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Timmmmaaahh!

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Wait I should probably stop using the word bumping from hereon.
I asked could I just post some interesting opinion/my take, from mostly question and reply to mostly questions with the word bump? I have no intentions of bumping, but I am posting it and it will get bumped.
That doesn't make much sense to me. Did you have a specific situation in mind? Our forum rules state the following (the word 'bump' is actually in there! ^_^):
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It's common sense, really. Members that keep shouting for answers will receive a kind nudge to stop doing so. This would happen in RL as well:
Gary: "Does anyone know what time Wendy's closes?"
Everyone around Gary: ...
Gary: "Seriously guys, what time does Wendy's close?!"
Bob: "We don't know dude."
Gary: "SOMEONE HAS TO KNOW WHAT TIME IT CLOSES! GIVE ME THE ANSWER!!"
Sarah: "Shut up and leave, Gary"
 
That doesn't make much sense to me. Did you have a specific situation in mind? Our forum rules state the following (the word 'bump' is actually in there! ^_^):

It's common sense, really. Members that keep shouting for answers will receive a kind nudge to stop doing so. This would happen in RL as well:
Gary: "Does anyone know what time Wendy's closes?"
Everyone around Gary: ...
Gary: "Seriously guys, what time does Wendy's close?!"
Bob: "We don't know dude."
Gary: "SOMEONE HAS TO KNOW WHAT TIME IT CLOSES! GIVE ME THE ANSWER!!"
Sarah: "Shut up and leave, Gary"
I am not being Gary.

I am being Dary:
Gary: "Does anyone know what time Wendy's closes?"
Everyone around Gary: ...
Dary: fast food restaurants are known to close 30 minutes to 1 hour before the delivery timetable. I don't really like eating at Wendy's. For free WiFi that's my go to. bump.
after 2 hours
Bob: "OK. So you live at Los Angeles, my LA Wendy's close at 9 P.M."

Is it okay to post something other than an answer for a {question}?
Like my experience with a said tool but not direct answer?
 

Timmmmaaahh!

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Is it okay to post something other than an answer for a {question}?
Like my experience with a said tool but not direct answer?
XDA is about collaborating, any information related to the question can be of great value so please do! It has to be on topic, of course. If someone asks about a recovery image for a Xiaomi 12 device and you tell them about your hike in the Alps last weekend it will undoubtedly be a great story but not very helpful to the person asking the question. You can also just have the same problem and add more context by sharing how it manifests on your end. More people talking about the problem = more people looking for the answer.
 
XDA is about collaborating, any information related to the question can be of great value so please do! It has to be on topic, of course.
Really, Oh thanks then. (y)
If someone asks about a recovery image for a Xiaomi 12 device and you tell them about your hike in the Alps last weekend it will undoubtedly be a great story but not very helpful to the person asking the question.
Who does that? :LOL:
You can also just have the same problem and add more context by sharing how it manifests on your end. More people talking about the problem = more people looking for the answer.
I said:
I mean the bump we all leave indicating you don't know an answer but is hoping that the OP get an answer usually looks like this
 

Timmmmaaahh!

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Really, Oh thanks then. (y)

Who does that? :LOL:

I said:
"I mean the bump we all leave indicating you don't know an answer but is hoping that the OP get an answer usually looks like this"
I hope no one does that, it was hypothetical 😬
Well yeah, posts like that seem fair enough, it's all part of a healthy discussion. Question threads are usually not as busy as development threads anyway.
 

mrrocketdog

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ok then ; great job mods & admins. very much appreciate your time , knowledge and professionalism.:good:
 
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DiamondJohn

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Taken from another thread.
...snip...
I assumed your permission and have edited your post in question i.e. I used thumbnails and placed them into a spoiler additionally.
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Are thumbnails turned off using permissions for some? If so, I think it should be the other way around. ie default to thumbnails, and if anything a full image should be controlled by permissions.[/USER][/QUOTE]
 

Oswald Boelcke

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Taken from another thread.

Are thumbnails turned off using permissions for some? If so, I think it should be the other way around. ie default to thumbnails, and if anything a full image should be controlled by permissions.[/USER]
Not that I know that thumbnails would be turned of to somebody. And I've never recognised that anything is defaulted; neither full imgae nor thumbnail. Maybe I do something wrong but if I want an attached image to appear in my post I've to manually and expressively select either full image or thumbnail. However, allow me this restraint: I'm only talking browser as I've never used the app; don't know how it's there.
 

