That sounds great, Garnor - I hope it helps to move forward the changes we'd like to see happen to improve Upwork.
What would be really great is that you prevent these freelancers you're going to suspend from being able to come to the forums asking why.
I think we're all a little tired of seeing those posts.
@Gerry S wrote:
On the "client side", we still have the likes of...
Upwork should also look into client accounts with no history or little history of hiring and paying through the site.
We don't intend to close accounts of freelancers who actively search for jobs on Upwork and send well-written successful proposals to jobs. However, a history of failing to deliver winning proposals may mean either that the opportunities available on Upwork are not a good match for the freelancer’s skillset or they might be violating our Terms of Service, specifically our policies on circumvention.
You think you don't, but you actually do suspend accounts of freelancers that are willing work. You are not concidering fake job posts or posts where client doesn't even bother to close the job proposal after hiring someone. Also you are not concidering young freelancers that are trying to find their first job, but it is EXTREMELY HARD to find a job without a rate. So young designer keeps on sending more and more proposals and FINALLY — the first job, good feedback, another successful job. And then suddenly an email "Your account was suspended"! Awesome story. Does all of you freelancers were born Gurus? I doubt it. And what's the point in giving certain amount of connects if you ban freelancers for using them?