I didn't post my forum (i.e., this forum) URL in the above orange forum, and they banned my account without any notification.
They also deleted some of my posts which discussed GSM bugs in the unofficial CM 10.2 thread in their forum.
It seems that some moderators/developers/users
are jealous of my successful work on my NexusHD2 CM10.2.
They just tried to manipulate the discussion content in their forum. Shame on them.
So, you are now famous!
Seriously, success is often feared and even shunned by some. XDA's rules of never mentioning another competing site is just silly. It is isolationism and it shows some insecurity even though this forum is not a threat to them. They are slowly suffocating the HD2 forums.
As for the "recruiting" that is likely our fault - those of us who registered here without an invitation, those of us, like myself, who offered some help, although you never asked. I am not a forum moderator by XDA's definition and my ego is not big enough to be bothered by that fact. I know who I am and what I have accomplished in the information technology field and though I may well be able to compete with their staff I have no desire or interest in the competition.
XDA will survive just fine despite some of the egos they have to live with. And this forum will survive just fine despite XDA's behaviour.
The Internet is a big place with room for lots of ideas, good as well as bad.
---Any clod can have the facts, but having an opinion is an art.