Today I’m going to write a long rants about a shameless girl who claimed my blogger template as her own and sell it again. Macem borok gatel, ga bakalan lega kalau ngga dikeluarin semua sampai dalem-dalemnya.
This post will be written in broken english.
So, yesterday I was browsing Etsy, checking some new templates by others and to see what’s the trend lately. These days, there are a lot of similar designs the difference is only the price. Some shops still sell around $10++ and some shops even sell templates as lower as $3!!! The competition is hard.
I’ve been thinking, nothing is original on Etsy anymore. If you search “Blogger Templates” on Etsy, the designs are similar to each other. When I started this in 2014, it was not as “dirty” as this.
And then I saw my ‘Dear Lily‘ template along with 3 other templates from different shop that has the same similar color, pink and white. I opened one of them and when I clicked the demo site … I had a feeling that this is wayyyyy to similar to mine! So I checked the code and OH MY LORDDDDD THESE ARE MY CODES!!!! As someone who codes for 15 years, I noticed immediately! I checked the lines of codes and yep… it’s mine! She only modified a bit but it’ still MINE!
and the ultimate proof that she use my codes (she denied it, of course) :
She didn’t even bother to change the image path!
I contacted her on Etsy and wrote about my concern. She replied saying that she’s not using my template a as base. WTF GIRL!! In addition, She said I use her profile pic design in my Rosegold theme and she’s fine by that. I was like : “HAH??? WHEN DID I COPY HER STYLE” I assumed because she knew she was in the wrong, she said that it’s fine by her that I use her design in my template. DUDE, THERE ARE TONS OF SIMILAR THEME LIKE THAT! I even use that style in my Misty theme back then in 2014 . Wayyy before she opened her shop. So her argument is INVALID.
That girl has lots of followers on instagram, an Australian lifestyle blogger who claimed she knows how to code -but SHE ISN’T- Programmer has pride, you know! And that girl has no pride, she’s no programmer. Shame on you!
I replied her message and still waiting for her goodwill to take down all the themes and re-write the code herself. Still no reply from here since I replied that last warning, including the solid proof. I don’t know if I’ll make peace with myself first then let her go or report to Etsy. I can include her business blog here in my title. If someone search her on google she will land on this blog. We’ll see lah …
KARMA IS A BITCH.
Even if you get away with it, that guilty feeling will haunt you forever
Evening Updates :
She didn’t reply my message again. I guess she was busy changing her codes so it doesn’t look exactly like mine *duh*. She modified her search bar & removed my direct image path, see image above (Luckily I was smarter than her so I ss-ed already before I contacted her).
If you’re buying a template from a market place and you have problem with the template, do not hesitate contact the seller and ask for help! If the seller doesn’t know what you’re talking about, I’m pretty sure she’s a novice or just someone who stole other’s people work and claim as his/hers.
*** end of rants in broken english & mulai yg versi indo ***
Keki? Banget!! Apalagi jelas-jelas dia pake codingan gw dan ngga mau ngaku. What the F. I speak fluent HTML/CSS dan gua tau betul gaya nulis gw gimana. Masih ngga mau ngaku … Abis ini gw bakalan sisipin bahasa indo + ciri khas gw di sela-sela theme biar kalau ada yang nyolong ketauan.
Gw yakin masih banyak yg nyolong di luar sana. Cuma ngga ketangkep basah aja.
Hargainlah yang kerja nulis codingan ini berjam-jam, dicekin satu-satu, dirapihin supaya ngga berantakan, eh dia main enak aja ngambil kerjaan orang trus diklaim hak milik sendiri.
Jangan tergiur duit aja … Ngaku-ngaku bisa design/buat blog tapi taunya ngambil design/kerjaan orang trus ngaku-ngaku dibuat sendiri. Malu kali, harga diri tuh. Ketauan kali yg beneran bisa sama yang cuma ngaku-ngaku doang, hasilnya beda. Dari “jam terbang” aja udah beda. Hargain yg buat, terinspirasi boleh, tapi janganlah dicopy sama persis semuanya sampe ngga diganti gitu … Lu mau belajar dari codingan gw ya silahkan, tapi ngga dipake plek trus dijual lagi lah.
Susah sih emang debat sama maling. Ngga bakalan ngakuin kalau dia salah. Ni orang kalo di Indo udah masuk ke thenewgregetan nih, sayang di Ausie ngga ada ya kayaknya. lol.
Don’t mess with us, Indonesians! Terlatih untuk nyinyir.