WEB How do you go about hiring developers from this website?

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  1. Buck something?

    Buck something? New Member

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    If for example; I had an idea but needed help developing the idea, its naive to believe pm'ing someone 'heres my idea, plsplsplsplsspl dont tell anyone/rip me off/etc/etc/etc"......so do you have them sign an NDA and fax it over? Trade phone numbers? I dont know? What steps do you use to protect yourself?
     
  2. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    avoid people with the usernames robb and yuppy
     
  3. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    you make a thread with what you think would be technically involved, so we know if we're interested before worrying with anything else
     
  4. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    oh and avoid posters with usernames like "robb" or "yuppy"
     
  5. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    also if they have sites like

    theofftopic.com
    lolegag.com

    on their resume, :run:
     
  6. Die Antwoord

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    95vr4 OT Supporter

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    You're building a public website, what's to stop someone from coming along and copying it the second it goes live anyway?
     
  8. Ender0910

    Ender0910 woot!

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    At least then, you have an advantage of already being launched while they rip off/develop their own site.
     
  9. catpiss

    catpiss Guest

    I have the opposite problem. It seems that potential customers try brainstorming me for ideas.

    Once they know what they want, they shop it somewhere cheaper.

    There is an art to dealing with potential clients without giving them too much information. Sometimes you have to give them more details to justify the price. If you don't give them the details, then they shop it cheaper to someone who will underestimate and likely drop the ball.
     
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    95vr4 OT Supporter

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    Give me a week max and I could have just about any idea/site cloned, up and running. & days isn't much of an advantage. No one tries to copy truly innovative ideas until well after they've taken off. Sites like Ebay, Myspace, Digg....you didn't see clone's start popping up until they were huge.
     
  11. crazybenf

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    BTW... NDAs don't mean shit.
     
  12. Tony Stark

    Tony Stark John McCain has an illegitimate mexican baby

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    well first and foremost you need to ask the permission to post your request. These are busy people so we can't have you cluttering this forum with crap. You need to PM thomor and tell him your idea, your business plan and if you have some proprietary information you need to show that too.

    Then after thomor decides whether or not its a viable idea he'll give you permission to post. And don't worry thomor is an athletically fit, generous, decent person that would never profit off other people's ideas. So you have nothing to worry.
     
  13. Die Antwoord

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    :rofl:
     
  14. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :rofl:
     
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    ba3698 New Member

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    Explain..
     
  16. catpiss

    catpiss Guest

    Probably because it isnt worth it to sue script kiddies.
     
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    no one here's pockets are deep enough to do any damage for violating a NDA.
     
  18. catpiss

    catpiss Guest

    The reverse problem:

    I met with a client last week and proposed a site for a meager $6000. This is on the cheap end for a site with extensive custom programming. The client called me today and said one of their friends was going to try to take it on for $200. Now I know their friend will take at least 2 weeks of development. I suppose they are doing it as a hobby. The funny thing is, I expect them to come to me when the guy fails them.

    This is the 4th time it has happened in a month. The problem is that I take the time to meet with them and explain what they need. When they come to me, they don't know exactly what they want. I go over everything they need so that I can make an accurate quote. They walk out knowing exactly what they want/need. They then shop their ideas around.

    The worst is when prospects ask if we can do the site for free but obtain ownership. My big issue with that is I don't want to take on the responsibility of ownership if they need more money/work. Another issue is that I can't pay my employees with hope. It also screams that they are not confident in their product or salesmanship of the product.
     
  19. pkr

    pkr Guest

    Link to your portfolio?
     
  20. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    :rofl: i guess you missed that conversation in the past
     
  21. pkr

    pkr Guest

    I'm missing a lot of stuff on here lately :sad2:
     
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  23. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    too lazy to look it up, he called out kingtoad in it and what not, lasted a few pages
     
  24. catpiss

    catpiss Guest

    Right. Basically I am not going to post my company information on an online forum when my name is catpiss. I don't come here to give or get business. I come here to shoot the shit.

    Also, we usually assign 2-4 employees per site, it would be unfair for me to take credit for their hard work as "catpiss". It would also be very unprofessional for me to advertise many of the sites we build as we produce design work for a few large design firms.
     
  25. pkr

    pkr Guest

    Then PISS off
     

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