Anyone heard of these guys?

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  1. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    Homepage is: http://www.whatermelon.com/jobs

    They got two sites, whyimtheworst and whyimthebest (.com for both).  They want 75 to 300 word articles with that best/worst thing as the point.  Seems to short too say anything worth while, but... anyone done anything with them before?

  2. DJ Funktual profile image77
    DJ Funktualposted 9 years ago

    Sounds right up my alley.

  3. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    Sounds and looks dodgey.

    Using Wordpress for the sites, which is fine (to a degree), but they don't know how to wrap text around an image.

    The Terms posted at http://www.whatermelon.com/jobs are far too flimsy.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    The brevity made me suspicious.  I'll hold off till maybe someone who has messed with them speaks up on their behalf.

  5. sixtyorso profile image76
    sixtyorsoposted 9 years ago

    Never heard of these Guys. A bit dodgy maybe?

  6. Gaget Girl profile image79
    Gaget Girlposted 9 years ago

    Never heard of them - do a bit of research and check what other people say about them in reviews and stuff.

    You never know... Maybe it's an undiscovered legit opportunity?

    smile

  7. Eric Graudins profile image61
    Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago

    The domains all have hidden ownership and contact details.

    whyimthebest was registered on 8th July 2008.
    whyimtheworst was registered on 9th July 2008.

    The sites are brand new.
    They will have no good or bad reputation.
    The whatermelon leadin does nothing to inspire confidence.

    Join the dots.
    I wouldn't submit anything to them.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, there was just something about it that prevented me from jumping in.  The first penguin in the water gets eaten by sharks.

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image69
      Shirley Andersonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You would know about this stuff, being a scientist and all.

  9. Marian Swift profile image65
    Marian Swiftposted 9 years ago

    Might that "something" have involved spelling and grammar?  I know that's what did it for me.  Didn't bother to check out the terms.

  10. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    Certainly doesn't help the overall sales appeal, does it.  Wonder what they're up to.  Somebody with a cute idea and in need of an editor or someone farming email and personal info?

  11. Shirley Anderson profile image69
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    This is from their TOS:
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    A few more things: By submitting an article your giving us permission to use your article however we see fit.
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Article lengths can be 75-? (I forget what it said) words, maybe 300.  Trying to rake in cheap work and resell, I suppose, or use in their own blogs.

  12. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I would avoid them.

    What is wrong with wordpress darkside? And any way, these guys are using blogger smile

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you're correct, it is blogger.

      Which inspires less confidence in me!

      At a glance I thought it was WP but a very basic install. So it was within the means of a person without any real skill in setting up these sites. Between that and the uninspiring information on http://www.whatermelon.com/jobs it's far too easy to assume that it's being run by someone with a big idea but little skill to back it up.

      It is a half decent idea, but poorly executed.

      I do in fact LOVE Wordpress. It's excellent for a solo venture, unless you've got the time and skills to mod it for something more.

 
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