Jobs restricted to Platinum members
Thread poster: Russell Jones

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:51
Italian to English
Jan 12, 2004

Much as I understand why ProZ.com has given job-posters the option to restrict bids to Platinum members, this cannot really be in its own interest as long as the posting is accessible without restrictions on other sites:
http://www.proz.com/job/48290
http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/SelectedJob.asp?Job=4337


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:51
English to German
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Outsourcer's decision Jan 12, 2004

Hi Russell,
This option was also introduced at the request of various outsourcers (although I wouldn't want to dispute the fact that ProZ.com has a certain interest here, too).

Thing is, it's impossible to prevent the outsourcer from posting the same job on several sites - that's what happened here. However, you might question the wisdom of restricting the job on ProZ.com and openly posting it somewhere else... If you note a similar occurrence, please contact a Jobs Area coordinator, and we'll touch base with the poster(s).

Best regards, Ralf


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Myriam Garcia Bernabe  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:51
Member (2003)
English to Spanish
Educating outsourcers Jan 13, 2004

Hi All

In the meantime, would it not be possible for Proz to educate its outsourcers? I mean, by making sure they understand that a Platinum member is somebody who has paid for the privilege as opposed to a "better" professional.

However, after just having been platinum for 6 months and seeing that it made no difference; I am not sure this really matters. Well, only to discriminate within the sheer volume of replies a job might get.


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