Unele business-uri chiar isi asculta fanii

Posted: May 4th, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: stocklayouts, think out loud | 4 Comments »

Sunt fan Stocklayouts. Nu – nu incurajez folosirea de templateuri, dar cei de la StockLayouts au o comunitate de designeri really dedicated si sunt la curent cu tot ce e nou in design – pentru print cel putin. Au template-uri pentru Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw si multe altele – gata de a fi customizate sau folosite ca atare. Acum – sa recunoastem – in afara de great designers, nu au mai ramas foarte multe idei neexploatate si liniile curbe, umbrele sau stroke-urile nu pot fi facute in foarte multe feluri.

Nu am copiat niciodata un design de la ei, nici nu am cumparat pana acum vreun template, dar de multe ori am gasit acolo niste linii de design care m-au inspirat in ceea ce aveam de facut sau m-au ajutat sa dau mai departe sfaturi si idei designerilor cu care am lucrat.

Doar ca la un moment dat – cei de la Stocklayouts au blocat accesul utilizatorilor din Romania. La inceput am crezut ca nu le mai merge siteul, dar problema se repeta la fiecare vizita. Intr-un final le-am scris un mail si i-am intrebat. Iata ce mi-au raspuns:

There are certain countries we don’t service due to security issues, and Romania is unfortunately one of them. Using a proxy may be the only way you can access it.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ce le-am scris eu:

I’m really sorry to hear this.
Yes, I know that there have been some problems over the years regarding Romania, but these are gone by now.
I mean – people who would really want to do some evil stuff on the web are not stopped by not allowing Romanian users to access your website. First – because they’ll find other ways, second – because you harm everybody else who just wants to do serious business with you.
Anyways – you may want to take some more time and think about it. Just a fan’s advice.

Am crezut ca asta e ultimul nostru schimb de mailuri, dar astazi, iata ce mail am primit:

Our IT department has responded to your request. Romania now has access to www.stocklayouts.com.
It seems that Romania has you to thank for its access to our site!

Hehei – what about that?!…