How about a Proz.com "Translation Jobs" add-on?
Thread poster: Vitals

Vitals  Identity Verified
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Jan 27, 2010

Dear Proz.com staff and members!

I have just downloaded a new Kudoz Firefox add-on and enjoyed it.

I have often thought of another add-on which could be very useful to my mind - Translation Jobs notifier.

We all know that SPEED is sometimes an important factor in quoting at Proz.com jobs. Someone gets there before you and you lost your chance...

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Firefox add-on which would pop-up every time a job in your translation pairs appears? Something like the WebMail Notifier add-on for Yahoo and Gmail in Firefox.

Right now you have to reload the Proz.com main page to see if there are any new jobs there. But a notifier like that could help see the new jobs appear even while you are working with other applications or other tabs in Firefox.

I do not know how technically possible it is, but to my mind that would help the translators a lot.

What do you all think of this? Is it technically possible on Proz.com?

Just an idea... Thoughts aloud...

Best regards,
Vitalijus


 

Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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Do you think e-mail notifications are not enough? Jan 27, 2010

You can adjust your settings for notifications to be sent to your e-mail address every time a new job posting appears. Is it not enough?

 

Vitals  Identity Verified
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Never knew... Jan 27, 2010

Hi, Natalia.

Didn't know there was a function like that. How do you do that?


 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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E-mail notification settings Jan 27, 2010

Hi Vitalijus,

If you move your mouse over your name at the top of this webpage, a frame appears with main menu items such as Site access, My account and settings, My email settings, etc.

Under "My email settings", click on "Job settings".

Check items such as "Classic" job posting notifications at the top (this is followed by language-pair-specific settings), as well as Overall Connect! settings and Settings for both classic and Connect jobs at the bottom of the page. If they are not turned on, turn them on.

Kind regards,
Attila


 

Vitals  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jan 27, 2010

Thank you, Attila.

I will see how this works for me... Didn't intend to invent bicycles.icon_smile.gif

Kind regards,
Vitalijus


 

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notifications Jan 27, 2010

Why don't you just use an rss feed for that? It can be set to update every few minutes.

 

Vitals  Identity Verified
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RSS... Jan 27, 2010

Sorry for being so unaware of things, but I have never dealt with RSS feeds. Can someone explain to me how should I try to do that? I would be very grateful.

 

Jon Peck  Identity Verified
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RSS job feeds, add-on Jan 27, 2010

Vitals,

Thank you for your feedback and interest, I appreciate it.

To access your personalized job feed RSS, visit

http://www.proz.com/jobs/

And click on the following icon: rss_icon.gifRSS jobs feed. You will also see an icon in the address bar on the right.

Firefox will (by default) ask you what you want to do with the feed; I would recommend using Live Bookmarks. Click Subscribe Now, set a name and a Folder (I suggest Bookmarks Toolbar), then click Subscribe.

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This will add the feed to your Bookmarks Toolbar which will poll the RSS feed on a regular interval.

As for the suggestion for a notifier (I use notifiers for other sites, so I can appreciate the utility), I've noted it and will investigate further.

Best regards,
Jon Peck
ProZ.com Development Manager


 
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Vitals  Identity Verified
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Works fine now! Jan 29, 2010

Dear Jon,

Thank you for your feedback and explanations! The RSS feed works fine now for me.

Will be glad to hear if the "Translation Jobs" add-on ever becomes a...reality!icon_smile.gif

Have a great day.

Best regards,
Vitalijus


 


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