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Hey Pixelation Comm,

I wanted to discuss a possible new FAQ thread which should be a helpful ressource for people who post job offers here and people who take up jobs here on the board.

There have been quite some things happening (like unclarity on how to handle business, scams, single line answers in the job threads with "e-mail sent", how much work should cost etc.) in the last year(s) and therefore I think it's good to come up with a ramblethread everyone might participate in order to prevent those things.

The goal of this thread would be to gather a lot of ideas for stuff which might be useful knowledge as base for this new FAQ, make the whole job offering forum a better place and go ith the time.

The final FAQ should be short, easy to read, on spot but contain the most crucial and useful information for getting business done in a clean way.
SO Even common knowledge would be fine for something like this.
 Your posts can include your own questions, thoughts you have if you look at a job offer, steps you take for safe business, and which new "rule-reforms" you would love to see introduced in order to make the place better for everyone here.


Our Current Rules:
http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=571.0

Our Best Discussion so far:
http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=571.0

And that thread everybody knows of:
http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=8561.0




I'd suggest that people who post job offers should:
-make clear if it's a paid job or a free job offer
-people should post who they are
-about what kind of project they are working on
-which role the artist would take (concept, execution, planning or whatever)
-giving a very rough impression of the overall workload they have for the artist (whole game, just some assets .. whatever)

for general business i'd suggest
-do a quick google search for their client/artist
-set up a valid contract
-set deadlines for communication and/or the work completion

for artists:
they should know about what amount of money they can take for their services
should know their rights / copyrights etc.


Hopefully this gives a rough impression of the stuff we should discuss.
It would be great if we could flesh out some new ideas together.
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Re: Job Offers / New FAQ (maybe also change of current rules)

Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 06:03:03 am
Your "best discussion" link leads to the rules ::)
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Re: Job Offers / New FAQ (maybe also change of current rules)

Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 07:28:00 am
I suggest a rule that people who post job offers are responsible for marking the job as taken when it is no longer available (or to remove the thread entirely if that's possible).

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Re: Job Offers / New FAQ (maybe also change of current rules)

Reply #3 on: November 02, 2015, 05:26:59 pm
I suggest a rule that people who post job offers are responsible for marking the job as taken when it is no longer available (or to remove the thread entirely if that's possible).
Threads should not be removable. I've been in a situation where I haven't been paid even when they told me they would, and the person continued posting paid job offers (even went so far as to use different names). So, having records can help if issues arise. It'd be good to prevent the ability to edit posts after a certain timeframe, but it would also be good to be able to change whether the offer is closed or not.