I think it is a good try for freelancers who really want to know that this position is actively looking for talents. Sometimes, I thought that I'm wasting my connects on a nonvalidated position but with this feature, I will be able to decide actively applying for the position.
We'll see how it works.
This is super confusing when we see this badge on a job and goes to apply on it and see 1 hires under job activity. If the client has hired the developer then this badge should be removed from that job.
Sorry if this has already been answered, only I've just noticed this and not seen it mentioned anywhere else, but... what does this mean?
Does it mean those without this are not open to new proposals? If not, what is the difference?
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Nice idea, Lena, though not sure how useful it will be, as usually I have a Saved search with "0-5 proposals" filter. How will you rank client activity around new projects? An advanced search activity filter can help just the same, without cluttering the search results UI.
Note also that the icon contradicts community complaints I read here about too many freelancers/proposals for projects, so I suggest also to consider "Closed for proposals [until client will be more active]", for example, after 10 proposals and 2 days.
Related to this issue, please see my suggestion related to wasted Connects on projects that are rather new became not active (was moved to FAQ, strangely).
This is great!!!
For me these are good features because in my experience if many people already submitted a proposal I will not submit anymore because I think the client has already chosen.
Keep up the good work!