I am coming from the other side: I am an employer. I am looking for a site that screens developers for me. yes, I actually have some jobs. freelancer.com seems, for the most part, have turned into a scamming site. what are good recommended sites with filtering of projects and developers?
I can document the problem with freelancer.com . I recently posted a job description for a wordpress/php development on freelancer.com . Within a day I had about 50 bids. Exciting. Alas, reading the responses made me somewhat suspicious. For one, I asked everyone who bid to try out an existing website I owned---and I can see how many actually tried it out.
So, I decided to post another job:
**Project Description** most proposals I have received on my real proposal request seems to have been quasi-automated spam. so, to check who is just responding without information, here is another request: replicate the entire google infrastructure in wordpress and php. should be easy in php and wordpress, right? if you respond to this one with a bid, obviously you must be reading my RFPs in great detail. Project ID: 8424001
To my surprise, I received 80(!) bidders, most claiming to have carefully read my requirements and being confident to satisfy them. Some added a few pretense questions. (on my blog, I name the responders, too.)
I feel like a male in the ashley madison data base (see Gizmodo). alas, this still leaves me with a dilemma. I need a freelance-hiring site that has the quality that stackexchange has!