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    Affiliate Manager rhkocatas's Avatar
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    Angry Imitation Is The Highest Form Of Flattery BUT...
    Need to vent for a moment....

    I am all for capitalism, competition etc. but this seems to have gone too far. Below is a new site that recently launched in our space. The examples are just 2 of many!

    Their Page: http://www.magazinediscountcenter.com/gift_ideas.html
    Our Page: http://www.magazine-agent.com/howtoordergift.cfm

    or how about making your own image not available image. Takes 2 seconds.
    Their Page: http://www.magazinediscountcenter.co...ch/$0-$10.html
    Our Page: http://www.magazine-agent.com/category.cfm?grp=2669

    Come'on people..just a little effort.

    GRRRRR.
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    The sites don't look *too* similar. The layouts are different with the main similarity being the product display.

    - Scott
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    Affiliate Manager rhkocatas's Avatar
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    Stealing our custom images (even just one) is annoying when it comes from a competitor.
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    Yup, Sure ... now let me check ... Cagles Mill's Avatar
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    Personally, I think your site looks better and more professional.
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    Affiliate Manager rhkocatas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagles Mill
    Personally, I think your site looks better and more professional.
    Ok..feeling a little better now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhkocatas
    Stealing our custom images (even just one) is annoying when it comes from a competitor.
    Ahh, didn't notice the image. That's no good.

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    Which custom image? Is it already gone?

    As far as the look and layout, they look different to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Which custom image? Is it already gone?

    As far as the look and layout, they look different to me.
    The "image not available" image.

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    Oh that. That just looks like some text on a grey background. Yeah, it looks the same/they took it but it's something they can easily do on their own.

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    there's nothing to worry about... yours is better..

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    If they hotlinked your image, you can rename yours (and change your img src codes to match, so you're still showing the proper one)...and then put something "special" to show up on their site.

    Like an ad for YOUR site, or a "stolen from" notice...or something even more "special" if you like...

    If it's just the "image not available" pic, then chances are they won't notice it for ages, IF you don't make it something their visitors would bother to tell them about
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    Selam Reha,

    They seem just lazy but since it's a generic image (not an art work or anything) like Trust said, it should be okay, no?

    Actually, you're both doing it wrong for not resizing the image to smaller size properly so the smaller images end up squeezed

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