DiamondJohn

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Not that I know that thumbnails would be turned of to somebody. And I've never recognised that anything is defaulted; neither full imgae nor thumbnail. Maybe I do something wrong but if I want an attached image to appear in my post I've to manually and expressively select either full image or thumbnail. However, allow me this restraint: I'm only talking browser as I've never used the app; don't know how it's there.
I have only used the browser also. I checked, and in the browser, the top option is Thumbnail. So I can only guess that maybe new users just dont understand that clicking on a thumbnail, gives any reader the full image. As I am sure I am not the only one, they are missing out on possible assistance, as I know I will scroll right past the full post with over-sized images, as its just too much to take in. [self righteous rant...]And any user not thinking of others...[/END RANT]
Im not sure if a final confirmation box on insert full image (especially if it could be based on size, in a perfect world) to suggest a thumbnail, letting them know the full image is provided on a simple click.
 
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DiamondJohn

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I didnt want to "edit"/ add to the above post, to avoid the "thanks" appearing to agreee with the following additional statement/question, after the fact.

Its getting so bad these days with the extended screen shots, I would propose that ONLY thumbnails should be allowed?

PS: I am not purposefully not answering these posts out of spite or to "teach them a lesson", its just the extra effort required to understand and decipher their poorly formatted question, could be spent on multiple others instead of just 1. Its really bad when they include a looooong screenshot and the actual question is at the bottom, inline with the bottom of the image; and the pertinent part of the image is at the top of the image., or maybe it isnt, you know i didnt read it😜
 

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Oswald Boelcke

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Hello,

sorry it wasn't my intention to discredit you @Badger50

I only can see what you can see on the Screenshot. I tried to click on the rejected allert when I saw it, but nothing happend than. Where is my fault?
@nerzwerk

Thanks for replying to my post, and I'm fully aware that you didn't intend to discredit anybody. Allow me to continue here because I don't want to hijack the ROM thread with this not ROM or development related staff.
As you've also mentioned @Badger50 please allow me to explain that I'd just pinged him to make him aware of my post for an internal coordination process.

From your screenshot I assume you're using the app, with which I've no experiences at all. Never used it and most likely never will. I wasn't aware that only the first part of a notification/alert text is displayed in the app. Just for me to further learn: Is this only the case in portrait mode or also in landscape?
I'm only visiting XDA via Browser on my PC where I can read the complete text of a notification/alert:
Screenshot 2022-06-08 163641.png
Allow me to mention a probably important difference between an alert/notification about a reaction to one of your posts, a quotation of your post or where you're mentioned and the notification that your report was resolved or rejected:
For the first ones, there're indeed hyperlinked to the respective event/post i.e. if you click on them you're taken to there. But the latter ones have no hyperlinks for obvious reasons as you don't have access to our reporting system i.e. you need to read the full notification and have to contact the acting moderator (e.g. by PM) in case of any question. For this reason, moderators usually close a report with providing their name in the notification - unless unintentionally omitted.

TL;DR: Negative. It was not your fault, it's system design.
 

nerzwerk

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@nerzwerk

Thanks for replying to my post, and I'm fully aware that you didn't intend to discredit anybody. Allow me to continue here because I don't want to hijack the ROM thread with this not ROM or development related staff.
As you've also mentioned @Badger50 please allow me to explain that I'd just pinged him to make him aware of my post for an internal coordination process.

From your screenshot I assume you're using the app, with which I've no experiences at all. Never used it and most likely never will. I wasn't aware that only the first part of a notification/alert text is displayed in the app. Just for me to further learn: Is this only the case in portrait mode or also in landscape?
I'm only visiting XDA via Browser on my PC where I can read the complete text of a notification/alert:
Allow me to mention a probably important difference between an alert/notification about a reaction to one of your posts, a quotation of your post or where you're mentioned and the notification that your report was resolved or rejected:
For the first ones, there're indeed hyperlinked to the respective event/post i.e. if you click on them you're taken to there. But the latter ones have no hyperlinks for obvious reasons as you don't have access to our reporting system i.e. you need to read the full notification and have to contact the acting moderator (e.g. by PM) in case of any question. For this reason, moderators usually close a report with providing their name in the notification - unless unintentionally omitted.

