[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

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June 17, 2016

This guide is intended to be a starting point for

noobs

New Users to teach you how to

start out on XDA and have a good experience and be good XDA community members.

XDA is a great place where you can learn a lot about how to make your phone better, have fun talking to

other smart people about your phone and the Android OS or Windows Phone OS, and maybe be

recognized for your efforts. But first there are a few things you need to know about XDA.

I suggest bookmarking any of the links below which

might

seem helpful since chances are in the future

it

will

be helpful to you or to someone else and you will have it bookmarked.

~~~Getting Started~~~

First, please start here by

registering

.

This enables you to post questions and helpful replies to other people's questions and get thanks.

~~~The Rules~~~

Like anything in life, there are rules here.

Here is the short version. Please:

Here is the full version.

XDA Forum/Marketplace RulesModerators (mods)

enforce the rules when necessary.

Getting a Moderators help

If you are having problems with XDA or need assistance from an admin for things like name changes,

please check here:

XDA Contacts & Help[Guideline] Behaviour on XDA

~~~Reading~~~

The best way to start is not by posting, it is by reading. Read, search, read, search.

If you read an answer that looks helpful or answers a question you might have, bookmark it, and

when you see someone else ask that question you will have the answer for them plus a supporting link.

"

Always read lots

post little

" -

mo976

I strongly encourage reading ALL of the stickied notes and guides in the

About xda-developers.com

subforum,

as well as the stickied guides in your device forums.

The stickied guides are pinned to the top of the subforum, you can see a little thumbtack icon to the left.

They are always at the top of the subforum view, even if other threads have newer posts in them.

You might be thinking "What, that's too much!?" or TLDR (too long, didn't read).

It is a lot, true...a lot of very valuable information, questions answered, problems solved,

collected and organized and right there for you to read and learn without having to work to search for it

.

Many people have put in countless hours of their personal time to enter in this knowledge

for you to learn it and apply it successfully to your XDA experience and phone, and the mods

have put them at the top of the subforum pages so you don't have to work to find them.

Please don't waste their time or yours.

I know a lot of you are just using the XDA app or Tapatalk or Forum Runner and are not on the website.

This might help:

[HOW TO]Make The Most Of The XDA App

~~~Searching~~~

When you have a question you don't know the answer to, don't post a new thread when you could post a

question in a relevant open thread, and don't post a question when a few minutes reading and searching

will not only give you an answer, but a feeling of accomplishment that you were able to find it yourself,

and the confidence to remember and repeat the answer with the link to the thread or post with that

answer when you see someone else post that question you didn't have to.

Consider the question you are going to post, pick out the keywords and type them into the search box.

Try a few different searches with slightly different words.

New Members Guide-Get the most out of XDA!!Search guide videoHelp Your Threads Get More Search Hits with Better Titles and Tags! (and improve the XDA search functionality for free!)Thread naming guide

You can also search XDA with Google. Just add this to your search terms.

site:xda-developers.com

If you aren't sure what a term or acronym means, check this excellent

Glossary

by benjamingwynn or

stempox's very helpful guide

Terms Android

.

If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and wondering if you are in over your head, this excellent guide by

iElvis

can help you decide.

So You Want to Root and Mod Your HTC One X/XL

I highly recommend it for all new users as the content is not specific to the One X/XL despite the title.

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~~~Giving Thanks~~~

Giving thanks is important. It lets people know that their work or answer is appreciated. It is a faster

method of feedback than posting a reply like "Thanks for your answer!" You must have one post to

give thanks, so here is a good place you can do that:

The "Say Hi" thread

.

You can go do that now and come back and finish here please.

You get 8 thanks per day, and they renew after 24 hours or so. Each thanks is independent of the others,

so if you give someone a thanks at 3, and then another at 4, those will renew at 3 and 4 the next day.

If you run out of thanks, then save that page in a new tab and give thanks later when you have one available.

