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PixelBin
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Felt like I had to share this one as I’m getting quite sick of it. Happens every other time a buyer needs support…

Buyer asks about a problem on his site (not related to the theme, mind you). I check the site, and what do you know? The copyright says “Designed and developed by [his company’s name]”. Really? Was it designed by you, really? Is that why you’re asking me for support?

On a side note, his so-called “products” are terrible.

/rant

Good day everyone. :)

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BroOf
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Yes I also came up with those clients. I don’t know what to make of this…

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brainbuzzmedia
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Well you shouldn’t be supporting themes you didn’t design, problem solved. ;)

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PixelBin
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Unfortunately I gave support before I noticed this. I’ll be on the lookout from now on.

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uDesignStudios
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Well you shouldn’t be supporting themes you didn’t design, problem solved. ;)

+1 nice one :)

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digitalimpact
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Everybody’s a web designer these days… jeez!

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pezflash
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It’s a problem that was discussed time ago in AD. The fact is that most of our buyers are design studios that just resells to third clients. So they really sell the template like their designs. The point is that will never admit (to avoid problems with the client) that the final web is based on a template.

But that’s why templates are made. We can’t complain, but of course, they should never use that argument (designed and developed by…)

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CreativeMilk
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For what i know when a buyer buy;s an theme of yours he can change the copyright line to anything he wants. I have a couple of buyers who have done the same, i dont mind, they pay me for the theme. Dont forget about this…...an buyer often dont want a strange name on there website, so they will put there own name there.

welcome in the world of templates ;)

Be smart and give the buyer support, it will increase your name!

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organicbee
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For what i know when a buyer buy;s an theme of yours he can change the copyright line to anything he wants. I have a couple of buyers who have done the same, i dont mind, they pay me for the theme. Dont forget about this…...an buyer often dont want a strange name on there website, so they will put there own name there.

welcome in the world of templates ;)

Be smart and give the buyer support, it will increase your name!

I think I no which site alex is talking about and its linked to another “design” firm if youd want to call it that

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EugeneO
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For what i know when a buyer buy;s an theme of yours he can change the copyright line to anything he wants. I have a couple of buyers who have done the same, i dont mind, they pay me for the theme. Dont forget about this…...an buyer often dont want a strange name on there website, so they will put there own name there.

welcome in the world of templates ;)

Be smart and give the buyer support, it will increase your name!
Removing the credit at the bottom of a theme or template is not the same as replacing the real designer’s name with your own. If you didn’t design the website, don’t put text at the bottom saying you did whether you paid for it or not. It’s simply a lie.
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