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26 points by Londerson 34 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 21 comments



Look, we've all got to start somewhere, so at least you shipped.

Here are my thoughts:

* None of the footer links work. I cared because I wanted to know what made this site different than the 40 other remote job boards.

* There appear to have been 6 jobs posted ever. This hurts credibility on both ends of the market - I would expect you to scrape other job boards to stuff your content.

* The site kind of seems over-engineered for the number of jobs (e.g. search functionality for the 6 jobs)

* The name doesn't make sense to me - I'll never remember this

* "Momentarily free, enjoy" -> This doesn't seem humble to me. It still costs time to post a job here, and you need to defend that investment.

My advice would be to do things that don't scale. Focus on talking to companies looking for remote developers to get a deeper understanding of their needs and the market.


Tank you for all of your advices! I have carefully read each one of them, and the care with what was not working has already been solved. In fact, this job board is just something I'd like to see out there, but I've never found it. If it is useful to me, it will probably be useful to other developers as well.


I second this, plus the design made me think that I reached a parking page. I was 100% sure it was a parking page. I closed it, went back at it and after reading carefully I realized that the content matched the description


Well, this is not the initial idea. And your feedback, is valuable to me. Tanks!


+1

The social media links do work, however medium is labeled as twitter.


Tanks! But now, it works!


Looks like a good start. Personally I need to see a salary range before applying for a remote job. With in-office jobs you at least have any idea of what the going rate for the area is, but for remote it is going to depend on a huge number of factors.


This is a really good tip! I make this too when i go apply for a new job. And, unfortunately, the market works as your describe it: "depend on a huge number of factors".


There are so many job boards out there now that it's way too saturated and every job board has something wrong with it (or a lot of things wrong with it). I just can't keep up with all of them and it takes some time (sometimes a lot of time) to learn and utilize them efficiently.

Good start but I think there's a huge space for something way more compelling.


Tank you so much!


Just tried to post a job. Remarks:

1. Unclear why there are both "Company e-mail" and "Apply Email"

2. Unclear what I'm supposed to put in "Based" if I really do't care. I've put my TZ instead.

3. Main Technology: That's a list of... programming language? Why? I don't care about that, I care about candidates experiences with various business domains (networking, monitoring) and technological environment (TCP/IP, distributed sytems, unix system programming, web technologies...), and that the candidate is already somewhat familiar, or is willing to become familiar, with all of the many languages that are used around here.

4. Is the price going to change? When? How?


Tanks for the questions and doubts. I understood the point 1 and 2, but for the point 3: although we are programmers and be part of our mindset to always be learning new technologies, when you will apply for a new job, generally you will looking for the language that has more proficiency, so, remove the main technology, does not make sense for me. For the point 4: If this site earns traction, I will certainly charge for the ads.


I've seen that Clevertech job opening around for a long time on many job boards. What's going on there?


I dont know.


Not Turbolinks! Turbolinks appears to make building a SPA without javascript easy, but what it really does is expose you to some of the hardest to debug javascript bugs.

You will be fighting it every step of the way.

Stay away!


Guys, please: TurbolinksĀ® makes navigating your web application faster. Get the performance benefits of a single-page application without the added complexity of a client-side JavaScript framework. Use HTML to render your views on the server side and link to pages as usual. When you follow a link, Turbolinks automatically fetches the page, swaps in its <body>, and merges its <head>, all without incurring the cost of a full page load.

https://www.npmjs.com/package/turbolinks


"all without incurring the cost of a full page load." Except that it just downloaded the whole page. Forget about any javascript that runs on doc ready in that fetched page, it wont run. It also caches a bunch of pages in memory, leaks event listeners etc! Let the fun begin!


Please expand?


I've never even heard of Turbolinks but it sounds like a WYSIWYG editor where the initial ramp up cost is easy and then as soon as you hit any sort of unsupported customization you're stuck fighting computer generated code, same goes for tracing errors through some sort of inscrutable stack.

Startup cost low. Development and maintenance cost high.


Good start. Stay with it!

There is always more that can be done, but get it out there and keep shipping code.

A couple more tweeks and you should have a MVP.


Tank you so much!




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