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T.C.Stockdale

Senior Moderator / Moderator & RC-RT Committees
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RC-RT Mission Statement

As Recognized Contributors/Themers, we are challenged with the purpose of aiding development, offering assistance and above all, embodying the Spirit of XDA.
Contributing to XDA-Developers is more than simply delivering ROMs, mods and themes and by posting and behaving in a modest and exemplary way, we aim to influence and encourage other users to conduct themselves with friendliness and co-operation.
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So over on the Recognized Contributors forum, it has become clear that most members of XDA don't know that you can apply for the title of Recognized Contributor (RC). I have also included the same for Recognized themer, as I am assuming that it's not well known that you can apply.

What is a Recognized Contributor?
Recognized Contributor is a role intended for members who produce some of the best original and helpful guides for users, as well as helping other users who have problems, in a friendly manner. Recognized Contributors will get a custom user title and the faster ad-free XDA template, as well as access to developer tools currently being created. Any Moderator and or Status-ed Holder on XDA can forward a Nomination to the Committee, should they feel the Individual is deserving of this Status.​
What is a Recognized Themer?
Recognized Themers are those users who work (often tirelessly) on designing new theme graphics and user interface overhauls for ROMs. Users who aspire to be Recognized Themers should be creating original graphics work for their themes being released, demonstrate a commitment to crediting other users’ work when applicable, and seek the relevant permission in advance from the original creator. Recognized Themers will receive a custom user title and the faster ad-free XDA template, as well as access to developer tools currently being created. Any Moderator and or Status-ed Holder on XDA can forward a Nomination to the Committee, should they feel the Individual is deserving of this Status.​
Pre-requisites
  • 1. Been a member for at least 1 year (following the XDA rules) with consistent and acceptable activity, upon review with the discretion from the Committee of acceptable months. Usually 6-8 activity is acceptable.
  • 2. Posted good original threads:
    a. Threads that are guides / index / collective information.
    b. OP of ROM threads and have a good support within the ROM thread or via a separate thread in the Q&A section, and some activity in Q&A section or other threads besides their own.
    c. Place holder threads (discussions of home screens/ wall papers / Off Topic, etc) are NOT accepted.
    Exception: A proper place holder for a new phone with details and other important information and further maintaining the Q&A on the device.
  • 3. In case of no independent threads, the following may be accepted:
    a. An FAQ (or support post) within a ROM thread.
    b. Generally moving around from thread to thread to help members – the "Post Count Vs Thanks" could be used as a means to measure to this.
  • 4. Good quality general know-how around XDA forums (not necessarily developer standard)
  • 5. Thanks count broadly expected given the forums they are in.
  • 6. Posted regularly enough (complementing point 1) to provide continuous support or less frequently but good high value support
  • 7. Contribute to a good over-all general atmosphere.
  • 8.You have read, understood and already adhere to the Updated 11/19/2018 Recognized Contributor Code of Conduct: https://www.xda-developers.com/reco...6.1348745715.1617648357-2048429231.1630175158
How can I apply?

NOTE: Please do not bother to apply if you have created accounts purely to boost your "thanks" count, if you got your buddies to thank all your posts or any other method of boosting thanks! We will know! If you have done this and still wish to apply please note this in your application and your honesty will be taken into account. An RC sets the example for following the rules..one of which is do not make more than one account!

You can apply by sending your application via PM to:
  • A member of the RC-RT Committee:
RC-RT Liaison PG101
  • Any other Senior Moderator
  • Any FSM.
  • Any existing RC, who will pass on your application forward.
Choose whichever route you are more comfortable with, the end result is the same. All list of moderators can be found here.

Best way in which to apply through your PM
When you are writing your application, you will need to include:
  • A polite hello
  • Your username with a link to your username, they will want to check your history.
  • Why you think you would make a good RC/RT, including a little about your time on XDA.
  • Links to your work including Guides, Ref, Roms, Projects, Apps(Themes for RT) etc
    Do not forget to include 7/10 links of threads/posts which would be helpful in assessing your application.
  • A thank you for their time and good bye (Manners are free)
Please note only apply once to one committee members, do not send 3 applications to 3 different committee members. Also be patient, the committee members are very busy people and have other work on XDA and in personal life. I would recommend a waiting time of upto a week; and if you receive no response within a week, then a reminder PM.
Please do not bombard the committee with PM's.


If you are having a problem with your application or you would like to appeal a decision made on your application, then you can contact the RC-RT Committee through PM.

