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    Angry Inauspicious start

    Hi there, came across this site in a rather unfortunate way. We had recently been appointed by a client and had Googled them to see what was out there. Surprisingly the only thing we could find was a Sitepoint contest that they had started the day after appointing us to design their logo. A cut down version of the very same brief.

    Taking them to task over the issue they palmed it off as of no consequence - "the competition wasn't a serious thing - just a lark". We followed the development of the dialogue between the contestants and our erstwhile client with some interest.

    The end result was that although we got paid 50% of our fees before having a major falling out with them, none of the contestants got a bean. Their work was almost universally panned by the contest holder. However in spite of this public rejection, the efforts of two of the contestants were offered to us as 'seed ideas' for development.

    The contest was suspended due to lack of feedback from the contest holder.

    How often does this sort of thing happen?

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    You're right, what an awful way to get introduced to the community. I assure you; things like this are in the minority. I would love to know the contest you are referring to so feel free to report it. We don't like our contestants being taken advantage of in such a way.
    Sara

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    www.logoraman.com electroskan.com's Avatar
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    Way to go Sara.....
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