If you use them all every day you are doing it correctly.

~~~Getting Thanks~~~

You will see that everyone here has a Thanks Meter above their avatar.

Here are the counts needed to get to the next bar.

1st bar - 26

2nd bar - 51

3rd bar - 101

4th bar - 201

bug here, never gets to 5 bars, probably 501 if fixed.

6th bar - 1001

7th bar - 2001

8th bar - 5001

9th bar - 8001

Maxed! - 10000

Not that thanks are an indication of a user's status or stature on XDA. Thanks don't really count for

anything other than as a potentially wildly inaccurate measure of a member's ability to answer your

question correctly. Some of the most important people here have a lot fewer thanks than you might guess.

~~~User Titles~~~

As you go around XDA and encounter people, you may notice that they have different titles

under their avatar. Speaking of which, click

here

to upload an avatar picture.

Here are the user titles explained by one of our mods.

0 to 29 posts - Junior Member

30 to 99 posts - Member

100 + posts - Senior Member

[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 3

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~~~Posting Questions~~~

There are some restrictions on your posting ability when you first start here. For your first 7 posts, there is

a captcha prompt and a time limit in between posts. This is mostly to stop spammers from posting garbage

throughout every thread. There is a 2 minute limit between posting and editing your posts. This stops at

30 posts when you go from Junior Member to Member, so read twice, post once.

OK, you got through all that and you have a question that you need that answer to. You have searched,

and searched again, and searched again with different keywords, but you can't find the answer.

The question is, where do you post it?

The first and best place is to check your device's Q&A forum for a thread posted there,

either a general question thread, or a thread already posted there with a similar question.

When you post into a thread, that thread is then listed at the top of the forum it is in and the title turns

Bolded

for everyone else so they know there is a new post. Someone else may see that thread

and know the answer and post it.

If you need to open a new thread check here first for helpful advice.

Always remember advice from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Don't

Panic!

Please post ALL relevant information. What ROM/Kernel, What you were doing when the problem surfaced,

What is the actual problem (not my phone won't boot, help!!), Were the planets aligned,...

Simple information can go along way to diagnose the problem/issue and it also prevents the reciprocal

post of "Need more info".

And we have all been there in Panic Mode where you freak out and just want to get some help. Noobs don't

look at these devices as phones or tablets, but rather as investment because well that is what they are at

$500-$800 a throw. I respect my device but that is because I know how to use and recovery it. Noobs don't.

They see a bootloop and it is strikingly similar to the toilet swirling their money down the drain.

That is when Panic Mode sets in.

Don't Panic. Don't be a noob. Be a New User who is smart and reads a lot and knows where things are and

how to find useful and timely information.

Remember, give it some time before reposting. XDA members live around the world and are not going to be

on your time zone and schedule. Wait a day and see if you get a response. If you want a notification of

someone else posting into that thread, click on the Thread Tools button at the top of the thread and choose

Subscribe, or click the Subscribe button at the top of the page.

Please do not simply "bump" the thread up. Add some more information as to additional things you have

