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Any way to access list of banned agencies?
Thread poster: xxxLia Fail
xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
Spain
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Apr 23, 2004

Since I haven't been 'burned' (yet) by an agency, I don't use BB as often as I should. However, it's come to my notice that a colleague is presently doing a job for an agency that has been prohibited from using ProZ.

Is there any way to access 1) banned agencies 2) agencies according to grading (e.g. a list of all those that obtained an average of below 4 or 5?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 08:59
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No "black list" Apr 23, 2004

Hi Ailish,
In principle, members shouldn't accept a job from an unknown customer unless they have checked references - obviously, the BlueBoard is a convenient and popular resource, but not the only one.

Besides some technical issues, there isn't a listing of badly-rated outsourcers because the BB wasn't designed as a "black list". Bear in mind that the ratings aren't exclusively based on payment practices.

Best regards, Ralf


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 08:59
Member (2003)
German to Dutch
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Banned agencies not shown on the BB Apr 25, 2004

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Besides some technical issues, there isn't a listing of badly-rated outsourcers because the BB wasn't designed as a "black list". Bear in mind that the ratings aren't exclusively based on payment practices.

Best regards, Ralf


Hi Ralf,

Does this mean an agency can be so badly rated that it is removed from the BB? That doesn't seem to make sense.

Regards,
Gerard


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Banned outsourcers *are* shown, but not as a specific list Apr 25, 2004

Hi Gerard,
Does this mean an agency can be so badly rated that it is removed from the BB? That doesn't seem to make sense.

Indeed it doesn't, and that's not what I meant to say. I had understood Ailish's query to refer to a specific listing of non-paying outsourcers - that's not available.

Non-payers might have their profile removed from ProZ.com, but the BB record definitely stays in there.

Hope that clarifies it.

Best regards, Ralf


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 08:59
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That's a relief Apr 27, 2004

Thanks Ralf,

Glad I misunderstood.

Regards,
Gerard


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