Poll: How many hours do you spend at ProZ.com per working day?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff
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Sep 14, 2009

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many hours do you spend at ProZ.com per working day?".

This poll was originally submitted by Balaban Cerit

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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All depends Sep 14, 2009

I always have ProZ running in the background because of KudoZ for double checking. And of course, because of the quick polls:-)

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Sonja Kroll  Identity Verified
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That goes for me, too Sep 14, 2009

KudoZ is always one of the open tabs, but that's not necessarily "time spent here", so the question is difficult to answer.

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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Difficult Sep 14, 2009

Seldom more than 5 or 6 spare minutes at once but several times a day...

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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as above Sep 14, 2009

it's usually in the background so that I can consult it quickly when needed.
Then if it's not a busy moment I might answer the poll!


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Victoria Burns  Identity Verified
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As above Sep 14, 2009

As seems to be the general trend here, I usually have Proz running in the background and may consult it anything between 3 and 30 times a day for Kudoz, to check powwow information, consult the Blue Board, etc.

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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it depends Sep 14, 2009

Sometimes for activities with colleagues more than one hour, sometimes five mins.

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Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
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Proz tab open Sep 14, 2009

Like the others, I very often have a Proz tab open in my web browser when I'm translating, mostly to look things up on Kudoz - so several hours per day, depending on how much translating I do.

But the amount of time I actually spend on the Proz site would rarely amount to more than an hour in one day.


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Peter van der Hoek
Venezuela
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Rarely Sep 14, 2009

I rarely open ProZ because there simply is no need for it. For the people that keep a tab open for Kudoz there is a simpler solution: download the Kudoz Toolbar! Very nice gadget!

Cheers to all,

Peter


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
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More than six hours?!? Sep 14, 2009

To those who spend more than six hours on this site, my question is this: how do you find the time to work?

I probably spend about half an hour each day on this site, although some days I don't visit it at all and some days I spend several hours, especially when I am doing research on topics of interest. I, like many others, also visit a few minutes at a time, several times a day.


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Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
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Different criteria Sep 14, 2009

ViktoriaG wrote:

To those who spend more than six hours on this site, my question is this: how do you find the time to work?


I suspect people were answering the question according to different criteria. I answered with the number of hours I have Proz open on my computer on a working day, but a lot of people presumably answered according to how much time they actually spend looking at the site.


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Other Sep 14, 2009

I don't consult proz every day.

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Annett S. Brown, MBA, CT
United States
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Member (2009)
German to English
Work Place vs. Market Place Sep 15, 2009

ProZ defines itself as a "workplace" first and a "market place" second (see intro video). From this standpoint, I use ProZ for hours and hours during my translation work (e.g., checking glossaries), but as a market place probably less than than an hour a day, i.e., a few minutes here and a few minutes there. Be that as it may, it is always available to me. If I am not at my desk, I have it on my iPhone.

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keelin feeney  Identity Verified
Ireland
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As above Sep 15, 2009

Like most people, I have it open all day while translating as well as an online dictionary, wordreference.com, Google, my email... - a workday could be anything from 1-12 hours depending on the workload.

I use the Kudoz regularly to look up terms and I also like answering the polls!


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Kalinka Hristova  Identity Verified
Bulgaria
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That's my "strategy", too ;) Sep 15, 2009

Michael Harris wrote:

I always have ProZ running in the background because of KudoZ for double checking. And of course, because of the quick polls:-)


That's it!


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