Danielx64 wrote:Well I suppose management would approve the job listings and maybe have some sort of ecrow system (I think I spelt that right) where the person only gets the money when the work is completed.
I think you've sort of nailed precisely what we wouldn't want to do. Not only would this make us potentially liable for damages claimed by either side, but the very setup of the system would involve lawyers, banks, etc. and take up considerable resources.
I share the desire to provide the community with a place they could go to in order to find reputable service providers. I've thought about "simple" ways to do this for many years, and even discussed setting up a partnership with an existing jobs site.
Setting up a proper system here would involve a ton of work. We would need some kind of "open" reputation system. People would begin to game the reputation system from the first day, which would require us to battle that. If we endorse people officially (by verifying them manually, as you suggested), then that opens up liabilities. To avoid that, we would need contracts and disclaimers. If we act as the middle man (escrow, as you mentioned) for money, then we have to follow European money laundering laws, and verify each developer. And so on...