If you do get accepted as a RC/RT then please come and visit the RC's forum and help contribute to our work and cause to make XDA a better place

If you have any questions then please ask, myself or the other RC's/RT's will help in anyway we can.

Hiya
...
(quote edited by Zatta)
...

The general criteria is that a member should have been helpful, courteous and active commensurate to the forum one is mostly in. You will need to be an active member of XDA for 12 months or more.

While applying, please include 7-10 links/threads/posts that you think will help us decide on your application, effectively.

Cheers and good luck
PG101

WHAT THIS THREAD IS NOT: A PLACE FOR PRE-ASSESSMENTS.
I am not liking all this speculation about "do I qualify..?" "what do I need.." and more so that the current RCs are feeding these with actual answers.

I urge all of you to refrain from asking this particular question, its almost becoming like asking for an ETA on a rom thread.. you know how that goes?

If you feel you are ready, apply.. that's all there is to it :) and if you donot get accepted, I am sure you will be given reasons. You may discuss here how you can improve your contributions to be accepted again.

Cheers!

Guys/Gals, I don't see this as a thread to evaluate others or to give hints and tips for others to achieve RC status. If a person is suitable , let the mods review them. They can read the OP and know the criteria required. I'm concerned that this thread has become a training ground and the RC pool is becoming diluted.

If a user cannot read or know what the criteria is, then, imho, they don't have the criteria required
 
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mikef

Retired Senior Moderator
Hmm maybe I should apply, although I'm not sure if I am considered good enough xD

Sent from my ice cream powered Nexus S

Unfortunately search is still down so I can't look to see if you have started any guide threads or your other activity, but if you feel like you contribute more than the average user, then go ahead and apply and the mods will check and let you know if they feel like you qualify, or they will suggest other things to do to get there.
 

DarkhShadow

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Sep 25, 2011
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Unfortunately search is still down so I can't look to see if you have started any guide threads or your other activity, but if you feel like you contribute more than the average user, then go ahead and apply and the mods will check and let you know if they feel like you qualify, or they will suggest other things to do to get there.

Well I sent a message to Chainfire and no I haven't done guides but I have helped a fair bit more than most members I see.
I haven't done any guides because any of the things I could do one about already have stickies/threads

Sent from my ice cream powered Nexus S
 

mikef

Retired Senior Moderator
Well I sent a message to Chainfire and no I haven't done guides but I have helped a fair bit more than most members I see.
I haven't done any guides because any of the things I could do one about already have stickies/threads

Sent from my ice cream powered Nexus S

Yeah, I know what you mean, my phone is the HTC Sensation and it is reaching a point of maturity where most ideas for guides and threads and such have been done. Several friends have asked for ideas and it is really hard to find new niches to fill in that forum.

Sometimes it is possible to find abandoned threads and then do a new thread to replace it, but that takes time to get the links to that thread replaced with your own so people stop going to that old thread.

Another possibility is to find a guide or thread where the original poster has moved on to a new phone, and then contact the forum admin to request that the thread ownership be transferred. If the OP is willing then that is an easy process. You don't get to keep their thanks from that thread however. :-/

Another possibility is to do the guide in a different format. If there is a text guide on how to install a firmware+ROM, then do a video guide, or do a better text guide with screenshots.
 

DarkhShadow

Senior Member
Sep 25, 2011
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Essex
Well its worse for the Nexus S as pretty much anything is easy to do, ie unlocking bootloader and install a custom recovery, from there its 90% flashing things

Sent from my ice cream powered Nexus S
 

Lucky Thirteen

Senior Member
Jul 15, 2010
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Montréal
Howdy!

May I ask if some members can be suggested to be attributed a RC status? Obviously, I can not summarize for them, only point the deciders to them/their posts.

TIA! Have a nice one all!

:)
 

mikef

Retired Senior Moderator
Howdy!

May I ask if some members can be suggested to be attributed a RC status? Obviously, I can not summarize for them, only point the deciders to them/their posts.

TIA! Have a nice one all!

:)

Sure, you can suggest, but the best way is to give them the link to this thread, or this article, and tell them to write to one of the senior mods and list their qualifications and why they believe they should be recognized.
 
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CamoGeko

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Congrats you got it, come and visit these to HERE and HERE, who did you apply to. Also i would imagine if you made another theme, you could applyto become a Recognized themer also.

