glad there are people who are liking the idea =D
Enriq766: I can understand the thought of spam, but I think if moderated nearly as well as the other forums it should be ok, also I don’t agree between ‘Serious’ and ‘non-serious’ blenderheads being a problem. Somebody with 1 month or 5 years experience in CG/Blender could still be serious, maybe using it loosely with graphic design, web design etc. in which they excel. For those who are hobbiests or proffessionals I dont see it as something that should be split up, and this also depends on whether we make this ‘payed jobs’ only with the thoughts below. Those who post a job here would expect high amount of feedback, its natural, but the client can state exact requirments and those not up to them should not bother the client. Maybe the steps to make sure this is ok can be explained with some ideas that could help to make this work better…
Sticky thread with forum rules like others here, just some ideas off top of head: Only job proposals by a client should be posted as a thread (or some very small exceptions).
There should be no direct talking about the job ‘in-thread’, putting in resume/portfolio, things like that in the thread can happen through e-mail or PM, people could only reply simply to ask more about the job, not money-related though (with thoughts below this could be stated in origional post as amount or -not showing until later contact- to stop this).
Another reason to reply would be to state if the job has been signed up by somebody.
Could have some regulations for posting about a job, have an idea for the details which I’ll write up, but now maybe some that come to my head.
. State City and/or Country Client/Employer lives in
. Must state if the person who claims job can do it from their respective house/workplace or on-site.
. If there is one, date in which client/employer needs somebody by - expiry date
. Primary Skill(s) needed -example ‘3D Modelling’
. If so state any secondary skill(s) -example ‘Web Design’
. Description of project stating all the needs (known to that point) and any special requirments.
. Amount to be payed (optional in thread, but could be known via e-mail or PM later in negotiations)
The big question from there is, do we have this only for jobs that will be payed? If so, would there be chance to help non-client projects or collaberative projects that are non-profit alike in the similar regard? Things like the Cross Walk project etc in the future could have a thread in such a forum for those to see and join, but this could be overkill, I’m in no place to suggest this as I have not been keeping up with that side of the community as much as I would like to. Maybe keeping project announcments in News/Chat would be ok.
Love to hear thoughts on this =)