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atlinguist
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5-star feedback

 

Excellent feedback for lower bids?

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jutta_beinker
Member

it's a strategie that works.But if it's a returning customer you might be shooting yourself in the foot if you don't make it clear from the beginning that rates will be reviewed over time.

" The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be "

Thanks, Jutta, but I have no intention of applying! To paraphrase a popular song: "I get my kicks above the crooked deal line, sunshine!"

lol...didn't say it worked for me..;-)

" The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be "

Well, I reported/flagged that "Sunshine" guy, but I bet the offer will remain. And who cares? Plenty of fake five-starrers everywhere.

karandrakis
Member

Yeah. I've seen one particular client that says this in all their job postings. I reported them once, but was told it "doesn't violate the terms of service because a freelancer can choose not to apply if they think this is unfair". It irks me so much. 

Offering 5-star feedback in a job posting is a violation of Upwork ToS.

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@Preston H wrote:

Offering 5-star feedback in a job posting is a violation of Upwork ToS.


At the moment there a 12 5-star job offers, they can easily be found by searching for "5-star". From time to time I report some of them but if one of those job offers is deleted three new ones appear besides the increasing number of ..x related dingy job offers.

Technically, the client I'm referring to is offering "excellent" feedback, not "5-star" feedback. I wonder if that technicality is what's letting them off the hook on the ToS...

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@Keri K wrote:

Technically, the client I'm referring to is offering "excellent" feedback, not "5-star" feedback. I wonder if that technicality is what's letting them off the hook on the ToS...


5-stars or excellent rating is exactly the same. Clients and freelancers who agree upon such arrangements insult Upwork's TOS, both parties involved are abject. 


@Margarete M wrote:

@Keri K wrote:

Technically, the client I'm referring to is offering "excellent" feedback, not "5-star" feedback. I wonder if that technicality is what's letting them off the hook on the ToS...


5-stars or excellent rating is exactly the same. Clients and freelancers who agree upon such arrangements insult Upwork's TOS, both parties involved are abject. 


I agree.  

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