So I have small request / concern. It was told to me that when a person offers software on xda it has to be and I quote "the full version for free or gtfo". Well I ran across something that is offered by a senor moderator that in small way does the exact opposite.
To get to the point I was helping figure something out for a member and had to download the Nexus 4 tool kit by mskip a few months ago. Recently I went to try and figure something else out for a another member again and when I opened the program I was prompted with an option to check for updates. I typed yes and the program ran a check to see if there was one. However, instead of being prompted letting me know if the program was up to date or not it just kicked me out of that part of the program saying that function was reserved for "donating users only". Now in the grand scheme of things this isn't really a big deal because if there was an update mskip does post it in his thread immediately. What I worry about and this is the reason I brought it up. It kind of makes it looks like there is a double standard since he is a SM. I personally know this isn't the case and understand this small point was probably just over looked by him but I feel it should be addressed nonetheless
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In this case, it's perfectly fine for him to limit auto updating to donators only as long as he does not restrict the functionality of the app towards to who pay up.
The way around this is to release it as paid software in the first place in the Paid apps section. Another way around it is if it is only being released on XDA exclusively.
XDA rule number 11 is the one that deals with this.
Anyone else is free to chime in if I missed something there.
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Are there any regulations regarding signatures? I was browsing through this thread and as you can see, there's one user with an enormous signature which takes up more space than his posts. It looks absolutely ridiculous.
Ideally, it would be best to PM the user directly about it, but not everyone is mature enough to handle criticism.