- A near-total lack of relevant information (no background on characters in auditions, no talk about the nature of the project, etc.)
- Spelling and grammatical errors everywhere (not exactly professional, and therefore not encouraging)
- A project creator that shows little respect or thoughtfulness regarding the members of their team or their audience (getting mad at comments, showing no enthusiasm for working with their teammates, or even just communicating in tiny, broken snippets rather than coherent paragraphs)
- General...creepiness (asking for personal information without any preamble, being blunt without any humor, grace or irony, sending you pictures or stream-of-consciousness messages about the minutiae of their day even though you'd have no interest in seeing them react to a YouTube video and you barely know them)
Every so often, though, a project you really should have thought about before engaging in slips through your filter and bites you in the rear. There was one video game fan dub I was in a few years ago, very early in my career, where the project creator would frequently make group calls to everyone in the project and sing about his penis. No, I am not making that up, I wish I was. It got to the point where one of his own teammates with some authority kicked him out of his own group chat. I am no longer a part of that dub. In a somewhat lesser instance involving a video game mod, the mod creator (whom I suspect possessed some sort of disorder that impaired his social skills) would occasionally Skype call me out of nowhere to do things like brokenly riff on a YouTube video of video game voice acting he found displeasing (he had something of a speech impediment, as I recall). The mod was soon canceled, and I haven't interacted with him since.