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Is Proz.com really \"home to over 20,000 language professionals\"?
Thread poster: Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL

Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:27
Member (2004)
English to Italian
Nov 27, 2001

Sorry, but who counted them? This is a serious question. Henry, can you shed some light on this? It\'s not a provocation or a joke, it just seems an outrageously high number.



Giovanni


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SWEDISH-TRANSLATION.com - your Swedish translation partner
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Reply! Nov 27, 2001

Hey Giovanni!



Why not ask all members of ProZ.com to reply to this question and we\'ll see how many there really are. ProZ.com is home to at least 2 language professionals - you and me.




[addsig]


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Barbara Cattaneo
Local time: 15:27
English to Italian
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can I be number three?? Nov 27, 2001

OK, let\'s be here all together!!

I love those little smiling faces. How can I do them?

Nice evening to all (the 20,000).

Barbara



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Suzanne Bernard
Local time: 10:27
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Great! Nov 27, 2001

Hi...here\'s one more, so there are at least 3 of us....



Great idea, Mattias! Love your sense of humor!!



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Chiara Santoriello  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:27
Member (2002)
English to Italian
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My reply to Giovanni and Mattias Nov 27, 2001

I agree with you. Please count me in!

If a translator is counted for each language pair (and someone has really more than two pairs in his/her profile) this number is easily reached.



Chiara





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Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 19:57
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I am the third Nov 27, 2001

Hey Mattias,



Le us not speculate. We will have it through the horse\'s mouth.

Till then keep guessing?


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 15:27
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Registered individuals Nov 27, 2001

Awaiting Henry\'s info, I understand the figure as individuals with a ProZ.com user name and password.



Right Henry?



Mats Wiman


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 15:27
Member
English to Dutch
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Yes indeed, counts are (automatically) made according to individual registrations Nov 27, 2001

Exactly, Mats. That\'s what I thought as well, but Henry will have to confirm.



By the way, we\'re over 26.000 already and still growing...









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On 2001-11-27 08:51, MatsWiman wrote:

Awaiting Henry\'s info, I understand the figure as individuals with a ProZ.com user name and password.



Right Henry?



Mats Wiman



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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 09:27
SITE FOUNDER
Right: registrations - bad emails Nov 27, 2001

Right. The figure is the number of registrations, minus the number of profiles in which the email address is no longer accessible.



Only a portion of those who register, of course, are active on a daily basis (4500-5000 log in at least every other day.)



Now that I am being called to task, I must admit that strictly speaking, the site is \"home\" to no one...and the definition of \"professionals\" must be left to the reader!


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Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 09:27
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26,000 profiles Nov 27, 2001

There are 26,000 profiles (and a large number of these, from what I have seen surfing the site, are anonymous profiles with no information posted - in some cases, the registered user did not even bother to enter his/her language combinations). Plus, there are several people who maintain 2 or 3 or more profiles (for whatever reason).



So, I think Henry\'s number of about 5,000 logins every day sounds about right.



So, if you are asking about the \"real people\" on this site, I\'d say there are about 5,000 (active users with frequent \"profile movements\").



As for the number of professionals, well, I\'ll let you be the judge.


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Nikki Graham  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:27
Partial member (2003)
Spanish to English
One more - and let's not start this all over again Nov 27, 2001

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As for the number of professionals, well, I\'ll let you be the judge.





nuff said above



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