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  1. 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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                              • Proz Profile Badge for personal websites

                                Allow users to generate their profile badge as a sidebar widget to use it on the personal websites or in the resume. Badge should display Name, Profile picture, Kudoz, Membership status, Experience and other basic information.

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                                • add category for Blue Board entires: freelancer/translation company/direct client

                                  It would be easier to understand what kind (type) of customer is entered as BB record:
                                  1. Translation Company (default value - the majority of records)
                                  2. Direct Client (a Customer outside translation industry)
                                  3. Freelancer (who is outsourcing jobs to other members)

                                  16 votes
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                                  • 4 votes
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                                    • Why the emails sent to my email address are not available on messages on this platform?

                                      Emails sent to an email address may not be read right away and be forgotten. If they appeared on this platform it would be easier to keep them in mind and deal with them.

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                                      • Rare languages...

                                        Idea is to make available a list of languages which are not listed by default, especially for the African continent. I master some of them but cannot offer translation works here as not listed. I think of:

                                        Baoulé (Bawle) Côte d'ivoire
                                        Peul (Pular) West Africa
                                        Soussou (Soso) Guinea Conakry
                                        Assaniah, Mauritania

                                        I am sure it would attract interest, especially for NGOs amongst others...
                                        Wolof, Senegal

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                                        • Invoice system reminder prompts

                                          My idea is with regards the invoicing. Would it be possible to set an invoice in such a way that on due date of payment you are prompted by the system that an voice is due for payment.

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