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This is why I Can`t have nice things.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Bostoncab, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    So I needed my WP theme altered. Not a huge job. Color change and realign to fit an existing logo.

    Went to Dp posted an ad got tons of responses.

    This is the result.

    GuyFromDP: r u from Digital point?
    let me knw.....
    r u there?
    Sent at 1:40 PM on Monday
    GuyFromDP: r u there?
    me: yes
    thats me
    im looking for the logo now
    hold please
    GuyFromDP: u can give me here FTP details.. and image logo..
    ok waiting... here
    Sent at 1:42 PM on Monday
    me: ok sent
    GuyFromDP: ok.. i got mail... i m opening that..
    Sent at 1:47 PM on Monday
    me: listen if you can`t do it I understand just say you can`t do it
    GuyFromDP: dont worry.. i m setting logo.. now..
    otherwise.. i will sure tell u..
    me: ok
    GuyFromDP: ok wait,,,
    me: do you think you could code adsense into the theme?
    GuyFromDP: means ? how?
    u want set by admin?
    from wp-admin?
    me: hmm..no like have the adsense code directly in the theme
    instead of on a sidebar or a plugin
    GuyFromDP: means now.. how adsens is working? and wht u want now?
    me: ok nevermind
    just do the logo and change the color to match the logo
    ill worry about the adsense later
    GuyFromDP: let me first set logo..
    wait.. sir..
    me: ok
    yes?
    Sent at 1:54 PM on Monday
    me: going to smoke a cig brb
    Sent at 1:55 PM on Monday
    GuyFromDP: http://mysite.com/
    see yr logo here.. with new color.. and same pattern...
    me: no
    not good
    thats not what iw anted
    GuyFromDP: so wich type u want?
    let me now..
    me: I specifically said I did not want the logo altered in any way
    I wanted the theme altered to take that logo
    and the theme to match the new logo
    you did the reverse
    GuyFromDP: means .. i have to change the theme ?
    to set logo..?
    me: yes thats what the ad said and thats what the instructions I sent you said
    GuyFromDP: so yr sent logo is perfect size and color?
    me: i specifically said I did not want the logo touched
    yes
    logo is perfect
    theme is no good
    need theme altered to fit logo
    and change theme to logo color
    GuyFromDP: ok.. sir.. so..
    let me knw ...
    me: ?
    GuyFromDP: or i will change accorading my think?
    me: what?
    maybe this isnt the job for you
    GuyFromDP: ok .. let me knw.. can i change only the theme color..?
    me: I sent you a logo right?
    the red and yellow
    GuyFromDP: ok i m setting that........
    can i change only the theme color..?
    me: I need that logo that I sent you to go into the theme
    but you can`t change the size of the logo
    the logo is perfect
    do not touch the logo
    GuyFromDP: ok.. dont worry...
    ok.. i knw that..
    me: the theme must be changed to fit the logo.
    Than the theme color must match the logo
    do you understand or not?
    GuyFromDP: ok.. dont worry..
    yes now understood..
    ok.. whts yr deadline?
    hw many time u can give me to solve this?
    me: no hurry at all
    1 or 2 days enough?
    GuyFromDP: ok 1.5 day is enough for me... from today..
    so i m setting now.. with header..
    Sent at 2:16 PM on Monday
    me: hey
    i found someone else who can do this for me
    GuyFromDP: yes. sir..
    me: nevermind ok?
    i am sorry you misunderstood
    GuyFromDP: i m seeting.. header now...
    me: ya it looks like shit i see
    GuyFromDP: see there... within 5 second..
    me: i see it
    it looks like shit
    thats not what i wanted
    I could have done that
    i needed the theme altered around the new header
    you can`t do it
    so don`t worry
    Sent at 2:23 PM on Monday
    GuyFromDP: sir..
    i have done the header,,... looks full
    check.
    me: it looks like shit
    thats not what i wanted
    I wanted the theme changed to match the logo
    I made this very clear
    many times
    GuyFromDP: ok..
    i will change it...
    dont worry..
    me: listen i`ll send you $5.000 and forget it ok?
    $5
    GuyFromDP: can i show u some sample now?
    me: no forget it
    ill find osmeone else
    whats your paypal email?
    i`ll send you $5 and forget it
    GuyFromDP: hispaypal@yahoo.co.in
    Sent at 2:26 PM on Monday
    GuyFromDP: wht happen sir?.
    me: sent
    The money has been sent!

    Michael, you have sent $5.00 USD to pra...hisname.
    GuyFromDP: yes sir..
    but work.. ?
    ok dont worry..
    me: no
    thats it
    we are done
    goodbye
    GuyFromDP: i will wait for got new work from u...if u dont mind.....
    me: never
     
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  2. aeLED

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    LOL.... We got it for free =/
     
  3. Strygwyr

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    Hahaha, that's gold. Anyway, I've found it's really hit-or-miss when hiring people from DP. I've had some really good work done for very cheap.

