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From another contract site:

True YouTube Clone $1000-3000 - We're a popular entertainment site built on PostNuke (PHP) and are now looking to add YouTube functionality to our site.

Yeah, clone YouTube for three grand. Not a problem. How about Google for 5 grand, maybe clone Windows for somewhere around 10.

More from the bid:

***You MUST have experience building video sharing sites.
***You MUST send us links to LIVE, WORKING video sharing sites that you have built. NO SCREENGRABS.
***You MUST be able to provide the basic video sharing script within 2 days of winning the bid (and upon payment by us), with customization to take place afterward. We are asking for this because we want to insure that you have built such sites before and are NOT doing a custom-build for us.
Oh so they're now offering a couple thousand to the people who have already have a code base. Somehow already have code that fits the project, but that's not for public sale, and they want these experienced coders to do a full customization for less than what that code is worth.

But wait, there's more:

If you've never built a video sharing site, DO NOT BID. You are only wasting our time and yours.
If the site you built isn't live or does not work, DO NOT BID. You are only wasting our time and yours.
Even if I had built a video sharing site - something tells me I still wouldn't bid.

If you do not include the requested information, your bid will AUTOMATICALLY be declined. No excuses. No exceptions. Please--we're a serious business and you should be too.
I gotta think that the actual 'serious businesses' are serious enough to automatically ignore this job.

Tim Lytle [12/10/06 21:10:05] | 4 Comments | Stream

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