tried to resolve the problem since your last post.

~~~Why can't I post in the Dev thread I want to?~~~

Fallen Spartan - Moderator Committee

Almost all of XDA is open to you right from the start. You can post into your devices General, Q&A,

Accessories, and Themes and Apps forums. You can learn a lot and help other new users with answers

you have found previously by reading the stickied guides in your device forum and in the

XDA General Discussion forums

.

Please feel free to thank the dev several times instead of posting "Thanks for a great ROM".

Rate the dev's thread with 5 stars using the rate dropdown button at the top of every page of the thread.

If you feel that is not sufficient, most devs have a donate button with Paypal.

I promise you that they will remember you and appreciate you far more for donating even a couple of

dollars versus some post, however gushingly approving, on their ROM thread.

Please do not send private messages to the devs saying "Thanks for a great ROM"

instead of posting "Thanks for a great ROM". See above.

If you have read up to this point and still feel it is unfair that you cannot post into a dev forum thread,

please consider it from this perspective:

Is it so much to ask that you read for a bit first, pick up some knowledge and experience, help a few people

in the 90+% of XDA which is completely open to you,

to participate with quality posts instead of BS posts

,

in return for being able to post into any of the ROM threads from any dev on this site?

What XDA is all about

Also keep in mind that the mods are out there reading your posts, and if they believe you are posting junk

simply to get to 10 posts to post some non-dev comment in a dev thread, you could find all your posts

missing and your account temporarily disabled.

For more tips on how to reach 10 posts in a community acceptable way, please check here:

Postcount limit in developmental foraWant To Post In Development?[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA - Part 4

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~~~Getting Flamed or Trolled~~~

When you post something here, many people will see it and possibly post a reply that might be perceived as

funny but not extremely helpful, or trolling. This is mostly due to questions that have been asked and

answered a thousand times, threads/posts being in the wrong forum/thread, or not providing enough info.

This is usually meant as good-natured kidding, so please don't take it wrongly and snap off a reply that

escalates the situation into something you might regret later.

At some point, you are going to get "flamed" by someone who feels that your post is stupid, off-topic,

irrelevant, noobish, whatever, and they are going to post something like "You are an XXXXX who doesn't

know something simple like YYYYY. Don't post here anymore." It is going to happen at some time here,

but

the important part is not to respond in kind

.

It will not help the situation, or make your e-peen any bigger, or make you any tougher. It might make

you feel better temporarily, but what usually happens is that the forum mod (or a senior mod) will come

in and delete those comments and you might end up on the infraction list, or temporarily disabled,

or banned. Just don't reply to it.

First, consider the question or post you wrote from a different angle. There is no excuse for flaming

someone, but in a multi-cultural environment things may be perceived very differently than you intended.

Try ignoring it.

Second, if the flame is really over the line, don't reply to it. Click on the little triangle in the upper right corner

of the post to report it. Type in a short explanation, choose "Abusive or threatening post" and let the mods handle it.

~~~Reporting Posts~~~

XDA Needs You! to help keep things organized. Please press the little orange triangle button and report

when you see threads that are in the wrong forums. If you see a [Q] thread posted in your device's General

or Development forums, please take a minute to report it and put in "Please move to X device Q&A forum"

as an example reason. Then choose "Thread/Post moving or maintenance" in the drop down box,then Send Report.

This will notify all the mods of that forum and one of them will move the thread to the correct forum.

You can also use this to report spam posts. Since XDA has a lot of members, we are a target for spammers.

If you see threads posted with titles like [WATCH ONLINE NOW][LIVE]Some sports event[LIVE], please

use the report button to let us mods know that we need to delete it.

~~~Signature~~~

Making a signature is a very important thing to do since it can help to describe your phone, it's current software,

and any modifications you have installed.

A signature should inform others about your phone when you post a question to avoid follow up questions.

A good signature will include information helpful to others beyond the direct target of the question/reply.

A great signature will inform the community with important information and potentially answer

questions which have not been asked yet, avoiding repetitive posts.

[GUIDE][Noob Friendly]How to make a good signature[Noob Friendly][GUIDE]Please click here to make a signature (5-8 posts minimum)

It's cool and you will get more help and respect from us.

If you need some ideas for a signature or are willing to share yours, please check here:

Share your sig code please

.

Please respect other XDA members and avoid using really huge pictures that are several inches tall

with stacked pictures and text, or multi-megabyte videos.

Also, if you copy a picture from someone that you like, please rehost it either in a gallery here on XDA

or on

Dropbox

or

photobucket

or whatever service you like.

Don't just copy their image link and paste it into your signature. That is stealing and could also be

turned off at any time if they change or delete the picture, or if the additional bandwidth used goes

over the limits, and you will lose the image completely.

Please remember that signatures are supposed to be that, signatures. Not obnoxious billboards.

~~~Donations~~~

Making a donation is neither expected or required, but are always gratefully received and appreciated.

There are "Donate to me" icons above people's avatar, or in their signatures.

You can also donate to XDA by clicking

HERE

.

When you donate 10 EUROS to XDA,you get rewarded with a STAR which is displayed below your avatar.

If you buy 10 STARS ,you will be rewarded with a

.

