My personal bitch of the day: https://forum.xda-developers.com/eee-pad-transformer/general/how-to-fix-crashing-google-play-services-t3557521
So, maybe a couple of weeks ago my old and trusty ASUS Transformer TF101 Android tablet, which is still in heavy use, started giving constant "Google Play Services/Framework/gapps has stopped working"-errors, making it impossible to use the tablet anymore. E.g. the Youtube app would always crash too, as did Google Play Store. It seemed these errors kept appearing if wifi was enabled (for an internet connection). The tablet had an old Android 4.4.4 or somesuch (KatKiss mod).
I googled for this problem, there were lots of suggestions from the past to fix it, like emptying the cache of the Google Services Frameworks, deleting and recreating your Google account on the device, even factory resetting Android... but nope, none of them worked. As soon as wifi is enabled, those errors start appearing.
I figured either my TF101 is finally breaking down, or some new Google Play Services version doesn't like that old Android anymore. So just yesterday I finally got to update the KatKiss Android version to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), figuring it wouldn't have the same issue.
Nope, the same errors start as soon as I even try to install (or flash) Google Play Services. I've tried to flash the relevant GAPPS at the same time as I install the new Android, as well as installing the services with an apk later on, in vain. If I install Android without the Google Services, then it works just fine, but then it is so hard to find new applications for it, you have to download the apks from sites you don't recognize (malware?). I don't know if there is e.g. a legit Youtube apk installer out there that I could use without Google Play/Services.
So I was already thinking my tablet is broken... but fortunately I found that discussion which seems to confirm that some recent Google Services update makes it crash on lots of people. Now I'd just want to know what is the common thing. Is it failing on TF101 devices only, or is the problem the KatKiss Android (regardless whether it is e.g. 4.4.4 or 6.0.1), or what? Some people in that discussion had found a "solution" by installing some older version of Google Services and somehow preventing Android from auto-updating it... but that is not really a solution I want as I can't know how long an old Google Services will work reliably.
So here I am, stuck with a poorly working tablet, wishing Google would fix their damn services.
Breja brought up an article about the shutting down of IMDB boards
which I wasn't aware of.
Now, I'm like "NNNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!" :(((
I wasn't even aware there was that kind of problem in the IMDB forums. I don't use them that often, but sometimes when I've seen some interesting movie (usually an older one I didn't know about), I go to see the discussions in the forums to see tidbits about it. Yes I've even written a couple of messages or questions, but only a few times (which reminds me I should go check if I got replies to one question I had about certain movie).
Sure I've seen some arguments, but they've been rather meh to me. Ok so someone doesn't like a movie that someone else does, big deal, to each their own. Apparently I've missed some bigger flamewars then?