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  1. GlossPost: add rating and curating functionality to entries

    I heard you folks were currently revising the architecture of the great link compilation of GlossPost, so here are some ideas:

    - Since external links can change or expire, wouldn’t it be good to have the crowd of users curate the collection? I think a feedback button where users can specify in a click whether an entry (link) is still up to date would be helpful to clean up the underlying database and enhance its quality.

    - Talking about curation, maybe the current options of personalising and saving personal settings can be expanded, so that each user can curate their…

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    • Direct, Up-Close Native <> Non-Native Speaker Integration, as well as Translators < > Professionals of All Areas

      I suggested this a few years ago, so maybe it's been implemented already. I even tried togo ahead with it, but it seems the idea was not appealing to most people back then, especially translatorse. Even recently, the last time I tried to talk about it, the reaction was not enthusiastic:

      1) a system, a web site, a blog, a group, a sub-social network of some kind, focused on a direct, immediate integration of, for instance, a professional translator working on a technical translation into a target language of which he or she is not a native, with a native…

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      • A Favorites tab

        A "Favorites" tab inside our profile to easily save and connect with preferred translators at any time.

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        • Invoice presentation to customer

          Quantity and unit , though separately entered while making the invoice, in the copy sent to the customer, these are merged, so have problem at the customer end especially when a flat rate job is done. e.g
          EN>HI translation- 1minimum- $45.00- $45.00
          HI>EN transcription- 45minutes- $2.00- $90.00
          This is not ok for the customer. So I have to make invoice ouside of "proz invoicing " manually and submit.

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          • When I make an entry in a glossary (say French to English) it seems I do not automatically get the reverse one (English to French). Is that

            When I make an entry in a glossary (say French to English) it seems I do not automatically get the reverse one (English to French). Is that true or I am missing something ?

            If it is true, why not build this opportunity in the system ?

            Thank you very much.

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            • Invoicing: allow sorting by recorded payment date.

              Adding the ability to filter all payments recorded for a specific year or month (or a specific range) would make accounting that much easier.

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              • Add the Debit card also to cash withdrawn section for easy of accounting.

                Every person having the debit card, not credit card. so if gave an option it will be a great thing.

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                • Allow grading of an outsourcer's screening practice and rates

                  A subsidiary of a very large and important global translation agency had the nerve of asking me to take an unpaid 19-page translation test amounting to a total of 3740 words (questions and other requirements not included) while at the same time offering me rates between USD 0.035 and 0.038.
                  I think that a BlueBoard feature that would allow rating a translation agency's screening/recruiting practice and rates offered would help us teach these very thick-skinned and opportunistic middlemen a lesson.

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                  • re-design the ProZ website from scratch

                    ProZ.com is a genuinely useful resource which we at Cicero Translations use frequently. But in terms of design and ease of navigation it is truly dreadful. It puts us in mind of one of those jostling city centre thoroughfares so cluttered with competing signage that you cannot make head or tail of the directions. I was told about 5 years ago that a radical overhaul was at an advanced stage of planning, but the ship seems to have foundered...Is there any hope?

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                      • More fairness in the translation contests by tagging only "I dislike"

                        I would like to point out that it should be interesting to improve the fairness for the next translation contests. The thing is that any idea comes to my mind now... but maybe some colleagues can provide solutions.

                        Who can ensure that some members are not asked to vote "I like" helping a colleague? "Hey, XXX, come and enter a positive tag on my translation, please. Thanks for the favour!"

                        As an example, I tried my first translation contest. While other translators receive two positive "I like" for terms used in their translation. I used exactly the same terms, but…

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                        • Enable use of browniz for attending couses and otherwise payble features

                          Browniz show up very frequently at various places of translator's profile. However, even being so exposed to the viewer, they seem to be of no practical use to their owner whatsoever. I suggest to either give a substantial value to browniz, and therefore motivate members to be more active at the site contributing that way to it's quality, or just cancell the feature. This ay it doesn't seem to have much point.

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                          • Under the ''Quick Poll'' tab on the right-hand side of the screen, add a ''last 2-3 polls'' tab or a ''Yesterday's Poll'' tab.

                            Sometimes the poll questions are quite interesting, and if on the following day you want to read-up on the comments it is very annoying to have to go to Member Activities> etc...

                            The polls are part of my morning coffee routine and it would be great to have this extra little tab.

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                            • 'Reminder sent' status in invoicing

                              This is related to invoicing. We currently have options: open, closed, past due. When an invoice is past due, if you want to be paid, you send a reminder. So, it would be helpful to have the additional status 'reminder sent'.

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                              • I'd like to be able to search for a company by the name of a particular company.

                                When I need to search under the tag "Company," I don't see any way to type in the name of a company I already know about. It seems I have to narrow it down by country/size of company/types of jobs, etc., and then slog through hundreds of options. It would be nice to have a way to just search for a company by name.

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                                • Is there a way, when entering payments in 'invoicing', to enter PayPal or wire transfer fees for my own use during tax season?

                                  It would be nice to be able, when entering a payment in 'invoices', to enter any fees I payed out of the total (PayPal, wire transfer, etc.). Then, in tax season, I could easily total these fees with a report for deductions. Currently, it seems necessary to go back at the end of the year to my PayPal or bank account and get these reports. It would be nice to have it all in one place.

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                                  • Website translation among comparison tool categories

                                    Enter website translation solutions/services category to the software comparison tools service.

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                                      • Article Knowledgebase: improve "printer version" of ProZ.com articles (http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/)

                                        I am one of your writers, M. R. Pinheiro, and I tested the system myself recently. None of your options allow me to download my last article, 'There to make it beautiful...', like all of them lead to me getting a printed version of text that is incompatible with the screen version of it. I would like to join you in IT since I am also an expert in it. If you let me manage your team or at least watch over the quality of what they produce, this will not happen in the future.
                                        I also had similar problems…

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                                        • Fields: review / improve / update lists of general and specific fields in all site areas (KudoZ, profile, glossary, jobs, etc.)

                                          This idea is being added with the purpose of merging the many field-related ideas posted here.

                                          If you would like to suggest the improvement / modification / revision of any specific field or of fields in general, please vote in favor of this idea and post your comments below. Thanks!

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