As a general answer, please refer to the relevant forum rule:
12. No client discussions
Comments regarding at a specific outsourcer, whether positive or negative, are not permitted. (To indicate your likelihood of working again with a given outsourcer, use the ProZ.com Blue Board.)
This covers both explicit and implicit references to outsourcers.
A few weeks past the payment term, an agency has not paid (yet) for a larger project. Currently it looks more and more like they are deliberately avoiding contact with me.
Have you posted a Blue Board entry?
I know that the project was multilingual (English into several European languages). However, I do not know other translators' names. Would it be possible to attempt a contact with other translators of the same project via this proz.com's forum? Even if not explicitly stating the name of the agency, at least giving a hint on the nature of the large project (to avoid "bad press" to the agency, if it acutally proves this is a mistake/overlooking, etc.)?
The main issue with this approach is that you cannot restrict the discussion to those directly involved.
Such communication with other translators on this matter would help, because:
- This would enable me to see whether it's only me who hasn't been paid, due to unimaginable mess in the company's accounting department, or if this is intentional.
- I would be able to make a more accurate BlueBoard entry.
- If other translators haven't been paid either, we could join forces and be more effective in our actions.
Take your BB entry as a starting point - we have often seen such coordinated action (if necessary) triggered through the Blue Board.
If this was a job posted through ProZ.com, please contact me through my profile, indicating the job URL.