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9th March 2012, 12:25 AM   |  #3551  
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Originally Posted by silv3rfox

Hey devs, I'm no developper, just a regular grateful member, I've been here for more than 3 years, and I really love this forum for what it offers! Anyway, there has been some fights between ROMs devs, as always on xda, and every time things get worst.
Some hard working devs, get pissed off when other devs copy their work and optimize the ROM, so thing start to go in the wrong direction, and usually ends up with disruption of a ROM or even loosing some good devs.
I'm not here to judge the hard worker dev, or the optimiser dev, I'll try to offer a suggestion about how this problem could be avoided.

A new ROM naming system.
When a dev base his ROM on CM9, MIUI or other official Mods, he include the name in the Title of the ROM, like [ROM][ICS] MIUI bla bla bla, so that users know that this a MIUI ROM. So why we don't include this naming system when copying from other dev. For example I copied "XYZ" ROMs and added some new stuff, optimazation and improvements, so I must put in the title the source like [ROM][ICS] MIUI XYZ bla bla bla so that we preserve the source. Maybe it's more complicated then that when it comes to more than one person contributing in the ROM, it will be a long title for a ROM :P but what the heck! it's better than loosing spirit and devs.
And about donations, maybe the original source should get some percentage, for example, [ROM][ICS] MIUI XYZ bla bla bla 5% of the donations for MIUI team, 5% for XYZ, 5% for XDA :P
I hope my suggestion could be took by consideration, and any additional suggestion is welcomed!

I'll try to answer this as delicately as possible. Firstly, the naming convention you're suggesting, should already be in place. Not many forums are policed regularly enough to enforce this, however. The way you are describing is the way it is supposed to be already.

We've tried to separate derivative ROMs in the past. It didn't go over very well to say the least. Any time a user copies another user's ROM or other work and doesn't offer credit to the original author, it is a kang, and it is against XDA's rules. Please report any threads you find like that. Copies of original work need permission from the originating author to be reproduced here. Remember that open source doesn't mean it's free to copy without consent. The original author still owns the work.
9th March 2012, 12:28 AM   |  #3552  
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Can Any General Moderator unlock my thread??? I have pmed the assigned mods but they haven't taken any action. I understand that they do this part time so therefore i am asking here if anyone can do it! Thank You!

Here is link to my Thread!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1532898
9th March 2012, 03:29 AM   |  #3553  
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Not sure how valid this post is. But just wanted to flag this to the mods and maybe they can pass it on.

forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=23419257&postcount=6078

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Flagging because it seems like it's a floating add.

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9th March 2012, 03:58 AM   |  #3554  
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Just wondering why the option to change your page number at the top of threads has disappeared?
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9th March 2012, 07:12 AM   |  #3555  
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Just wondering why the option to change your page number at the top of threads has disappeared?

Exactly.
And i thought something was wrong on my side.
Is some1 hacking xda? First search then this!! just kidding

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Originally posted by reinbeau:
I think they turned them off, it's a bit server intensive to have them on the top and the bottom - or so I've heard.

Really? It's going to need some getting used to.
It's really weird, missing it already hope it comes back soon.

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Actually the page numbers at the top are still there but seems like it's below the 'Submit Thread as New Tip'.
Weird.

And so by mistake i voted this thread as a news tip. Mods ignore it pls.
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9th March 2012, 12:50 PM   |  #3556  
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I like to contribute an idea for the dev section post count problematic.
While some people say the post restriction is too high, I noticed a high amount of users who already have 10 posts (because they may have asked 20 general questions) and then start spamming in the dev sections.

My idea is, to add a checkbox when creating a thread in the dev sections.
Something like:
"I confirm this is a thread where I contribute my work for the community."

Before this is not checked, the forum refuses creating the new topic.
9th March 2012, 01:11 PM   |  #3557  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roofrider

Exactly.
And i thought something was wrong on my side.
Is some1 hacking xda? First search then this!! just kidding

---edit---


Really? It's going to need some getting used to.
It's really weird, missing it already hope it comes back soon.

---edit 2---
Actually the page numbers at the top are still there but seems like it's below the 'Submit Thread as New Tip'.
Weird.

And so by mistake i voted this thread as a news tip. Mods ignore it pls.

It's not there at all for me.
9th March 2012, 01:14 PM   |  #3558  
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Originally Posted by reinbeau

It's not there at all for me.

chk the attachment.
I'm not very sure abt this, it can be seen for a moment when i refresh the page.

what say you?

--edit--
HAHAAHHaaa
I'm sure of it now..move ur cursor to the end of the brown bar at the top where the page numbers are supposed to be, and at the right edge of that bar ur mouse pointer will change to 'hand' and click there, and that will take u to the last page if ur not on it already.
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9th March 2012, 02:09 PM   |  #3559  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roofrider

chk the attachment.
I'm not very sure abt this, it can be seen for a moment when i refresh the page.

what say you?

--edit--
HAHAAHHaaa
I'm sure of it now..move ur cursor to the end of the brown bar at the top where the page numbers are supposed to be, and at the right edge of that bar ur mouse pointer will change to 'hand' and click there, and that will take u to the last page if ur not on it already.

Yep. I see it too. I'm attaching a screen shot of this page where you can see the page indicator underneath the first post's bar. If you go to a previous page, you can click just to the right of the bar and go to the last page.

The page buttons are still there, just borked a bit.
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9th March 2012, 03:03 PM   |  #3560  
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You want page numbers? Paste this into your address bar...
Code:
javascript:jQuery("#toppage").height(40);return false;
You could even store it as a bookmark till it's fixed
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