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  1. Invoicing: Enable the word "Invoice" to be changed to "Quote"

    Instead of sending an invoice have an identical template with the word Quote replacing invoice.

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    • Add the language Kirundi to your language list

      I can't find Kirundi among your languages. Translator's cafe has it but not you.

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      • display a note in the Subject line of the E-mail indicating that a particular posting is a private job posting.

        It would be useful to have a note in the Subject line of the E-mail indicating that a particular posting is a private job posting.

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        • 1 vote
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          • HELPING THE BEGINNERS

            hello
            am new at PROZ and didn't get any job yet, am on the free registration and frankly don't have money to change it
            so my idea is that you give the new members like me an opportunity to start up there work by giving them some works that can be shown on their profile so they get some attention
            thanks

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            • give us a "brainstorm" button for Kudoz postings.

              In this case repliers would be positively encouraged to submit >1 answer. Particularly useful for adjectives. Obviously not appropriate in some technological area, but in more creative areas this is often what I feel I need. I jokingly mentioned it in one Kudoz exchange recently but now I come to muse more on it, I realise how often I would like to be able to use on. When answering I also find myself saying things like "to set the ball rolling", meaning that I feel I am taking part in what should be a brainstorming exercise in order to help…

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              • Customized Job information !

                There should be a system to given customized job information !

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                • Ask members to register/re-register under their true full names. A professional site should not allow anonimity

                  Allowing someone to register under a "code name" encourages less considered exchanges, or sometimes even rude ones. This is not appropriate for a professional site.

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                  • Limit job exchange to the Translation market: no direct access for clients

                    Direct access from 'end users', like product producers, should be excluded.
                    By posting jobs (often incidental or even one off) they by pass the sector by using/abusing exactly those tools that are developed to support the sector.
                    This practise is predominantly price driven and a threat to the professional industry and it's values. Wouldn't it be good to limit job offering to translators and agencies, so that it would help us forward instead of breaking down our price and service levels?

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                    • Like a Sample Translation

                      I just read a cool translation sample. Wanted to "Like" it. This would be a good way to encourage and identify good translation, give translators feedback, create community.

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                      • Make postings sortable on "Latest post" column

                        I'd like to be able to get a quick view of the latest posts in all technical forums at http://www.proz.com/forum/categories/technical_forums-tech.html

                        Would it be possible to make the "Latest post" column clickable in order to place forums with the latest postings on top?

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                        • one way to create our own glossary

                          It should be like this. We just select the best translation made here and the export to pdf( like just mark the selected ones). So we can add the terms translated here to our translations.

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                          • 1 vote
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                            • Allow providers to preview or download the actual material before quoting

                              Currently, when translators quote for a job, they cannot see the material on which they are supposed to work on, so they can't properly assess the difficulty of the job posted on Proz. I think that it is common sense to suggest a deadline and rate based upon the actual document(s), and not just the announced subject matter, which incidentally may not accurately match the actual document's content.

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                              • Fix a LWA Access Problem

                                On the quoting page, the LWA average doesn't appear to a paying member. Instead, it says, "Restricted Access (members-only)" It appears on the job page but not when I try to submit a quote.

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                                • Rates per character on translation service from chinese

                                  Most Chinese language translators, I believe, calculate the price of their services by a per character rate, and not a per word rate. This is, at least, the method I use.
                                  I propose that in the language rates section of the translators profile it should be given Chinese language translators the possibility to present their per character rate, instead of per word.

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                                  • 15 character maximum in Custom tab titles is not enough!

                                    The 15-character maximum in the Custom tab titles is not enough! There is tons of extra space there. Can we PLEASE have a few more characters?

                                    I want to use a title like "TermCoord interview", but instead am stuck with "TermCoord inter" :-(

                                    Michael

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                                    • Project Management for Translators

                                      A basic project management for translators course. I had signed up for one but it got cancelled. Please repeat, if possible!

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                                      • Fix "Login" (or register) to "Log in" on any page showing this aweful mistake

                                        Please fix "Login" (or register) to "Log in" on any page showing this. Using "Login" (a noun) where "log in" as imperative mood is intended is one of the most common mistakes on the net today, and many forums and websites suffer from it, like yours.

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                                        • Change the term "powwow" to "casual meetings", or even an acronym like, "CMs" (which stands for "Casual Meetings".

                                          There was a discussion about the usage of the term <i>powwow</i>, and more were open to a change than those who were not. When I looked at http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign/benefits, the text there includes an explanation anyway for the term powwow. So why not just use 'Casual Meetings', or 'CMs'?

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