A little bit more info on featured pro...
Thread poster: Jaroslaw Michalak

Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 11:18
Member (2004)
English to Polish
Feb 21, 2005

I think that it would be nice to have some more info in the "featured pro" window. I know the tag is displayed too, but I like "personal" tags much more than dry "Spa-Ger legal translator". Therefore, for the window to be a little bit more informative, it might contain the primary language pair and field.

Or, as an alternative, provide another line (beside the tag) to be filled up by the pro, which would be seen in the "featured pro" window only.


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Mihail M Mateev
Bulgaria
Local time: 12:18
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English to Bulgarian
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may be... Feb 22, 2005

.. also the year, not only the date & month, when one became Platinium, has to be visible ... right now I see one platinium, whobecame such since April 02 ... but which year, it is not known .......

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Michele Johnson  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:18
German to English
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Language pairs should be displayed Feb 22, 2005

I definitely agree and have thought this for a long time. As it is now, people click on the Featured Pro primarily because it's just another "pretty face." Very occasionally a tagline will pique my interest, I think "oh, maybe we should collaborate" and then find out their language pair is Martian --> Venutian or something else that I don't need.

Are companies visiting proz.com really expected to click on the featured pro? As it is now, it's really nothing more than a beauty contest. Also, since we are encouraged *not* to put language pairs into our taglines, it's typically a beauty contest + vapid self-marketing ("fast and accurate", "best in the world", etc). This seems pretty ineffective/inefficient to me.

-Michele


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 11:18
English to Swedish
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Wee space problems displaying language pairs Feb 22, 2005

Please see http://www.proz.com/pro/21654

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Natalya Zelikova  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 12:18
Member (2003)
English to Russian
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... Feb 22, 2005

misho wrote:

right now I see one platinium, whobecame such since April 02 ... but which year, it is not known .......


Apr 02 means April 2002


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