... you are not allowed to promote or discuss projects you have not posted XOA and you cannot not direct or even hint to XOA members about going to your site to find them...
WOW! I cannot discuss CM 10.2 in another developer's thread just because I mentioned the keywords, NexusHD2 or my forum, in his thread.
Someone must be afraid of (or love) my posts/ROMs and sent the complaints to the moderators.
[ PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY AN OPINION ] Isolationism
soren wrote:This is still unclear to me. What could they possibly lose if their users go to other forums?
is defined as the principle or practice of showing interest only in your own and not being involved in anything beyond it. Most often this is applied to politics and international affairs but at times it transcends to business and trade practices.
You can read about pre World War II US isolationism in “Those Angry Days” by Lynne Olson and “1940” by Susan Dunn. Both focused on the ferocious and now largely forgotten resistance Franklin D. Roosevelt had to navigate in order to stand with our allies against Hitler. Consider the alternate history if isolationism was successfully enforced and won.
Isolationism is not just an aversion to war (which is an altogether healthy instinct). It is a broader reluctance to engage, to assert responsibility, to commit. Isolationism tends to be pessimistic (we will get it wrong, we will make it worse) and amoral (it is none of our business unless it threatens us directly) and inward-looking (foreign aid is a waste of money better spent at home).An outright ban on the mention of other sites yields conversations like this one instead of encouraging the open exchange of technical information
, which is what XDA claims to be, at least partially, about.
Now, I call this enforcement rather hypocritical - and everyone is free to disagree, of course. If you were to ask me why I call it such I would suggest you do a search on XDA for the words "Android Central" and you will find about 12,800 mentions of this competing site. Searching for "github" yields some 2,780,000 results while the site "developer.android.com" yields roughly 276,000 results. We could go on but I think you can see my point. In contrast, the term which upsets people so much, "tytung.com", yields a mere 152 results on XDA.
“Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
” said Dale Carnegie. Competition doesn't matter. In many cases, the more competition the better. The fear of competition is all in one's head. Simply put, competition is healthy while fear of competition is bull***t.
I am off my soapbox and finished with this topic.
Thank you for your patience!