However, having had trouble with the same outsourcer twice in 3 months, I note that he about breaks even (50/50) on good vs. bad evaluations regarding payment. If I were checking out this outsourcer for the first time, I'd be left wondering but still maybe "take a chance".
What we (=Jobs/BB moderators) recommend whenever there's such a 'mixed' or otherwise unclear picture is to touch base with other members who posted entries.
Since the BB seems, to my knowledge, to be the only such resource going (at least in its highly useable form) it might be worthwhile doing a survey of members to see if they would find a 2-entry per year rule helpful.
Good point - why don't you propose one (using the Suggest a poll link on the Quick Polls page)?
I seem to recall there being some policy about what happens to BB listings that get 2 or more ratings below a certain level and would appreciate clarification on that.
See the ProZ.com Termination Policy.
Also, I am curious about the rule stating that one can "call in" other opinions (contributions?) about a particular outsourcer. I would be please to receive a bit more information about how this works and its purpose before trying my hand.
Members can call for entries regarding a specific outsourcer every 30 days, using the Call for entries link (under Options, on the top right of each BB record). This triggers notification e-mails to all those members who have opted to receive them.