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  1. Affiliate links

    Hello guys,

    I thought it would be a nice idea if Proz.com offers an affiliate link for its webinars/courses/membership whereby we get a percentage per every new attendee we drive in via our link. That way people will be motivated to promote the site and so you will gain more money and more marketing! :)

    What do you think?

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    • Affiliate links

      Hello guys,

      I thought it would be a nice idea if Proz.com offers an affiliate link for its webinars/courses/membership whereby we get a percentage per every new attendee we drive in via our link. That way people will be motivated to promote the site and so you will gain more money and more marketing! :)

      What do you think?

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      • For more fairness in the translation contests

        that the likes and dislikes tags be visible on the site only after the rating phase

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        • Faster support request response for Plus professional members

          Faster support request response for Plus professional members. Response times are still too long. Support requests from Plus professional members should be treated as a priority.

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          • Warning of fraudulent job offer

            I was contacted for a translation job for five days, the offer looked fishy from a lawyer's perspective, I am a lawyer.
            I made a quote and got the go-ahead with a "sweet" offer. I would get a cheque for double the amount of my fee and then would have to pay out part of the money to a third party - all docs can be provided.

            I had a similar experience in my job as a lawyer and lost quite a bit of money that way.
            Although I did not pay out any money to anybody cashing the forged…

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            • Drop down list for preferred method of payment on an invoice

              Option to select from a drop down list the preferred method of payment on an invoice since suppliers can pay by different methods. For example here would be a drop down showing your paypal, bank transfer or card transfer and you select one for the client to use to pay you.

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              • The procedure is needlessly complicated; too many steps, and too many requiring clicks. Use flat file approach highlighting pending entries.

                The procedure is needlessly complicated; too many steps, and too many requiring clicks. Better a flat file approach where pending entry boxes are highlighted and hovering over these opens an instruction/descriptive window. Many of the people I request feedback from "inexplicably" fail to do so and don't bother to act on my emailed "clarifications".

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                • change the standard setting to automatically add e-mail address and cv

                  When creating the offer, I always want to add my cv and e-mail address; as the program is now, I need to tick those boxes every single time I send an offer as tehse are left blank, whilst all other boxes are automatically set.

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                  • Make the search facility here useful

                    I wanted to see if anyone else had posted a suggestion about "What translators are working on" before posting it myself, so I searched for "What translators are working on" (with quotes).

                    I got 531 hits in random order. Apparently your search facility does not recognise quotes and simply produces all results containing at least one of the search terms.

                    This is completely useless. You risk getting plenty of duplicates, simply because it's impossible to find similar suggestions.

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                    • paypal balance

                      I suggest that members should be able to pay for and renew membership using a PayPal balance (not only by using a credit card through PayPal). Since many translators receive payments through PayPal, this would be particularly appropriate.

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                      • Make it compulsory for a "country" box to be ticked when posting a Kudoz question

                        The country in which the source text originates plays a role in understanding, references, searches and therefore suggestions. This "detail" often comes up from searches made by those wishing to help. This is information that the poster obivously has and it can mean we bark up the wrong tree for a while, taking longer to track down useful information. This means that the Asker does not get as speedy a reply as he would otherwise get, but it also means that there are requests in the discussion box which need not be there. I also notice that on some occasions…

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                        • Add more subtitling software options to choose from in the profile-page

                          Currently, there are few (or no!) pre-existing options in the profile page to choose from, concerning subtitling software that the translator is proficient in using. This is a big problem when searching for qualified translators in this field of translation.

                          A few suggestions for software would be EZTitles, Titlevision, SubtitleEdit, but I'm sure there are many others as well.

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                          • to make a project history separate link for each member

                            It will make much easier for a freelancer to provide to clients separate link with projects history, rather than link to profile only.

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                            • What about improving the invoicing area to be able to write off certain amounts

                              Normally, the amount received is less than the amount invoiced due to bank charges and any other causes. I would like to be able to write off the difference in order to have a realistic sum of the earnings and how much I must write off by client to have a realistic view of how much I charge per word.

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                              • Prohibit agencies from bidding on jobs designated for freelancers only

                                As an LSP posting jobs we have the option of requesting bids from freelancers only or from both freelancers AND agencies. We typically request bids from freelancers only but are still inundated with responses from other agencies disguised behind their owner's freelance profile.
                                I imagine that freelance profile must include every possible language combination so that they would get notified of all job postings and were allowed to bid on them. This is happening even if we limit the posting to the bidder's main language pair. Not sure how that is possible but, please, consider penalizing agencies who pose as…

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                                • SDL Trados Studio - Getting Started Courses Available on the Weekends, please?

                                  I would like for SDL Trados Studio - Getting Started Part 1 & 2 to be available on the weekends or even in the evenings (US Time). Since these are not recorded for later purchase, it makes it very hard for those of us who work during the day to attend.

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                                  • Add an indicator for sent invoices or "Open - invoice sent" under Status

                                    This would save time as we need to open each open invoice individually to see if we sent the invoice. This request was submitted in 2010 and declined because the status function was supposed to address that aspect but it does not. An indicator, next to the due date for example, or a filter "Open - invoice sent" under "Status" would be very helpful.

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                                    • Add 3 tabs to the interface to facilitate the management of search results

                                      When I work on a translation and search Kudoz, I find myself generally searching for results with a few specific language combinations:

                                      - My source language > My target language (e.g. English > Swedish)

                                      - My source language > A few specific languages closely related to my target language) (e.g. English > Swedish, Danish, German, Norwegian, Dutch)

                                      - My source language > All languages that I understand (e.g. English > Swedish, German, French, Spanish, etc.)

                                      - My source language > All languages

                                      When I switch between these different search modes, under the current design of the interface, I have to…

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                                      • Improve the location entry to allow for different bases, i.e France and UK

                                        It is possible for Europeans to have homes in different countries within the EU. If you enter one address in one country, job notifications are restricted to that country meaning you miss opportunities. It should be possible to enter different addresses, limited to,let's say 3 although 2 would probably be sufficient, or none.

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                                        • Linkedin: Add the Proz.com attended training onto it

                                          Some training interfaces like Coursera deliver a certificate which can then be added onto our Linkedin profiles.

                                          I believe it could be beneficial for the Linkedin users to be able to add their attended training onto their Linkedin account in a professional way (ie with an official Proz logo) so that potential customers can see their certificates/training performed.

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