Why we dont take money or get paid: THIS IS WHO WE ARE
About a year ago I wanted to root my droid. All we had as guides were the rootyourdroid website and a bunch of long guides that made it hard to follow. I was afraid and though I did root, i did not understand it and I was afraid of what I did to my device. Then sholesmod came around and took what was hard and made it easy. Sholesmod updater put the sholes rom on it which was good but had some issues in its infacy but it allowed for people to learn about rooting. I remember the first few days of that thread and I spend hour helping people get it going. And I remember some one having a problem with their phone and we pmed and opened all kinds of threads but no one was there to help. See I remember the fear and concern people have with rooting because that was me. One of my goals when I first came to the rs was to take the long and wordy guides and make it simple to read and include more videos. People want to learn but not every one can just catch on by reading, I know because I am the same way, seeing a video and making sure I see the same screen the other guy is looking at makes me feel at ease.
In a year we have transformed the community as a whole, we help take the fear out of rooting and we provide the tools needed to help people learn about their device. Many have asked to pay and my response has always been the same, "your payment is to help the next guy who may have a similar problem that you have had, because of your struggle you are now in a position to help because you know what it is like to struggle and to triumph in the the end".
That is who we are, we are the people who struggled and now we help others by being that guiding light who shows them the way. No matter what platform whether it be android, iphone, windows, or blackberry, people just want that friendly person to help them with their device and that is why we are here. We dont need money or take money because we did not pay the person who helped and taught us we give what was given to us which is the knowledge we have. This is why we are here and this is why we were formed, so late at night when someone needs a voice to help them we can be there for them. People may not realize what it was like before us. There were members who had the knowledge but was full of themselves and made you feel little for asking a question. Now people can feel safe asking any question and know we will be there to help and guide them. NO member who wears the RS badge will EVER tell a member that "search is your friend" or will they ever belittle a member. Those were our first rule to make sure members felt comfortable asking us a question no matter how many times it was covered. We never will get tired of answering the same question because we are here for them and them was once us. So this is why we never take money and will never accept any type of reward for what we do. We are here to repay those who helped us and to share the knowledge and keep the members feeling like we are their friend and tech reps when no tech rep can be found. We are users who love our device and respect the choice of others and will remain neutral in dev affairs. We are here to ensure that all rom users feel comfortable coming to us for help and that we will give them our best effort. In the communities darkest hour we will remain the light and the voice of reason. In the time of panic we offer hope. There is a reason why their is a light bulb by our name, because we are that light and we will shine when it is dark and offer help to those who are in need. This is who we are and this is why we shine, so let your light shine bright and continue to represent yourself, the community, and these forums in a good way.
02-09-2011 10:42 AM
I just wanted to move this into the general populace to make it a little more visible. It really is a good summation of why we do what we do. Please give it a read when you get a chance.
I live that kind of "payment", done something similar in MMOs, some people often wanted to pay me or asked me if I wanted anything after I helped them with anything and I just told em to help other people. Guess I'm glad I joined this forum. I still don't have my phone (hopefully will get it in some hours, if not, tomorrow morning), but I hope to learn some things once I do, and I'll sure be willing to help whenever I can
Originally Posted by jkhonea
Thank you rescue squad and Mr. Administrator, I too was one of the ones who had to read the lengthy way to root a year ago, and thanks to the Rescue peeps, MODS and others at "THIS SITE" all is well today.
Originally Posted by randys52
Originally Posted by randys52
Support Our Troops!!
This post was Tapatalk approved. Sent from an Incredible phone
The United States is the land of the free because of the brave.
To all who serve or have served in the U.S. military and to your families, THANK YOU
Your sacrifices are NOT in vain!
May God continue to bless the USA
Your cause is a good one and much appreciated!
Another thing that you "guiding light" guys never did is ignore those of us who didn't want to root, but just wanted our Incredible to work. My Incredible is my lifeline, and not something I can risk by getting too cute. I didn't want to post one of those dreaded: "I think I bricked my phone," or "I'm stuck in a bootloop, help!"
I learned about the battery problems and got a better battery. I learned about "low memory" notifications. I discovered Swype, and learned to use it. I found about the software upgrades and installing updates that didn't want to get installed. I could go on and on. I'm almost two years into a smart phone that helped me a lot, and hasn't let me down.
Thanks, your efforts are much appreciated!
That post expresses every principle which the shills who run androidforums.com have been wiping themselves with, and for which they should have their balls fed to them! In the two years in which I've had my Incredible, they have ratcheted up the intellectual terror to dictatorial levels. Not only do the mods there intimidate those who ask any question which somebody thinks they answered already (nobody REALLY asks the same question), they hire tag teams of favored users to carry out their dirty work for this very purpose. They are present in almost every thread now, to cut off any new discussion on an old topic by re-directing the asker to older threads where reams of information was posted, and good luck in finding what you really need to know because nobody's going to try and answer your question at that point! They're also pretty good at championing Google's side of any issue which a user may have with their products or policies, and that just really stinks! Not only have forum sites such as these become much less friendly, but the mods all design their avatars with ultra-creepy images to maximize the terror! That's why I am so grateful to see there's somebody who runs forums and understands the user perspective!