Featured Pro - has anyone ever seen her/himself? ('yes')
Thread poster: A Hayes
A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 11:51
Oct 30, 2004

Hi,

Has anyone ever seen her/himself as The Featured Pro?

As a platinum member, I'm curious because I've never seen my profile on ProZ's Homepage in 2 years...

Admittedly, I don't visit very often. Is it the case that we are spared from seeing our own profile when we log on to ProZ?

What are yr experiences?

Have a great weekend.:)

a.


[Edited at 2004-10-30 16:38]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-11-01 13:42]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-11-01 14:25]


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
Sweden
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I have seen myself and colleagues several times Oct 30, 2004

My guess is that pictures that are NOT a face photo are deselected in the paternoster and you seem to be the victim of that principle.
You'd better make a support question to get the final answer.

Mats Wiman


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
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Seeing Mats, other colleagues and myself Oct 30, 2004

on regular basis.
If you don't visit very often, however, I don't wonder, as we have quite a number of "Featured pros", so you simply have had no luck to meet yourself.

Regards
Jerzy


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A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 11:51
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mmm... Oct 30, 2004

Hi Mats,

I had a face photo until recently and that didn't make any difference...



[Edited at 2004-10-30 15:23]


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Mats, Oct 30, 2004

not only face photos, but even logos of featured pros are shown.

Regards
Jerzy


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
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My experience Oct 30, 2004

I used to see myself and once I read in the forums that we could never see ourselves. In fact it was a bug (it seems) that has been fixed, and for several months now I haven't seen myself. I usually see photographs, drawings and logos.
Sometimes when I see somebody that I know I make a screenshot and send it to that person.

I f I see you and remember this, I'll do it.

Claudia


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xxxtazdog
Spain
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I've seen myself Oct 30, 2004

I've seen myself on several different occasions. But then again, I AM here quite a lot...

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A Hayes
Australia
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aha, Oct 30, 2004

so I'm not the only one who thought we were invisible to ourselves.

thanks, Claudia!


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xxxpucoug  Identity Verified
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Same experience Oct 30, 2004

It seems like that to me too. I haven't seen myself since I have been a platinum member. But it seems like I see the same few people all the time Maybe its just me.

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Graciela Carlyle  Identity Verified
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not while logged in Oct 30, 2004

Claudia Iglesias wrote:

I used to see myself and once I read in the forums that we could never see ourselves.


Exactly.
I wondered a few times if my picture ever appeared.
I have the security settings in my browser to save ProZ cookie, so I don't need to log in everytime I come to the site.
In some occasions when the cookie was deleted for any reason, and I loaded the site as a guest, I saw my picture and immediately thought that being logged in had something to do with my picture not being displayed to me.

I never bothered testing it further (in fact I didn't mean to test it), but if you want to try, you should load the page being logged off for some time and see if you can see yourself.

Regards,
Grace.

[Edited at 2004-10-30 16:24]


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Henry Dotterer
Local time: 20:51
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No twists; basic random selection Oct 31, 2004

Apart from platinum membership and the presence of (any) image, there are no special considerations in the selection of featured pro. It happens automatically, and the same person is shown to everyone for 15 minutes. You can see an image of yourself, but there are enough images that the odds are fairly low if you do not use the site frequently.

If you want, I can have notice sent when you are featured. (Unless you use free email like Hotmail or Yahoo, you should receive notice before your image is down.)


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A Hayes
Australia
Local time: 11:51
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thanks, Henry Oct 31, 2004

Henry wrote: If you want, I can have notice sent when you are featured.

Thanks, Henry, but it won't be necessary. I was just curious.

Cheers,

a.


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Indeed, I have not seen myself either Oct 31, 2004

Now that you mention it. I have not seen myself for at least a year or perhaps more. And I only saw myself once I remember when I turned Platinum.

I do not have a picture, perhaps that is it. I also have ProZ cookies enabled so that I do not have to log on each time I use Proz. And this is the first site I visit every morning and several times throughout the day. That would mean that I should see myself frequently, right?

I do see several others, some only once and others multiple times. They must have the luck of the draw.

So sad to be unlucky - I don't win at dice and cards either, so nothing new here.

Lucinda


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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
Argentina
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I have! Oct 31, 2004

Three or four times. In fact, the last one was last week!

Cheers,
Andrea


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Ines Garcia Botana  Identity Verified
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I have, too! Nov 2, 2004

I have seen myself once, but I was able to see quite a number of Proz members,too!.
Perhaps you should try to be online more often

Regards
Inés


[Edited at 2004-11-02 02:57]


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