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Peter Street

Was browsing through and registered. It's a nice site, but it's missing a few major parts to actually negotiating (Or, at least, it's not clear on how that would work). So someone submits a task - the only way I can see of getting any further information on this is to 'submit a proposal'. In reality, in its current state, the level of information is wildly insufficient to actually give any idea of how much time/effort would be involved, so further questions would be useful - and putting those questions into the question area would then benefit anyone who was looking at submitting that task.

It's a nice, clean site though, and it runs pretty well from a pure UI basis.

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Mohsin Hayat Author

Very thoughtful feedback. Thanks a lot.

Yes you're right, the information is insufficient and the duration and complexity must be shown there. The problem is "Who's going to decide the complexity?". I think that the complexity is subjective and the task poster cannot say that this "This task is difficult" or "easy".

I'd appreciate if you help me brainstorm a solution. Should I put a dropdown at the "Add Task" part where user can specify the complexity (easy, medium, hard or something similar)? What would be a better approach?

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Peter Street

That's a great question. I'd imagine something like a 'comments' section, a request for clarification or similar, with the ability to update the request and have an in-public clarification or RFC (Request for Comment) interaction.

My thoughts would be that if someone puts something exceptionally unclear (Example: "Graphics Design some Android App UI screens") which could be trivial (Put some forms together) or extremely complex (Design a UX to cover a multi-page interaction with good principles) then those considering doing it could interact with the author of the question to clarify it before committing to actually putting in the work.

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Mohsin Hayat Author

Yes that's a good suggestion. I didn't think about RFC, brilliant idea 👍👍. I'll add this to my to-do list and start the implementation ASAP.

Users will be able to clarify the requirements in a publicly available comment section on the task.

Thanks a lot 👌