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Re: Forum Suggestion /"State of the Site"

i tried posting in where i felt was the appropreate thread linked to in the "state of the site" but it has already been closed
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=10673299

anyway i completely agree with many of the administrative decisions discussed there. i just have some suggestions to help those work, coming from my experience as a new member my first few days. (few weeks ago)

first of all how did i come here? google searches for questions i had about my captivate. after finding info on XDA few times through google, i realized this is a place i may want to check out more, but it took some looking around just to understand the BASIC POINT of what XDA was all about. Something that would really help people understand "THIS IS THE PLACE!" could use a short, straight to the point "sub-title" at the top of your webpage beside your xdadevelopers logo. something that reads like:

"the home for smartphone development, troubleshooting and ideas.."

the second small issue i want to bring up is new users not being able to post in development forums. WAIT!! I AGREE WITH THIS. BUT, when i was new here i was seeing not able to post in a dev forum talking about something i needed info on, and i was seeing other minor members in other threads getting "chewed out" for posting in a "developers" forum.

HERE WAS MY CONFUSION: www.xda-DEVELOPERS.com it appears to a noob straight off the google express that the whole site is developers...

i started looking for www.xda.com forums.xda.com ect....

it took a bit of searching around the site before i realized the "Developers" section that i couldnt post in was the SUB-forum of the Captivate sub-forum.
it was just a bit confusing until i saw the layout of the site for all the different phones and the sub catagories each had.

i hope these suggestions can bring forth some ideas that can help the integration of new members.
 

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HERE WAS MY CONFUSION: www.xda-DEVELOPERS.com it appears to a noob straight off the google express that the whole site is developers...

i started looking for www.xda.com forums.xda.com ect....

it took a bit of searching around the site before i realized the "Developers" section that i couldnt post in was the SUB-forum of the Captivate sub-forum.
it was just a bit confusing until i saw the layout of the site for all the different phones and the sub catagories each had...

Hi there,
I'm a noob and this is my first post so please don't rip in to me for this or for the fact that I am resurrecting an old post :eek:
I thought that it would be better to quote a post that reflected my feelings and possibly (hopefully) answer my questions.
I have an HTC Inspire that I imported into Australia from gsmnation.com as I liked the feature set of the phone and it was compatible with my carrier over here unlike the Desire HD that is available locally but not compatible with my carrier.
I have lurked around these forums as an unregistered user since having my phone and used the great advice shown to root it and put Android Revolution 4G 4.0 by mike1986 on it.
Have been very happy with it but now I want more.
In particular I would like to put Gingerbread onto it with Sense 3.5.
I had been following a thread about RCMix3d Runny v4.0.
I took the plunge and registered at XDA but now I can't even view the thread without getting the vBulletin message saying that members without a post count of 10 or less cannot post in developers threads.
Fair enough I say but surely we can at least view the threads.

I can view various other threads but i cant even find the one mentioned above.
Can someone tell me if the thread has been deleted (all 1264 pages according to Google cache search - I was up to page 127!).

Have tried searching using XDA's custom Google search feature but can't find the thread anywhere.

Any advice about whether the thread still exists or if I am doing something wrong that is not even letting me view the thread.
 

conantroutman

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Dec 10, 2009
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Hi there,
I'm a noob and this is my first post so please don't rip in to me for this or for the fact that I am resurrecting an old post :eek:
I thought that it would be better to quote a post that reflected my feelings and possibly (hopefully) answer my questions.
I have an HTC Inspire that I imported into Australia from gsmnation.com as I liked the feature set of the phone and it was compatible with my carrier over here unlike the Desire HD that is available locally but not compatible with my carrier.
I have lurked around these forums as an unregistered user since having my phone and used the great advice shown to root it and put Android Revolution 4G 4.0 by mike1986 on it.
Have been very happy with it but now I want more.
In particular I would like to put Gingerbread onto it with Sense 3.5.
I had been following a thread about RCMix3d Runny v4.0.
I took the plunge and registered at XDA but now I can't even view the thread without getting the vBulletin message saying that members without a post count of 10 or less cannot post in developers threads.
Fair enough I say but surely we can at least view the threads.

I can view various other threads but i cant even find the one mentioned above.
Can someone tell me if the thread has been deleted (all 1264 pages according to Google cache search - I was up to page 127!).

