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Someone copied 100% my forum

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Daniel-SP, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Daniel-SP

    Daniel-SP Active Member

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2015
  2. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    None of those sites loads for me.

    Chrome: ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED
     
  3. nodle

    nodle Well-Known Member

    Neither loading here.
     
  4. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Just change url from https to http.
     
  5. Daniel-SP

    Daniel-SP Active Member

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    Sorry guys.. Removed the https link. try now.
     
  6. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Oh, just noticed that you need to change from HTTPS to HTTP in the URL and they both load fine.

    Well, it's a copy of course... sorry about that.
     
  7. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Well the copy seems to have way more FB fans than the original... also the copy does have a favicon while the original doesn't.

    Are you sure that the copy is Promobugs?
     
  8. Daniel-SP

    Daniel-SP Active Member


    OFc ;.. I did everything, I have the logo licences, check the date of the posts. This guy had a famous fanpage and made the site over it. using my structure
     
  9. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Not sure why would someone do something like this. Have you tried contact him?
     
  10. Daniel-SP

    Daniel-SP Active Member

    Its all around affiliate links .. He has a big group on facebook and once I came to him asking for a partner ship.. he showed engajed, made me few questions regarding the forum and then blocked me and did this.
     
  11. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Change the look of your forum. You'll see how it will go further. Sorry, not sure what else to say here...
     
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  12. Flexin

    Flexin Active Member

    Sorry to hear that. If you own the the logo, try to go after him for that. When did you start using that logo? I see he put it on his facebook page on March 30 and you put it on in April. Did you have it on your forum before that?

    As far as the theme and colors go. I don't think there is much you can do about that. He can buy the same one and tweak them to match yours. Not sure why he would want to copy you.

    Other than changing your colors again, and/or getting a complete custom theme, I'm not sure what else you can do but just try to be the best out of the two and crush him.

    James
     
  13. Daniel-SP

    Daniel-SP Active Member

    You forgot to check the year of the photos on facebook :)

    The scrapped the theme/logo/structure and most of threads contents too.
     
  14. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Only thing you can do is get a lawyer in your country and understand what rights you have to go after them.
     
  15. Flexin

    Flexin Active Member

    Sorry. Your right. I did miss that. Looked at it a few times as well. That is cheap that he stole all of that.

    James
     
  16. Newt

    Newt Active Member

    If they have a host you might start by filling a copyright infringement claim, but if they have their own server it won't be easy...

    That said there's been a few duplicated XF installs around lately, it's becoming scary o_O
     
  17. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Without wanting to sound crass, welcome to business. Why do you think companies so aggressively protect their trademarks and such? For this exact reason.

    Always be careful about who you approach in the business world. Most people will leave you high and dry.
     
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  18. MQK8

    MQK8 Active Member

    Let me ask you a stupid question Super120, how do you add a favicon and what purpose does that serve? Newbie here ..

    Thanks
     
  19. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    All the forums using that theme looks the same.
     
  20. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I disagree, I use tge same theme and although there are similarities in style it doesn't look the same.
     

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