A few statements about the BlueBoard were made in this thread, which I'd like to comment on; also, I'm moving the thread to ProZ.com Job Systems.
On a general note, please have a look at the BB FAQ - most queries are answered there.
Eno Damo wrote:
I would like to report my bad experience with a US agency, but I am not a Platinium member and I can't access the Blue Board.
Of course you can - rating is free, and access to other people's ratings is also possible for non-Platinum members, either by 'paying' BrowniZ or against cash. In this context, you may want to consider Platinum membership as a season ticket to the BlueBoard - non-Platinum members need to get a single ticket each time. (Note that once you have 'bought a ticket' for a particular outsourcer, you can come back without paying again.)
Gitte Hoejland wrote:
"You don't need to be a Platinum member or pay 50 browniz", yes you do
Er, no - Xola's comment referred to entering a rating, which is free.
What you cannot do (if you are not a platinum member) is to view other people's comments.
You can, but against payment.
Hope this clarifies a few things.
Best regards, Ralf