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NotATreoFan

Senior Moderator / Developer Committee
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Rather than sending a PM to an individual Moderator, please feel free to ask questions in need of Moderator or Admin assistance. We will all be monitoring this thread, and someone will reply without much delay. In order to hopefully address some of the possible questions, please review the following points which frequently come up:



  • Username Change - Send a PM to either MikeChannon or the_scotsman in the first instance. Be sure to include what you would like your name changed to, and also why you want it changed. Providing that information in the initial PM will save us a reply asking for it. There is no official limit on name changes, but keep it reasonable or you'll be stuck.
  • New Forum Requests
  • Operator or Country Flag Incorrect/Missing
  • Tapatalk XDA App Issues
  • Unable to thank anyone in the Off Topic forum - The Thanks button has been disabled in OT.
  • Large Signatures - Come across a member with an exceptionally large signature? Use the RP system and select "Other - Non-urgent" from the dropdown.


If you are not a moderator or admin on the forums, please do NOT respond to any posts in the thread. This includes the incredibly tempting reply to a 10 post spammer pointing out that they're about to lose what posts the do have. Given the overall size of XDA and potential ramifications, we need to ensure that only people authorized to speak on our behalf do so. Please, and thank you in advance.







This thread hereby replaces (requests) From the Users to the Mods & Admins, which has been closed and archived. There will be zero tolerance for off topic posting in here. Regardless of forum reputation, warnings and/or infractions will be issued to anyone disregarding such a simple request. There will also be no flaming of members posting in here. Report it, and move along.
 
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boborone

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I saw this thread. Did a (search url edited out cause all threads were deleted off xda) for the app to read about it. Third hit is this thread on xda. Which lead to (his site edited out also) Which contains dl links that lead to ads or sign ups on other forums. And also this other thread on xda.

There's just so many rule violations in that trail, it's mind boggling.

It's all hacks to get free content from in game credits that take away from the developer's pocket. Can someone take care of this?
 
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undercover

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My request. Such a thread to be created in every forum Q&A section and to have people redirecting questions there.
Pros.
Keeps forums cleaner
People learn quicker
People that are helping get kudos
People that are helping learn a lot along the way
Common thread for many people so it helps to promote fiendly atmosphere as people get to know each other

Cons.
None really, as long as noobs are not spoon fed.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1443587
 

Deadly

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I have a weird Bug.. Subscribed Threads widget..
Its happening only from around 24 hours / so.. The problem is when i click and open a thread which is shown at widget in "threads" middle tab. The thread is still being shown and it has not got any new/unread posts..

Say i have 4 new/unread thread. I open 3 at the same time. After reading them, i open 4th one. The 4th one will still show the same 4 threads as unread. Even though no new posts were made there.. If i open a new xda page from my bookmarked link, the widget doesnt show those 4 threads and it is properly updated, as it should.
Tried clearing cache etc. usual troubleshooting methods done.
Chrome latest build .. Ubuntu 11.10 32 bit OS..

Also a Request/Suggestion.. Is it possible to add button under more info/ inside more info button for "MY WORKS DOWNLOADS" kind of feature..
It should contain download links to their works/ download links for github/ any other repo sites.. Or it can contain links to their threads whicg will be more value to all? Only some sites can be made available to add so that spamming will be avoided?
And thank widget is very useful.. I wish it was online again.. may be its under improvements / maintenance as its in beta stage.. I will ask in the thread made for that..

@Admins.. When same user posts in same thread after his/her own post regardless of time of posts.. Is it possible to get an option like add it to older post / as a new post option? it could be added as a check box option as show your signature / quote message in reply.. It would help a lot of users as sometimes this way helps to bump the thread and also keep it clean by not posting by same user again.. It will also help users who wanted to post it as a seperate post..
As i had a really bad time one time.. I was trying to release a new kernel version in seperate post with title on that post.. But it kept joining to my previous post which was a reply to another person for his bug report.. I fell this option will help many users..

Also, I wrote a guide [GUIDE]DONT KNOW SOMETHING? Check here first! in SGY forum.. And i have given links to this thread and some other useful threads of about xda section in 2nd page first post in that thread of mine.. Is that OK? i hope its not a problem! I have given one line description there to avoid problems..

EDIT: There is another bug.. 10-Post Warning Thread by vanessaem is not possible to see in app. It gives blank screen.. All other threads are fine. Only this thread. This is a sticky thread. So it should be more helpful if it is visible in app also. i know app bugs should be reported in XDA app thread.. But it happens in tapatalk too.. I'm not sure its only me or others have this bug..
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EDIT 2: Is there a possibility to make subscribed thread/forum widget to show more than one sub/forum under 3rd tab "forum" section? Currently it shows only 1 sub section and i have 3 sub-section subscribed. Also forums as a whole can be made subscribe-able instead of just sub-forums? as in app it is possible to do?
 
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KidCarter93

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^^^In regards to the 10 post warning thread, click on the writing and it will show up. It's just because the writing is darker black so it won't show up on that theme of the app. Mine's the same.


