Off topic: When will Kudoz be banned from ProZ?
Thread poster: Jussara Simoes
Jussara Simoes  Identity Verified
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Local time: 00:14
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Jan 26, 2006

I've been far from ProZ for, maybe, one year now. A few days ago I received an email asking me for my valuable dollars, requesting my subscribing to a paid account. I replied I've been a member for as long as ProZ's database can remember, but I've never closed any deal here. Why should I pay for a site where I've never closed any deal? I am a professional translator, I've been working for 25+ years, I never stopped working, but I never closed a deal on Proz. Maybe the low level of people like the one mentioned below has been ProZ's clients criterion for choosing translators.

I see those Kudoz thingies have not been banned yet. Why do ProZ people want my money when they don't squash Kudoz questions like the ones below? (Poor clients!) And many of the chosen answers are blatantly wrong! Do I have to pay to compete with this kind of "translator"? Oh, no! I have a better use for my money.

Jan 25 eng>por bottom line posturing pro open (2) no ok
Jan 25 eng>por Closed-ended questions perguntas fechadas pro closed (2) ok ok
Jan 25 eng>por second-guessing (Pt-BR) juizos de valor pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 22 eng>por bottom solder pad pro open (1) no ok
Jan 21 eng>por lead against ground (com cuidado para não encostar o) fio no terra pro closed (1) ok ok
Jan 21 eng>por U-length pro open (1) no ok
Jan 21 eng>por Non-PRO: The display on a tela easy closed (3) ok ok
Jan 21 eng>por mounting pipe to meter run pro open (1) no ok
Jan 20 eng>por to be addressed a ser identificado pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 20 eng>por Communication wiring fiação de comunicação pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 19 eng>por carrier gás de transporte pro closed (2) ok ok
Jan 19 eng>por write-up descrição pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 19 eng>por Sample Conditioning Bracket suporte de acondicionamento de amostras pro closed (2) ok ok
Jan 17 eng>por co-pending application aplicação pendente em conjunto/de forma conjunta pro closed (1) ok ok
Jan 17 eng>por rock mechanics formula fórmula de mecânica das rochas pro closed (1) ok ok
Jan 16 eng>por 15-hole port porta de 15 pinos pro closed (2) ok ok
Jan 14 eng>por preferred embodiment (pt-pt) configuração preferida pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 13 eng>por Predicting Rate previsão da taxa pro closed (1) ok ok
Jan 10 eng>por energy commodity (pt-pt) energia como mercadoria pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 10 eng>por All else held constant se todo o resto for mantido constante pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 7 eng>por proxy for wealth (Pt-PT) indicadores de riqueza pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 4 eng>por use reasonable efforts fará o possível pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 4 eng>por U.S. dollar equivalent equivalente ao dólar americano pro closed (4) ok ok
Jan 4 eng>por awarded concedidos, outorgados, destinados pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 4 eng>por Roadmap from roteiro/esquema desde pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 3 eng>por Rewards earned prêmios ganhos pro closed (3) ok ok
Jan 2 eng>por in what follows (Pt-Pt) seguidamente pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 31 2005 eng>por in what respects no que se refere a pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 29 2005 eng>por Human Scavenger Hunt bingo humano pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 28 2005 eng>por doing outreach (PT_BR) trabalhos de campo pro closed (6) ok ok
Dec 17 2005 eng>por commonality of approach estratégia conjunta pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 15 2005 eng>por bench scientist cientista teórico pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 15 2005 eng>por in that they required levando-se em conta o fato que/ uma vez que necessitou-se de... pro closed (2) ok ok
Dec 14 2005 eng>por argues a case can be made acredita que é viável pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 13 2005 eng>por progressing through a group ...(chances de) classificação em um grupo que inclui... pro closed (2) ok ok
Dec 13 2005 eng>por pull of private practice (PT-BR) a atração exercida pelo setor privado pro closed (2) ok ok
Dec 12 2005 eng>por on the structural features aspectos estruturais pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 12 2005 eng>por draw upon basear-se pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 11 2005 eng>por marked departure (PT-BR) afastamento/desvio marcante pro closed (2) ok ok
Dec 10 2005 eng>por reporting intervals intervalos de informe pro closed (4) ok ok
Dec 9 2005 eng>por I held back hesitei pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 9 2005 eng>por came into the challenge entrou na (bola) dividida pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 9 2005 eng>por occured in a tackle ocorreu num desarme/carrinho pro closed (4) ok ok
Dec 7 2005 eng>por care-seeking behaviors comportamentos/atos que indicam a necessidade de cuidados/atenção pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 6 2005 eng>por Health Care vide links pro closed (5) ok ok
Dec 6 2005 eng>por If anything, Ao contrário, .../ Mesmo assim, ... pro closed (3) ok ok
Dec 6 2005 eng>por it’s the drive within é a motivação (pessoal) pro closed (2) ok ok
Dec 5 2005 eng>por drug-resistant strains cepas resistentes a drogas / cepas resistentes a medicamentos pro closed (4) ok ok
Dec 5 2005 eng>por within reason aceitável, razoável pro closed (1) ok ok
Dec 5 2005 eng>por cross-level multinível



The gross majority are words and phrases that should be labeled as "easy", but they are labeled as "pro". Why? What's the mistery with ProZ's Kudoz? Fala sério! Is it a game like "I do not rate your question as easy and you choose my reply, even though it's wrong, ok?" And the clients believe this kind of people are professionals? Well, I see ProZ still has a long way to go before it can be called a professional site.


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Henry Dotterer
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We have no plans to remove the KudoZ service... Jan 26, 2006

... if that is what you are suggesting.

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