Remember, always be respectful of other members here and considerate. Most people here are doing

this for nothing more than the feeling of helping people as we have been helped by other people previously,

and sometimes the occasional press of the thanks button. We aren't making money here and this isn't

a job, so please don't tell people what to do or demand things of people such as mods or custom ROM

configs to suit you and you will do just fine here.

~~~Other Helpful Links~~~

Get an extra 5GB at copy.com! [HOW TO] make a good THREAD, POST, QUESTION and POLL Help Your Threads Get More Search Hits with Better Titles and Thread Tags![Tutorial] How To Logcat[GUIDE] How to give constructive feedback to developers[ADB/FB/APX Driver] Universal Naked Driver 0.7Chef CentralAndroid Application Development Videos[Ultimate Guide]Android App Development - From ScratchHow to Apply for Recognized DeveloperXDA Recognized Developer Program Expansion

  • Do you contribute enough work to be a Recognized Contributor or Recognized Themer?

xda-developers: The History -Part One-xda-developers: The-History-Part Two/XDA Through the Years: A Visual History

I am leaving this open for now, but please, in the spirit of what I have written above, please only post

suggestions you feel will improve this guide. I hope this guide helps you and makes your experience

on XDA a better one. I appreciate your thanks, but I will appreciate you even more if you take this guide

to heart and really do it while you are here. Thank you for reading.

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A picture is worth a thousand words...so here are a few pictures to ponder.

  1. Portal

  2. Forum Home

  3. Device Home

  4. Device Forum

  5. User Control Panel

  6. Advanced Search

For the text version of this guide and to register here on XDA, please go here:

[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

1.

Many people start out with the XDA Portal.

2.

But most continue on to the forums...this is a longie but a goodie.


++++++++++++++++++++++++


3.

Once you find your device home forum, many people stay for a while.


++++++++++++++++++++++++


4.

There is a lot of information just by glancing at the device's Q&A forum page.


++++++++++++++++++++++++


5.

You can change your preferences and more through the User Control Panel.


++++++++++++++++++++++++


6.

If you know how to use the Advanced Search, you are a power user indeed.


++++++++++++++++++++++++


For the text version of this guide and to register here on XDA, please go here:

[GUIDE] - XDA New User Guide - Getting started on XDA

Welcome to XDA!

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I cannot stress this more to the

Noobs

New Users, if you want your experience on XDA to be fruitful and learn to unleash the true potential of your device, please look at and adhere to the above. It makes things so much more productive and that way we can all help each other in an orderly and constructive fashion.

I mean, isn't that why you came to XDA anyways? I'm sure any Google search definitely pulls up links to one thread or another from XDA, so why not register and join and become productive part of the community.

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June 17, 2016

Nice guide. Think n00bs will read it? That is kind of the downside of n00bs, not reading or searching first. So they never find this.

Crtl+F

"n00bs"

Replace all

"New Users"

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June 17, 2016

I hope they will, I know what you mean about searching, unfortunately that is not just new people nowadays...

I have requested that this thread be stickied, might be tough in this forum however as there are a lot of stickies already, I hate to bump threads up so we will see.

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June 17, 2016

I totally understand what you are saying my friend, but also in response to it. That is just more of a reason for us as RC's an well as other respectable committed XDA members to make sure to share this as much as we can by re posting it in our respective device forums and other non device specific forums. So if you see a chance to post it in a thread to help answer a question covered in the OP of this thread please do. Vote this thread to be presented on the a Portal, add tags to the thread to help people find it. I personally am going now to add it to my sig along with the ew member guide that is linked in the op and has been linked in my sig ever since the new member guide was created. I also highly recommend every RC link this thread in there sig as well. I mean the more it is linked the higher the chance is that noobs will find the thread.

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June 17, 2016

I totally agree that post. I'm a new junior member, but I don't want to be a noob. I suggest that everyone new member should be forced to read and agree this post before registration.

Sent from my GT-S5360 using xda premium

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June 17, 2016

Just so you know, you don't need to be a member to download attachments

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June 17, 2016

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Just so you know, you don't need to be a member to download attachments

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June 17, 2016

Thanks for letting me know, I am sure I read that somewhere but I will change it now.

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June 17, 2016

At the early times,xda allowed downloading from attachment only after registration but as the number of members increased,xda noticed that many people just registered to download the attachment they required and never showed up again.Hence,xda allowed downloading attachments without registering so that the number of guys who are not here to stay(something like that) would be reduced.Read this sometime before.

