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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Member (2004)
English to Polish
Apr 8, 2004

ProZ, as the name suggests, is a place for professionals. It IS a perfect place to seek opportunities and to establish business contacts.

But it is much more... oh, so much more! A colorful, vibrant, fascinating community lives on these pages. People who share not only professional interests, but their passions! That is why it's extremely easy to make friends here... It would be nice to enhance those links.

I fully agree that our profiles should maintain business-like appearance. I would be wary myself of an associate who gets too frivolous on his/her presentation page... But freelancers are free spirits by definition, and no matter how they try, their lighter side shines through here and there.
I say: let make it shine fully! More specifically, let's make another tab, after "Profile" and "Kudoz", titled "Personal". This would hold another profile, but not for agencies, but for fellows and friends. Blogs, artwork, hobbies and such would be appreciated. But also translating quotes, examples and resources, which for one reason or another could not go to the main page. One could even have a photo significantly different from the one on the front page! I know we can add a link to such a page on the main profile, but not everyone would like to do that, besides getting personal and staying _here_ would further enhance the spirit of the community.

One issue would be accessibility of such profiles, but I think a reasonable solution can be found. My suggestions would be: access to ProZ users only, access to freelancers only, or a whitelist.

What do you think? Is it a good idea or should I grow up already?

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-02 17:13]

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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 15:11
I like it! Apr 8, 2004

I think it is a great idea. Would others agree?

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Local time: 21:11
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So do I Apr 9, 2004

It could be like Portfolio, people would be free to put something or not. But one page would be enough.

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Gilda Manara  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
German to Italian
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nice idea Apr 9, 2004

a sort of guestbook?


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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:11
Turkish to English
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Agree Apr 9, 2004

A very good idea really.


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Member (2000)
German to Swedish
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Super idea already realised Apr 9, 2004

At (unfortunately only in Swedish) where my daughter Anna 'of Sitges' (16) dwells every day, they have created a vibrant community with all the meeting and communication solutions we ProZers can dream of:

Träffa (Meet)
Tycka (Opine)
Snacka (Chat)
Mobilt (Mobile stuff)
Skoj (Fun stuff)
Radio (Radio stuff)
Mitt krypin (My corner)
Inställningar (Settings)
Hjälp (Help)
Logga ut (Logout)

My visitore
Monitored diaries
Cellphone top list
Hot stuff
Party stuff

Points system:

Variable points
Lunar Mail
What's up
Live (postings)

Fixed points
Cool facts
Months online
Check'it subscriber
Months as PRO ('Platinum')
Bought LunarParty hit collection

835 million web page showings/month
2.9 million unique visitors/months
Approximately 500000 registered members

A lot of links lead you to commercially viable URL:s giving the creators enough money to continue to develop the site.


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Lesley Clayton
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I like the idea too Apr 9, 2004

A very good idea.

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Lucinda  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:11
Member (2002)
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Splendid idea Apr 9, 2004

I love it and am looking forward to it.

Happy Easter!

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Jaroslaw, Apr 9, 2004

this is truly a great idea! And, please never "grow up"

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