[Foundation-l] Project Creator: thekohser

Ryan Kaldari rkaldari at wikimedia.org
Sat Oct 16 01:40:28 UTC 2010

Good thing he included a non-disclosure clause on his very public job 
posting :P

Ryan Kaldari

On 10/15/10 4:17 PM, Fred Bauder wrote:
> At
> http://www.freelancer.com/projects/Internet-Marketing-Link-Building/Thirty-news-site-comments-with.html
> "Status: Open
> Selected Providers: -
> Budget: $30-$250 USD
> Created: 10/13/2010 at 12:36 MDT
> Bid Count: 0
> Average Bid:
> -
> Ends: 10/17/2010 at 12:36 MDT (1d 19h left)
> Project Creator: thekohser United States [offline]
> Last Login: 10/13/2010 at 14:53 MDT Employer Rating: (No Feedback Yet)
> Description
> I maintain an Internet page to which I wish to draw more traffic. I am
> asking for an experienced, North American English-as-first-language, web
> manipulator to astroturf a link to my page within the comments field of
> recent news articles found on the web. I will pay per valid comment/link
> left on the news article, up to a total of 30 links. Your bid should be
> your price for successfully completing 30 different article comments.
> My conditions:
> * The news article must be published on a site with Alexa ranking between
> 1 and 20,000.
> * The article must accept comments from readers, and allow HTML links to
> other sites.
> * The article must be substantially about the topic of either Wikipedia,
> Jimmy Wales, or the Wikimedia Foundation. (A mere mention like "According
> to Wikipedia, bananas are the world's most-consumed fruit" would not
> qualify.)
> * The article must have been published on or after August 1, 2010.
> I reserve the right to reject any comments that the supplier publishes
> that do not meet ALL FOUR of the above criteria. You will document your
> work by providing me a list of URLs where comments have been successfully
> published. I highly recommend an Alexa toolbar extension (such as:
> http://www.quirk.biz/searchstatus/ ) to aid you in determining if a news
> or blog site qualifies as a Top 20,000 site.
> Because the frequency with which eligible news stories will appear is
> unknown, I don't have a problem if this project takes you several weeks
> or even several months to complete. I will issue a 50% milestone payment
> after the first ten (10) qualifying links are successfully posted. You
> will receive the final 50% after successful completion of as many of the
> remaining twenty (20) possible links you can complete, on a pro-rated
> basis.
> To make things easier for you, I will provide you with 30 unique text
> comments that you will merely have to post with your own account on each
> news domain. These will be laid out in a simple spreadsheet or text file
> (your preference).
> You will see the link and the comment file only after you have won the
> bid and agree to non-disclosure of our project."
> Fred
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