Some postings call for direct contact. Why??
Thread poster: xxxd_murat

xxxd_murat
Turkish to English
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Apr 2, 2003

Nowadays, some postings fly around Proz, saying \"direct offer to email address\" or \"offers on Proz unacceptable\" why??

 

Boyan Kostadinov  Identity Verified
Bulgarian to English
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What are you reffering to? Apr 2, 2003

What exactly are you reffering to? Can you please provide us with more detailed information?

 

xxxd_murat
Turkish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
See Apr 2, 2003

Quote:


On 2003-04-02 16:57, boyank wrote:

What excaltly are you reffering to? Can you please provide us with more detailed information?




See!


http://www.proz.com/job?id=34421


 

xxxd_murat
Turkish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Or see Apr 2, 2003

http://www.proz.com/job?id=34143



Quote:


On 2003-04-02 16:57, boyank wrote:

What excaltly are you reffering to? Can you please provide us with more detailed information?






 

xxxd_murat
Turkish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
See below Apr 2, 2003

http://www.proz.com/job?id=34143


http://www.proz.com/job?id=34421


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:36
English to German
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ProZ.com = open platform Apr 2, 2003

Hi Murat (?) and Boyan,

This obviously refers to job offers posted where the outsourcer explicitly excludes the posting of bids via ProZ.com. While there is some criticism regarding this, note that this is in line with ProZ.com site rules:

www.proz.com/?sp=faq#jobs_passed.


One of the reason why outsourcers sometimes indicate their preference in rather clear (albeit less diplomatic) terms is that sometimes bidders simply don\'t read the posting in sufficient detail...


Where moderators usually draw the line is where the job posted is obviously not genuine, as was the case yesterday (or was it the day before) when someone posted a \"job\" that was only designed to earn some clicks on a rather \"spammy\" site, but wasn\'t even reachable through the email address specified. If you suspect something along these lines, please contact the moderator for the language pair concerned, or one of the coordinators identified on the moderators\' list. TIA!


Best regards, Ralf

[ This Message was edited by: Lemster on 2003-04-02 17:08]


 

xxxd_murat
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Apr 2, 2003

Thanks Ralf,

But does it not mean that the Proz users do not trust in the Proz professionals, even the platinums?


Quote:


On 2003-04-02 17:07, Lemster wrote:

Hi Murat (?) and Boyan,

This obviously refers to job offers posted where the outsourcer explicitly excludes the posting of bids via ProZ.com. While there is some criticism regarding this, note that this is in line with ProZ.com site rules:

www.proz.com/?sp=faq#jobs_passed.


One of the reason why outsourcers sometimes indicate their preference in rather clear (albeit less diplomatic) terms is that sometimes bidders simply don\'t read the posting in sufficient detail...


Where moderators usually draw the line is where the job posted is obviously not genuine, as was the case yesterday (or was it the day before) when someone posted a \"job\" that was only designed to earn some clicks on a rather \"spammy\" site, but wasn\'t even reachable through the email address specified. If you suspect something along these lines, please contact the moderator for the language pair concerned, or one of the coordinators identified on the moderators\' list. TIA!


Best regards, Ralf


[ This Message was edited by: Lemster on 2003-04-02 17:08]



 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:36
English to German
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I wouldn't say that Apr 2, 2003

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On 2003-04-02 17:12, d_murat wrote:

Thanks Ralf,

But does it not mean that the Proz users do not trust in the Proz professionals, even the platinums?



I must admit I can\'t follow you there - if they didn\'t trust ProZ.com members, they probably wouldn\'t post on the site. This preference can have various reasons, most of which are perfectly legitimate. For instance, they might use a job-specific email address to filter incoming applications.


Best regards, Ralf


 

xxxd_murat
Turkish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks again, but Apr 2, 2003

There is somehing that still needs explanation. In some specific language pairs (like Tur-Eng), one sees many professionals (platinum!).

Then, may I be right to think that everybody may be a Platinum member when they pay USD 120.

May it be the reason of such postings \"no offer through Proz\"?


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On 2003-04-02 17:32, Lemster wrote:

Quote:


On 2003-04-02 17:12, d_murat wrote:

Thanks Ralf,

But does it not mean that the Proz users do not trust in the Proz professionals, even the platinums?



I must admit I can\'t follow you there - if they didn\'t trust ProZ.com members, they probably wouldn\'t post on the site. This preference can have various reasons, most of which are perfectly legitimate. For instance, they might use a job-specific email address to filter incoming applications.


Best regards, Ralf



 

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
Local time: 01:36
Member
English to Dutch
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Actually, there might be several good reasons for this Apr 2, 2003

I sometimes outsource jobs myself thru ProZ and prefer people to contact me in private -especially when larger & more difficult jobs are concerned- because this way I can better manage the replies and allocate CV\'s etc to specific folders immediately.


We also shouldn\'t forget that once an outsourcer closes a job, all information disappears.

As I often store the names and coordinates of members with interesting CVs (for future assignments), it would take me ages if I had to work from the ProZ job board.


[addsig]


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:36
English to German
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Attempt to explain Apr 3, 2003

Hi again,

Quote:


There is somehing that still needs explanation. In some specific language pairs (like Tur-Eng), one sees many professionals (platinum!).

Then, may I be right to think that everybody may be a Platinum member when they pay USD 120.



Exactly. For more info on what Platinum membership is about, search the forums and look here: www.proz.com/?sp=info/prem


Quote:
May it be the reason of such postings \"no offer through Proz\"?



Sorry, but I don\'t get what you mean. Can you explain?


Ralf


 


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