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How to use the Hire a Freelancer section

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Conor

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    It frustrates me to see incorrect use of this section, or people wasting others time. So I thought I'd list some of the things (In no particular order) I'd like to see done, out of common courtesy for the forum and its members.


    • List your price. So people can see at a glance if the job is worth their time. Even if you don't know how much the job is worth, have some sort of budget or estimation there.
    • Let people know once you've found someone. Jr VIPs can close their own threads too. This will prevent unnecessary thread bumping, years from now.
    • Be descriptive! Don't just post "Please help!!" or "I haz a problem with my website" in the thread. Write down any details you can.
    • The section is for people OFFERING a job only. Don't post your CV or your level of homelessness in this section. I'll report your homeless ass.
    • Have more than one contact method if possible. No one likes waiting months for you to accept them on Skype.
    • iTrader. There's a "bad rating" option there for a reason. If the noob did a bad job, don't just neg rep him. Leave a review of his services, so the rest of us know to stay away. Likewise, let us know if they did a good job.
    • Don't be careless. I hate seeing Shitlist threads. Make sure you have agreed on a payment method before the work has commenced. I find a 50% now, 50% when the job is done is usually a good way to go. This works whether you are the buyer or seller.

    Lets keep this forum to the high standard I expect from it.
     
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  2. RushingWind

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    What bugs me more is the noobs posting Want to Buy threads in the main forums. It frustrates me like HELL. I understand they are newbies but they could at least read the sticky threads. Its right in front of them. And the way they post without any manners : 'I need this BOT. Give it to me' Sheesh.
     
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  3. AquaticGamer

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  4. Conor

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    Cheers dude. Can't create a poll now, but I guess if the mods think this is useful, we'll see a sticky :)
     
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    Then in that case, a +1 for sticky thread :)
     
  6. srinu0812

    srinu0812 Supreme Member

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    This is the most important one. Instead of neg repping we can post a negative iTrader.
     
  7. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks OP, it needed to be said.
    Especially dislike the MYSTERIOUS posts that say nothing but want a PM or Skype for details, I understand people might not want to disclose full details of a project but those threads just look dodgy.

    Add a few more rules/suggestions and definitely should be a sticky.

    Would REP you but have run out, soz.
     
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  8. Conor

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    My trust goes out the window when I see such threads lol. Feel free to add suggestions and I'll update the OP :)
     
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