So, if all my ramblings on here weren't enough to clue you in, I've kind of turned into a "hippy" lately. I'm not sure if it's mid-life crisis or finally getting right in my head, a combination of both.....or something else entirely. I've even grown to think of you guys as "friends" of sorts, as I reference our conversations on thoughts, ideas, opinions, etc in my personal and professional lives.
So @gbryant has created a community here. He fostered and grew us from fans of his into a community. Watching TLG and becoming a fan of, not just the content, the person behind the content. I can't speak for anyone but myself, but I think Gardiner's a pretty stand-up dude who loves FOSS and gaming and wanted to expand his sphere/circle to include us. And that's frikkin awesome! So if you're reading this Gardiner, THANK YOU!
And now to the point of this post, I am working with "eelo OS" or /e/, as it's referred to, and I was doing my due diligence and visited XDA. I've visited plenty of sites, including XDA, over the past 29 years or so...so I've seen a lot of these, unfortunately....and I wanted to get your thoughts on the following 'Warning': **Warning 1: If you can't do fastboot commands, do a flash all, root your device or flash TWRP/ROM, please do not ask for help here. If you cannot flash all back to stock, please stay stock for everyone's
Let me preface this paragraph by saying I am not, nor is this intended to reflect negatively against XDA or any of it's users. To me this reads "If this isn't within the scope of your education or hobby, then you shouldn't attempt it at all". I know that they don't want to get repetitive "stupid" questions. That's the meaning behind it and that's how I take it. And I guess this probably falls within the scope of the same "code of conduct" "controversy" :eyeroll: . What if this is someone's first flash? Anyone remember the first time you almost or did brick something....a parents computer, a friends phone? Anything? We learn a bit from success....but more often than not....we learn the most from failures. What's the point of all this? I just hope anyone, anywhere finds even a little value in this and perhaps will think...and hopefully act...in more positive and encouraging ways with others, myself included. I've endured a lot in my life by not being "soft" and "toughing it out" and I find an apt adage; "You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar".
That's it. Go out there and be awesome to yourselves, your families, and everyone else you meet.