Accepting applications - what's this??
Thread poster: avantix

avantix  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Jan 31, 2006

This evening I received within 15 minutes 3 emails from Proz.com with the subject line saying: [BB] XXX is now accepting applications. (XXX stands for 3 different outsourcers.)
Since I'd never received this kind of emails before I was curious what it might be about (possibly a new feature??), so I clicked the link in the first email. Only to see a window appear, saying: The agency ID you specified is not valid or this outsourcer is not currently accepting applications. (I got the same message from all 3 links).
So what's this about? Can anyone tell me?

Herman

[Edited at 2006-01-31 22:55]

[Edited at 2006-01-31 22:55]


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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Here's an explanation Jan 31, 2006

Hi Herman,
Here's the link to the announcement and explanation of this new feature.

http://www.proz.com/post/299797#299797

Nina


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avantix  Identity Verified
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Thanks, but... Feb 1, 2006

Hi Nina,
Thank you for your quick reaction. I seem to have missed this whole thread for some reason. I've had a look into this thread and it seems a good option to me - if it works.
I'm still wondering why I received those emails and then, after clicking the link, get a message saying that the specified ID is not valid for this outsourcer. Another bug perhaps? It does not say that I might not qualify because of wrong language combination or other qualification. Still a bit of a mystery to me.
Herman


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
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Try again Feb 1, 2006

Hi Herman,
I got a similar email too and tried to apply. It didn't work the first time, but it did the second. Maybe just a little bug.

Nina


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Oleg Rudavin  Identity Verified
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It's yet under development Feb 1, 2006

avantix wrote:
It does not say that I might not qualify because of wrong language combination or other qualification.


Yes, the feature is new and in need of improvement. One of the things it obviously lacks at the moment is details on the linked page. To see the criteria set by an outsourcer you have to go to the BB record of that outsourcer. Besides, no languge pairs are included yet - will be soon.

Cheers,
Oleg


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avantix  Identity Verified
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I'll be patient... Feb 1, 2006

Nina Khmielnitzky wrote:

Hi Herman,
I got a similar email too and tried to apply. It didn't work the first time, but it did the second. Maybe just a little bug.

Nina


Hi Nina,
Well, I tried several times but it still does not work. But as Oleg points out, it's still under development. So I'll be patient.


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avantix  Identity Verified
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Sit and wait... Feb 1, 2006

Yes, the feature is new and in need of improvement. One of the things it obviously lacks at the moment is details on the linked page. To see the criteria set by an outsourcer you have to go to the BB record of that outsourcer. Besides, no languge pairs are included yet - will be soon.

Cheers,
Oleg[/quote]

Hello Oleg,
Thanks for your explanation. So I'll just sit and wait for the moment and be overwhelmed by the new feature soon

(Still cold in Ukraine?)

Bye
Herman


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