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    Unhappy Hosting24 to The Edge - Thoughts?

    I am quite curious on this one, Thanks for the previous thread on Hosting24. I have managed to pull this one together.

    What are your thoughts, Do you think this is a classic rip or just inspiration?

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    Suprising I suppose
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    Looks more like a rip to me... a bad rip though

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    Looks more like a rip to me... a bad rip though
    Lets say quite un-professional.

    Whilst passing time and creating a Shared (ADV) I come across the Edge, Title was catch, Seemed ok, So thought I would have a look at their site.

    To my suprise I had seen ti before, But where?
    I could not remember so a week passes and I see this Hosting24 thread here on WHT. I looked at their site and said yes, Found you, Just what I was after.

    And here we are making a thread about it.

    Quite funny how the rip is poorly constructed, So much work needs to be done to it. Better yet might as well remove it.

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    The same man sitting on the Rock? Have you ever seen the girl which is working for the support team for the at least 500 web hosting companies (kidding)
    I assume that is the same sort of images here
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    That's hardly a rip, its completely different.
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    They're different sites in construction, aside from the man rock image (which I was surprised to see used somewhere else)...a rip? Not even close. Amazing how quickly conspiracy threads pop up in here..this place can be worse than the X-Files sometimes.

    Also let it be said that i'm considering a site revamp soon, even previous to this.

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    The only similarity that I really see is the man on the rock image, otherwise the two sites are quite different and hardly a rip.

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    "The Edge" was able to use that picture with the guy sitting on the cliff a lot more appropriately though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_EZPZ View Post
    That's hardly a rip, its completely different.
    I agree with Dan. Seems the man sitting on the rock makes it look similar.

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    very interesting. I saw a few web hosting providers that have copied other web hosts.

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    Yeah the man on the rock is just a generic stock photo. There's a distinct difference in the level of quality between both, I'll give you that - but I'm not sure that it's actually a rip. I think it just looks like utter crap
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    I think it looks nice, but a little bland perhaps. I'll be probably doing a site revamp in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idfresh! View Post
    I think it just looks like utter crap
    Get the revamp up so we can have a gander at it
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    I'm surprised how many companies try to rip our design. One of companies has made copy/paste of our source (they just replaced some logos) and added our layout on their site.

    However, these guys were so lame, that they also included our chat button (it looks they had no idea how to remove it), so as soon as any person was visiting their site, we could force chat window and ask this person to visit our website. 2 days later our design was removed from their site
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    Maybe its a stock image that any one can use? It doesnt necessarily mean its a rip.

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    Well, I do a lot of work for Hosting24 and 00*webhost. I really thank you for notifying us of this rip and it will be dealt with.

    Hosting24 really is a good company. The owner Aurimas really does care. He would work all night to make you happy.

    I have seen bad reviews on there support, well look at it this way, its a Lithuanian based company, what do you expect. Alto Lithuanian, all servers are in the US.

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    Just a note: I did buy this as a stock image on a legitimate stock pic site, so it was never my intention to "rip" any design in any way. Had never seen this site prior to using the image; I figured it would portray the "edge" of something well along with a computer angle.

    The site has actually been sold, and the new owners don't plan on keeping the design in the long run, as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumsfo View Post
    The same man sitting on the Rock? Have you ever seen the girl which is working for the support team for the at least 500 web hosting companies (kidding)
    Seriously. Noone that works for a web hosting company is that hot.

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