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  1. Oblige outsourcers to state a reason why (not) a bid was (not) accepted

    I have been in proz for several years now but I actually don't get any projects. I think this would help people in my situation to know what to expect and how to improve our bids. I know some people who actually stopped using proz due to this reason.

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    • To evaluate translators not only on kudos, but also on client's feedbacks.

      To evaluate translators not only on kudos, but also on client's feedbacks.

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      • Promote ProZ to publishers

        There is there currently no good platform which connects publishers with translators, and many literary translators would love to get book contracts via ProZ!

        12 votes
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        • Swap languages in Search ProZ.com for a term or short phrase section

          It would be very helpful to be able to switch between languages when you search for a new word in search section.

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          • add a field for the European tax number + proof if the number exists in the European system

            I propose to add a field to add the European tax number.
            For example if the poster is in UK and has no European tax number which I can't see when I send my quote I have to add the VAT of my country (in my case 21% in Spain).
            Thank you
            Regards Ines

            6 votes
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            • add a feature when we can send a completed order and receive clien'ts payment

              This is difficult to implement, but I am sure that many translators would enjoy a system, when a new unknown customer (not a proz.com member or without a BB entry) needs a translation, and the translator has the possibility to deliver the translation to the customer and receive the money for the translation at the same instant. In that way all the translators would be ensured that they receive the money for their job done. Such a system should be very easy to use for customers, without the necessity to register and log-in, they should simply be able to upload…

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              • A webminar about Quality Control when outsourcing

                If we want to outsource a linguistic job for one of our clients and hire other freelancers to translate into/from other languages we are not familiar with, how can we assure quality control taking into account that we are billing the client and this taking responsability of the overall quality job? Which are the best practices to follow?

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                • Add bank connection to bill

                  Presently the ProZ billing system does not provide for permanent entry of a bank connection at the bottom of the page as is usual on (German) invoices. It is very inconvenient to have to make this same entry every time I write a bill.

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                  • Add Santali as a language

                    Santali/ Santhali is a tribal language. Spoken by more people than Nepalese language. It is written in Roman, Ol Chiki, Devnagri, Bangla, and Odiya scripts. Santali are the largest tribe in Indian subcontinent.

                    5 votes
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                    • Disable forum post line subjects with only 1 character/symbol

                      I have subscribed to various forums, but if I receive a notification where the subject line includes only a period (.) or a symbol, the notification e-mail I receive is blank (no message body).

                      Could you please prevent this? For example setting a rule in which the subject line must have a minimum number of letters (eg. 3 letters).

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                      • 5 votes
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                        • give the user the opportunity to choose the color of the interface

                          I can see that the Proz.com staff is working on improving and updating the interface. Maybe you can give the user the opportunity to choose the color of the interface so it is more user-friendly. That way, the time spent on the website is more enjoyable and translators can be more productive.

                          9 votes
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                          • Add "export" to CSV option for invoices

                            Would be nice to have the possibility to export invoices to other applications.

                            7 votes
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                            • Improvement of the professionals applications system

                              We like and use from time to time the application system provided by proz. However it is quite difficult to access it from our profile or the easily reachable menus. It would be very good to have it as direct link in the pop-up menu of the profile from the main page.
                              Also, it is not easy to sort the application received. It sould be extremely useful to have some filtering possibility.
                              Thank you for considering our proposals

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                              • 1 vote
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                                • Invoicing: Allow the invoicing tool to use separate numbering for different customers

                                  The invoicing tool lacks very important feature (for me); it doesn't allow to reuse invoice numbers. However, customers can be rather confused when they receive invoice #1 from me, and then (next month) invoice #40 (assuming I sent 38 invoices to different customers, and the tool won't allow me to use #2, if I used it for the different customer - an error appears: "That invoice number has already been used for an earlier invoice. Please specify a different invoice number".). I hope that makes sense. Also, starting to work with a new customer and sending them the first invoice…

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                                  • To create a special category for reporting fraud

                                    Linguist will be able to go to double check the name and the email, even so they received a normal PO.
                                    Scammers (call themself linguists) get very smart, put a site web and give you a official PO number.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Install a word counter on KudoZ so that askers do not exceed the word count by asking paragraph long questions.

                                      Install a word counter on KudoZ so that askers do not exceed the word count by asking paragraph long questions.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Allow answerers to block certain askers from KudoZ.

                                        Allow answerers to block certain askers from KudoZ.

                                        I very much enjoy answering KudoZ questions. However, there are certain people that I would prefer to ignore. The questions and frequency of the questions can best be described as abusive. It seems that we are doing their work. I honestly don't think this is the intended purpose of KudoZ. Asking for a better way to filter membership to ProZ is pointless. But curtailing the abuse could be an idea. Meantime, I would like not to continue to be flooded with their work. Sorry, with their questions. I prefer to spend my…

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                                        • Clients has to leave Feedbacks on Freelancers Profils or a confirmation from proz....

                                          After every work with Freelancers the Client has to leave his Feedback on the profil of the Trannslator or a confirmation from proz that the translator has worked for this client.

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