I'm sure you understand very well what it is about so I needn't explain, but here it is anyway. It's not that they copied httpme's website and used it as their own. Httpme used vBulletin and Bluewho uses vBulletin too. Concerning the plans at the top: where else would you put it? Or is putting the plans at the top of the page such a novel idea? Everybody else who does it copies the site who did it first, right?
- same navigation script (coinicidence?).
- logo on the left.
- same layout for deals.
- same idea of using forum posts as site pages.
- same forum software.
- roughly the same forum categories.
- they are both blue.
i'm not exactly bothered about them being the same it just seemed they maybe had some connection.
Originally posted by HasGreatDane Everybody else who does it copies the site who did it first, right?
That is what I said wasn't it?
httpme did it first and others are now copying the idea of making a forum your main site page for hosting. As far as I know no one else had done it before httpme. When did Bluewho change their site to that type of design? Now others are following suit.
It is not a reflection on bluewho as a provider I am sure they are great they have great reviews here in and else where it was simply a statement of fact that httpme did it first and everyone said they were nuts. Now it is the in thing to do.
I agree, who cares who did it 1st unless you like historic facts.
Every time there's a new invention someone always tries to make a better version of it.
This is like saying all webhosting companies copied the 1st webhosting company.
I agree with Techark, to a certain degree. I have said it before, and i'll say it again: Bob uncovered a great selling tool, and others reacted to it in varying ways. Some with good comments, some with bad, and some 'competitors' by following suit.
As far as no other companies having the same rep as bluewho: just because you don't see a company on WHT mentioned a lot, it does not mean diddly squat. Congrats to bluewho on getting a good WHT rep, however.
I'd advise you to reserve those types of comments until either 1; you've been with them for at least a while, or until you've tried some other reputable companies.
I don't think the discussion is pointless, it is actually very indicative of a company, on how they present themselves, and how innovative they are, if at all.
First of all, making a forum your main page was a novel idea for resellers. No one did it before HTTPme. Secondly, HTTPme put 5 plans directly above the the forum where most forums put banner advertising. These two things were distinctly HTTPme. No one else had that before. And it was a good concept.
Now, maybe BlueWho wasn't thinking, "Hey, let's make it look just like httpME but with different colors," but they were clearly influenced by httpME. The 2 things listed above are very specific things done to a web page.
"Having 3 columns" is really a silly example of a copy. You might as well have said, "having a link" or "having text" or "having one big picture in the middle" for your example, as they are all very genetic things in a web site.
Anyhoo ... BlueWho looks interesting. Looks good and sounds good. Adrian seems very involved in the Pre Sales Questions Forum of his web site, so I'm sure he'll be as good to BlueWho as Bob is to httpME. Best wishes.
Originally posted by namja Anyhoo ... BlueWho looks interesting. Looks good and sounds good. Adrian seems very involved in the Pre Sales Questions Forum of his web site, so I'm sure he'll be as good to BlueWho as Bob is to httpME. Best wishes.
Bob was to HTTPme
He's now building himself a mansion in a nice area of Australia. Tickets to the house warming party have to be booked in advance as I hear demand is quite high
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