Suggestion for "Hacking" Forum Organization

Jared DiPane

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As the site continues to grow in members and content, organization is going to continue to be key. I love how there is a seperate area to go to have your hacking type questions answered, but at times it can be a little bit confusing.

I was thinking about how it can be organized to meet everyones needs and to keep awesome oragnization as the site continues to grow. One thing I noticed in the Hacking Forum is that there is a section for the HTC Hero ROM's specifically. I was thinking, what if a section like that was added to each forum (DROID, NexusOne, Hero, Eris etc) so that people could post their ROM's in it, as well as keep it geared towards one device to ensure members are getting the best information possible. I know sometimes I read a post and don't realize they are talking about a different device til after the fact, and I think it may happen to more then just me.

I think if there was a sub forum, people would know its a dedicated area to that, and some of the people who create these ROM's would be interested in bringing their posts over to the Android Central Community for all the members here to see.

The hacking section could be left for more generalized questions, rooting questions, different recovery type questions, and then the device specific ROM's and hack information would be placed in each respective forum.

This is just an idea that I had since browsing the forums, and thought I would bring it to the table!
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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I think the reason we don't have a Droid/Samsung/Pulse/cliq etc etc ROM section is because we don't have any members developing ROM's for them.

This is something I wish we could fix. For the record - I'm available and would gladly offer up my contact information for ANYONE wanting to learn to cook ROM's for their devices, kernel building, custom scripting, themes etc. I can say first hand that Jeremy and Cory are more than accommodating and always quick to help moving/changing/locking threads for development.
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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gbhil , are you able to code android apps?

Able to? Yeah, but that doesn't mean they're good enough to pass out to others :D

I'm no Java programmer, and the Dalvik VM on Android takes a good working knowledge of Java to program for. I can code apps in C, and compile them so they have no outside dependencies and they run just fine, but the size of them is HUGE and they aren't very efficient. Good for fiddling with, but thats about it.

Short version - I don't consider myself an app developer by any means, and don't recommend any else does either :)
 

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Able to? Yeah, but that doesn't mean they're good enough to pass out to others :D

I'm no Java programmer, and the Dalvik VM on Android takes a good working knowledge of Java to program for. I can code apps in C, and compile them so they have no outside dependencies and they run just fine, but the size of them is HUGE and they aren't very efficient. Good for fiddling with, but thats about it.

Short version - I don't consider myself an app developer by any means, and don't recommend any else does either :)

well im my book u are a wizard.lol
 

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