Provide the option to make profile private without losing all profile details
Sometimes, when you are busy with major projects etc, you may not want new potential customers to waste time searching for your Proz profile and maybe contacting you. During such times, it may be valuable to everybody to have the option to make the Proz profile private so nobody else can find it while all profile details including valuable customer feedback etc remain on the profile so everything is still on your profile if you make it publicly visible again.
David Koppel commented
This would contribute to ensure that all searchable translators in the Proz database are actually available and currently interested in communicating with new potential customers. A good way to reduce waste of time for those who are searching for translators.