Is the jailbreaking community too hostile?

Jailbreak Flaming

I think back to the earliest days of the jailbreaking community, when our forums were still called iPod touch Fans, and I remember a niche and respectable group of users that were genuinely intrigued by the few tweaks and modifications available for jailbroken iOS devices. But more importantly, they were respectful.

Nowadays, the landscape of the jailbreak scene has greatly changed. The popularization of Twitter as a social platform has increased the interaction between jailbreak developers and their followers, but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. The screenshot above speaks for itself.

It would be a generalization to claim that all jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are as impatient, rude and classless as the user above, but there are certainly a significant number of people that are continuously flaming developers for the lack of up-to-date jailbreaking tools.

If you are one of these people, please stop. You are not encouraging jailbreak developers to release new exploits, but rather demotivating them to contribute to such a hostile community. Remember, these people are putting hours upon hours of work into discovering and releasing these exploits in a safe manner — for free.

Let’s show these people the respect they deserve.

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