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  1. Invoice reception confirmation

    I have some clients that alledgedly do not receive my invoices from the ProZ.com System. And I forget to ask them afterwards if they have received it, and payment become due and then, when I send a reminder, they wonder why ...
    Suggestion: add a functionality so that the recipient can confirm reception of the invoice, marking a flag "invoice received", so that I only send it a second time from my personal e-mail programm, if the confirmation of the invoice reception is pending.

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    • Why don't you add Burmese language?

      I have a project on Burmese-English pair, but can't post it here. It seems that you don't have Burmese....

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      • Offer online TM-TMX store & use service

        Imagine you have the right segment for the job, but you are offline, sick or even passed by and can't therefore bid for it...
        What about a very simplyfied service where the TM owner has online TMs working for him/her?

        10 votes
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          • create a setting program for Invoice report.

            In my country the financial year is from July 1 to June 30. As each country may have different financial year system, I would like to ask you to create the setting so that we can set our own financial year, otherwise the report system in Proz.com's invoice report means nothing to me!

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            • Let users squelch individual CAT tools like non-English forums on their forum page

              As I see the forums, quite often 3 out of every 5 messages are from the SDL Trados Support forum. I don't use Trados and, considering the quantity and frequency of "desperate" users of it with problems SDL tech support can't timely solve, I never will.

              Actually, from the 15 CAT tools having their individual forums on Proz, I use only ONE (WordFast) consistently. Now and then I use two others (Passolo, MemoQ) on client-provided portable licenses... but not any close to 15. I think it's unlikely that any translator would have/use more than five different CAT tools.

              There is…

              3 votes
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              • 4 votes
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                • A tool to display the exact time in any client location/time zone

                  Sometimes, especially when coming closer to a tight deadline, it would be practical to be able to check what the exact time is at the client's location, e.g. based on their time zone or country, etc.
                  The time value displayed must be calculated based on the internal clock of proz' own server (i.e. not the time settings of the visitor's browser or own computer, which may be incorrect).

                  6 votes
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                  • Site support via live chat

                    I would like to be able to contact staff directly if I experience problems with the site. It's just not the same thing to exchange emails than to speak to a human being. There should be an opportunity for direct communication with site staff for paying members. Naturally I'm not emanding a 24/7 service - there could be either fixed "opening hours", or at least the possibility to contact staff via mail and fix an appointment for a chat.

                    2 votes
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                    • Make it possible to internally bookmark or wishlist a ProZ page

                      Make it possible to internally bookmark, wishlist or save to favorites any page in the ProZ website. I know you have the option to "Like" any page on ProZ but not everyone wants to advertize on Facebook their favorite pages on ProZ. It could get annoying to our friends. It would be better to keep things contained on ProZ.

                      6 votes
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                      • To provide a tool for translators to calculate their project price including discount rates for matches/repetitions

                        Many translators could probably need a tool (maybe an online tool?) which could assist them in calculating their project price - including any discounts for CAT tool matches/repetitions. In this way, translators would not need to make all the troublesome calculations manually for each of their individual projects that include discounts for matches/repetitions.

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                        • Allow to enter two countries of residence

                          Many of us live in 2 countries, allowing to enter both will give more chance for obtaining jobs from outsourcers.

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                          • My Lists: allow the insertion of ie. simple links, not only members

                            For example, if I'm creating a list "Virtual Team" I'd like to add in the list also external links to the web sites of translators who have not a profile on proz or ie. linkedin profiles

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                            • My Lists: many problems

                              I found myself with many "default" lists, some have "no title" other are concerning some specified forums seems related to my subscription. I would like to delete them but I can't, neither I can give a title or description to the lists with no title. Saving and delete is nightmare. The first time that you insert some members in the list and click save, almost the descriptions are lost, blank. Sometime happen that the new members are added to an another list, in the specific I found them saves in one list with "no title". Sometime saving add the members…

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                              • Classify freelancers and attract more direct employers to Proz

                                1. Classify freelancers into Project Managers/Translators/Proofreaders/Editors/Backward Translators, etc. according to the entire translation workflow, so that Proz can provide one-stop service to all companies that need translation services.

                                2. With the above advantage, Proz should seek to draw the attention of more direct employers, rather than translation agencies. For example, if we can provide the most professional elites in this industry, and form "virtual teams" that satisfy the needs of all companies that need translation service, we could be makeing a giant leap forward.

                                8 votes
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                                • "Games" category/discipline for Personal Glossaries entries, missing

                                  Looking at the form for the insertion of an entry in the personal glossaries. I really have many voice realted to "gamez". Nice to have also a field "Other" underneath the combo of the categories/disciplines.
                                  Thank you

                                  4 votes
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                                  • A simple way to defeat scammers impersonating linguists

                                    As an agency, we have received many emails originating from scammers impersonating real linguists.

                                    It just occurred to me that a simple way of fighting back would to simply require a high quality translation sample "so you can show to the final client”.

                                    All translators can certainly send you 500 words taken from jobs they have already completed.

                                    But to scammers, that would prove more tricky if they need to find samples. How do they know it is good quality? Where are they going to find an existing sample?

                                    Scams are easy to detect. If all agencies reply like this,…

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                                    • A kind of Blueboard list for debt collection agencies

                                      Non-paying agencies, hopefully it doesn't happen too often, but when it does, a reliable and affordable debt collector can do miracles. However, it's not always easy to find a debt collector in a country you don't speak the language of. So I wondered whether it would be possible to set up a kind of Blue Board (maybe 'Red Board') with reliable debt collection agencies around the world. Similar to Blue Board one simply enters the country and - if everyone participates - a list with reliable DCAs pops up together with some background information from the translator who used that…

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                                      • 2 votes
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                                        • set up a live chat forum

                                          Profile mail and instant messaging - these are only one to one communication systems, but you already have the system with the free webinars where everyone attending is in the same chat room. It would be good to have one forum where you can chat freely with whoever is there. Would be great for brainstorming, etc. So how about it? a Proz chat room, please!!

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