When Small Potato gave up his baby (wpdesigner.com) to a man who goes by the name of Pawel Ciszewski, it was a sad day. I, like many others, decided to give Pawel some needed time to get things squared away and then, jump right in and take over where SP left off. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be happening. It’s been quite awhile now since Pawel’s introductory post with nothing new posted since then. The post has over 200 comments and some of those comments are now appearing as spam.
Near the bottom of the post, someone ended up posting a comment showcasing how one could impersonate Pawel. Since that post, there have been people making it look as though Pawel has announced the closure of the site, theme club prices rising and various other things. I realize this is a bad situation for many of you, especially those who spent $5.00 to get into the club, but from the outside looking in, some of the comments left by the imposter’s were a little humorous. Note that the following comments were made by imposters and not by Pawel himself.
– Hi. I have decided to close the site. It was a great tax write-off. Thanks for sticking around this long.
– I have decided that the theme club is too cheap. Therefore, everyone who is currently a member of the club owes the site an additional 20$. We are now charging 5$ per theme and we are retroactively charging everyone for the four unpaid themes they have already received. Please send your payments via paypal.
– I am sorry guys for not posting this long. I have been extremely busy in searching for some Kick-Ass theme designers. The market is saturated with lame designers and I did not want to assign a newbie to work on wpdesigner.com. That’s why the long wait time!
So, I am really sorry for all of you who had to wait for so long. I have a little knowledge of wordpress and I will also design wordpress themes for all of you. I hope everybody will enjoy them.
So, wait and watch. This site will rock your pants :). Also don’t forget to become a member of our themes club. Its only $5 and on popular demand, I will reduce the price to $2 per subscription. For the special discount, please send me an e-mail with the discount coupon code : PAWELDISCOUNT
– And, for all the people who are posting bad things about the website and me, please refrain from doing so as I will start banning people based on your IP addresses. So be careful next time!
So it would appear as though WPDesigner is rapidly going the way of the dodo bird. It is really unfortunate that this series of events has happened and I can’t help but feel that the actions caused by the failure of this theme club will cause repercussions down the road in the form of less trust. I’d like someone to step in and save WPDesigner from it’s own demise but I don’t have $65,000.00 to give to Pawel and I don’t think many of us do. Still, there seems to be a slight chance that Pawel will revive himself and bring the site alive but as far as I can tell, that chance is becoming very slim.
Let me know what you think about the current status of WPDesigner.com.