WEB fun w/ templatemonster

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  1. JEWbacca

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    After signing up for TemplateP2P I found myself on TemplateMonster looking at templates.... and then somehow stumbled upon TemplateTuning.com an affiliated company which specializes in customizing existing templates.

    Not being amused by OT at that moment I began to browse more deeply until I found a page containing their sample work - http://www.templatetuning.com/samples.php - and found a winner, the second one from the bottom, here is a link - http://www.templatetuning.com/sample-preview.php?t_id=46

    In short, this somewhat large web design firm turned a christmas website template into a marijuana fertilizer website - www.mgrow.com and then highlighted it in their rather limited portfolio of work.

    Still not amused by anything on OT I found myself contacting their live support to discuss the ethical issues of such a large business creating a website for the distribution of such a product...


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    [04:02:44] <Kim> Hello
    [04:02:48] <Kim> What can I do for you ?
    [04:02:54] <Nathan> Hi Kim
    [04:03:19] <Nathan> I have a question about some of the examples you give on the samples page.
    [04:03:20] <Nathan> http://www.templatetuning.com/samples.php
    [04:03:47] <Nathan> Well, its more of a comment than a question to be honest.
    [04:05:24] <Nathan> Hello?
    [04:05:37] <Kim> What is your comment?
    [04:05:38] <Nathan> As a long time customer of TemplateMonster and a potentail customer of TemplateTuning I was really shocked to find they would advertise the fact they turned a juvenile christmas website into a marijuana fertilizer site.
    [04:07:21] <Kim> What do you mean?
    [04:07:26]<Kim> I don't understand you
    [04:07:36] <Nathan> http://www.templatetuning.com/samples.php
    [04:07:42] <Nathan> 2nd website from the bottom
    [04:07:47] <Kim> Which exactly?
    [04:07:49] <Kim> ok
    [04:08:23] <Kim> It was a wish of a customer, I guess
    [04:08:31] <Nathan> I see that Template Tuning built mgrow.com from a template monster "santa" template.... mgrow.com is a marijuana fertilizer site.
    [04:08:49] <Nathan> Intresting that thats what template tuning would want to advertise
    [04:09:09] <Kim> It was an order of customer
    [04:09:30] <Kim> We do what customer asks as to design
    [04:10:26] <Nathan> so do you like drugs?
    [04:10:58] <Kim> Budget: 305 USD (template price is not included).
    Job description:
    1. Change the colorscheme on all the pages
    2. Changing images
    3. Changing slogans in the header
    Original template: #3585
    Learn more
    [04:11:07] <Kim> it is an order of customer
    [04:11:27] <Kim> If our customer needs such image we will do it for him
    [04:11:34] <Kim> We can draw such image
    [04:11:47] <Nathan> Maybe it should just say "- christmas to canibas theme"
    [04:12:53] <Kim> Is there anything else I can help you with?
    [04:13:08] <Nathan> Have you tested the products from this site?
    [04:13:37] <Kim> I have never been to that website
    [04:14:24] <Kim> give me a link
    [04:15:09] <Nathan> ah. you are into that stuff. cool, me too.
    [04:15:11] <Nathan> www.mgrow.com
    [04:17:15] <Kim> ok, I can see it
    [04:17:39] <Nathan> sweet right.
    [04:17:57] <Kim> Do you have another questions?
    [04:17:58] <Nathan> can you pass the customers info on to me? maybe i can get a discount? right, you think..
    [04:18:29] <Kim> We don't contact our customer's if the project is finished
    [04:18:50] <Nathan> you dont have to contact them, i will.
    [04:19:12] <Kim> I can't provide you with this information
    [04:20:18] <Kim> Is there anything else I can help you with?
    [04:21:34] <Nathan> what are you wearing?
    [04:21:55] <Kim> Not your business​



    All said in done, it was fun. :hs:
     
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    Shampoo Rinse & Repost

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    the last two lines are gold.
     
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    stupid as fuck
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    this shit belongs in the main, not in twl
     
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    lol @ Russian weed company
     
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    btw i was reading this thread and burned the foot that was cooking cuz I got distracted :rofl: my place is all smoky right now and i had to open the windows... which sucks cuz it's cold (Chicago)!
     
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    you were cooking foot :eek3:
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    well, it is a legitimate concern and discussion over internet templates :dunno:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    the first one was, the other one that was deleted was the reason for my comment
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    We are always safe with Pepsi on the job.
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  13. JEWbacca

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    :dunno: I thought the second one was funny too... they are all somewhat template related, no?

    Kims a nice lady, everyone should contact her :hsd:
     
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    second one reminded me of something that belonged in the main, it was one of those trying to hard
     

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