A custom CMS, where users register and contribute videos, photos, audio, and text based content.
Sites will need to be created by a super admin. Each site is a self contained community with its own users, content, rules, settings ,etc. Each site can have several sub-sites.
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“When I first chose ctopjian for this project, I thought I had found a keeper. I couldn't have been more wrong. Once he got my deposit, everything quickly deteriorated. When we first started, we met in person and he picked up all my phone calls. Soon after the first deposit, he no longer replied to my phone calls and all communication had to be done over email. The professionalism and client care he showed before he got the deposit, disappeared very quickly soon after he got the deposit. He was rude and rarely seemed like he cared. I mistakenly decided to put up with it, because I was impressed with some of the sample work he had shown me. He did seem to leverage good technology, so I put up with his lack of professionalism and his calling me "bro", as if I was his friend and not his client. Our original milestones set the entire project to be 100% finished in 3 months. It took him 5 months to deliver a simple registration form and one module of the entire project. It took him 8 months to deliver me barely 25% of the project scope, which was hardly bug free. Every week he "promised" to deliver more updates and more features, to no avail. In the end, ctopjian disappeared without a word. He stopped replying to my emails and phone calls. I paid for 50% of the site, and I hardly received 25%. It was a horrible experience that not only wasted my money, but wasted 8 months of potential business opportunity. Personally, I was perplexed that things had come to such a sad state of affairs, as his elance rating is (was) 4.9 stars. Maybe Charlie was having a bad few months, I will never know, but remember, IF IT HAPPENED TO ME, IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! All in all ctopjian has no understanding of customer service, nor of deadlines. His word has no value, and all I am left with is a broken site, 8 months of wasted opportunity, and thousands of dollars wasted. Please proceed with caution, and if you take the risk pay only only for deliverables. DO NOT LEAVE A DEPOSIT.”
“** CHARLIE TOPJIAN's RESPONSE **
If you have any doubts on my quality of work, or ability to finish your PROJECT, please allow me to clarify any questions or concerns you may have, before you write me off in response to this clients LIBELOUS review.
As you can see all of my previous JOBS are no less than 5 STARS. It is obvious the problem with this project has nothing to do with my Professionalism, Skillset, or ability to Communicate. The problem unfortunately stems from the client and his inability to understand "SCOPE CREEP". It is quite unfortunate the project ended in this manor.
To clarify his comments made above. All payments made by client are only release upon COMPLETION of Milestones, so if the client had issue with any aspect of work completed, he would not have released the funds (payment).
Further more I communicated with the client on a daily basis, via Phone, Email, and Basecamp project management platform. I utilize Scrum/Agile to manage all development projects, in an effort to keep all shareholders aware of progress every step of the way. The entire project is/was hosted in a private GitHub repository for version, feature and bug control.
To illustrate how sporadic the client above was/is. He canceled this project, and composed this review without previous notice to me. In fact, 45% of stories and items were completed for our next milestone, and delivered to his live server without payment.
Please feel free to contact me with questions!”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“To any developers or freelance service providers, please use caution before working with this client. He constantly deviates from Scope and is a textbook client for "Scope Creep". Not only does he lack respect, but he has a style of management that is referred to as "Micro-managing".
I would definitely not recommend working with this client.”