Consider something implying speed instead, which signals "inexpensive," without suggesting a shoddy product.
In my search, I sat down with instantdomainsearch and said "ok, I'm going to come up with at least 100 acceptable domain names", this was the favorite out of everyone I polled.
I like the idea of implying "speed" instead.
Does FinishedCode.com do anything for you? Its available, and I think it has a nicer ring to it.
Subtle difference ... but it's how I feel about it.
EDIT I've also got a real worry about the "Fuck You, Pay Me" aspect of this project (reference: http://vimeo.com/22053820)
What happens if I post a correct answer, this person tries it and decides "that's not really what I wanted", "I've decided to get out of that line of business" etc...
Or just figures he can back out since I've given the product (the answer) and all they've got to do to keep their money, is keep their money.
Maybe it's another 'elance', 'craigslist' or whatever ... but I don't know that it stands up to the FUPM test.
No thank you. Might as well have branded this ProgrammersAreCheap.com.
I could see this being a good way to go deeper than the regular Q&A site format by offering monetary incentives to participate.
First, I believe this kind of market devalues programmers and programs. It takes a whole lot of small transactions for a programmer to make a living in this kind of market.
Second, it's not really useful for anything other than trivial programs. Getting agreement on a reasonable specification for anything at all complicated takes time, and for the programmer in this space, time is money.
Third, What happens when there are multiple responses to a question--does only one responder get paid, or do all get paid.
Fourth, there is no effective mechanism for quality control. Who has the liability about quality? How is testing conducted?
Fifth, who owns the code? who owns the copyright on the code? Can the code be redistributed to others?
Can I post homework problems?
That seems to encourage academic dishonesty? The stackoverflow community tends to self police homework, so it'll be interesting to see how explicit permission to pay for homework affects the site's community.
By addressing it in the FAQ and explicitly saying you allow it, you are implying that you condone academic dishonesty.
edited for clarity
That was the defacto policy in my school. Homework was 5% of your grade, and was expected to just be a learning experience. The real trials were the labs and the projects.
You could theoretically cheat by copying project code from somewhere, but without the explanation report you'd still get a 0.
Your code remains public on the site under any license you specify. It may be republished by the site, but only used under the terms of your specified license.
The ToS has the full gory details.
One way to incentivize it a bit more would be offering to sell a previous answer for half of the original cost. So buyer A pays $10 for an answer, if someone else wants it they can buy the same solution for $5. That creates a long tail effect and keeps people motivated to answer questions.
Hopefully this site will too!
I had the idea a long time ago, and then SO came out a few weeks later, so I abandoned it because I thought SO would fill that space. However, they've remained free, and it's still hard to get an answer on something requiring more than a few minutes' time.
Yes, I would love to add that ability in the future. If I get a lot of re-usable submissions, that may happen sooner rather than later.
Currently, there are 3 requests that a coder could potentially fulfill. Sakes is asking if it is possible to offer services directly, without waiting for somebody to ask for them.
So a coder says: "hey, I'm good at Python and..."
I'm having trouble filling in the blank there. Would they solicit questions and then get exclusivity? Would they just generally advertise? I'm not really sure how that would work.
1. You need to have a solution repository.
2. Developers post solutions there. For instance, find numbers less than n where the sum of divisors is greater than number but none of the divisor subset equals the number. And the solution is tagged with the implementation language.
3. Before posting a question, someone can look into the repository and get the solution from there if already there.
What problem it solves:
1. Developers can post their solutions without someone asking for it.
2. Solution seekers will have a smaller turnaround time if the solution is already there in the repository.
I have great respect for what the Envato guys have built, and think it would be extremely difficult to compete with them head-to-head.
It is not different aside from the monetary award yet.