    Unfortunately it seems you missed. It's frustrating just reading that.
     
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    Very painful to read....and a tad bit funny.

    Plenty of guys on BHW that can handle jobs like that without the aggravation.
     
  5. aeLED

    aeLED BANNED BANNED

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    What you wrote have no sense. That way only native english people do good business or are etical doing them. --'
     
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    You're absolutely right. It's not that someone who is obviously speaking broken english may or may not be a good programmer, it's that they won't understand what you want. Then they won't leave you alone because they're confused.

    This must have been a nightmare. You were very cool in giving him the $5.
     
  7. Bostoncab

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    At the point I realized he had no clue what I meant I figured $5 was a small price to pay to unload a clueless Indian I had just given my FTP credentials to.

    I of course changed my FTP pasword..


    I have had good luck on DP in the past.. but the last few attempts were huge misses. I looked on here for someone but I Can`t pay $300.00 for a $30.00 theme.



     
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    hope it's alright for me to state that i have been having fantastic results using ppl on fiverr dotcom
     
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  9. kirkonpolttaja

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    I felt your pain!! i had also problem like this with foreigner who speaks bad'o'english.
    I tried to negotiate refund but it took almost a week to get him/her understand what was the situation lol...
     
  10. Bostoncab

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    jeez someone else told me about fiver and I meant to check it out and didnt.
    I suppose the best solution would be for me to learn how to edit my ownt hemes but on top of VoiP linkwheels pyramids, etc etc etc I just can`t keep up with all of it..

    I`m just a frakkin cabbie ya know.
     
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    He was VERY lucky to have got that $5 from you. You're obviously a lot nicer than I am :p
     
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    Incompetence transcends all languages, nationalities and religions. It's ingrained in DNA, on a cellular level..
     
  13. Imix4u

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    I do yous good job for rel chep and it bees prfct I engrish majr in my countri plesae hir meee.. LMAO! I do have to say that you get what you pay for and $5.00 was to much to pay in my opinion...lol
     
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    @aeLED - Dazzler in no way tried to say non-native-English speakers are unethical or won't do good business.

    What he's saying is that if someone can only speak broken English and you can't speak their language then it can sometimes be too hard to communicate clearly.

    I know many members on this forum are from India, Europe, Asia, Russia, etc. that are not native English speakers, but they don't speak broken English either. You can tell they aren't native speakers, but they definately are fluent at the language. There's a difference between knowing a little bit of a second language and being able to effectively communicate in another language yet. People that speak broken English may be learning the language well, but they're a long way from being fluent. They're much further along than someone that doesn't know the language at all, but that doesn't mean they can communicate effectively.

    Kudos to the guys that can even speak broken English. You're doing better than I am at learning foreign languages. They just need to understand their limitations, they aren't fluent at the language. There's still a long way to go from speaking broken English to becoming a fluent English speaker. It isn't a dig on anyone, it's just a fact about the progression of learning to speak additional languages.

    For many things broken English may be sufficient, especially because English is a little more forgiving than a lot of other languages for grammar and syntax errors. But even so, small grammatical errors in any language including English can make the difference between saying something should be done one way, or it absolutely should not be done that way.
     
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  16. JenniFranks

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    Your freelancer has a delightfully dynamic approach to spelling.
     
  17. Monrox

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    I think aeLED was being sarcastic. But considering that (everyday) English is probably the easiest language on Earth, it would benefit any freelancer if they put a bit of effort towards their communication skills. Also, written (everyday) language is way more unsophisticated than the oral form. The whole thread should be considered as a hint what a client would appreciate and not as a racist attack.

    Besides, English is an official language in India so there seems to be some misunderstanding.
     
  18. GreyWolf

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    Well I don't think anything in the thread could be considered a racist attack. It's just about the problems with communicating between non-native language speakers. That's a universal problem regardless of which languages are being discussed.

    The fact that English is an official language in India is also irrelevant. In Canada they have two official languages, English and French. Depending where you go in Canada you're likely to meet people that speak only French or only English. Not everyone there is bilingual even though officially the country is.

    Even in the USA where English is the only official language you can meet many people that don't speak English. Actually English is only effectively the national language in the USA. It's basically just the default language that almost everyone speaks, there has never been an officially designated language in the USA.

    The point is simply that speaking a broken language and being fluent in a language are two different things. Sometimes it can make the difference between conducting business effectively or not.
     
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  19. flipstyle

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    welcome to seben eleben my prend may I help you?
     
  20. lablinks

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    You mean because you don't wanna pay enough for it, that's why?
     
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