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By -PiLoT-, Retired Senior Moderator on 30th August 2010, 02:30 PM
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It is the responsibility of all users to keep the fora organised and clean. We need you to do your bit to keep things orderly.

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General - general technical discussion items, news, anything else that does not fit into the other fora categories.

Q&A (Questions and Answers) - all questions, irrespective of type, get posted in here whether they be theme related, accessory related, technical, etc.

Accessories - any items to do with components and/or accessories relating to your device.

Rom Development - only meant for very advanced technical discussion directly related to ROM development activity and the delivery of actual ROMs and ROM components ONLY. Nothing else goes in here.

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If you have developed a ROM, or are working with others to do so, the development forum is somewhere to discuss and share ideas, post useful feedback and logs or crash dumps, and to discuss a common goal developers are trying to achieve.

It is NOT the place to post your question because it gets higher traffic, or because more experienced users frequent it. Doing this just annoys those who are working on the device, and drives them away. Developers don't want to wade through 20 threads of "Help me urgently" to find their threads for porting and fixing camera issues etc. Similarly, if a thread is designated as discussion for developers say, porting a camera fix, please do not post in there asking "When will it be ready?", "Can I flash this yet?" etc. This is both completely disrespectful to those working on the project (you evidently haven't read the important posts in the thread), and also is making it harder for developers to find comments from other developers or testers when required.

Similarly, don't make loads of "Thanks for your work here" posts in an active development thread. It's just as annoying to developers as asking when something will be ready. If a ROM is complete, then go ahead and thank the developer if you wish, but don't go into threads for devs only, and interrupt it to post "thanks". It's basically spamming, and is treated as such.

If you are posting in development, you should have read every sticky and notice there, and should be actively developing or helping in the development of something. Developing isn't installing a ROM, or using a tweak, it's creating a ROM or other hack or tweak. If you haven't read for several days before starting out on XDA, you are likely about to ask something already solved. I registered on XDA when I first wanted to post, and that was to join in a discussion on something. Sure, join up and ask a question, but read the information available in General and Q&A first, as your question will have been asked before. Search is your friend here, become familiar with it.

Regarding when to post in development if you are not actually developing something, there is one occasion where it's acceptable. If you find a leak of a new ROM, which isn't already posted, and you verify it's legitimacy via either running it, or based on the source you obtained it from, then this is assisting in development, and should be posted in development. If you want to ask when a leak will be available use search first, then if not already in discussion, open a thread in general or Q&A.

If you have a problem flashing a ROM, this is NOT related to development. It's up to you to determine if it is specific to a particular ROM, and post useful information in that developer's existing thread for the ROM. If it happens on more than one ROM, and isn't a known issue (remember you should read several times more words than you post), then find out what you are doing wrong. Check guides written by others, try to repeat the problem and see if it happens every time. Something needs to be reproducible to be fixed effectively.

Once you have identified what you need help with go to the device Q&A forum (general if device lacks one), and make a clear, informative thread that explains the issue, and what you have tried doing to fix it. Did you re-download the ROM? Did you ask a friend to flash it for you, to reduce chance of user error? What steps (exactly) did you follow? What errors did you see (exact wording)? Did you double check all the steps? Did you do a wipe or hard reset?

If you make a clear, concise, yet detailed post, you will find help forthcoming, and should get the problem sorted very quickly. If someone suggests you try something, report back on what happened, did it work etc. Then, next time someone has this issue and searches, they will find this and have a verified and tested solution.

So remember... before you start a thread in development, ask yourself what you are developing. If you can't answer, then stop, step away from the post button, and think about where you are posting. Would it be better in General or Q&A, or is some more time with your best friend, search, required?
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30th August 2010, 02:46 PM |#2  
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well done.. at last .. no more spam in topics
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30th August 2010, 02:49 PM |#3  
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Thank-you PiLoT... all three of those were driving me nuts! People seem to think that this is an unmoderated site and they can do and say what they want.. so i'm pleased to see some decisive action!
30th August 2010, 03:23 PM |#4  
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Thank you, finally !

2.1 upgrade topics could also be filtered.
30th August 2010, 03:25 PM |#5  
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What if I wanted to make a thread talking about how the lack of multitouch caused the low in-call volume to drain the battery while bitching about how the lack of Android 4.3 on the device created these problems?
30th August 2010, 03:30 PM |#6  
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Then I delete it and warn you

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30th August 2010, 05:24 PM |#7  
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Very good... Those are annoying post...
30th August 2010, 07:32 PM |#8  
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updated to include stuff about 2.1
31st August 2010, 04:53 AM |#9  
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This is a bit like banning commonly available substances, when half of society are already substance abusers.
31st August 2010, 10:05 AM |#10  
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but, now that i have made a sticky saying that i dont want new threads then there should be less opened
31st August 2010, 02:21 PM |#11  
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After having read the post today where now get a more acurate date on Eclair I see that to mention this on this forum is not aloved anymore and the auther was banned as this relates to 2.1

Does that mean when someone in here gets there first download of 2.1 and wants to let everyone know then this will be deleted ?

Also from my point of view I find it very easy to look at the headlines of any post to se if it is relevant or not for me if 2.1 is not relevant and to hear anything get me going into red . then I tend to simply not read it

I find mederation a great thing as without things seems to go ...... but to simply say 2.1 we dont want to hear about it or even the constant talk about the volume but realy i find it soooo easy to read arround this

Foul language or other unpleasentness should be banned right away

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