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    bluewho: is that good???

    Well I have to say
    it is better!!!

    This is one service you can rely on, something very rare in the internet jungle. I post it here, because troug wht I found them, and I wanted to share this.

    Good luck in your search as well!
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    Hello Kaliman,

    Thank you for your comments

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    why is the design pretty much exactly the same as www.4hosted.com ?
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    Because they both copied httpme.com

    Funny when Bob first did it everyone said he was nuts, he made it a huge success and now others are trying to follow.
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    so why don't httpme mind?

    they even have the same navigation coding.
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    Originally posted by Techark
    Because they both copied httpme.com
    Funny that a community liaison should make such an irresponsible remark.

    It's just a fairly standard vBulletin board, that's all. You can hardly say that just because somebody uses a vBulletin board they are copying somebody else.

    Next thing is when somebody uses a three-column design you say it's copied... or a collection of links just because it's similar to Yahoo...

    GDO
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    Originally posted by HasGreatDane
    Funny that a community liaison should make such an irresponsible remark.

    It's just a fairly standard vBulletin board, that's all. You can hardly say that just because somebody uses a vBulletin board they are copying somebody else.

    Next thing is when somebody uses a three-column design you say it's copied... or a collection of links just because it's similar to Yahoo...

    GDO
    Can you show me another host that was using a vBulletin with the plans posted at the top of the forum as the front page for their site before httpme did it?

    If not then it was not irresponsible remark, just a fact.
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    .. and your example is a little silly ...

    <quote>Next thing is when somebody uses a three-column design you say it's copied... or a collection of links just because it's similar to Yahoo...</quote>
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    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?
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    Originally posted by joec
    .. and your example is a little silly ...
    Thanks for the kind words. Would you care to explain or do we have to accept it at face value just because you said it?
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    oh whatever, they look the same.

    - 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.
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    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.
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    Bluewho may have taken the idea from httpme but they didn't really copy anything directly, like somebody said it's just a vBulletin forum, and they have done it in their own style.

    It's obvious though that 4hosted have pretty much stolen their look from bluewho, the menu and even their plans are the same except for the prices.
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    Originally posted by joec
    so why don't httpme mind?

    they even have the same navigation coding.
    It was there before we bought HTTPme out and it doesn't particularly bother me.

    I think Bob took it as a compliment that people used the same excellent idea that he implemented.
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    You're a very nice chap, I can imagine some people getting all angry and threatening to sue etc...

    I do think it's a good idea if you're targeting people who know a little about web sites and web hosting. For the beginner I think it could all look a little complicated.

    I like it a lot though
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    Well, lets see. “Designing” BlueWho.com went something like this.

    1. Purchased a VB license, played around with the colors until it looked half bad.

    2. Placed a very simple Plans table within the body of VB, this allows us to have a different table when you are logged in/not logged in.

    3. Got a menu script from:
    http://www.dynamicdrive.com/
    added the links and changed the colors.

    As for choosing the color blue Do I need to explain that
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    Bluewho? :p

    I don't see what all the fuzz is about, have you looked at the hundreds of TM websites out there?
    Well... need I say more?
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    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.
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    Originally posted by Techark
    Because they both copied httpme.com

    Funny when Bob first did it everyone said he was nuts, he made it a huge success and now others are trying to follow.
    and the others.

    Wow!! What a pointless discussion.

    1000's of sites look alike. But despite that I think ony 1 or 2 have the great service and reputation of bluewho.

    A lot of hosting site sites look alike, but only a couple are worthed visiting, and more making business with them.
    Let me say again: I'm very glad I found bluewho in this forums
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    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.

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    Originally posted by Techark
    Because they both copied httpme.com

    Funny when Bob first did it everyone said he was nuts, he made it a huge success and now others are trying to follow.
    hmmm . . . new but interesting concept. At the same time it's quite strange. But what ever works
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    HTTPme wasn't just another hosting service or just another design....it was a new and original concept.

    Copying concepts is just as bad as copying designs in my over-indulged opinion.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Originally posted by NexDog
    HTTPme wasn't just another hosting service or just another design....it was a new and original concept.

    Copying concepts is just as bad as copying designs in my over-indulged opinion.
    Hi

    personally I think that It is like that we learn a lot theories on our economics book, when it becomes a "theory", it is totally copyable and dorable
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    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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    Funny, now BlueWho is owned by InsiderHosting

    HTTPme was bought by Voxtreme was bought by InsiderHosting

    The bottomline is that you have a good company here, now in good company :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by one19
    Funny, now BlueWho is owned by InsiderHosting

    HTTPme was bought by Voxtreme was bought by InsiderHosting

    The bottomline is that you have a good company here, now in good company :-)
    Do you realize you just bumped a 2+ year old thread?
    What's your budget?

    Seriously, what's your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RossMAN
    Do you realize you just bumped a 2+ year old thread?
    We'll let this one rest in peace now.

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