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Thread poster: Gerard de Noord

Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:24
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Jun 10, 2005

Clients visiting through a link to my ProZ-profile have no other means of escaping than manually editing the URL. I'd be in favour of a Home button in my profile.

Regards,
Gerard


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mónica alfonso  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:24
English to Spanish
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Not only your clients Jun 10, 2005

Whenever I visit any translator's page I have to click on 'Back'. I agree that a Home button would be great there.

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Fuad Yahya  Identity Verified
Arabic
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I would suggest adding a full navigation apparatus Jun 10, 2005

mónica alfonso wrote:

a Home button would be great there



I would suggest adding the whole top menu bar

[Edited at 2005-06-10 02:57]


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Momoka  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:24
Japanese to Spanish
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A Home button Jun 10, 2005

mónica alfonso wrote:

Whenever I visit any translator's page I have to click on 'Back'. I agree that a Home button would be great there.


I need one, too.


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Sara Freitas
France
Local time: 03:24
French to English
It could be that there's a reason for this... Jun 10, 2005

I always just assumed that it was because the site wanted the personal pages to function as homepages for each member. After all, you wouldn't want to give a potential customer your link, and then have him/her navigate around the site and find *another* translator.

This never bothered me because I always assumed it was a rational choice on the part of the site.

Maybe someone from the site staff can expalin it to us...

Sara


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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
Germany
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Dead ends Jun 10, 2005

I have noticed a few instances in which one comes to a dead end. This is also the case when finished filling out a survey - all of the sudden you're at the end with no where to go. Hitting the back button doesn't really help because the previous page can not be loaded without "sending the information again". Some kind of "Home" button (on all pages) really would help.

[Edited at 2005-06-10 09:49]


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 23:24
Member (2002)
Spanish to French
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Sara is right, that's the reason Jun 10, 2005

Sara Freitas-Maltaverne wrote:
I always just assumed that it was because the site wanted the personal pages to function as homepages for each member. After all, you wouldn't want to give a potential customer your link, and then have him/her navigate around the site and find *another* translator.
Sara


I remember that it was explained once, long ago.

If I use the link to my profile page as a promotional tool in my signature, for instance, when I bid (outside ProZ), I wouldn't appreciate that thanks to me the client finds a mine full of translators and forgets about me and how he reached Proz.com.


Claudia


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Michael Bastin  Identity Verified
Spain
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no that hard.. Jun 17, 2005

for your potential customer to just type www.proz.com which is the address they would see in the address bar. But I agree that not everybody would think about that.

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