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Reporting bad experiences with agencies outside Blue Board
Thread poster: Eno Damo
Eno Damo  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:05
English to Albanian
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Jul 29, 2004

Hi,

I would like to report my bad experience with a US agency, but I am not a Platinium member and I can't access the Blue Board. Is it any other way that I can do it here on Proz? What about other lists, where I can report this fradulent agency, so nobody will ever work for them in the future.

Thank you in advance,

Eno Damo


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:05
Member
English to Turkish
Still make an entry in the BB Jul 29, 2004

for the good of all of us You don't need to be a Platinum member or pay 50 browniz to make an agency entry in the Blue Board - to the best of my knowledge.

There is also the Payment Practices list where you can subscribe at http://www.trwenterprises.com

Hope this helps


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Gitte Gifford
Local time: 10:05
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Free boards Jul 29, 2004

"You don't need to be a Platinum member or pay 50 browniz", yes you do:)
But there are other free boards dealing with that.

Try TranslationDirectory.com, and Payment Practices and Zahlung Praxis on Yahoo + Transpayment.


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Lorena Becker
Local time: 05:05
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You can post a comment on BB Jul 29, 2004

Hi Eno,
Although you are not a Platinum Member, you can post a comment about such agency. What you cannot do (if you are not a platinum member) is to view other people's comments.
Regards,
Lorena


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Don't forget to write to a job moderator Jul 30, 2004

This is what the policy says:

5. I am not a Platinum Member...can I still see ratings?

Yes. Login and click on the name of the client you wish to review. You will be prompted to make a payment of browniz or cash.

But you can join other review lists: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pp_dist/


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:05
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Clarifying BlueBoard issues Jul 30, 2004

A few statements about the BlueBoard were made in this thread, which I'd like to comment on; also, I'm moving the thread to ProZ.com Job Systems.

On a general note, please have a look at the BB FAQ - most queries are answered there.

Eno Damo wrote:

Hi,

I would like to report my bad experience with a US agency, but I am not a Platinium member and I can't access the Blue Board.

Of course you can - rating is free, and access to other people's ratings is also possible for non-Platinum members, either by 'paying' BrowniZ or against cash. In this context, you may want to consider Platinum membership as a season ticket to the BlueBoard - non-Platinum members need to get a single ticket each time. (Note that once you have 'bought a ticket' for a particular outsourcer, you can come back without paying again.)

Gitte Hoejland wrote:

"You don't need to be a Platinum member or pay 50 browniz", yes you do

Er, no - Xola's comment referred to entering a rating, which is free.

lorebecker wrote:
What you cannot do (if you are not a platinum member) is to view other people's comments.

You can, but against payment.


Hope this clarifies a few things.
Best regards, Ralf


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