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    tufat.com thief

    http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/index.php

    Every page linked from here is stolen from me, not even smart enough to change the text.



    http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/...troduction.php
    What I would like to do is keep everything as simplified as is possible so that as you begin the process of building your first HTML Website, Advanced HTML For Beginners is by your side each step of the way.
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    Isn't most of this stuff PD now anyway ?

    I just hope he used your 'guid' to build it with
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian-de-vie View Post

    I just hope he used your 'guid' to build it with
    I guess you are implying I have a typo, could you tell me where?
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    This is actually kind of upsetting. I've been recommending Darren's flash chat script for years now, but if he's just a common thief, I think those recommendations will stop now.

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    I think this page explains it all very well, especially the image with the red border

    http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/HTMLImages.php
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    lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AHFB HTML View Post
    I guess you are implying I have a typo, could you tell me where?
    No typo, I was just being a little cheeky/sacastic/humorous,
    but being an idiot I droped the 'E' accidentaly, then left it too late to correct.

    On a serious note, 'copying' is rarely good or justifiable.
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    Hmm.. I've been using a coupld of Tufat.com's scripts on my site. If this is indeed true, it is quite disappointing.

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    What do you mean if it is true? All you have to do is click on http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/HTMLImages.php

    He is still linking to an image so I changed the location on my site and am serving the thief a new image. Do you know of any way I could do this without my story being true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHFB HTML View Post
    What do you mean if it is true? All you have to do is click on http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/HTMLImages.php

    He is still linking to an image so I changed the location on my site and am serving the thief a new image. Do you know of any way I could do this without my story being true?
    LOL, well done!

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    Epic fail.

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    So he actually hot-linked an image from your site after he stole your content?


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    Good job on the image
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    I would have made the GIF animated and flash foreground and background colors haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDVB View Post
    I would have made the GIF animated and flash foreground and background colors haha
    2 girls & 1 cup would have been better.
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    That would have been...funny but awful.

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    Looks like you are dealing with a real winner with this clown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMoney View Post
    ditto
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    All above links are linking to w3school.

    Tufat is a great website, this might have been a mis-understanding.

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    The link now redirects to: http://www.tufat.com/

    would be nice to have some clarity from 'both sides'.
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    tutorials in question

    hi,

    The tutorials in question are currently being rewritten, and they should be back online at tufat.com in a couple of weeks.

    We were unaware that the information was copyrighted. We have a very high standard for intellectual integrity, and would never knowingly post copyrighted materials.

    Those tutorials were provided to use by an overseas freelance coder with the understanding that the content would be original.

    thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by AHFB HTML View Post
    http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/index.php

    Every page linked from here is stolen from me, not even smart enough to change the text.



    http://www.tufat.com/html_tutorials/...troduction.php
    Glad to see that it looks like this is going to get sorted, but out of interest, did you contact TUFAT before posting on WHT ?
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    I tried to contact tufat and directed Darren to this thread. I assume that's how he found it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcackler View Post
    I tried to contact tufat and directed Darren to this thread. I assume that's how he found it.
    and made the effert to 'sign up', I think that says something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian-de-vie View Post
    Glad to see that it looks like this is going to get sorted, but out of interest, did you contact TUFAT before posting on WHT ?
    That's not how WHT works you have to drag them through the mud first, than try and settle things.

    I've been using a few of Tufat's scripts for years. Glad this misunderstanding was settled before someone got the tar and feathers out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IPsecure View Post
    That's not how WHT works you have to drag them through the mud first, than try and settle things.

    I've been using a few of Tufat's scripts for years. Glad this misunderstanding was settled before someone got the tar and feathers out.
    Now theres a Biz Op for someone:
    Special deals for WHT Members, on Flame Throwers, Tar & Feathers
    That would be a real Gold Mine
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    I did not contact him first, I have contacted him several times in the past though because of other ways he has tried to jerk me around. Destroying a directory with spam , signing up with many accounts on the forums to give fake reviews of his scripts and so on.

    This is by no means my first run in with him and it was by no means an "accident". Has anybody ever seen an instance where content theft was not from a so called oversees freelancer?

    please.
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    hi,

    Those were also the results of overseas freelance coders (marketers, actually). I've posted several "link building" projects on various freelance websites in the past to build search engine ranking. If a link is rejected or deleted from such marketing projects I generally remove the website from consideration for future marketing. As I recall, I simply forgot to do that for your website, so the links were submitted to your site twice.

    thanks,
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    you mean over and over again, you know like the forum bans that I have had to issue to you over and over again.

    Well, actually it was not me but an oversees ban bot.
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    I gues this thread should be outsourced to freelancers !
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    It's possible that some marketers attempted to re-submit, I don't know. I'm only aware of two attempts.

    I think you're grossly exaggerating this for effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufat_dot_com View Post

    I think you're grossly exaggerating this for effect.
    Quite a contrast to the way I see you accepting responsibility...nil.


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    When I noticed you adding items last week, I let it go hoping the nonsense
    from the past would not occour again. Unfortunately my trust was not met
    with integritry. I also noticed you signed up on the forums again, after
    being banned atleast twice in the past for not only spam, but attempting
    to trick members with fake script reviews.
    It was not an exaggeration then, and it certainly is not an exaggeration now that you have also stolen over 30 pages of my content.

    It is unfortunate that the integrity that was lacking then is still lacking today. Or maybe it is a shame you cannot help but pick the wrong people to do your work.


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    Thanks for your comments. They really motivate me to compete with you in the webmaster tools and support market.

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    Just try to do it without being a thief this time.
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    Repeat after me,"Thou shall not hot link unless this becometh of thou."

    Thou shall not steal.


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    I think it is about time for the topic to be closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyPenguin View Post
    Repeat after me,"Thou shall not hot link unless this becometh of thou."

    Thou shall not steal.
    It was not about hotlinking but stealing over 30 entire pages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tufat_dot_com View Post
    Thanks for your comments. They really motivate me to compete with you in the webmaster tools and support market.

    Coming soon to TUFaT.com: SEO Tools, Script Tools, HTML Tools, and CSS Tools!
    Personally I feel that the sort of attitude you are taking regarding this issue isn't exactly acceptable; you clearly removed the offending content which was a great start, but now saying you have motivation to compete with the person whose content you stole really isn't the best approach to things.

    Personally I would have let it lie after just removing the offending content and apologizing for the mistake; which you have only done in the sense of removing the content but no formal apology.

    Just apologize and then leave it alone.

    Best Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Light View Post
    Personally I feel that the sort of attitude you are taking regarding this issue isn't exactly acceptable; you clearly removed the offending content which was a great start, but now saying you have motivation to compete with the person whose content you stole really isn't the best approach to things.

    Personally I would have let it lie after just removing the offending content and apologizing for the mistake; which you have only done in the sense of removing the content but no formal apology.

    Just apologize and then leave it alone.

    Best Regards,
    I think the OP is a bit over-reacting.

    Apology and the removal of content is all there is to it. Admitting the mistake and fixing it I think was a great move from Tufat.

    There is nothing wrong with competition and I think Tufat will make a great move by adding tutorials to their list of to-do items.

    It was just a mistake done by the freelancer, I don't see why we have to keep this discussion open.

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