There will always be someone advertising something, someway or another. We can’t really do much about that, other than wait for a moderator to delete it as and when they come across it, though recently I really do wonder about Blender Artist’s possition on allowing people to advertise, since some of these are not only left, but have modertors posting in them.
With no offence intended towards alltaken, here is an example: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=111696.
First of all. The topic starter has only one post.
Secondly, He’s already filled his signature with websites, which are prety much gimic sites filled with adverts, Prestohosting.com is simply a site full of targeted adverts (which he used for his e-mail)
I’m sorry, but youcannot get any more blatent than that. Even if he did want work done, he certainly hasn’t said much usefull text as to what he wants. Based on the types of site he has, which is basically collections of other people’s creations, I doubt he wanted any work done, rather he wanted you to submit you examples, of which he’ll keep and use.
This is a very well known scam in the design industry, where people ask for examples /samples and they keep the sample and use it or use it as a basis for an idea and make a new one.
Without going into much details, the sort of work that is offered around on forums damage the design industry, de-values it, promotes bad business practices / ethics, such as spec work etc… aswell as an array of other issues.
Spec work is bad, It results in several ‘designers’ trying to make a design and ‘win’ the pot money. This means several designers do a lot of hard earned work, but don’t get paid for it, since they worked only under speculation they would. In the eyes of the business man, this style of work is perfect, several designs get submitted and you can pick the best one and not spend a penny more than you intended.
If more and more people are willing to de-value themselfs and do spec work, the more and more business / ‘clients’ are going to want work done in this way.
The main basis of this post isn’t so much to get this spam deleted /stoped (afterall, someone is always going to post them), its more so to stop more and more idiots from actually getting involved with these sort of offers. I could name a few BlenderArtists Money Vampires here, rather, you can just look at this thread andthis thread.
Certainly A LOT of people, as soon as they hear “blender” and “money” they post as fast as they can, usally saying something pointless like “im intereted”. Someone with a half ounce of interlect then says “im interested but need more info” followed by a domino effect of people saying “yeh more info please, duhhh”. It’s quite noticeable who the money vampires are on this forum, as some die off more get bitten and sucked in.
Stop responding to these shitty lame advertising threads Simple as.
Though, I guess if you want to really degrade yourself, do it off the forums, such as this: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=112433 and go to the ‘freelancer’ site, where several freelancers submit their work and bid against each other to win. and guess what, 97% of the time the one with the lowest bid wins “yey”.
But, if you really want to work for peanuts / live off peanuts, I’m happy to feed you as many peanuts as you’d possibly like so come work for me.