I was surprised to see that a help thread hadn't been created in this forum yet (especially considering it's usually one of the first threads created in a device forum). Due to that, I thought it would be a good idea to set this up
Hello new user and welcome to XDA-Developers. We are a developer’s forum, with the purpose of development. Our work can be used in several ways, and, we know that sometimes it could help you. So, in order to maintain our forums clean and properly organized, maintaining a proper development environment while at the same time to give you a chance to join our forums, we created this thread.
This thread is for sensible questions from new or inexpert users. If you think your question may be a little basic for the wild Q&A forum then this is the place to ask it.
Here you shall find an atmosphere free of prejudice, where we will try to help you in your problem, answer your most basic questions and aid you on troubleshooting your device. We know that learning all the technicalities takes time, however they are necessary in order to interact with us.
Bare in mind that we are not technical support, we do not work for any company or get paid to help, we are just independent developers gathered in a community called XDA-Developers. Therefore all we will do is guide you into troubleshooting your device yourself, but under no circumstance we are abided to do so.
We want you to become the kind of user we see as productive to a developer’s community, and why not?, to be a developer yourself!
Note to General users:
This is a chance for more advanced users to “give back” to XDA-Developers the knowledge we have gathered together in a decade of development. This is a thread to behave in a tolerant way, taking into consideration that the user posting queries might have never even heard words such as “adb” or “ROM", so, if you are not willing to be helpful, I kindly invite you to browse into another thread.
Before asking a question in this thread, I suggest reading through the HTC One M8 Frequently Asked Questions as it's possible that your question may have already been answered in that thread
As you may notice, I kanged this thread layout from @D.O.C from the M7 help thread. Thanks sir