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The directory should be sorted by the KudoZ in a specific field
Thread poster: Maureen Holm, J.D., LL.M.

Maureen Holm, J.D., LL.M.
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May 29, 2003

The Freelancer's Pair- and Field-Specific Directory is great, but since Kudoz points determine where one appears in the list, wouldn't it be logical and fair to have only field-specific Kudoz count for that purpose? Currently, translators who have amassed points in, say, Technical/Engineering, but have relatively few in Law/Patents appear BEFORE the more active specialists in the L/P field.

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Jason Grimes
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Excellent idea, it's on my list Jun 3, 2003

Maureen,

This is a great idea. Several other members have requested it as well. Ordering directory search results by KudoZ earned in the requested field is on my list of things to do.

Regards,

jg


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Maureen Holm, J.D., LL.M.
United States
Local time: 13:31
German to English
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others have Jun 3, 2003

Jason Grimes wrote:

Maureen,

This is a great idea. Several other members have requested it as well. Ordering directory search results by KudoZ earned in the requested field is on my list of things to do.

Regards,

jg


Jason,
I figured it must have come up before. But what progress is afoot toward the desired result?


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writeaway  Identity Verified

Local time: 19:31
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Nearly one year later and ............? May 22, 2004

Maureen Holm, J.D., LL.M. wrote:

The Freelancer's Pair- and Field-Specific Directory is great, but since Kudoz points determine where one appears in the list, wouldn't it be logical and fair to have only field-specific Kudoz count for that purpose? Currently, translators who have amassed points in, say, Technical/Engineering, but have relatively few in Law/Patents appear BEFORE the more active specialists in the L/P field.


This is a really good and fair suggestion. When people look for translators specifically by field, all they find is a list according to overall points, not according to points in that specific field. Maureen's suggestion still sounds great a year later. Is it going to be implemented in the near future?

[Edited at 2004-05-22 00:58]

[Edited at 2005-01-29 23:38]


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xxxElena Sgarbo  Identity Verified
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It could be a matter of linking the Search Results page to the KudoZ Leader Board Jul 15, 2004

Hi,

I just ran into this thread. I like the idea of responding to searches for specialized translators with the "KudoZ rank by field". One way to accomplish this would be to provide a link to the "KudoZ Leader Board", which already provides translator ranks by language pair and field. (There's also the "Any language" option, which in my case I sometimes include in my e-mail responses to inquiries about my rates re: more than one lang. pair : http://www.proz.com/?sp=leaders_new&field=3&pair=all&from=all&submit=1)

To be most helpful if provided as the Search Results, the Leader Board ranking could first be modified to show not the separate KudoZ by "Easy" and "ProZ" (with the "ProZ" points being currently the only ones used to compute the total KudoZ sum), but rather to combine both types of KudoZ points. Or, both types of KudoZ could still be shown, but the translator rank could be based on the total KudoZ sum. This would provide the potential client with an overview of specialists in a field by language pair and total KudoZ points.

Cheers,
Elena

[Edited at 2004-07-15 03:55]


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