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    Help Finishing my Site

    1) Project Details: (be as specific as possible): I am the owner of a current tournament website in the final stages of coding and we need a coder to finish the site. Our last Coder backed out of the project just short of of the finish of the project and we are looking for someone to step in and finish the site.

    The site is located at http://www.gameladdersonline.com/beta/index.php so you can get a better Idea of what I am talking about.

    Here is a list of the things that we must get working in order to be able to launch the site and make start turning a profit. The stuff listed below is what I think is the most important. There is already a working News section tied into the front page. I think it might seem a little redundent if both of these are posting the same infromation. I do not know if it is possiable or even if it would be easier to get another script to just allow for a headline section to post up instead of coding it in with the EGL script. Im not sure how to go about this but if it is possiable and would be easier for you to do something like that instead of running it with EGL then by all means feel free to do so. That would also allow me to still use the EGL script to post simple news blurbs but give me another headline type section for the webpage. I have been trying to go through and find the easiest ways to get stuff done without involving EGL.
    -Need to get the front page finished. Linking News section of the front page in with the EGL script or come up with another way to post news so it updates.

    -Need to get the Getting started with GLO Box linked to the FAQ section of the website. Get the text changed over to something english.

    -Need to change the drop down menu's to go down instead of listing everything across.

    -Need to make sure that paypal is working for the tournament system.

    -Need to Find the match finder system for the ladders and implement it with the current website. (This is important for the ladders but do not need for the tournaments. Would just have to launch without ladder support at first. I would hate to have to do this but if this is something that will take to long lets take it off the list and get to it last.)

    -On the team profile page we need to change the current listing of the memebers to

    Username, Gamertag, AIM, Position

    http://www.gameladdersonline.com/bet...?action=manage

    - Front Page the hot forum topics needs to be increased to get rid of the white spot on the front page

    -There needs to be a View my Profile button on the MyGLO page instead of just settings.*

    -Front Page the hot forum topics needs to be increased to get rid of the white spot on the front page.*

    -Fix the birthday spot on Member profile.*

    -About Me field on profile broken. When you up text in the block it only displays (Some Information About Me and My Profile.)*

    -Also The About Me Field and My Interest Field needs to be labeled on profile.*

    -Xbox live Gamer Card Broken. So just remove block from Profile page. Replace with normal slot to list your XBL name, and Change another slot on profile to PSN Name for the play station.*

    -Img Slider broken on forums.

    -What we need to figure out

    -How to work the image rotation for advertisments on site.

    -Register Page needs coded

    That is pretty much all the things I can spot on the website that needs tweeked with what we have at the moment. I feel once we get to this step we can start sitting down and start planning the building of the new script system to get rid of EGL completely. At this point I want to go in rebuild the site with the New Script and a new design. This would also be about the point we plan on branching into lan tournaments.

    2) Payment method/ details (Paypal, check? Timeline?): 200 dollars half upon accepting the job, half when done.

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    You might be able to convince an off-shore place to take you up on that laundry list for $200 (and good luck getting what you need out of them), but it is way too low for good freelancers.

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    The price can be negotiated, so if you have a suggestion please feel free. This will be the third time I have gotten a coder from this site though and I have been cheated out of about 750 dollars from people on this site.

    If you accept the contract then it will be based on stages for payouts. That way people do not walk away from the project with my money.

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    I would recommend 1) withholding any payment until the work is done, or 2) use an escrow service.

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    I'm not so sure that withholding all payment until the work is done is a great idea. Personally, with things this size I require some of the funds up front so that I have some assurance that the person posting the work isn't farming it out to a dozen people, essentially letting them all work on it but only paying the person who delivers a script first.

    I've had that happen before I came to my personal policy of "at least some of the money up front." It hasn't happened to me since. It's like a home buyer putting down a good-faith sum when entering a bid to purchase a house. That puts "skin in the game" from the buyer and lets the other party know that you're not going to walk away from the deal. I wouldn't go around putting 100% in up front, but still. I think you'll usually need to put a little something down with small freelance jobs.

    But that aside, I'm curious... Who ripped you off from this website (established members or fly-by-nighters)?

    In any case, did you notify the moderators?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumigator View Post
    I would recommend 1) withholding any payment until the work is done, or 2) use an escrow service.
    I strongly disagree with #1 as well. Too many people with use that money as bait to get you (a programmer) to do more work - work that's outside of scope!

    I require a down payment, then regular scheduled payments (once / month) for any decent sized project. Clients that fight that, I will work with on an hourly basis only or not work with them at all. Trust is a 2 way street, waiting until the end means the programmer takes all the risk.


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