Here are a few tips to help you find team mates or free help for your project.
I know not all MOD projects and not every starting game developper or Comic writer have a web site, but if you DO have a website, post the link in your add.
It doesn't have to be fancy, but if you have been serious about your project (especially if you have a larger MOD team) your website should reflect that.
It's often easier to post a link to your website then post a 8 pages brief about your project on the forums, and it's usually easier to read for the artist because your website should have proper formatting.
I have in the past answered unpaid job ads because the person's website and half finished product was particularly clean and I was impressed.
Also the non-paying section is not a charity. Most artists here are hoping to make a living of their art someday if they don't do already. The non-paying section is a way for artists who are not quite ready to make the professional jump to team up with projects that will give them exposure and experience.
Exemple: 2 programmers want to make an indie game, they need an artist but can't afford to pay, if they look serious someone who wants to break into the game industry might wanna team up with them. Why? Because their art will be backed up by a program and the result will be a game, because they will learn how art integrates with programming and what the constraints are. Because Together they can put up a nice website and attract attention to themselves in the indie game scene.
Exemple number 2: A band needs a cover for their new album but can't afford to pay. On the other hand, they will give the artist a handful of cd's and posters with their art and can garantee that x people will see the covers with the artist credited and that the posters will be seen on stage at each concert. It gives the artist exposure.
Now it's time to ask yourself, what can you give to the artist who will put precious hours on a drawing for you? Of course it's a piece they can put in their portfolio, but they can get portfolio pieces by doing personal work of their own, they don't need you for that.
I hope we don't come off as rude, but we are NOT a charity.