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    Default Assembling a dev team.

    I am looking to assemble a team of skilled developers for a large server project. We are not looking for just anybody - We want to work with the best, and nothing less. No short term applicants, only people willing to stay with us for the long run will be accepted and in turn be highly rewarded after the completion of this project.

    The requirements are as follows:
    -Respectful toward fellow team members
    - Please be punctual.
    -Please be reachable.
    -Have a History of plugin creation or java works (we would like to see some of your past works)

    The above requirements are mandatory. We hold teamwork and communication in high esteem, and would like to make sure everyone is on the same page.

    We need some pretty hefty plugins since we are planning to make this server unique in every possible way. “Impossible” isn’t a word in our vocabularies, nor should it be one in yours if you are applying. We need a dev team willing to rise to the occasion, and deem the “impossible”, possible.

    If you’d like to apply, PM me or reply here. Right now we are only looking for a few good applicants. Spots may open up in future, but it’s not guaranteed, so apply quickly and with confidence if you fit the criteria. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocoramalted View Post
    I am looking to assemble a team of skilled developers for a large server project. We are not looking for just anybody - We want to work with the best, and nothing less. No short term applicants, only people willing to stay with us for the long run will be accepted and in turn be highly rewarded after the completion of this project.
    So you want the very best people, but you're not willing to pay them until this large project is complete? That is not a very attractive proposition.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocoramalted View Post
    We need a dev team willing to rise to the occasion, and deem the “impossible”, possible.
    You're asking for highly skilled but delusional people? Sometimes impossible is just that, impossible. You need guys who can see that and see it early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocoramalted View Post
    If you’d like to apply, PM me or reply here. Right now we are only looking for a few good applicants. Spots may open up in future, but it’s not guaranteed, so apply quickly and with confidence if you fit the criteria. Thanks.
    No thanks.
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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    Ha ha :) Yeah that's how you make sure that you get the right people: you just make it a requirement that they're not terrible.
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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    Moved from Java Gaming to Jobs Offered. Note that job offers in the technical sections are liable to be deleted as spam, and you are liable to be banned as a spammer.

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    Hehe. I wouldn't mind working somewhere. I haven't worked anywhere for 10 years, and haven't coded for a large part of that. Of course, I'm the worst of the worst. I am utterly terrible. I can't do anything right, and have proven so many times in my life ;-).

    Geh, I think that was the best application I could have ever made. But I'm not really into Java Gaming, unless I am. But I never worked with Java "Servers" in any case, if this is going to be a JSP or EE or whatever project. Nevertheless, I do consider myself a good programmer, it's just that I am not really needing the money at this point or even looking into a fixed position of the kind that I can take him with me and say "look mommy, I did that". I am so weak in my mind that I am feeble to be destroyed by the next sheet of paper flying in my direction through a hyperspace wormhole telling me I'm worth something.

    It get's better, doesn't it? :P.

    I just can't help it, I like and love programming so much, and I haven't been able to do it for 10 years straight with a small glitch. And then when I was finally able to do so, I got locked up and the key was almost thrown away and now it is a year later and my mental health has been so bad. It is *really bad for your health to be locked up*. And I am writing out of a hospital bed even. Call it my room service prison cell. They bring me food and I get to code all day and do whatever I want as long as I don't leave the room.

    The only thing that bugs me is that I have no internet access other than port 80 (443) and my life is in disorder.

    It get's better all the time. Did I mention I was the best of the best? Only in my mind of course.

    Credentials: none. Supervisors: will all lie about me :P.

    Only programming job ever: work on a database application in Delphi that was subsequently discontinued because the powers that be decided to throw everything away and move the entire University to another large scale purchased solution. That everyone hated and it probably took 3 years of investment to get anything useful out of it. The bugger wanted me to write documentation so that the staff would be able to solve a few small problems with the database on their own, but I never got around to doing it because it would have been pointless anyway. Telling someone to do stuff when there were always more qualified people around. Bah. What did I do? I won't tell.

    Consider this the only application I ever wrote :) :P.
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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    The only thing that bugs me is this:

    "No short term applicants, only people willing to stay with us for the long run will be accepted and in turn be highly rewarded after the completion of this project."

    So basically you want commitment but after the project is done, you'll be discarded? That doesn't seem like "long term" to me. That means you won't be part of the system, and it won't be your child after all. It seems you are asking something that you yourself won't give, and I don't see anyone "better than the best" accepting a condition like that. Commitment is something that means love, but love implies that you keep loving. You can't be committed and put everything on the line or down the side, just so you can work on this project, and then eventually this commitment will have proven nothing and you'll be thrown out or laid to waste anyway. It seems to me you consider the project or your goals more important than the people who work for you, and that is not a way to get the best of the best working for you, I would seem ;-).

    Anyway, good luck with it, it seems a nice project regardless. Kudos, Bart.

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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    1) One reason we don't want short term applicants is because we need a dev team dedicated to what we are going to accomplish and after its completed so long as they remain with us for future updates and etc. payments will keep coming in.
    2)I do not care what you think is impossible or not. I will not repeat what i stated in my request, but I will say this, everything was a dream until someone made it reality. So whatever you say is impossible we are going to be busy making it possible. No exceptions.

    Bottom line: I said "If you are interested PM me or reply" obviously you aren't interested yet you replied so from what I can tell you have a hard time listening to directions. Secondly you obviously can't see far enough ahead to know that this is more than a one time operation and we need people who have vision like the one we have. So the reason you posted here in the first place is beyond me.
    In the end I wouldn't normally take time out of my busy day to reply to something like this however you came on here trying to put down an operation that we are going to make successful with or without you and anybody who thinks like you which forced me to defend myself.

    Thank you and have a good day

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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    Perhaps my response was a little flippant, but I think my points are quite valid. If you prefer something more constructive: I would recommend that you share a little more about who you are as a company and what these projects are all about. Include how an applicant might be involved and what sort of thing they'll be expected to do. You'll generate more interest that way. I would also recommend stating what recompense you are offering for this job including any benefits. "highly rewarded" can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. You make no mention of where you are based, where will applicants be expected to turn up for work? Do they need a visa? Will there be travelling required? Can they work from home?

    I would like to point out that you have posted in a public discussion forum so you're not exactly in a position to make the rules about who, what, and how people respond to your messages.

    Respectful toward fellow team members
    In the face of legitimate, albeit jovial, feedback you've gotten on the defensive really quickly. That's not the trait of a person who's respectful to their peers. It doesn't paint a good picture of the working environment you're promoting.

    My sincerest apologies for wasting your valuable time.

    Tim

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    Default Re: Assembling a dev team.

    Oh come on Tim, leave it be. The guy is a pretty good fellow, even though you make good points.

    I would personally have provided more info myself as well and not let it hinge as much on "we are so great" "believe us without information" "brag brag" "we are making this successful regardless" <-- even though no one knows what it is etc. :p.

    At the same time you don't want to put out too much information, because anyone who is interested will be interested regardless, independent really of whether there are full details and a full rational "costs and benefits" decisions can be made, because it will appeal to him/her (let's not forget the her) and appealing is enough to request information. At the same time, if information is so scarce and mystery, it does not suit the applicant to beg for information, so no one is really going to ask you sincerly (mr. Chocoramalted) for the things you are not providing freely. You are quite full of yourself, If I may say, so, and this is just a public forum, not a place where you can make great demands. Of your busy day. That you need to spend anyway to attract people.

    Haha, isn't this fun :P.

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