Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Freelancer --- Are you serious

I recently posted a job description for a wordpress/php development on freelancer.com .  Within a day I had about 50 bids.  Exciting.  Alas, reading the responses made me somewhat suspicious.  For one, I asked everyone who bid to try out an existing website I owned---and I can see how many actually tried it out.

So, I decided to post another job:

Project Description
most proposals I have received on my real proposal request seems to have been quasi-automated spam. so, to check who is just responding without information, here is another request:

    replicate the entire google infrastructure in wordpress and php.

should be easy in php and wordpress, right? if you respond to this one with a bid, obviously you must be reading my RFPs in great detail.

Project ID: 8424001

To my surprise, I received 80(!) bidders, most claiming to have carefully read my requirements and being confident to satisfy them.  Some added a few pretense questions

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I feel like a male in the ashley madison data base (see Gizmodo).