Done and done! :D

It was my good ol'buddy pulser_g2 that added me, he was surprised why I haven't been added already lol

If I do come up with another theme then I shall definitely apply for Recognized themer. I have worked on a few themes already with others.
 

a.cid

RC / Retired Mod / Portal Team
Nov 18, 2011
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I hope I had read this one before...(I.e. thank you, op)
Though, I asked my device's fsm, and he assured me that he'll forward my application to senior mods...
Hope I can make it :D:D

Typed using a small touchscreen
 
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T-Macgnolia

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Ha I just found this thread, good idea to explain how to apply for RC status. I imagine I am the reason s.d.oconnor got the idea for this thread cause it is clear by my post in the RC Chat forum that I had no idea you could apply for RC status. :eek: I even mention it in the PM I sent to apply for RC.

If s.d.oconnor would like I still have a copy of that PM if he would like to post it as a example PM for others to view. I also think we might want to get authorization from the higher ups too before posting it just to make sure that is ok.

One last thing, it says in tthe OP to place a link to your profile in you PM. This is not needed as your user name above your avatar in the PM, just as in forum posts, is a link to your profile page. So it is already a link to your profile in the PM. ;)
 
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    RC-RT Mission Statement

    As Recognized Contributors/Themers, we are challenged with the purpose of aiding development, offering assistance and above all, embodying the Spirit of XDA.
    Contributing to XDA-Developers is more than simply delivering ROMs, mods and themes and by posting and behaving in a modest and exemplary way, we aim to influence and encourage other users to conduct themselves with friendliness and co-operation.
    -------------------------------------------​

    So over on the Recognized Contributors forum, it has become clear that most members of XDA don't know that you can apply for the title of Recognized Contributor (RC). I have also included the same for Recognized themer, as I am assuming that it's not well known that you can apply.

    What is a Recognized Contributor?
    Recognized Contributor is a role intended for members who produce some of the best original and helpful guides for users, as well as helping other users who have problems, in a friendly manner. Recognized Contributors will get a custom user title and the faster ad-free XDA template, as well as access to developer tools currently being created. Any Moderator and or Status-ed Holder on XDA can forward a Nomination to the Committee, should they feel the Individual is deserving of this Status.​
    What is a Recognized Themer?
    Recognized Themers are those users who work (often tirelessly) on designing new theme graphics and user interface overhauls for ROMs. Users who aspire to be Recognized Themers should be creating original graphics work for their themes being released, demonstrate a commitment to crediting other users’ work when applicable, and seek the relevant permission in advance from the original creator. Recognized Themers will receive a custom user title and the faster ad-free XDA template, as well as access to developer tools currently being created. Any Moderator and or Status-ed Holder on XDA can forward a Nomination to the Committee, should they feel the Individual is deserving of this Status.​
    Pre-requisites
    • 1. Been a member for at least 1 year (following the XDA rules) with consistent and acceptable activity, upon review with the discretion from the Committee of acceptable months. Usually 6-8 activity is acceptable.
    • 2. Posted good original threads:
      a. Threads that are guides / index / collective information.
      b. OP of ROM threads and have a good support within the ROM thread or via a separate thread in the Q&A section, and some activity in Q&A section or other threads besides their own.
      c. Place holder threads (discussions of home screens/ wall papers / Off Topic, etc) are NOT accepted.
      Exception: A proper place holder for a new phone with details and other important information and further maintaining the Q&A on the device.
    • 3. In case of no independent threads, the following may be accepted:
      a. An FAQ (or support post) within a ROM thread.
      b. Generally moving around from thread to thread to help members – the "Post Count Vs Thanks" could be used as a means to measure to this.
    • 4. Good quality general know-how around XDA forums (not necessarily developer standard)
    • 5. Thanks count broadly expected given the forums they are in.
    • 6. Posted regularly enough (complementing point 1) to provide continuous support or less frequently but good high value support
    • 7. Contribute to a good over-all general atmosphere.
    • 8.You have read, understood and already adhere to the Updated 11/19/2018 Recognized Contributor Code of Conduct: https://www.xda-developers.com/reco...6.1348745715.1617648357-2048429231.1630175158
    How can I apply?

    NOTE: Please do not bother to apply if you have created accounts purely to boost your "thanks" count, if you got your buddies to thank all your posts or any other method of boosting thanks! We will know! If you have done this and still wish to apply please note this in your application and your honesty will be taken into account. An RC sets the example for following the rules..one of which is do not make more than one account!

    You can apply by sending your application via PM to:
    • A member of the RC-RT Committee:
    RC-RT Liaison PG101
    • Any other Senior Moderator
    • Any FSM.
    • Any existing RC, who will pass on your application forward.
    Choose whichever route you are more comfortable with, the end result is the same. All list of moderators can be found here.

