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    Y do people PAY for themes??? looks pretty nice... but really ... wheres the Uniqueness???




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    Quote Originally Posted by Drukan View Post
    Y do people PAY for themes??? looks pretty nice... but really ... wheres the Uniqueness???
    Honestly I pay for themes to support the people that take the time and put up with all the crap putting them out. I can't tell you how many threads I have been in for free themes, where people bitch and moan to add this or delete that. These developers have far more patients then I do. That is basically why I pay, and I usually install the themes that are free but you can donate to. I have only actually "paid" for two themes Genesis and Vista complete. And I have actually donated around $100 plus to various themes. The people that ask for donations for there free themes are usually great customer service and do try to incorporate all the suggestions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtenney View Post
    Honestly I pay for themes to support the people that take the time and put up with all the crap putting them out. I can't tell you how many threads I have been in for free themes, where people bitch and moan to add this or delete that. These developers have far more patients then I do. That is basically why I pay, and I usually install the themes that are free but you can donate to. I have only actually "paid" for two themes Genesis and Vista complete. And I have actually donated around $100 plus to various themes. The people that ask for donations for there free themes are usually great customer service and do try to incorporate all the suggestions.

    Very true, myself i would rather donate bc he/she are giving you their work for free and and ask for very little back, but it makes them happy enough to keep making themes for us. I've paid for some theme i wish i wouldnt have bought, but it happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiefler07 View Post
    Very true, myself i would rather donate bc he/she are giving you their work for free and and ask for very little back, but it makes them happy enough to keep making themes for us. I've paid for some theme i wish i wouldnt have bought, but it happens...
    Well said Most of the donation themes I have donated the majority of money too have been college kids who are doing this as well as school and work. And if I can donate something to make them feel appreciated then that is what I try do. I too have bought some themes I wish I never did at least with the donated themes I could try them out first and make sure they were to my liking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtenney View Post
    Honestly I pay for themes to support the people that take the time and put up with all the crap putting them out. I can't tell you how many threads I have been in for free themes, where people bitch and moan to add this or delete that. These developers have far more patients then I do. That is basically why I pay, and I usually install the themes that are free but you can donate to. I have only actually "paid" for two themes Genesis and Vista complete. And I have actually donated around $100 plus to various themes. The people that ask for donations for there free themes are usually great customer service and do try to incorporate all the suggestions.

    Well check out mine... i ask for nothing... give freely and have never not answer'd a question about them ... even made slight changes for those that ask... but thats jus me i guess !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drukan View Post
    Well check out mine... i ask for nothing... give freely and have never not answer'd a question about them ... even made slight changes for those that ask... but thats jus me i guess !
    And that is truly awesome and I applaud you for that and admire your patience and willingness to give your time freely. And yes since joining this site I have looked and admired your themes. You like some others out there do some outstanding work. Don't confuse the theme developers out there that "demand" a donation in order to receive a link, and those that appreciate the donation no matter how much or little you give and the theme is still free either way.

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    Dont get me wrong... donating to some one... is admirable, if your one that has the means... alot of people out there put alot of time into this stuff... so support those who deserve it... not those that are jus tryin to make a quik buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drukan View Post
    Dont get me wrong... donating to some one... is admirable, if your one that has the means... alot of people out there put alot of time into this stuff... so support those who deserve it... not those that are jus tryin to make a quik buck.
    Well that has been my point all along? I donate to those (like I said in a previous post) that have great customer service and are willing to go out of their way try and incorporate everyone's suggestions. And I am not trying to be "admirable" by donating, in these economic times I am just trying to help anyway I can.

    And so far I haven't seen anyone that I have donated too appearing to be out to make a quick buck, but who knows with the internet being anonymous like it is.

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    I love to see what theme developers come up with but rarely download themes because I mostly use my own. I also donate on occasion because I understand the time it takes the creator to make their theme. I think it's crazy how people will pay for spinoff themes like iphone or vista when the best themes worth donating for are the ones that have the developers artistic talent in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    I love to see what theme developers come up with but rarely download themes because I mostly use my own. I also donate on occasion because I understand the time it takes the creator to make their theme. I think it's crazy how people will pay for spinoff themes like iphone or vista when the best themes worth donating for are the ones that have the developers artistic talent in them.
    I agree with you jerde. I for one do not pay for themes, as you said many of the ones made today are knock offs in oneway shape or another. It takes a true artist to create an original theme. If it is one I like and intend on staying with I have no issues in donating, but to be asked to pay for an average non-original theme, it wont happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerde View Post
    I love to see what theme developers come up with but rarely download themes because I mostly use my own. I also donate on occasion because I understand the time it takes the creator to make their theme. I think it's crazy how people will pay for spinoff themes like iphone or vista when the best themes worth donating for are the ones that have the developers artistic talent in them.
    Very true, lot of themes are a duplicate of another, but i have been itching for an litho theme, but nobody ever wants to take a request! (not trying to offend) I really like the work you and Drukan has done, and Elycruz's work is great, there are very very nice out there that you havent seen and people make them, that in my opinion are the best ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    I agree with you jerde. I for one do not pay for themes, as you said many of the ones made today are knock offs in oneway shape or another. It takes a true artist to create an original theme. If it is one I like and intend on staying with I have no issues in donating, but to be asked to pay for an average non-original theme, it wont happen
    I swear you read my mind! First .109 now this? LOL, what theme are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbcrackman View Post
    I agree with you jerde. I for one do not pay for themes, as you said many of the ones made today are knock offs in oneway shape or another. It takes a true artist to create an original theme. If it is one I like and intend on staying with I have no issues in donating, but to be asked to pay for an average non-original theme, it wont happen
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