Have tried searching using XDA's custom Google search feature but can't find the thread anywhere.

Any advice about whether the thread still exists or if I am doing something wrong that is not even letting me view the thread.

That thread was removed at the op's request which is why you aren't able to view it.



Sent from my HD2. Still kicking the arse out of all your phones...
 
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Pooley72

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Ah Ok.
Thanks for the quick response...Very impressive.
Is there an alternative for this ROM or another sticky for that one around the place or has it been obliterated from XDA?
I have downloaded the ROM to my PC but if there is no longer any support for it on these boards then my quest for a nice GB ROM will have to continue.
I wonder how receptive capychimp is to noobs? I am in awe of the guy :)
 

Prawesome

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a noobie here ..
did read your "[New Members][Guide/Tour] Get the most out of XDA!!" and thought it was simply great. could not thank you there due to a limit on thanking being 8. So thought should try and reply here make my first post and thank you or helping me with the same..

Way to go bumping a 2yr old thread with your first post man..
 

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    Re: Forum Suggestion /"State of the Site"

    i tried posting in where i felt was the appropreate thread linked to in the "state of the site" but it has already been closed
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=10673299

    anyway i completely agree with many of the administrative decisions discussed there. i just have some suggestions to help those work, coming from my experience as a new member my first few days. (few weeks ago)

    first of all how did i come here? google searches for questions i had about my captivate. after finding info on XDA few times through google, i realized this is a place i may want to check out more, but it took some looking around just to understand the BASIC POINT of what XDA was all about. Something that would really help people understand "THIS IS THE PLACE!" could use a short, straight to the point "sub-title" at the top of your webpage beside your xdadevelopers logo. something that reads like:

    "the home for smartphone development, troubleshooting and ideas.."

    the second small issue i want to bring up is new users not being able to post in development forums. WAIT!! I AGREE WITH THIS. BUT, when i was new here i was seeing not able to post in a dev forum talking about something i needed info on, and i was seeing other minor members in other threads getting "chewed out" for posting in a "developers" forum.

    HERE WAS MY CONFUSION: www.xda-DEVELOPERS.com it appears to a noob straight off the google express that the whole site is developers...

    i started looking for www.xda.com forums.xda.com ect....

    it took a bit of searching around the site before i realized the "Developers" section that i couldnt post in was the SUB-forum of the Captivate sub-forum.
    it was just a bit confusing until i saw the layout of the site for all the different phones and the sub catagories each had.

    i hope these suggestions can bring forth some ideas that can help the integration of new members.
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    Hi,

    Noob here! :)

    I read your "[New Members][Guide/Tour] Get the most out of XDA!!" and I thought it was great.

    Being a noob, I couldnt press the thank you button, so I just thought I'd say thank you for taking the time and the effort to write the guide.

    Thanks again!
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    Hi there,
    I'm a noob and this is my first post so please don't rip in to me for this or for the fact that I am resurrecting an old post :eek:
    I thought that it would be better to quote a post that reflected my feelings and possibly (hopefully) answer my questions.
    I have an HTC Inspire that I imported into Australia from gsmnation.com as I liked the feature set of the phone and it was compatible with my carrier over here unlike the Desire HD that is available locally but not compatible with my carrier.
    I have lurked around these forums as an unregistered user since having my phone and used the great advice shown to root it and put Android Revolution 4G 4.0 by mike1986 on it.
    Have been very happy with it but now I want more.
    In particular I would like to put Gingerbread onto it with Sense 3.5.
    I had been following a thread about RCMix3d Runny v4.0.
    I took the plunge and registered at XDA but now I can't even view the thread without getting the vBulletin message saying that members without a post count of 10 or less cannot post in developers threads.
    Fair enough I say but surely we can at least view the threads.

    I can view various other threads but i cant even find the one mentioned above.
    Can someone tell me if the thread has been deleted (all 1264 pages according to Google cache search - I was up to page 127!).

    Have tried searching using XDA's custom Google search feature but can't find the thread anywhere.

    Any advice about whether the thread still exists or if I am doing something wrong that is not even letting me view the thread.

    That thread was removed at the op's request which is why you aren't able to view it.



    Sent from my HD2. Still kicking the arse out of all your phones...