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dan_fisher
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Hi guys,

First of all I must say that I’ve made many partnership agreements and haven’t experienced this kind of situation. All authors I worked with are very very professional people. I was very impressed before I met this guy.

A few months ago I’ve made one quite popular HTML template (2 months on weeks top sales). I decided that I need to make a partnership with another WordPress developer. I found the elite author and was happy in the beginning. No names!

He promised the theme will be ready in 40 days. After 40 days I’ve got nothing and he said that “by the end of June or in first week of July” theme will be ready. As you maybe understand still nothing. Today is 22 of July, 1 month delay :(

I need to say that I understand how development progress is going because I’m also WordPress developer and I know how it’s going and sometimes small issue can take long time etc.

However, 1 week ago he said that everything is ready and he needs “to set mysql database” and gone for the present time. As a WordPress developer I know how much time needs to set mysql database :)

I tried to get him via Skype and email but only silence instead. If you are an Elite author how you can be so unprofessional?

However, questions for you guys. What should I do next: 1) Keep calm and wait for the response. 2) Try to find another author. 3) Your variant.

Thanks for your response!

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greenline
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I’d go for 2) Partnership with someone else. Maybe that developer is very busy and he hesitate to tell you that. Since there are no special agreements involved (money, etc) you can easily start with someone else.

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dan_fisher
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Where is he from?
Don’t want to write it here. Contact me via contact form.
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LubosVolovar
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I had the very same experience with the top 50 elite author.

He just abandoned my project without a word and started to work on another design with bigger potential. I can’t blame him for that, but at least he should let me know about it or reply to my emails I sent him.

Better forget about him and find someone else, or even better – do it yourself if possible.

Elite badge means only one thing – person earned a lot of money here. But I am not saying that I don’t want that badge too :)

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wordpress-premium
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Where is he from?
Don’t want to write it here. Contact me via contact form.

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Bad story. Well you’re not first who had a problems with him :(

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fifty_tons
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Where is he from?
Don’t want to write it here. Contact me via contact form.

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Bad story. Well you’re not first who had a problems with him :(

+1, similar story with him, and a few others. This is sadly a very common story. We should have our own union :P

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Ivor
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