I've been approved by Snowflake. Jealous? :p
 

Deadly

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^^^In regards to the 10 post warning thread, click on the writing and it will show up. It's just because the writing is darker black so it won't show up on that theme of the app. Mine's the same.


I've been approved by Snowflake. Jealous? :p

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Yes, you are right.. I forgot to check in light theme as I always switch to dark as soon as I install the app. He has just set it to color=black.. So i couldnt see.. I checked editing my own post like this and it had same behavior..


Sent from the MUST have app!
 
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HEXcube

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Can i attach Official Firmwares?

I wanted to attach parts Official Firmware files in one of my posts. The firmware is Stock Android 4.0.4 for my rk2918 tab and vendor is Rockchip. I'm planning to attach boot, kernel, recovery, misc, bootloader, etc(all files except system.img which is 480MB in size). All of them less than 8mb in size and hence within attachment size limits. Is it okay to post it here at XDA. I've seen people post mods and unofficial firmwares here, but i'm not sure about the Official ones. One of my fellow XDAian and modder told that all Android firmware is GPL licensed and so okay to post. If not which parts can i post?
 

NotATreoFan

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I wanted to attach parts Official Firmware files in one of my posts. The firmware is Stock Android 4.0.4 for my rk2918 tab and vendor is Rockchip. I'm planning to attach boot, kernel, recovery, misc, bootloader, etc(all files except system.img which is 480MB in size). All of them less than 8mb in size and hence within attachment size limits. Is it okay to post it here at XDA. I've seen people post mods and unofficial firmwares here, but i'm not sure about the Official ones. One of my fellow XDAian and modder told that all Android firmware is GPL licensed and so okay to post. If not which parts can i post?

We prefer these files to be posted offsite, at a site like Mediafire, or DevHost. If for no reason other than stressing our download server.
 

HEXcube

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It's legal, right?

So , it's legal if i post it here, right? So,there won't be any copyright issues and the post will be in compliance with XDA terms?
As per your suggestion i'll link to the uploaded files in some File Sharing site. But, when small files are posted, i may upload it in XDA itself.
Thanks!
 
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ppero196

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So , it's legal if i post it here, right? So,there won't be any copyright issues and the post will be in compliance with XDA terms?
As per your suggestion i'll link to the uploaded files in some File Sharing site. But, when small files are posted, i may upload it in XDA itself.
Thanks!

You are correct

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neectron

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Really>?
In main index Xperia S, Acro S, Ion forum in listed as Xperia S,can you rename it to Xperia S, Acro S, Ion and also
Xperia P, U, Sola, Go forum is listed as Xperia Go,can you rename it to Xperia P, U, Sola, Go.So it will avoid confusion.

Thank you.
 

NotATreoFan

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In main index Xperia S, Acro S, Ion forum in listed as Xperia S,can you rename it to Xperia S, Acro S, Ion and also
Xperia P, U, Sola, Go forum is listed as Xperia Go,can you rename it to Xperia P, U, Sola, Go.So it will avoid confusion.

Thank you.

To whom it may concern...


...the above set-up would be more beneficial for users of the 2011 Xperia Range so if this is possible it would be much appreciated.

We are working on a redesign of all Sony forums currently, and anticipate being done within a few weeks.
 
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KidCarter93

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We are working on a redesign of all Sony forums currently, and anticipate being done within a few weeks.
With the split of the Xperia 2012 range, the S, Acro S & Ion forum is currently un-moderated. I've PMed E.Cadro asking if he'll be moderating that section as he did before, but he hasn't been told yet.
Any idea who will moderate it and when that will come into effect?


I've been approved by Snowflake. Jealous? :p
 

Jonny

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My request. Such a thread to be created in every forum Q&A section and to have people redirecting questions there.
Pros.
Keeps forums cleaner
People learn quicker
People that are helping get kudos
People that are helping learn a lot along the way
Common thread for many people so it helps to promote fiendly atmosphere as people get to know each other

Cons.
None really, as long as noobs are not spoon fed.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1443587

I +1 this, its a great idea and has worked extremely well in the sensation forums :)
 

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    Alright... I've seen enough.

    To all: If you have an issue with a moderator, report it to their team leader. If the moderator that you have an issue with is a senior moderator, report it to the moderator committee account. If you want a specific member from the committee to address your concern, then pick any one of them and send them a message. We have removed mods from the forum before; they are not above reproach, and that includes any member of staff on this site. A list of contacts was recently provided in this thread to address these concerns.

    This conversation has degraded down to mere prattle and has gone far enough. This thread was never meant to be a soundboard for complaining about having your hand slapped when the other guy didn't get one too. Utilize the appropriate channels for that type of discussion please, thank you.
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    The name of the site is XDA- Developers .
    We are totally biased towards developers. Have been since site's inception.
    Infact we are so biased that the term "developers" is a part of our site identity.


    Now XDA - EntitledMembers is across the street. You can try your luck there.
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    SAME rules on EVERYONE. This is a simple concept of any system that has rules, policies, or procedures.
    This may seem to be a simple concept but it really isn't and a different approach to trusted members is often confused with treating them differently opposed to the way we approach new members or members with a less positive reputation.