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June 17, 2016

I have added this to my sticky

here

, lets hope they use this.

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June 17, 2016

Nice guide, I've actually stuck it to this thread

Little tip - No need to spam every forum with the same guide

. All other threads removed

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June 17, 2016

Yes sir, I understand after talking to pg101 last night. A number of us RC's just felt that a number of users go directly to their phones forum and tend to stay there, not to this forum and would thus miss it, so we didn't feel it counted as spam in that regard. But we understand and respect your decision. Thank you for stickying it.

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June 17, 2016

True, I understand your point, but if we have it in one location, we can direct all new users to the same place and it also helps you if you only have to update one thread, rather than countless others

...........................

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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June 17, 2016

Been a reader/member of xda over a year, but haven't made my first post until today. My advice is follow the guides, use the searc and read the forum thread.

By doing this I have successfully rooted and flashed the Captivate and the Galaxy S II. Even got the latter out of a CWM boot loop.

Slow down, think about your problem and then read some more.

The answer is most likely out there, or you have read it before and just need to remember.

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June 17, 2016

Okay here is my 2 cents for say. This is just plan confusing to me, I can not lie. Ever sense I first joined XDA I have read post of members bitching about this problem. I have also seen other members get flamed pretty bad over this problem. Now that there is a actual organized effort to subvert this issue some, it is put to a stop???? Just illogical to me.

Now if you see multiple post as spamming the boards, I do apologize for that. But one thread in one location is not enough if the proper steps are not taken. If the one thread method is what is wanted then I suggest this.

One make this a mandatory read for all new members, not just a stickie thread.

Two make this a mandatory subscribed thread for all new members and existing members. Also make it a non removable subscribed thread at least for a year if not never.

Now as time goes by I could probably think of some more to add to this but this is just my initial thoughts. I highly respect all mods and admins but this sort of action toward something that is an effort to help XDA is just not understandable to me.

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June 17, 2016

Tbh, I liked some of your ideas, especially the subscribing new users to specifc threads. I've passed this onto admin/mods for discussion

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June 17, 2016

I do not know your skill level or how much you know about programming an working with mobile devices. So if any of what I say does not apply to you please take it with a grain of salt and not offence as I only aim to try to help some. I suggest you start with the forum for your current device and any other device you may own. Go to the forum, or forums, and read read read. Try to learn as much as you can about your device or devices. Learn all aspects about them such as processor specific details like what architecture it uses. Find out what kind of internal memory it uses and what format it is in, google is very helpful in doing this. Learn how your device or devices are unlocked and exactly what the unlocking allows the device or devices to do. read heavily in the development forum for your device or devices. Look at the development that is out for your device or is in development for your device or devices.After you feel you have learned all you can about your device or devices then pick out developers from your forum that you think you would like work with and send them PMs detailing you would like to work with them and what services you can provide for them. Also learn how to use the development tools for your device or devices such as the SDK for Android. Last and most importantly be friendly and considerate to any and all members you have contact with and also have patients as everyone here is from different places in the world and vary in the amount of time they spend here on XDA. Hope some of this helps.

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June 17, 2016

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I do not know your skill level or how much you know about programming an working with mobile devices. So if any of what I say does not apply to you please take it with a grain of salt and not offence as I only aim to try to help some. I suggest you start with the forum for your current device and any other device you may own. Go to the forum, or forums, and read read read. Try to learn as much as you can about your device or devices. Learn all aspects about them such as processor specific details like what architecture it uses. Find out what kind of internal memory it uses and what format it is in, google is very helpful in doing this. Learn how your device or devices are unlocked and exactly what the unlocking allows the device or devices to do. read heavily in the development forum for your device or devices. Look at the development that is out for your device or is in development for your device or devices.After you feel you have learned all you can about your device or devices then pick out developers from your forum that you think you would like work with and send them PMs detailing you would like to work with them and what services you can provide for them. Also learn how to use the development tools for your device or devices such as the SDK for Android. Last and most importantly be friendly and considerate to any and all members you have contact with and also have patients as everyone here is from different places in the world and vary in the amount of time they spend here on XDA. Hope some of this helps.

