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Offline riley66

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on: July 17, 2009, 05:09:40 am
I am new to this forum, and I have a question... and yes, I searched for an answer in the FAQ and everywhere!    I was going to pay someone $100 USD to design an image for a "teaser website" for an upcoming Space-Themed MMOCC that I am working on.  This image would be an isometric space station of sorts.   Then I thought- wouldn't it be cool if I made this a contest rather than just hiring someone... this way, it could be fun for some people, and I could have several different options to choose from, and see some different graphical styles.   So yes, now to the question... Where can I make a thread for this contest for $100?  The prize may also be more money if this seems too low.

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Re: Question

Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 05:48:05 am
Try the challenges & activities board

You might wanna run it by an admin first but you should be fine just posting it, as long as you have it set out like a challenge thread.

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Re: Question

Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 06:09:47 am
yeah I saw that, however it dosn't let me create a thread.

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Re: Question

Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 06:26:59 am
I guess you have to pm an admin to let you open a thread there.

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Re: Question

Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 10:06:07 pm
Spec art at pixelation? I'll have none of that.

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Re: Question

Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 10:56:28 pm
Actually yeh, I fully agree with Mathias here. This is a typical case of specart disguised as a competition.
If you want people to work for you post a fair offer in the job forum.
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Re: Question

Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 11:21:50 pm
I don't know what you mean by specart.  This is also not a response which I expected, I was told this was a professional community.  Instead I see rude responses without any explanation. 
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Re: Question

Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 11:49:27 pm
speculative art means that there's no guarantee you'll be paid for your work. One of the best examples I've come across of why it's a not-good D: thing would be like going to a restaurant and paying only for the one item on the bill you liked the most, maybe without giving them a guarantee you'll like anything they serve. It takes labor to produce goods, and labor should be paid for adequately. This community is professional enough to not do specart.

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Re: Question

Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 11:51:10 pm
Sorry, Riley, if you want a good artist, just make a job offer and take the person who sends in the best samples.  :angel:
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Re: Question

Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 12:12:02 am
Donít be surprised if people here think your offer is a little shady. We donít know you and itís not unreasonable to have reservations about hosting a cash money contest on this forum when itís paid for by an new, unknown third party.

The issue we have with speculative art is that youíre basically trying to pay $100 ◊ 1 for the a package thatís really valued at $100 ◊ n, where n is the number of people who create an image. As Ptoing said, youíll have much better luck putting up an honest commission in the jobs section.

Also, thereís a difference between rudeness and bluntness. The straightforwardness of this community is considered a feature, not a bug.
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