    Best way in which to apply through your PM
    When you are writing your application, you will need to include:
    • A polite hello
    • Your username with a link to your username, they will want to check your history.
    • Why you think you would make a good RC/RT, including a little about your time on XDA.
    • Links to your work including Guides, Ref, Roms, Projects, Apps(Themes for RT) etc
      Do not forget to include 7/10 links of threads/posts which would be helpful in assessing your application.
    • A thank you for their time and good bye (Manners are free)
    Please note only apply once to one committee members, do not send 3 applications to 3 different committee members. Also be patient, the committee members are very busy people and have other work on XDA and in personal life. I would recommend a waiting time of upto a week; and if you receive no response within a week, then a reminder PM.
    Please do not bombard the committee with PM's.


    If you are having a problem with your application or you would like to appeal a decision made on your application, then you can contact the RC-RT Committee through PM.

    If you do get accepted as a RC/RT then please come and visit the RC's forum and help contribute to our work and cause to make XDA a better place

    If you have any questions then please ask, myself or the other RC's/RT's will help in anyway we can.

    Hiya
    ...
    (quote edited by Zatta)
    ...

    The general criteria is that a member should have been helpful, courteous and active commensurate to the forum one is mostly in. You will need to be an active member of XDA for 12 months or more.

    While applying, please include 7-10 links/threads/posts that you think will help us decide on your application, effectively.

    Cheers and good luck
    PG101

    WHAT THIS THREAD IS NOT: A PLACE FOR PRE-ASSESSMENTS.
    I am not liking all this speculation about "do I qualify..?" "what do I need.." and more so that the current RCs are feeding these with actual answers.

    I urge all of you to refrain from asking this particular question, its almost becoming like asking for an ETA on a rom thread.. you know how that goes?

    If you feel you are ready, apply.. that's all there is to it :) and if you donot get accepted, I am sure you will be given reasons. You may discuss here how you can improve your contributions to be accepted again.

    Cheers!

    Guys/Gals, I don't see this as a thread to evaluate others or to give hints and tips for others to achieve RC status. If a person is suitable , let the mods review them. They can read the OP and know the criteria required. I'm concerned that this thread has become a training ground and the RC pool is becoming diluted.

    If a user cannot read or know what the criteria is, then, imho, they don't have the criteria required
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    Guys/Gals, I don't see this as a thread to evaluate others or to give hints and tips for others to achieve RC status. If a person is suitable , let the mods review them. They can read the OP and know the criteria required. I'm concerned that this thread has become a training ground and the RC pool is becoming diluted.

    If a user cannot read or know what the criteria is, then, imho, they don't have the criteria required
    ...........................
    You can lead a fool to wisdom but you can't make him think! XDA, mobile wisdom, not a n00b feeding ground!!
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    Not aimed at anyone in particular, but as RC's, I think you need to lead by example, similar to Moderators. One of my personal pet hates is users asking for Thanks in their signatures or those who have large images in their signatures. If normal users see this, they'll think it is the norm and follow suit. If a post merits somebody saying thank you, they'll click on the button. Requesting it defeats the purpose imho. As for large images in their signatures. There is no need for it. It's just annoying and takes up to much space. Personally I'd like RC's to not do either of these things and help XDA as a whole by encouraging others to follow suit.

    JM2C

    EDIT - Moved this discussion to here to keep thread on topic
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    Edit: none of my business to intervene, sorries. :)

    I liked the unedited version myself, that being said; gentlemen, if you wish to become an RC the qualifications are listed in the OP. This has been stated many, many times throughout this thread "This is not a guide to make you an RC, it is a guide on how to apply to become one"
    Asking if you qualify here shows that you did not read the OP, which in turn, shows that perhaps you're not ready to apply...

    Slithering from the nether regions of a twisted mind and tarnished soul
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    Can i go for application to rc with My 5 permanent infraction ?
    Please don't 'keep lamp on wall'
    Give me answer yes or no!.

    .........................................
    visit www.fb.com/softcrush

    No, we wont give you an answer.. and No, you cant say "Give me answer yes or no!"

    This is not your backyard lawn, my friend. Please be tasteful and polite in choosing how you ask.

    And.. please, for the love of GOD, Read the OP - I know I am being a jerk.. but I don't know, what will it take for members aspiring to be RCs, to at least read the OP of this very thread that guides them to become one.