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  1. 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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      • Split the "The Most Helpful Answer" option into "The Most Helpful Answer" and "The Answer for KUDOZ Glossary".

        The most helpful answers are not always the most correct ones.
        When rating the answers I received to my question, I found myself in an awkward situation. The first answer was not actually correct, but it led me to the idea of how to translate my term correctly, so it was actually helpful to me. The second answer represented the best possible translation of my term, and I wanted it to be included in KUDOZ glossary. The problem was that the second answer was posted after I had already finished my translation, so I couldn't rate it as the most…

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        • On the main job listing page, please indicate when a quote deadline has expired.

          Currently, the main job listing page only indicates when jobs are closed.
          It does NOT indicate when jobs are past their quoting deadline.

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          • 7 votes
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            • A SDL Trados 2014 course in portuguese

              Hi, I suggest you a SDL course in portuguese. There is in english, french and germany. if there is some course in portuguese, please, let me know. Is always good to learne in your language.
              Regards,
              Camila Lee

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              • Outsourcers not registered in the Blue Board may not send messages/e-mails to users

                Many agencies use ProZ to send messages or e-mails to ProZ users, request CV's, sample tests, etc. An many of the end up being not really adisable agencies. Late payments or non-payments are very common.
                Then, the translator looks for the company in the Blue Board, and it's not there. So we can't criticise the agency and they keep outsourcing member translators and not paying.
                I think it's pretty obvious that the oursourcer should be registered to use the site services.

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                • Include a "Quoted by e-mail" button on the jobs' pages.

                  After I send quotes for jobs by e-mail, sometimes I can't remember which ones I have quoted and which ones I have not. I have to check through my e-mail inbox in order to make sure.
                  My suggestion is to include this button, so if I open the job's page again, there will be a "check" showing I've already quoted. And, in "My Quotes" page, I can see a list of jobs I've quoted by e-mail.

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                  • Organize a conference in English on the Participation in EU Tendering Procedures for Freelance Translators

                    This comes following a group discussion on LinkedIn with Maria S. Loose

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                    • trying to access proz.com email from a mobile is impossible because of the flash dropdown. please add an additional link on the main page so

                      It is very difficult to access proz.com email from a mobile phone because the link is in the flash dropdown. Please place an email login link where it is easier to access.

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                      • provide a checkbox on the blueboard where a translator can check that they have contacted the agency

                        When marketing their services, translators find the BB an invaluable tool as a directory of agencies combined with their rating. The BB should have a place where a logged on translator can check off that they have contacted an agency for marketing purposes, to avoid duplicating contacts. Note that translatorscafe.com already provides this facility.

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                        • I suggest you change the rates listed in the diagram of rates per word, yours are very low rates that killing the profession of translation.

                          I suggest you change the rates listed in the diagram of rates per word, your rates are very low rates that is underestimating the profession and killing the profession and the market of translation.
                          Example: English to Arabic per word should not be less than .15 per word. People are looking at the list and causing us lots of lose.

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                          • Offer better discounts for early renewals.

                            If you really want people to renew early you should offer better discounts.
                            The chances of wining a "prize" in a draw are too slim to make it atractive.

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                            • 6 votes
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                                Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea. Would you mind providing the page you are referring to? On the browse jobs’ page, it does appear to indicate when a job is closed and if it is still accepting quotes or not. But if you are talking about another area on the site, please let me know where by providing the URL link and we’ll take a look at it. Thanks!

                              • Use BlueBoard statistics to report on the State of the Industry

                                It would be interesting to use BlueBoard statistics as an informal report on the State of the Industry. A chart showing the average BB ranking in given time periods (week, month, year) would be an interesting snapshot. My feeling is that we're seeing improved rankings in general recently, possibly because the bad payers have gone out of business. But I'm only guessing and the actual statistics would be interesting to know.

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                                • Add an Open/Closed status to ads in the Exchange section

                                  It would be nice to have an Open/Closed status for the ads in the Exchange section.

                                  It would help to distinguish ads that are still valid from those that are not any more. In that way, the searching experience could be improved due to elimination of the necessity to look through or reply to ads that are not valid any more.

                                  Though the Filter Title says "Filter Active Offers and Requests", there are still ads requesting, for instance, an accomodation swap for a certain period in the past, and the date of such ads is back in 2006 or 2007.

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                                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                                  • OFFER ADS FOR US TO GET NEW CLIENTS

                                    OFFER ADS FOR US TO GET NEW CLIENTS

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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                      under review  ·  Anonymous responded

                                      Thanks for suggesting this idea. Would you mind expanding on what you mean by offering ads to get new clients? Are you referring to text ads?

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                                      • Voting for good forum posts

                                        Every once in a while when I came to the right forum post for my problem I have to rustle through like several pages of the thread and the search function don't usually lead me right to where I need. So I think a voting system to keep the most useful answer to the topic at the top would be great. Most of the time we only want to have answer to our problem not being dragged into a seemingly endless discussion. Thanks.

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                                        • Search page behaviour

                                          I think it would be great to have buttons or tabs to be able to display the search results by language pair, instead of being forced to choose from the dropdown list and run the search again. So "My language pairs" would be selected by default, the search is done across all pairs (I know this means more load for the servers...) and then the user is presented the results as mentioned.
                                          Also, the current behaviour of the search page, that automated scrolling until the top of the "Search results" section gets to to top of the window, is annoying.…

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