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June 17, 2016

Sorry T-Mac, it is a spam user. Good try though.

I can spot those within 1 or 2 posts now. PM me and I will tell you how.

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June 17, 2016

I'm a new user. Been here for quite a few days now, read a heap of specific posts to device and my old one, and really only saw this out of the corner of my eye. It's a great read, and I agree with the comment that new users should have to read it.

Now to go and sort out my signature

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June 17, 2016

Thank you for your post, you serve as a prime example of why I say one thread in one location will not work for this thread to have a major impact on new users. Now a mandatory read is a idea, but how do you know they actually took the time to read it and didn't just scroll down and click on what ever button is there to say "Ok I read it" like so many do when they install new programs or apps and just click accept. A time limit would not work either because they could just wait that time period out and then go about their business. I say if it is posted in other forums this is a sure fire way to up the odds that this is actually read by new users.

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June 17, 2016

Sounds legit... If you are used to forums then it should be easier.. Everything makes sense.. just be patient, research, read as op stated... Ive learned a lot on here just by reading what interests me and trying stuff out... Great place

Sent from my SCH-R920 using xda premium

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June 17, 2016

Finally someone explained the ranking system! Thanks x10 to OP!

Sent from my Desire HD using xda premium

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June 17, 2016

Rather than every new user posting thanks, can we use the "thanks" button instead. I'm going to remove all thanks posts now

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June 17, 2016

Should we add please use thanks button instead of a thanks post to the guide?

Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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June 17, 2016

I thought that having this:

"I am leaving this open for now, but please, in the spirit of what I have written above, please only post suggestions you feel will improve this guide. I hope this guide helps you and makes your experience on XDA a better one. I appreciate your thanks, but I will appreciate you even more if you take this guide to heart and really do it while you are here. Thank you for reading."

at the bottom would be sufficient to keep people from posting but might need to get the thread closed instead.

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June 17, 2016

I would prefer it if other users added tips for new users tbh, ie, from experience........ What to do, look for, help others, become a RC, start deving etc. We want to assist new users so they become the next great devs and inspire future users

...........................

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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June 17, 2016

i found this thread to be pretty informative from a new user standpoint. most of it is common sense but we all know common sense might as well be a super power by now. ive always been the kind of person to research the heck out of something just to find all the information about it as i could and this site definitely has a ton of info to learn. i do agree that alot of people dont read before they post. ive seen it on countless threads. maybe having this thread be a requirement will maybe curb that a lil bit? anyways awesome work and thanks for the work.

edit : one way ive learned so far on here, utilize the search option. the question or problem you have may just be written differently. try using multiple ways of searching. if that doesnt work try using google. more than likely it will link a page back here. maybe the problem you are having is just the same as on a different device but has a similiar way of fixing it. and if all fails and you do have to post a question, dont sound like ur panicking. give logcats, specific information about your problem such as rom,kernel, version, what error message you get, etc. that will better narrow down the issue. the devs, and other members who will try to help dont want to have their time wasted by half the information being missing. oh and read the thread before u post an issue, more than likely if its something being developed others have had the exact same issue. no need in cluttering a thread saying over and over a same problem that someone else already stated and that has been known to happen. reading could fix all that.

---------- Post added at 01:19 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:10 AM ----------

what if u made each section where they had to sign with their email that they sat up to join and make it where they had to verify the email? just an idea. i know it would clutter their email box up but it would be better to have like 5 or 6 emails they would have to click a link on rather than 100s of posts where its obvious they didnt read it.

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i found this thread to be pretty informative from a new user standpoint. most of it is common sense but we all know common sense might as well be a super power by now. ive always been the kind of person to research the heck out of something just to find all the information about it as i could and this site definitely has a ton of info to learn. i do agree that alot of people dont read before they post. ive seen it on countless threads. maybe having this thread be a requirement will maybe curb that a lil bit? anyways awesome work and thanks for the work.

