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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    8 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Provide a feature to add attachments to invoices

    I have recently started using the ProZ invoicing system and find it very convenient. However some clients require additional information which cannot be added to the ProZ invoice form. Adding a feature (button) to "Attach document" to the invoice would be an elegant solution to this problem.

    7 votes
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  7. 24 votes
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  8. Project tracking: create a calendar-type tool where we can track our projects

    A project-tracking (translator's own projects management) tool is the only thing that is missing. We need a tool where we can register a project and it will be displayed in our personal calendars, linked to Invoicing tool. Similar to TO3000. TO3000 in not going to go online, so if ProZ could have this one missing option it would be a complete browser-based translator's office.

    14 votes
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  9. For WWA-entries add a drop-down-menu for indicating the specific field of the project

    Enable for those who give the feedback to choose the specific field of the translation work that was done and for which they make the WWA-entry. When getting a WWA-entry from an agency or a client, it would be useful for other clients to see to which field of expertise/working field this entry is referring, e.g. marketing, tourism, technical, legal etc. This would help new customers who visit the profile to see more clearly for which working field the translator got positive feedbacks.

    5 votes
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  10. ProZ debit card for small payments 5 to 100 usd , secured by ProZ ,enables Freelancers to meet their daily needs will be beneficial for all.

    Its been a hurdle for chasing small payments for quick and urgent jobs , If Proz set a mechanism for its members with a limit like 50 to 200 usd , to avoid heavy charges from banks and other money transfer companies Daily small jobs have specific demand and protocols for both vendor and vendee.

    A debit card enables Freelancers to full fill their need via ATM and get the small payments without any hassle.

    12 votes
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  11. Limit the number of KudoZ questions per asker per day/week

    On any given day there are users with numerous KudoZ questions. You can almost piece their entire translation projects together using their posts. One is very willing to provide KudoZ help but not do the work for them. This sort of thing is a clear demotivator.

    7 votes
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  12. 2 votes
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  13. please allow to send to the customer a CV as a file

    also when a price offer has been already sent out.

    9 votes
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  14. to adress more end clients by advertising proz.com (and thus the community of freelancers) on international major fair trades

    Headline speaks for itself. Most members are pested by bottom feeder agencies making extraordinary profit by rock bottom rates. Therefore proz should make more efforts for its paying members to attract end clients. Advertising on trade fairs (like the German "Hannover Messe") could be one measure.

    20 votes
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  15. Provide feedback on entries found through ProZ.com term search

    I use the term search a lot and I would like to be able to give a thumb up to those entries that prevented me to spend time on searching for the proper translation. I don't think that all entries are equally reliable, some have no reference/source at all, for example. Or maybe an entry is clearly of poor quality because by chance very few people participated in the answering. Yet, it will linger untouched in the ProZ.com term search forever.

    3 votes
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  16. At 0% VAT option to the invoicing system

    I have my setup in Europe and need to be able to invoice customers in other EU countries.

    This means I need to indicate 0% of VAT on my invoice.
    The system doesn't accept that and I have to write it in the note section. Can you please change this?

    4 votes
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  17. Drop the idea of vending your services

    When you won't charge for your services, more folks will come to you

    2 votes
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  18. I

    I'd like to participate in localization process although I am not a translator. However, I am an English language teacher and I used to teach Russian at university. I taught translation so I am going to start my business in translation. Before that I would like to help in localization of Mongolian language but in order to do it I need to fill in a form. Can I skip this step and go straight to the job?

    2 votes
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  19. Offer "Eurozone" as a Country

    Because for many jobs (expecially small ones), a local currency is essential to avoid conversion fees & fluctuations. This makes a search throughout the Eurozone more logical than within specific Eurozone countries.

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  20. 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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