
In the Q&A Help and Troubleshooting section you would have~
[Q&A/T][ROM]XDA Modified Basic ASOP
NOTE~The version number has been left out in the Q&A/T. This generalizes the ROM by name and not a specific version
The OP might want to add tags to the Q&A/T threads (and dev thread) so that it would be easier for someone to find and therefore ask their question in the correct place. One of the tags should be the name of the ROM so that it fits in nicely with the naming convention as well
BTW, In order to keep the first post of the newly created Q&A/T Thread as clean as possible, it is recommended that the OP un-checks the "show your signature" box

Post#2 of the Q&A/T thread could be used as a FAQ list

3- The Q&A/T thread should be posted in the Device’s Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting section, and should use the template (see below-post #4) in the first post. The template is essential for providing uniformity across the site.

4- If relevant, upon completion, the Dev would be notified by the OP that the thread is completed and might want to post in it as a sort of hello

5- The Dev should add 2 links to the Q&A/T thread in their thread, One in the Dev's thread's first post and the other at the end of the thread. Also have a description of what they want to be posted in that thread, and what they want posting in the dev thread. This is key to the whole initiative, it should be the Devs choice as to what goes where, a clear description of what should go to Q&A/T thread means that all users can understand and follow the Dev's wishes.

6- The OP would monitor the dev thread, maybe from time to time checking any issues with the Dev. But this would not be an overly intrusive kind of monitoring. If OT is excessive or there is flaming going on, then identify a forum Mod for that forum and let them know. A good working relationship with a forum Mod would be ideal so that, within reason, you can PM them with problems now and then without being overly strict about each and every post. If consecutive posts need to be moved to the Q&A/T thread then note the start and end post numbers and get your friendly Mod to move them. We wouldn't want to move lots of random posts that are not consecutive though as that is more difficult. If the Dev is not the OP, the Dev can also ask a Mod to move posts from time to time, but in this case it's likely best if the Dev just doesn’t answer certain questions in the Dev thread but just remind folk by saying "Please use the Q&A/T thread for this kind of question".

7- After the Q&A/T thread is created, the OP should post a link to it in this thread so it can be added to the list of all existing Q&A/T threads in post #6

8- If the devolpment thread is a DevDB project, you can link your Q&A/T thread at the bottom of the Edit screen, as shown in the attached image.
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Info 2 Template for first post of Q&A/T thread


**Below is a depiction of this Template. This should be used as the first post of a Q&A/T thread**
*Please copy and paste the Code (below) filling in the applicable information needed.*
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This thread has been created
for
Questions & Answers/Troubleshooting
Specific to

(Insert-ROM/kernel/project-image-or-name-Here)

Click link here>> (Insert-Link-to-dev-thread-Here) <<Click link here


Please feel free to share issues, questions and offer help

It is always best to thank a ROM OP, in lieu of simply posting "Thank you".


Please keep discussion focused, on the topic described in the OP



Code:
[CENTER][SIZE=+2][B]This thread has been created
for 
Questions & Answers/Troubleshooting[/B][/SIZE][/CENTER] 
[CENTER][FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=+2][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Specific to[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[COLOR=Red](Insert-ROM/kernel/project-image-or-name-Here)

Click link here>> (Insert-Link-to-dev-thread-Here) <<Click link here[/COLOR]

[B]Please feel free to share issues, questions and offer help[/B]

[U]It is always best to thank a ROM OP, in lieu of simply posting "Thank you".[/U]

[IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31151290/Sig/redLine.png[/IMG]
[SIZE="2"][FONT="Trebuchet MS"]Please keep discussion focused, on the topic described in the OP[/FONT][/SIZE]
[IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/31151290/Sig/redLine.png[/IMG][/CENTER]



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Thumbs up Q&A/T Threads - categorized by devices

Total amount of existing Q&A/T Threads: 129

Update May 24th 2014:

Until now the initiative has proudly helped in the creation of the following Q&A/T threads:
Public: 102
OmniROM: 5

From this point forward, we will simply keep a running total of the Q&A/T's created, which does not mean that the major list of existing Q&A/T threads will not be updated anymore with newly added Q&A/T threads using our template for which ever device, on the contrary. Every new addition, will be added to the major list!!

As always we appreciate everyone's contribution.

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Thumbs up Q&A/T Threads

"Click To Show Content", you will find all existing Q&A/T threads for several specific ROMs. This list will be updated whenever creators mention/post their new Q&A/T thread in this Public thread.

 

HTC Devices

AT&T, Rogers HTC One X, Telstra One XL
 
HTC HD2
 

HTC One (M7)

HTC Amaze 4G
 

T Mobile HTC One

HTC One X
 

Sprint HTC Evo L TE
 

Sprint HTC One

HTC Salsa
 

HTC Sensation:
 

Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE
 

HTC Droid DNA
 

Verzion HTC One
 
HTC Pico
 
HTC Incredible S
 
HTC Desire X
 

Google Devices

Google Nexus 5
 
Google Nexus 4
 

Google Nexus 7
 
LG Devices

LG G2
 


LG G2 Intl
 

LG Optimus G
 

Samsung Devices

Epic 4G Touch
 

AT&T Galaxy S 4
 

Samsung Galaxy S III I9300, I9305
 
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4
 
Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4
 
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 i9505 i9505G i9506
 
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II SGH-T989
 
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket SGH-I727
 
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy Mega
 
Samsung Galaxy S II I9100

ASUS DEVICES

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Asus Transformer TF700
 

Sony Devices

Sony Xperia P, U, Sola, Go

Sony Xperia Z
 
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
Sony Xperia ZR
 
Sony Xperia Z1
 
Sony Xperia T
Sony Xperia SP
 
Sony Xperia M
 
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
 
OnePlus One Device
 
Oppo Find 7 and 7a Devices
 
Motorola Devices

Motorola Droid X
 
Amazon Kindle Fire Device


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Please feel free to ask any question you may have. There is a large contingent of XDA members willing to assist.

 



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Hi all,

first of all: Welcome to our live/public Q&A Threads for ROM's, Kernels and Projects Hoping for a huge response,

kindest regards, Kuzibri

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