There should be a Blue Board discussion forum (staff: 'We have decided against it')
Thread poster: Francesco Barbuto

Francesco Barbuto  Identity Verified
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Jun 3, 2003

Why donot you boys set up a Forum devoted to Agencies and Agencies' behaviour, in which ProZ's members could discuss about agencies' related practices and concerns?

Regards,

FFB


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Have a look at the Forum Rules Jun 3, 2003

Hi Francesco,
The reason why is clearly stated in the Forum Rules:

"Can I make a posting about a bad agency or translator?

Absolutely not. The Blue Board is the appropriate place for sharing your opinions regarding the desirability of a given client."

Note that this applies to both sides, agency and freelancer. What you should bear in mind is the legal risk involved with such a forum - that's why the Blue Board is not a "black list", but indicates one's willingness to work for a given customer again in the future.

Best regards, Ralf


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Henry Dotterer
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We decided against an open discussion format Jun 3, 2003

The consensus among staff members was that rather than open discussion, which would be difficult to moderate in a community of this size, it would be better to have a simple board in which members could express their likelihood of working again with any given client. That is the Blue Board.

There are a number of board for open discussion on clients -- TCR, Transpayment and Payment Practices are a few.


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Steffen Pollex  Identity Verified
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And this is perfect..., Jun 3, 2003

...provided everyone will contribute and rate the agencies we have worked for. A discussion forum will hardly add value to this issue.

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Francesco Barbuto  Identity Verified
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Ok Jun 3, 2003

Thank you everybody.

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