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Thread poster: Steffen Pollex
Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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Have a look at the Blueboard entries first! [...edited...]



BTW, I am now back in Germany.



Bye

Steffen


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Henry Dotterer
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Please use the Blue Board Dec 7, 2002

Steffen,



Thanks for your posting referring people to the Blue Board. But please refrain from making your own interpretations of BlueBoard input here in the forums. This type of thing tends to snowball, which is why we created the BlueBoard--a controlled means of indicating your own likelihood of working with a given agency again.



Henry


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Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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I can't see any snowball here... Dec 8, 2002

..., nobody, actually, replied to my posting but quite a number, I am sure, had a look at it. That\'s all it was intended to. And I did not make an \"interpretation\", the little thing I stated should be obvious to everyone who is able to read the blueboard and has common sense.



BTW, once I have never worked for this agency, how else could I state my opinion? If I would never recommend them to anyone, based on the information I have access to, would\'n\'t I have the right to state this?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Snowballs can turn into an avalanche... Dec 8, 2002

...just have a look at a recent thread in the German forum, where a legitimate outsourcer was wrongfully accused of being a non-payer. True, the link shown on the Blue Board was incorrect (rectified now), but I\'m sure not many of the number of viewers took the time to check the details (myself included) - after all, someone had alarmed them, so there must have been something wrong.



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..., nobody, actually, replied to my posting but quite a number, I am sure, had a look at it. That\'s all it was intended to. And I did not make an \"interpretation\", the little thing I stated should be obvious to everyone who is able to read the blueboard and has common sense.



...but don\'t you think that potential job takers could just look at these entries by themselves? \"Alarms\" such as the one you posted imply that there\'s something particularly sinister happening. Quite clearly, a thorough check of unknown clients is necessary - but that\'s every freelancer\'s own responsibility.



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BTW, once I have never worked for this agency, how else could I state my opinion?


If you never worked for them, how would you express your willingness to work for them again?



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If I would never recommend them to anyone, based on the information I have access to, would\'n\'t I have the right to state this?



The Blue Board was created with the specific purpose to keep the forums free from this kind of discussion, which can be potentially libellous - for everyone involved.



So far the informal approach has worked - which was great, because in this way we could use the forums whenever there were special circumstances in which the BB wasn\'t the appropriate platform. Given the proliferation of \"I\'ve-seen-something\" messages, however, I wonder whether we need a formal rule prohibiting agency discussions in forum threads.

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formal rule on discussion of agencies on fora Dec 10, 2002

I would emphatically support instituting \"a formal rule prohibiting agency discussions in forum threads\" as proposed by Ralf. I do hope that folks will also quickly notify ProZ when they discover erroneous data posted in BlueBoard entries.



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