    Let's say we have member Sarah, a kernel developer: she has been an exemplary member on the forum for about 10 years. She was promoted to Recognized Developers about 3 years ago for her many contributions. Then we have Bob: a new member that doesn't like one of Sarah's kernel tweaks and complains about this in 5 of her threads without providing any logs or constructive feedback.

    In case of an argument we will not take kindly to Bob in this example. We may kindly ask Sarah not to engage with such members and we may warn Bob for his 'attack' on Sarah. Are they approached differently? Seemingly. But Bob is entirely free to build up a positive reputation spanning multiple years of contributing to the community just like Sarah was. Then Bob will experience he'll be approached differently when he crosses the line once.

    This is similar to most legal systems (new offenders vs. recidivists) but just as well applicable to your friends: you'll tolerate more from Sarah than from Bob as you've only just met Bob and Sarah has been your good friend for years. In time you'll tolerate as much from Bob, if his reputation remains in good standing.

    That said we still enforce rules equally as much as we can but we won't apologise for being human.
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    Sad to see this coming from a staff member, even if it is meant to be a joke.

    Why don't you limit your members to just developers then? Why not make the 'bias' part of your rules too?

    If you have rules that don't explicitly say so, then it is best to stick with what is written. Treating everyone fairly and in accordance to what the rules state isn't asking for too much.

    PS: I don't know what lead to that member complaining. But to brush this aside in this manner or make it a joke shows bad mentality and approach.
    We don't need to do any of that. This community is running fine for almost 2 decades.

    We are not a company where "members" request services from developers managed by "forum staff".

    We are a community of smartphone enthusiasts.
    We have developers who develop software for smartphones we love and share it in their own free time.
    We have members who support each developer and other members.
    We have members who appreciate the work & effort put in by devs & members silently.

    If someone is trolling, insulting someone or causing the thread to derail, mods will step in.
    Thats how internet communities work. That's how XDA works.
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    Why is that mods contradict each other about "forum rules," and selectively decide who "forum rules" apply to at that particular mods discretion? I get it deleting peoples posts can go to your keyboards. Deleting a post and making excuses about another post even though it violates "forum rules" as well if the first does is the definition of a power tripping moderator.

    Rules are rules: they apply to everyone or no one, including mods.
    If you disagree with certain moderator's actions, go ahead and contact the team leader. I'm sure that he will be more than happy to have a chat with you.

    Moderators sometime make mistakes, as believe it or not, they are only humans and various things could impact the decisions.

    Try to resolve the issue first before writing about the power tripping etc. It's a very unfair point of view.
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    Rather than sending a PM to an individual Moderator, please feel free to ask questions in need of Moderator or Admin assistance. We will all be monitoring this thread, and someone will reply without much delay. In order to hopefully address some of the possible questions, please review the following points which frequently come up:



    • Username Change - Send a PM to either MikeChannon or the_scotsman in the first instance. Be sure to include what you would like your name changed to, and also why you want it changed. Providing that information in the initial PM will save us a reply asking for it. There is no official limit on name changes, but keep it reasonable or you'll be stuck.
    • New Forum Requests
    • Operator or Country Flag Incorrect/Missing
    • Tapatalk XDA App Issues
    • Unable to thank anyone in the Off Topic forum - The Thanks button has been disabled in OT.
    • Large Signatures - Come across a member with an exceptionally large signature? Use the RP system and select "Other - Non-urgent" from the dropdown.


    If you are not a moderator or admin on the forums, please do NOT respond to any posts in the thread. This includes the incredibly tempting reply to a 10 post spammer pointing out that they're about to lose what posts the do have. Given the overall size of XDA and potential ramifications, we need to ensure that only people authorized to speak on our behalf do so. Please, and thank you in advance.







    This thread hereby replaces (requests) From the Users to the Mods & Admins, which has been closed and archived. There will be zero tolerance for off topic posting in here. Regardless of forum reputation, warnings and/or infractions will be issued to anyone disregarding such a simple request. There will also be no flaming of members posting in here. Report it, and move along.
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    Last 3-4 of my 6 post reports have been dismissed without even getting "review"ed (I checked back the post by clicking on "report post" button and it doesnt even show "this post has been reported" notice). What could be reason to this? I want to think that it is not personal...

    They were reviewed. Sometimes moderators take no action, as they think that none is required. It's not personal, don't worry about it :)
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    Last 3-4 of my 6 post reports have been dismissed without even getting "review"ed (I checked back the post by clicking on "report post" button and it doesnt even show "this post has been reported" notice). What could be reason to this? I want to think that it is not personal...
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    Hello and thank you for the forum! I can't add to My Devices that I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A. A bug in the forum software?
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    I am unable to private message anyone on xda website, only the option to send by email.

    What do you mean?

    What way are you trying to send a Private message?

    You can go to your PM Inbox and New Private Message, and send a PM to anyone.

    But if you click on someone's username in the forums, and you don't see the Private Message option, that person has disabled allowing other members to send them a PM.