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Re: Announcing New Perks and Requirements for our Top Rated Community

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Olga Q Member Since: Sep 5, 2012
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I'd like to ask someone (?) on Upwork to consider adding a few lines on this article Top Rated Perk: Feedback Removal explaining that freelancers opting to remove feedback will see this sentence "This feedback has been removed by the freelancer" on their profile page.

Not everyone comes to the forum, but everyone deserves to be informed.

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
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@Giorgi N wrote:

@Joao A wrote:

 

....Regarding other criterias that would help to define even better the Top Rated program I would go probably for more earnings per year (3k+ $ for example) and the average of the tests a freelancer did (in his area of expertise) should be really high. Something between 4.00~4.20... 

 

Best Regards,

João almeida 


I think that is not a good idea at all. For instance I tried to pass English test 10 times and you can kill me but I can not manage to go above 3.8. Do you think this should prevent me getting top rated badge? 


The problem is that the x.y scores are not at all representative of skill level. My 3.5 puts me in the 96th percentile of all takers of the UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals), and my edit of a dissertation submitted to the London School of Economics was accepted with no changes by my client's committee. Neither the score nor the decile ranking given by Elance indicate that level of skill.

 

Best to all,

Michael 

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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
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TU @ Michael - who is one of the top editors (if not the top one in certain areas) of any editor who has ever been on E / oD / U.

 

The tests are simply not well done and, as such, are no more indicative of ability, competency or intelligence than any other standardized test ... and look at what the stress on test results has done to the US academic profile over the last 15 or so years.  TANKED it.

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Natacha R Member Since: Aug 2, 2010
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@Joao A wrote:

Hi Katrina,

First of all thanks for noticing my opinion.

 

Regarding other criterias that would help to define even better the Top Rated program I would go probably for more earnings per year (3k+ $ for example) and the average of the tests a freelancer did (in his area of expertise) should be really high. Something between 4.00~4.20

 

Being Top Rated means being at the top, not just being "good enough".

 

 

Best Regards,

João almeida

 

 


 I agree with the earnings, but not with the tests.

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Atifa T Member Since: Aug 4, 2012
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Well Joao I slightly differ in my opinion. The excellence of a freelancer should not be judged by his earnings. what is important is consistency and quality. There are times when you just do not take  projects because they are not good enough. tests is a completely different field. It is good to do tests, but they should not be a criteria for being top rated

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Claudia Z Member Since: Jul 28, 2015
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@Lena E wrote:
  • Removing a contract’s ratings to exercise more control over your Job Success score. As a Top Rated freelancer or agency, you can request to remove one job’s ratings from your account. The client’s public 5-star rating and comment (if any) will be hidden from your profile, and the contract will be excluded from your Job Success score.This perk can be exercised once every 10 jobs and at most once every 3 months.


 

How do you reflect in my profile or anyone else who never had a rating/feedback changed or hidden?


How do clients know if a freelancer's activity is hidden/manipulated or not?

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Claudia Z Member Since: Jul 28, 2015
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@Kevin C wrote:

 

 

If you choose to remove a feedback score, on your profile it will say "This feedback has been removed by the freelancer."

 


 

Thank you Kevin, I dont want any feedback removed from my profile.

 

I was concerned its another option given to hide stuff under the mattress without leaving any trace.

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Katrina B Top Rated Manager Member Since: Sep 3, 2013
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Hi Claudia,

 

If you choose to remove a feedback score, on your profile it will say "This feedback has been removed by the freelancer."

 

Katrina

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Dawn H Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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Thank you for this information, Lena!  I would like to exericse this feature right away:  Removing a contract’s ratings to exercise more control over your Job Success score. As a Top Rated freelancer or agency, you can request to remove one job’s ratings from your account. The client’s public 5-star rating and comment (if any) will be hidden from your profile, and the contract will be excluded from your Job Success score.This perk can be exercised once every 10 jobs and at most once every 3 months.

 

How do I go about removing a contract's ratings?

 

All the best!

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Katrina B Top Rated Manager Member Since: Sep 3, 2013
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Hi Dawn,

Please email freelancersuccess@upwork.com and tell us the contract you'd like to remove.

 

Katrina

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