Re: New Jailbreakers: Beware of Bad Advice
Using this logic, I should probably be living in a cave and walking everywhere I go. I have no idea how to fix most plumbing and electrical issues, though I own a home. I have very little knowledge of how to fix anything under a hood but I own a car. Your feedback seems to imply that one should have no dealings with anything that they themselves can't personally fix, which seems a bit outlandish to me. Do you apply the same advice to your own life? One of the most obvious benefits of forums like these is that it provides people with the opportunity to learn from one another. If the only people that were ever involved in jailbreaking (or simply using iPhones for that matter) were people who knew exactly how to deal with any/all problems that might arise, then the forums might be a bit less lively...
Originally Posted by jclisenby
OP: Phone just locked up. But, I did steps x, y and z and fixed it.
Response: Yeah, I know how to do that too.
OP: Good thing, we wouldn't want anyone asking any questions around here.
Response: Yeah, I know that too.
Your comment about what "So many people" do is substantiated by what? Your own personal experience reading these forums? People posting on these forums are a self-selecting group. What you and I will never know is how many people are out there who jailbreak their iPhone but have no problems at all and don't need to post on the forums here. There may also be a lot of seasoned jailbreakers that have their own network of folks they work with outside of more mainstream public forums like iMore which I have generally experienced as an attractive venue for both experienced folks and beginners alike.
Your last statement is perhaps the most jarring... "If you don't know how to do it, don't do it." What's with the intolerance to people trying something and then asking for help in learning?