Contest holders/employers and HiretheWorld staff expect that you correspond in a timely manner. If a question or action is requested of you, providing it is fair and lawful, it is expected that you will respond cordially and in a timely manner (ideally within 24 hours). If the action cannot be performed within the time requested, it is always best to respond appropriately within 24 hours rather than wait and leave the other person guessing or assuming the worst. If you carry yourself professionally, others will treat you as a professional.
Please do not use the public discussion board to ask for feedback on your own entries. This does not look professional. We send an email out to the contest holder when new entries have been submitted so they will review them at their convenience and rate and comment if they like what you have submitted.
English only, please
We want to be an inclusive community, therefore we have made English the official language of HiretheWorld - to speak with others in a language other than English will not benefit everyone from the conversation and gives the outward impression of exclusion. This applies to the forum and public discussion boards, in particular. It never feels good when you hear someone speaking about you behind their back. That's what it feels like when you speak another language in front of someone who doesn't understand it!
Defamation and Denigration is an offence and... not nice!
Defamation: A false accusation of an offence or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions.
Denigration: To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
Accusing someone for copying is serious and the false accusation and malicious misrepresentation is just as bad. This is why we do not tolerate comments like this anywhere on HiretheWorld. It means you do not show respect and is not a professional way of dealing with the problem. Making such comments will result in suspension or being banned from HiretheWorld. Because we want the HiretheWorld community to be a safe and positive place to create great artwork and earn money doing so, we don't have room for people with negative attitudes.
If you see unprofessional and malicious comments towards anyone on HiretheWorld, please contact us.
Please also see our article on the Do's and Don'ts of the project (public) discussion board.