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  1. Please add the Portuguese (Brazil) locale to the list of languages.

    There are more than 18K members listing Portuguese as their target language, however, it is quite time consuming to sieve through the list and find Portuguese (Brazil) language specialists.

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    • 4 votes
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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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          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          44 votes
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            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

                4 votes
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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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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • Website translation among comparison tool categories

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

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                    • 7 votes
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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!

                          14 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • ProZ.com bookclub - add an area where site members could discuss books of interest with colleagues

                            I'd love to have something along the lines of a bookclub on Proz. But not merely a thread or what have you - I envision something much like the 'Quick Polls' feature on the homepage. A little side bar that would contain relevant information - such as the name/author of the book of the month, as well as a link to the thread discussing said book.

                            I'm sure there are plenty of other Proz members who are proud bookworms, and who would love discussing literature with their peers as much as I would.

                            12 votes
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                            • Separate "Brazilian Portuguese" from "European Portuguese" in ProZ.com lists of languages

                              Portuguese is the language of Portugal and many other countries in Africa and Asia.
                              Brazilian Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, which is a continental country.

                              76 votes
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                              • Site languages: separate Simplifed Chinese from Traditional Chinese

                                If I want to search the Traditonal Chinese native speakers who are living in Beijing, how could I do when there's only one Chinese type to select?

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                                • Add option to receive payments from clients via the ProZ.com wallet

                                  I think it great idea to add a payment funtionality to the Proz.com wallet. It can be good solution for payments when the freelancer can´t accept the payment system of outsourcer.

                                  54 votes
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                                  • Glossaries: alpahabetic order of personal glossaries

                                    Currently personal glossaries are listed according to the number of entries. For someone, who has published many dictionaries, searching with such an order is painful. I would suggest an alphabetic order of personal glossaries.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • Provide online arbitration services

                                      It happens sometimes that an agency which does not understand the target language, trust a proofreader in bad faith (there are many), thus refuse to pay, if we had a 3rd party colleague chosen among the native specialized in field, I think we could be able to sort said sometimes very unpleasant situation,

                                      31 votes
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                                      • Term search: add option to sort KudoZ term search results alphabetically

                                        Right now if you look for an expression in Kudoz (more than one word) you cannot find it because they are not ordered alphabetically. I suggest, if feasible, to have them ordered alphabetically.

                                        56 votes
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                                          planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
                                        • 82 votes
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                                            planned  ·  20 comments  ·  Admin →
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