TL;DR: Negative. It was not your fault, it's system design.
Yeah I saw I mentioned the false one and edited my post. So here again, sorry @orb_selektor it wasn't my intention to discredit you.

Yeah i am using the App. In Landscape Mode you can see a little bit more, but not enough. So I guess for app users there should be changed something.
 

Katywillium

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Is xda-developers.com down today June, 2022?​


Find out if xda-developers.com is working usually or is there a problem today
 

Oswald Boelcke

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Is xda-developers.com down today June, 2022?​


Find out if xda-developers.com is working usually or is there a problem today
Negative, it isn't. Otherwise I hadn't been able to move your post from the General Q&A forum to here.

Regards
Oswald Boelcke
 

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    Is xda-developers.com down today June, 2022?​


    Find out if xda-developers.com is working usually or is there a problem today
    Negative, it isn't. Otherwise I hadn't been able to move your post from the General Q&A forum to here.

    Regards
    Oswald Boelcke
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    Hello,

    sorry it wasn't my intention to discredit you @Badger50

    I only can see what you can see on the Screenshot. I tried to click on the rejected allert when I saw it, but nothing happend than. Where is my fault?
    @nerzwerk

    Thanks for replying to my post, and I'm fully aware that you didn't intend to discredit anybody. Allow me to continue here because I don't want to hijack the ROM thread with this not ROM or development related staff.
    As you've also mentioned @Badger50 please allow me to explain that I'd just pinged him to make him aware of my post for an internal coordination process.

    From your screenshot I assume you're using the app, with which I've no experiences at all. Never used it and most likely never will. I wasn't aware that only the first part of a notification/alert text is displayed in the app. Just for me to further learn: Is this only the case in portrait mode or also in landscape?
    I'm only visiting XDA via Browser on my PC where I can read the complete text of a notification/alert:
    Screenshot 2022-06-08 163641.png
    Allow me to mention a probably important difference between an alert/notification about a reaction to one of your posts, a quotation of your post or where you're mentioned and the notification that your report was resolved or rejected:
    For the first ones, there're indeed hyperlinked to the respective event/post i.e. if you click on them you're taken to there. But the latter ones have no hyperlinks for obvious reasons as you don't have access to our reporting system i.e. you need to read the full notification and have to contact the acting moderator (e.g. by PM) in case of any question. For this reason, moderators usually close a report with providing their name in the notification - unless unintentionally omitted.

    TL;DR: Negative. It was not your fault, it's system design.
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    Yeah i
    @nerzwerk

    Thanks for replying to my post, and I'm fully aware that you didn't intend to discredit anybody. Allow me to continue here because I don't want to hijack the ROM thread with this not ROM or development related staff.
    As you've also mentioned @Badger50 please allow me to explain that I'd just pinged him to make him aware of my post for an internal coordination process.

    From your screenshot I assume you're using the app, with which I've no experiences at all. Never used it and most likely never will. I wasn't aware that only the first part of a notification/alert text is displayed in the app. Just for me to further learn: Is this only the case in portrait mode or also in landscape?
    I'm only visiting XDA via Browser on my PC where I can read the complete text of a notification/alert:
    Allow me to mention a probably important difference between an alert/notification about a reaction to one of your posts, a quotation of your post or where you're mentioned and the notification that your report was resolved or rejected:
    For the first ones, there're indeed hyperlinked to the respective event/post i.e. if you click on them you're taken to there. But the latter ones have no hyperlinks for obvious reasons as you don't have access to our reporting system i.e. you need to read the full notification and have to contact the acting moderator (e.g. by PM) in case of any question. For this reason, moderators usually close a report with providing their name in the notification - unless unintentionally omitted.

    TL;DR: Negative. It was not your fault, it's system design.
    Yeah I saw I mentioned the false one and edited my post. So here again, sorry @orb_selektor it wasn't my intention to discredit you.

    Yeah i am using the App. In Landscape Mode you can see a little bit more, but not enough. So I guess for app users there should be changed something.
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