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How do you like the new P-on-a-red-background symbol for full members?
Thread poster: Jack Doughty

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Oct 1, 2008

I don't have any strong objection to it, but to me it looks like either a no-parking sign or a "Probationary" plate which is a legal requirement in some countries for new drivers for a set period after passing the test. I think I preferred the ribbon.

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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
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?? Oct 1, 2008

I don't see this anywhere?? I still see blue ribbons?

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Giles Watson  Identity Verified
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It's not for full members Oct 1, 2008

Hi Jack,

If I understand correctly, the "P" is not for full members, who still have the rather pretty blue ribbon. The new symbol is for the Professional network of full members who comply with the requirements of the new programme:

http://www.proz.com/pro-tag/info/screening-criteria?tag_type=freelancers

I'm looking forward to seeing how this new initiative develops!

Best,

Giles


[Edited at 2008-10-01 13:51]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Are you not mixing things up? Oct 1, 2008

I remember this P-on-the-red-background-sign to be a sign for a member, who's not currently available on the site, as opposite to a P-on the-green-background-sign for members available on the site. You see those signs when you chose peoples profile for example.

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Patrick Dotterer
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New symbol is for the ProZ.com Certified PRO participant Oct 1, 2008

Hello Everyone,

If I understand correctly, the "P" is not for full members, who still have the rather pretty blue ribbon. The new symbol is for the Professional network of full members who comply with the requirements of the new programme:

http://www.proz.com/pro-tag/info/screening-criteria?tag_type=freelancers


Yes, this is correct Giles. Thank you for clarifying this and providing a link to the screening criteria which was made public yesterday.

Kind Regards,
Patrick


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Adrien Esparron
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PRO tag Oct 1, 2008

Giles Watson wrote:

The new symbol is for the Professional network of full members who comply with the requirements of the new programme:

http://www.proz.com/pro-tag/info/screening-criteria?tag_type=freelancers



Absolutely right !

OM


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Stuart Dowell  Identity Verified
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Regarding the look of the "P" Oct 2, 2008

I am delighted to have been included in the certified PRO program and love my new "P" in my profile.

I would add only that the symbol, which I understand is supposed to look like a wax letter seal, thereby giving a seal of approval, does not display in sharp relief and looks a bit unclear.

I know its supposed to be small but the green tick symbol appearing alongside seems much clearer and jumps out from the screen.


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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I like the "tomatazo" Oct 2, 2008

As a Spaniard, and as a person who is very fond of tomatoes, I quite like the "tomatazo". Honest! Well done.

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Hester Eymers  Identity Verified
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I like the rosette Oct 2, 2008

To me it looks like a rosette, which I like.

My American Heritage Dictionary says:

rosette - An ornament or badge made of ribbon or silk that is pleated or gathered to resemble a rose and is used to decorate clothing or is worn in the buttonhole of civilian dress to indicate the possession of certain medals or honors.

Quite apt!


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KathyT  Identity Verified
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Interesting that it represents different things to different people. Oct 2, 2008

stuart dowell wrote:
... the symbol, which I understand is supposed to look like a wax letter seal, thereby giving a seal of approval....

Tomás Cano Binder wrote:
as a person who is very fond of tomatoes, I quite like the "tomatazo".

Hester Eymers wrote:
To me it looks like a rosette, which I like.

And there I was thinking it looked like a cute bottle top.
What does that say about me?
Anyway, I think this is a great initiative on the part of Proz.com!
Warm regards from Kathy in balmy Sydney


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Marek Buchtel  Identity Verified
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Looks like F Oct 2, 2008

Hello,

I've noticed that the P symbol has replaced the blue ribbon for those members that are PRO-certified (membership is one of the requirements). Not everywhere, but at least on homepage and in Kudoz. And New directory still contains the old P sign (circle, like a seal). It's obviously undr development

It looks like F on smaller screens (my 15.4" laptop, for example). Does anybody have the same experience?

Marek

[Upraveno: 2008-10-02 12:01]


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N.M. Eklund  Identity Verified
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Am I blind? Oct 2, 2008

I don't see it anywhere!
I went to Stuart Dowell's profile, and only saw the blue ribbon with a PRO written on the side.


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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No, you're not blind Oct 2, 2008

Actually I regret having started this topic at this time. I did not realize that the symbol was only for the new "PRO" class members, and it is at present only visible to them and not to anyone else. Presumably this will change later, possibly on October 7th, when there is some sort of official unveiling of this status due to take place.

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Cristina Heraud-van Tol  Identity Verified
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Yes! Oct 2, 2008

N.M. Eklund wrote:

I don't see it anywhere!
I went to Stuart Dowell's profile, and only saw the blue ribbon with a PRO written on the side.


I did exactly the same, I even entered twice to look for the "P" and can't find it anywhere. On which pages do you actually see the famous "P"?


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
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You can see it on the Certified Pro page Oct 2, 2008

N.M. Eklund wrote:

I went to Stuart Dowell's profile, and only saw the blue ribbon with a PRO written on the side.


Hi Natalia, hi Cristina,

I couldn't see it on Stuart's profile either! If you really want to see the symbol, though, you can see it on the Certified Pro page under "What people are saying." The symbol appears next to each person's name.

Regards,
Niraja


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