edit : one way ive learned so far on here, utilize the search option. the question or problem you have may just be written differently. try using multiple ways of searching. if that doesnt work try using google. more than likely it will link a page back here. maybe the problem you are having is just the same as on a different device but has a similiar way of fixing it. and if all fails and you do have to post a question, dont sound like ur panicking. give logcats, specific information about your problem such as rom,kernel, version, what error message you get, etc. that will better narrow down the issue. the devs, and other members who will try to help dont want to have their time wasted by half the information being missing. oh and read the thread before u post an issue, more than likely if its something being developed others have had the exact same issue. no need in cluttering a thread saying over and over a same problem that someone else already stated and that has been known to happen. reading could fix all that.

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what if u made each section where they had to sign with their email that they sat up to join and make it where they had to verify the email? just an idea. i know it would clutter their email box up but it would be better to have like 5 or 6 emails they would have to click a link on rather than 100s of posts where its obvious they didnt read it.

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June 17, 2016

Thanks, lots of useful tips. Not my first forum I'm in but it's always important to state out the rules of each forum. But as some are very lazy they gonna skip this guide and post requests before searching. That's in the human nature. For me this guide is great, among the first page I visited. Of cource I'm gonna follow it, no doubt about it

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June 17, 2016

I'd like to suggest that you add a section to this about reading "stickies". As the majority of us will know, the stickies section of these forums will hold all the crucial information like brilliant guides (this one included), forum rules and other much needed information.

I didn't even know about the sticky thread for users to make suggestions to mods/admins until about half hour ago, and even then I only noticed it because I got bored and thought I'd have a look through.

At least if it is added to this thread, a lot of the new users who are directed here, will be able to read it and take that idea on board.

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Added a Reading section at the top, what do you think?

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June 17, 2016

That's great. Written perfectly and very easily understood.

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June 17, 2016

Glad that I happened upon this, it explains a few things like the 5 minute period between posts.

The 5 minute thing is not too bad, though annoying because it also makes you wait 5 minutes to

edit

your previous post as well.

Ok, technically, you can edit it immediately. You just can't

save

the edit until 5 minutes have elapsed from your previous post.

And the suggestion to read is obviously a good one. I might suggest somehow highlighting it a bit more, so anyone even briefly scanning it would be drawn to it. As it is, my eye is drawn to the Rules Animation and I almost missed the Read bit right below. .

But then again, these days, the biggest offenders probably aren't even looking for this thread. To think I thought things were bad back in the Usenet days when people would not RTFM...

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June 17, 2016

Hey brother I'm curious how the XDA donation system works. I donated a few days ago when I read this wonderful informational, but i still have no

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June 17, 2016

It should be automatic tbh. Contact admin and they should sort it out for ya

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June 17, 2016

Thanks a lot! ^^

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June 17, 2016

I am sorry, I don't understand what you mean by presentation forum?

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is there something wrong with the new xda theme or something, cause "Edit Signature" doesn't exist at all

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You have to have 5-8 posts and then the script that runs every hour should pick your account up and make the option visible.

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I didn't know about the 5-8 post rule for sigs. Nice one mf2112

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Nice guide and I think everyone who wants to register should be forced to read it, like everybody is forced to watch the noob video. That video is pretty funny and I actually watched it two times before I continued the registration.

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We tried that. All the RCs put a copy of it in there respective home-fora and it was decided by the admins that it should be in one central location (here), as any edits would be too hard to filter across so many device forums and eventually the core would get lost in translation down the line.

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The video is hilarious, I watch it every time I feel like a noob.

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I would like to say that i just registered this morning and the intro noob video made my day

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