At 11/27/12 05:54 PM, Template88 wrote:
They need to learn fast why that shit is blasted down.
Why? It's a point that's been made twice that they can't make you do anything. They can't. It's a literal impossibility given the average set of parameters. They can learn at their own pace, and it won't affect anything.
If they really want something done getting called out in a thread on newgrounds isn't going to phase them, they'll keep trying and get the work done one way or another at a later time or through better means than begging for it.
Same thing would happen if you let them know that what they're doing is spec work and looked down on. How exactly else are they going to respond? If they rebuke the tips, then that was going to happen anyway, and if the idea is good enough it might actually attract an artist or two willing to lend a hand. The idea is that they want you to work with them, not for them, because if it weren't you can be sure that no-one worth their salt is going to pay any attention.
Bitching at people in their own threads just kills open collaborative ideas and pisses people off.
I would personally consider collaboration with anyone that had something to offer the project and a shared and committed interest in getting it done. Not just DO MY PROJECT FOR ME WHILE I SIT ON MY ASS AND ILL GIVE YOU SWEET CRED.
Again, you can just ignore them if you're not interested, or if their offering is particularly bad just nudge them in the right direction (using and explaining terminology for spec work, that kind of thing). Requests for a free single drawing or logo especially don't warrant getting angry at them, because I'll be fucked sideways before I see anyone who requests free work expect quality.
I really don't ask for a lot.
You don't ask for anything. You just expect them to follow an unwritten set of rules and tell them to go fuck themselves if they don't.