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Be care of this guy

Postby Paul » April 29th, 2008, 7:05 am

Hi,

I'm very happy to help users to get their project going, however, I had really terrible experience in people don't pay me for what I had done for their project and still use it like his own, what a shame!

'''I post this to warn MediaWiki developers and users to be aware of this type of people, be very careful to do any business with him or you will get nothing!'''

His name is Patrick Flanagan, he asked me to help his project out, and asked me to sign a contract. I completed as his request and he refused to pay me as indicated in the contract.

This is his project that I completed http://www.littleplanetearth.com/guides ... /Main_Page

Does anyone have any idea to make him to pay for this?

Thanks for any advise.

Paul
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby eddron » July 16th, 2008, 12:32 pm

Bummer. It's hard to do it after the fact. I wonder if you can hand him over to a collection agency and give them a cut of the bill. It's better than nothing and I think it affects his credit rating. ;)

What some people do is charge 50% upfront and the other 50% after they get sign off of the final draft. The key is not to hand over the final code until you get the final product (sometimes easier said than done).

If possible, it might be worth developing it on your own server and transferring it to their server after the final payment.
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby Paul » July 23rd, 2008, 7:04 pm

Thanks man, I trust people at first, but this experience made me to be careful, trust might not always good.

I like your idea, I will do on my server, then make the deal at the end. Thanks for your great comment and advice. :D

Best regards
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby node » August 1st, 2008, 7:41 am

Well its kinda simple i belive you designed a unique theme for his site..
well make it public... that would remove the uniqueness of the site!
next u could have a look at the articles protecting your reputation online at seochat.com ---> reverse engineer the article :evil:
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby shweta02sharma » August 24th, 2009, 6:55 am

hi friend i think u r right ...even i m a freelancer and suffer from gues get project completed without payment....
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby khare.neha20 » August 24th, 2009, 12:00 pm

HI I M ALSO SUFFER FROM SAME PROBLEM SO I STARTED NOW TO GET ADVANCED PAYMENT....
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby HaideeTiffen » August 29th, 2009, 12:46 am

this is nice article. i like it.read story.after read people must be try think about this.thanks for this article.
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby kfed1021 » August 31st, 2009, 2:10 pm

That wasn't nice. Did he give any reason as to why they refuse to pay? You've done a great job with the site. I wonder if there's a reason why they won't pay?
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby Paul » August 31st, 2009, 5:42 pm

He promised he would pay me, and he committed a few time, and finally just never response to me :o. He told me once his family are all lawyer :evil:.

He never refused to pay me, he just never response to me. His project died after a few months, I think this might be the reason, but he is such a cheater.
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Re: Be care of this guy

Postby barkerswife » September 21st, 2009, 5:14 pm

That was very shady. Sorry you had to deal with that! Thank you for the heads up!
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