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I am suspicious of non-bidding postings offering work in all languages
Thread poster: Dave Greatrix

Dave Greatrix  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:35
Member (2002)
Dutch to English
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Aug 8, 2002

but I am very suspicious of a non bidding posting that offers translation work for all languages, but does not include an E-mail address. The posting does include however a website address which includes an offer of 2,500 \"unique E mail addresses for translation agencies worldwide for the \"give away!!!!!\" price of $189.



A) If these people have over 2,500 contacts, why are they posting at ProZ?



B) Do they think that we have just came off of the last banana boat?



C) Or am I just being daft?


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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English to Dutch
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Both B and C, David ;) Aug 8, 2002

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On 2002-08-08 11:21, dashgbr wrote:

but I am very suspicious of a non bidding posting that offers translation work for all languages, but does not include an E-mail address. The posting does include however a website address which includes an offer of 2,500 \"unique E mail addresses for translation agencies worldwide for the \"give away!!!!!\" price of $189.



A) If these people have over 2,500 contacts, why are they posting at ProZ?



B) Do they think that we have just came off of the last banana boat?



C) Or am I just being daft?





They hope to have 20.000 \'experienced translators\' in their database soon who\'ll then receive even more spam...



I sent him the following short note:



Your postings aren\'t particularly appreciated by many ProZ members and are apparently not about a job, but about selling your database



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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Let me guess Aug 8, 2002

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If these people have over 2,500 contacts, why are they posting at ProZ?

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(1) To keep those 2,500 happy. Just imagine what will happen to the rates paid by the 2,500 once the newly recruited 20,000 start applying for jobs. Wrong! The rates offered to clients will not necessarily go down!



(2) To make a quick $189 themselves.







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Egmont
Spain
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Afrikaans to Spanish
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Picaresque Aug 8, 2002

And nothing more...!
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solos
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German to Dutch
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rewards Aug 9, 2002

So if we all reply to them with 3 imaginary email addresses they can quickly dump their database ( or try to clean it )



bart


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