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Gods I Hate Hypocrits
May 10th, 2009 by Babs

<div class=\"pavatar\">Gods I Hate Hypocrits</div>

About a week ago Weblog Tools Collection posted one of its lists of themes. There was one, Inksplash, that I was considering — until I discovered that, in addition to putting a link to their theme site in the theme’s footer, the author had also included a link to their unrelated, cosmetics business site.

Now, I have no problem promoting the work of a designer whose theme I’m using. It’s like a sign posted outside a house that’s just had some work done to it, promoting the company that did the work.  However I refuse to advertise their irrelevant endeavors for free. So I pointed out this link in the WTC post.

A few days later, the theme’s author puts in an appearance, insisting that the second footer link isn’t to a business site but to her cosmetics tips blog. Yeah. There is a link on that blog’s homepage, nestled within the other “Pages” links (which implies it is part of the blog), that takes you to a page where you can purchase cosmetics. Furthermore, the page shares the same domain as the blog (it isn’t a subdomain). So yeah, it’s a business with a blog front. She also offered to create link-free themes for those who, like me, didn’t like being taken for saps. For a fee, of course. Naturally, I called her on it.

She again replied, cleverly avoiding my allegations and instead discussed my lack of morals. Um, pot, meet kettle. I think a theme author slipping an unrelated site link into their theme, assuming its users will blindly promote that site, lying about the contents of said site, and then trying to divert attention from themselves by playing the morals card has a lot more to answer for than someone who suggested that users remove the second link before using the theme (me).

Needless to say, I won’t be using Inksplash or any other theme she creates — so long as she assumes people are that stupid.

Bitch! Where my money at?

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  • Vee writes:
    May 11th, 20095:26 pmat

    Ah…it all becomes so very clear to me now.
    I usually hate to argue with people, but even more than that I hate being blamed for unreal things. But now seeing your site, and realizing you are one of those guys who also think it’s moral to download and seed torrents with items that are subjected to copyright laws (I guess paying for them is also a matter of courtesy, isn’t it?), I know that there is futile to go further and make you understand the mistake.
    I don’t care if you are going to let this comment go through, or if you are going to use more offending language and more lies. I just wanted to let you know that indeed someone on the internet is wrong, and that one is you. ;)
    Oh, and thank you for not using my themes… they were never designed for people like you. ;)

    • Babs writes:
      May 11th, 200910:57 pmat

      I could explain to you the reasoning behind why most people torrent but it’d probably make your pretty little narrow mind explode.

      BTW, thanks for not letting me down. ;)


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