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Removal of job postings that are left open after deadline
Thread poster: Ildiko Santana

Ildiko Santana  Identity Verified
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Jan 9, 2004

I was wondering if it irritates anyone else to see job postings still shown as live while the bid submission deadline is long past. Very often the posters don't bother to close their bids in due time (not too professional, mind you!).
I personally don't have the time to check the job postings daily so I can't tell what's old and what's new, and it would be nice to see only the ones that are still worth looking at, wouldn't you agree?
If you (ProZ.com team) can close non-graded (i.e. abandoned) KudoZ questions after a certain wait period, why not have the same system in place for jobs?


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Eva Blanar  Identity Verified
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Great idea + a suggestion Jan 9, 2004

I think this is a great idea and I would add one more issue: it might be useful to see on the Blue Board the number of jobs "abandoned" by that particular agency, together with their other data.

Thanks for the suggestion, I think that'd further improve the site.


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Great idea! Jan 9, 2004

It is frustrating to see many jobs where the deadline has passed.

Lucinda


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Ildiko Santana  Identity Verified
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I wonder if anyone from ProZ 'Management' will read this.. Jan 15, 2004

I hope so.

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Noted, thanks Jan 15, 2004

As I've pointed out a few times before, we're in the process of redesigning the Jobs Area - that involves quite a bit of conceptual and programming work, which is why I cannot give you a target date. But we're certainly taking suggestions such as this one on board.

Best regards, Ralf


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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OK, but... Jan 20, 2004

...as an outsourcer and a forgetful person, I'd like to see two things, then:
1. An e-mail reminder "The bidding deadlines for the following jobs expired yesterday: "
2. A way of extending the deadline and placing a well visible remark "The deadline for bidding on this job has been extended" in the job description.

Well, so much for my Dear Santa list... ;D

Benjamin Pischner
tectranslate GbR


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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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I just noticed... Jan 20, 2004

ildiko wrote:
I was wondering if it irritates anyone else to see job postings still shown as live while the bid submission deadline is long past.

Funnily enough, there seems to be no such thing as a bid submission deadline in the ProZ.com Job posting system. It is rather a "job completion deadline" I see here while posting a new job.

IMHO a bid submission deadline would make a lot more sense, because oftentimes the actual delivery deadline is not yet clear at the time of posting.

Benjamin


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