i found this thread to be pretty informative from a new user standpoint. most of it is common sense but we all know common sense might as well be a super power by now. ive always been the kind of person to research the heck out of something just to find all the information about it as i could and this site definitely has a ton of info to learn. i do agree that alot of people dont read before they post. ive seen it on countless threads. maybe having this thread be a requirement will maybe curb that a lil bit? anyways awesome work and thanks for the work.
edit : one way ive learned so far on here, utilize the search option. the question or problem you have may just be written differently. try using multiple ways of searching. if that doesnt work try using google. more than likely it will link a page back here. maybe the problem you are having is just the same as on a different device but has a similiar way of fixing it. and if all fails and you do have to post a question, dont sound like ur panicking. give logcats, specific information about your problem such as rom,kernel, version, what error message you get, etc. that will better narrow down the issue. the devs, and other members who will try to help dont want to have their time wasted by half the information being missing. oh and read the thread before u post an issue, more than likely if its something being developed others have had the exact same issue. no need in cluttering a thread saying over and over a same problem that someone else already stated and that has been known to happen. reading could fix all that.
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Originally Posted by T-Macgnolia
Thank you for your post, you serve as a prime example of why I say one thread in one location will not work for this thread to have a major impact on new users. Now a mandatory read is a idea, but how do you know they actually took the time to read it and didn't just scroll down and click on what ever button is there to say "Ok I read it" like so many do when they install new programs or apps and just click accept. A time limit would not work either because they could just wait that time period out and then go about their business. I say if it is posted in other forums this is a sure fire way to up the odds that this is actually read by new users.
what if u made each section where they had to sign with their email that they sat up to join and make it where they had to verify the email? just an idea. i know it would clutter their email box up but it would be better to have like 5 or 6 emails they would have to click a link on rather than 100s of posts where its obvious they didnt read it.