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riekal - non payment for bot

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by fatboy, May 9, 2012.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Hate doing this but as the guy won't respond on Skype, I thought I would warn people about Riekal (Skype name Cobra).

    He contacted me on 3 May saying he was having problems with the free Multi URL Shrinker I have on the website. I tested it and apart from the Google shrinker not working the rest did fine. Anyway, we chatted, he asked for Bit.ly bot - it wouldn't be a tough one so told him it would be 50 bucks to which he agreed, his actual words being: "Damn thta's it? Lets rock and roll".

    Spent an hour putting it all together and sent him the bot to make sure it did what it said (along with a license). I saw him use the bot (connects to my server for license validation) so I know he used it.

    Any way, here we are 6 days later and no payment - I cancelled his license but I guess he wanted it to run once (you will see in the Skype chat below that he had 1700 URLS to shorten)

    So, just a warning that if you deal with this dead beat get some money up front - he will no doubt stitch you up royally and then ignore you.

    To me it was an hour of my time - if the guy is that hard up for 50 bucks then I feel bad for him. To be honest, deadbeats like this twat are a dime a dozen.

    Whether you deal with him or not is up to you - you have been warned :)

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  2. riekal

    riekal Junior Member

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    Sorry I got busy with some new campaigns/other things and didn't get back with you. You're right, I did try the bot. I ran it with about 1600 long links to shorten with bit.ly and left that computer for the time. I went back to see that it seemed to be finished, but when i looked in the short.txt file that I told the bot to write to, the short links weren't there.

    I'm man enough to say that I didn't contact you back..I was pretty busy with a few other things.

    Anyway, I'd he happy to send you half of the payment, then show you via TeamViewer what happened when I tried to shorten the links. We can go from there.

    Let me know what you want to do.
     
  3. fatboy

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    Then its a shame you didn't spend 10 seconds saying 'really busy, get back to you soon' on Skype everytime I saw you on line and asked you for the past three / four days.

    As for the bot not writing out the short links - you could of told me that on May 3rd when you ran it (although it worked the day I sent it you and I just tested it this morning and its fine) - not six days later and only after I send you the link to this thread to which you respond to within 30 minutes or so.

    Once bitten, twice shy - I will take the option of not taking your money and not refining the bot.

    Luckily I don't need the money as bot making is for beer money, but I hate ignorant people who can't take 10 seconds to say sorry or say why nothing is forthcoming until it goes public.

    So, on that note I wish you good luck in the future.
     
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  4. DarthM

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    Amazing how a shitlist thread manages to grab people's attention so quickly (in the case ~30 min) after days of missing-in-action...
     
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  5. kill4

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    riekal - has some poop coming out of his mouth :) lol
     
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    Very very lame, Fatboy is a good bloke who would help anyone out!

    -rep given
     
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  7. DarthM

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    @riekal: Fatboy may have graciously let you off-the-hook this time, but your reputation has taken a nose-dive.