**LINK TO OFFICIAL THREAD:**http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1118955-The-Lua-Bazaar-BETA-Free-Open-Lua-Market?highlight=Lua+Bazaar
**LINK TO WEBSITE:**www.luabazaar.com
The Lua Bazaar is a NFP solution to Lua scripters looking for hire, and people looking to hire Lua scripters. Basically the Lua Bazaar is the Craigslist of Garrysmod Lua. As many scripters who are looking to make money may know, the “Lua Scripter Hiring/Recruitment Thread” is not the greatest way of finding jobs. Lua Bazaar is an elaborate solution aimed at providing a safe spam free service for scripters and people looking to hire a scripter.
The Lua Bazaar requires each person to make an account based on what they plan on using the Lua Bazaar for. While the Lua Bazaar may be accessed without an account, you cannot post a job or take a job without an account. There are two types of accounts, one type of account may only post jobs, while the other type may take jobs. An account type may be changed at any time, however you are unable to post jobs as a scripter, and take jobs as a job poster.
To keep the Lua Bazaar a safe spam free environment, contact information is only traded when both scripter and job poster consensually agree to disclose contact information. There is also no “open” communication in the Lua Bazaar, any communication that happens is between two separate people, and only viewable by those two people.
The Lua Bazaar aims to give a near equal opportunity to scripters looking to be hired. This is accomplished by a few different methods. First of, scripters are unable to post a advertisement for their service on the Lua Bazaar. If that was the case then someone who is looking to hire somebody will most likely hire whoever has the shiniest advertisement, and probably end up not posting a job offer. At the Lua Bazaar, people interested in hiring make a job offer, and the scripters have to seek the job themselves.
How it works
Lets say Bob is looking to hire someone to script him something for Garrysmod. Bob creates a new job offer. Bob describes what he wants in his job offer, he also puts the time frame he would like if he wants one. Bob also puts what he estimates the cost will be, if Bob is unsure then he skips that step. Bob’s job posting is complete and Bob can go do something else.
Now lets say Fred, George, and Sam are all scripters. They all are browsing the Lua Bazaar for some jobs so they can make some money. They see Bob’s job offer and are all interested in the job. They mark the job as “Interested” and a notification is sent to Bob telling him that a scripter is interested in his job offer.
Next time Bob gets onto the Lua Bazaar he notices that there are three different scripters who are all interested in his job and are on the jobs “candidate list” (Only Bob can see this). Bob goes to his job offer and is able to see their names. Along with seeing their names Bob is also able to view their profiles. On their profile each scripter had written information about them that would help job posters decided if they want to hire them or not. Their profile also has details on jobs they have completed in the past and feedback from the people who had hired them, and a list of jobs they are currently doing.
Bob decides that he wants to talk to Sam, and possibly hire him. Bob marks Sam as “Interested in hiring” and Bob receives Sam’s contact information, and vice versa. Later when Sam gets back onto Lua Bazaar he sees that Bob is interested in hiring him and then messages Bob. Bob and Sam talk, Bob decides that he isn’t going to hire Sam. Bob removes Sam from the jobs candidate list or Sam unmarks the job as “Interested” (Either works, same result). Bob then marks Fred as interested. (Repeat this step but with Fred, keep in mind that Bob can mark multiple people as “interested in hiring” at the same time).
Fred and Bob talk and Bob decides to hire Fred. Bob then marks Fred as “Hired”. The Lua Bazaar sends Fred a notification where Fred can choose to take the job, or not. Fred takes the job and the job posting is marked “TAKEN”. A few hours to days later Fred completes the job and is paid. Bob then marks the job as “COMPLETED” and the job posting i then archived for 30 days before deletion.
That was a theoretical scenario of what is being planned. Changes are being made still since the idea of Lua Bazaar is still quite young. However that scenario should clarify and questions you have, since it covers pretty much all features.
The Lua Bazaar job post section will be sorted in two methods, by tag or by category. If the scripter chooses to view job postings sorted by category then it is split up into categories like, “Weapons”, “Entities”, “SNPCs”, “Gamemodes”, “Donator System”, “Admin Mod”, ect. If it sorted by tag then the scripter may choose certain tags and they will get a list of jobs that have those tags. These tags are similar to categories. “Sandbox”, “PERP”, “Deathmatch”, “HL2”, “Serious RP”, ect.
The Lua Bazaar is to be a NFP (Not for Profit) website. Any money it generates goes directly to paying for the website.
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