Help & FAQ

HELP & FAQ

This section is in constant development. We update it in accordance to the feedback we get from you.

1. What is Rockajoint?

Rockajoint is a place to meet collaborators online and offline. It is a hub for a global community of people who work together on projects and ideas that are shaping our future.
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ost projects and make open calls for people to join. Rockajoint itself is an independent project that promotes collaboration and supports people to take action.

2. What can I do on Rockajoint.com?

On this website, you can post project ideas and make open calls for people with specific skills to join your team. This means you can build teams from scratch or upgrade existing project teams based on the needs you communicate on your project’s profile. You can also join projects and answer open calls for specific tasks or skills that other Rockajoint members post.

3. What does collaboration mean?

For us, to collaborate means to work together with others who share common interests. It is about mutual respect and the aesthetics of everyday human relations.

We interpret collaboration as joining your skills with those of other creators in  projects that push each other’s boundaries to be able to accomplish better, unexpected and beyond the reach of single individual results. Collaboration is also  about giving trust to that someone who will go with you  through the necessary challenges that lead to a common goal. Collaborators are driven by ethics and the desire to accomplish more together.

4. Who can post projects and what kind of collaboration teams can I build on Rockajoint.com?

Everyone with exciting creative projects can post on the website and look for collaborators. Most people who post on the website have background in design, technology, film, music, 3d printing, performance arts, science, fashion and many other creative industries. The website connects collaborators, that is - people with skills that will make a project come true. For example, if you are a theatre director, you might need a skilled light engineer to set up and program your lights. On the other hand, you might be a lights engineer and you could need a choreographer to collaborate with on a  light and dance performance. So just start up, post your project, spread the word and start collaborating!

5. Are there any restrictions of use on Rockajoint.com?

We strongly advise everyone to be fully respectful of others and to behave in ethical manner when using the services provided on the website. For any further doubts of what this may mean, please refer to the Terms & Conditions section of this website.

6. What are Rockajoint Ambassadors and how can I become one?

RJ Ambassadors are people who support the idea of collaboration and want to help us grow the community. To become one please check out our Ambassadors page for more details.

7. How much does it cost to publish a project?

All services on Rockajoint are free! If you decide that what we do is good and helpful to the community, you can support us on the “Rock with Us” page with 20$ annual subscription. We will thank you with a very cool “Rocker” stamp next to your profile name!

8. I don't have a project, but I want to join one, how do I do it?

On every project page, there is a section called Open Calls which contains a gray button that says “Request to Join”. Sending a request to join a project notifies the project initiator, who then has the chance to accept or decline your request.

9. How should I prepare before posting a project?

On Step 2 of the “Post a Project” section, you can translate the needs of your projects to Open Calls. Let’s say you are writer who just finished his/her first book. What happens next? Does your project end there, or does it begin on Rockajoint.com? Yes, it begins on Rockajoint.com. To continue with this example, whether you want to publish your book on your own (DIY), or with a publishing house, you will need collaborators to help you do so. So… break down the needs of the “Publishing My First Book Project” (proofreading, editing, preface writing, illustration, layout, printing, distribution, book release event, book signing tour, etc.). When you know the different kind of tasks that need to get done in your project, it is easier for potential collaborators to know how or what they can bring to the table. In other words, if you know you need illustrations for your book cover, then you can make an Open Call for an illustration artist on Rockajoint.com. Other kinds of information are also quite helpful. For example, in the “Attributes” section of Step 2 of posting a project, you can let people know whether or not you have budget for the project, what kind of working environment they can expect, what the status quo of your project is, etc. You will also need a project cover image for your project’s profile page. We are currently working on embedding and rich text formatting functions. This means you will be able to links, videos and other media to your project’s profile page. So, start getting those ready, cause these functions are coming soon!

10. When posting my own project, I do not see the category choice that fits. What can I do?

Currently, we have listed categories that represent most of the users’ projects on this website. If you don't see the one you need, just submit a new category through our Feedback (linked) section or tweet us at @RJ_Support. Alternatively, you can choose “Other” as a category.

11. How do I know who to accept to join my project?

So, what values does your project offer? Are there generally attractive opportunities your project is tapping in to? What motivates you to initiate your project? What kind of impact do you expect with your project? Apart from clearly communicating the answers to these questions on your project profile, you have a nice dashboard for each project you create. This is where you can review people’s requests to join your project, invitations you have sent out and, most importantly, this is where you can interact and communicate with others on project and team-specific matters. We recommend you to ask potential team members clarifying questions related to their own values, their motivations, ethics, experience and goals. References and recommendations also help in making decisions about who to accept in your project team.

12. What are Professional and Casual skills?

We refer to professional skills to the ones you learned at university or practice at your occupation. The casual skills are those which you learned by yourself through your hobby or free time.

13. What are stamps, and what are they good for?

Stamps are collectable and can be distributed to appreciate and evaluate work contributions in your project. As a project initiator, you can assign certain stamps to your project to later distribute them to outstanding team members for excellence and/or for their significant project contribution.  “Stamping” your project also allows your future collaborators to further understand which values are important for the success of the project and which value-related stamps they can earn.

You can assign up to six Stamps to each project and, there are several categories of Stamps you can choose from.

14. I have a question that is not listed here and still need help! What can I do?

You can contact us with any questions you may have in 4 different ways:

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