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BHW User is using my Logo on their Avatar

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by monsterclicks, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. monsterclicks

    monsterclicks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is a BHW user whose name happens to be a really nice domain I own and what is worse, they are using my logo as the Avatar of their user profile.

    Should I be pissed or flattered?
     
  2. searchwiser

    searchwiser Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Flattered lol Being pissed wont get u no where
     
  3. Hybrid12346

    Hybrid12346 Junior Member

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    Flattered, if the logo is easy to tell what website/company it belongs it. They are pretty much free advertisement =)
     
  4. funkybunker

    funkybunker Supreme Member

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    Why not ask them to kindly remove it if it bothers you?

    What the heck do you want us to do about it.
     
  5. deth_by_uv

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    Flattered first, pissed immediately after.
     
  6. G-S-T

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    names...........
     
  7. SavyCon

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    I'm with G-S-T - that user is misrepresenting your brand/trademark. I don't think that you should be pissed or flattered, or have opened this up to the forum. You should delete this thread and message the mods/admins to take care of this situation discretely.
     
  8. GreyKnight

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    Wow, I think it's better for you to approach the user directly and state your intentions.
    Should Coca Cola be mad of me if I used Coca Cola as a username and Coca Cola as my avatar?

    If the user is not doing it maliciously or with evil intent, it's a free advertisement by the way.
     
  9. Seo Lover

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  10. RushingWind

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    Impersonation isn't actually against the rules. Perhaps you could request the user to have his account closed. Thats the most you can do
     
  11. prab1996

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    Chicilikit Senior Member

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    Free advertisement.. why would be pissed?
     
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  13. Duffers5000

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    Theres a lot of people paying $50 a month to get their domain and advertisement out there...seems like a win to me.

    If it does actually bother you then contacting the guy directly will be more effective than opening a thread.

     
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    OP, you shouldn't stress over this small matter. if it really bothers you, send him a message like others proposed. No need to make a thread over this :)
     
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  15. Asif WILSON Khan

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    This sounds like a great new business opportunity, forget domain squatting.

    Pick a well known service/brand and register on every forum, act like a total dick then sell the account to whoever owns the brand.
     
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  16. mickyfu

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    I would be seriously upset if I were you.
     
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  17. islandman1010

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    I would be pissed off too. Some people are out of order :)
     
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    Wondered how long this would take...

    What if... This thread is all just a plot to trick everyone into changing their profile picture to promote his brand :O


    Just kidding mate ;)
     
  19. prab1996

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    first i thought that monster made this post.

    but when i got down i found that mr Duffer thanked you , it means there is some trool in post.

    and when i watched your name ! damn

    -=-
     
  20. Peter Ngo

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    lol, you rock sir.

    please accept my thank.