Originally Posted by skipper86
Even though I have been on this site for a couple of years, and have successfully flashed way too many windows roms, I would still consider myself a noob, because I have not the skills and knowledge that many of you do. I myself have been made fun of for posting a "noob" question, and it is not fun. I always search before I ask a question, but sometimes I don't know the correct term to search for, so have no luck finding an answer. I understand how frustrating it is for you developers and advanced users to have such simple seeming questions, but please give some of us a break, not all of us are looking to be spoon fed, but actually have searched and are still frustrated. I myself am an avid researcher. I have been on this site for the past week looking at the Samsung Captivate that I hope to have in my hands on Monday and cannot wait to get started with it. I may have questions so please forgive me if they sound simple to you, I will always search first, and only post if I can't find the answer.
Just my thoughts. No offense intended to anyone.
Well, it's one thing to ask a question where you need help. There seem to be a fair number of people who just ask questions because they are lazy. There was a thread in the general section where the poster said they were considering getting a Captivate, Vibrant or Streak, and then continued to ask the following questions:
1) Has the Bootloader been hacked?
2) Are there custom ROMs?
3) Which has a bigger developer community?
4) Can they use the international (Galaxy S/i9000) firmwares?
5) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using international firmware?
6) What accessories are available?
When informed these questions can be answered with a cursory look at the development forums for both phones, the OP replies they they are looking for "opinions" from people who own the phones. Sorry pal, the questions you asked have factual answers that can be easily obtained by a quick look at the developers forums. Lazy is lazy, no matter how you phrase it.
I think it's instances like these people are frustrated with.