DroidForums.net & Ultimate Droid ROMs

Discussion in 'Android News' started by JohnDroid, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. agent42o

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    Look, I am going to give you the public opinion. People accuse him of something, he vanishes for 2 days and then comes back for a quick post, saying his internet is down. Last I checked, he said he had every rom available on his desktop, so can't he install something that tethers? Even at 1x you can get on and post... to me, that was admitting he was guilty.

    I, in all honesty, have nothing against BD. I have spent a lot of time on this forum helping people, getting people past the idea of being scared to root their phones... When he brought a Rom here, I was excited.

    It was so good for DF, which is an awesome community, and has some of the coolest people. This was awesome, finally, DF would be one of the top forums. Then I saw him go to RM, then later ***** about it, and I don't know why that happened.... and from there, well, here's where we are.

    The thing is, I know everyone is looking down, but I know how great the mods here are. A sincere apology to the entire community could fix a lot of things, it might not get him his section back, but it would gain him a lot of respect, at the cost of a lot of his pride. Is he willing to do that?

    I don't want to see people leave here, that's really the only reason I got involved in the conversation. People threatening to leave, devs saying this place supports piracy, etc...

    Man, do you know how tough it was to get questions answered when I first rooted my phone? Everyone was like "read the faqs" but when you have questions or concerns, no one ever says "oh the google apps are still google, no one will steal your information" or something like "The update.zip can't brick your phone." Those simple answers were so much trouble elsewhere, everyone was so cool, they didn't have time for you.

    But...

    Droidforums did. I don't want a bad light on this place, you can read all the posts I have made on the subject, I understand the issue, but even on CM's blog, I defended Droidforums because the people, the mods, and the devs, are so awesome, they don't deserve this black eye.
     
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    WE as a "New Culture" Android.. open, for the TEAM, every human on earth..... now is the time to Unite! as one... "Agree to disagree" at times.... my heart felt plea is here!

    CANT WE ALL GET ALONG!

    For the people!

    Peanut Butter Jelly Time! yea probly not for :motdroidhoriz:, :blackdroid:, :greendroid:, :droideris:, and :)...

    Its a DIM DAY!
     
  3. koush

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    Join IRC. You will get real time support there from me and other users.
     
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    link? not everyone knows about IRC. Internet Relay Chat..
    Again, I give props to all Devs! Ideas/Hard Work is what has made this world go round technology wise.. :)
     
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/koush/38233-real-time-irc-support.html
     
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    I am SO sad and disappointed, that two grown man, and two great community sides where not able to sit together and find a solution for a problem. The way the whole situation went down, was not what we EVER expected to happen, especially here on our site.

    I hope that the damage, done to our community, to our site and to our staff, is small. but i fear its not!

    -.-
     
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    All BD had to do was admit his mistake, and all would be forgiven. UD users love the rom. They don't care if he made it from source, built on someone else's work, or stole it from a dancing banana, who is no longer dancing because his rom got jacked. UD users will continue to support the rom, and would have if he had admitted his mistake as well. He tried to be Roger Clemens instead of Andy Petite.
     
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    Well, Considering I only come to this site for the Ultimate droid roms, I guess I will have to move on to whatever forum he goes to next and leave this one behind...

    As for who built what, I dont care, I just know UD runs best and looks best on my phone...
     
  9. agent42o

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    Heh, I don't want to live in the past, but I still think he could man up and fix this all. This isn't the first time the open source community has had this happen. You come forward, admit your mistakes, move your source into a repository, and let people improve on what you do.

    Here's the thing, if you don't run open source or don't use any community projects, you might not get it... more than anything, people want you to post your improvements so the next in line can take those changes and improve upon them.

    People doing open source, of any type, have a competitor that has more resources than them, so it's up to the community to step up. BD made some great changes, people rave about his rom, so what if he used Cyan's source, he just wants credit more than any contribution to the community, past or present.

    Take the source, change it, but keep the source open.

    So many ways this situation went wrong.
     
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    Okay i read like the first 10 pages and then decided to post.
    In my eyes even though i love koush's work and cyanogenmod, and wasnt happy to hear that blackdroid copied stuff (yes ive used blackdroids stuff before and loved it and the theme) i really dont believe that this is entirely fair. Yes it is possible that he may have copied and pasted stuff but that doesnt mean he really did. Blackdroid helped out a lot around here when people had questions and kicking him out really is just wrong. You guys should give him a chance to plead his case, because in reality hes innocent until hes proven guilty.

    Dont do this DF, give blackdroid a chance to plead his case and prove that hes guilty. He's just like the other developers and helps people out and does stuff for us the people. So what he might have copied and pasted stuff, everybody makes mistakes and he did come around and give koush/cyanogenmod credit in his V10. Sure it may not have been the exact statement we all wanted to see but he still did that, and still said something to us.

    Bottom line, give him a chance, theres absolutely no need to do this, and if he messes up again kick him out right away no questions asked.

    There's my .02
     
  11. Dibrom

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    He was proven guilty, there's no may about it. And no he didn't and still isn't giving koush/cyanogen credit.

    Did you not read any of this?
     
  12. Beron

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    The right thing

    I think the forum admins did the right thing here.

    I think in the end you have to ask yourself, do you really want to run a ROM made by a person who is proven to be dishonest?

    Running someones ROM as root requires quite a bit of trust, potentially a bad ROM could do anything to your phone and the data on it.

    If BlackDroid admitted to what he did his reputation would remain tarnished I think but some people might choose to trust him anyway and continue using his work. I'm all for that, give people a second chance. But he did not do that, he stubbornly refuses to admit to what he did. Not inspiring me with any trust.
     
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