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  1. 24 votes
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    • 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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 2 votes
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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                          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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                          • 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.

                            6 votes
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                            • 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.

                              2 votes
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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.

                                2 votes
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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.

                                  2 votes
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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

                                      19 votes
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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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