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Anyone else noticed those "likely to get hired soon" fire things on profiles?

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Lila G Member Since: Dec 4, 2017
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Nope haven't seen that. I guess you're 'lit' Fire Emoji (Apple/iOS Version)

 

I have seen this just now on the job feed:

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Lila
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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Lila G wrote:

Nope haven't seen that. I guess you're 'lit' Fire Emoji (Apple/iOS Version)

 

I have seen this just now on the job feed:

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The option to put an hourly range is a very welcome development, however. Well done on that one.

 

You win some, you lose some, I guess.

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Miriam H Member Since: May 16, 2017
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Lila G wrote:

I have seen this just now on the job feed:

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I saw this once and wondered if it was my eyes playing tricks on me as I haven't seen it since. This appears to be a positive step!

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Petra R wrote:

When did this start to happen?

 

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What next? "SALE - Freelancer half price this week??"

Plus the irony of the "call to action" being "Flag as inappropriate"

 


What the...?!!!!

 

I guess the logic is similar to what's already being used on things like hotel booking websites - to make the prospective buyer think that they need to hurry up and make a decision, or lose out. But the icon makes it look more like a fire sale. And yeah, what's up with the "Flag as inappropriate" link directly below? 

 

Upwork, this needs to go back to the drawing board.

 

 

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Well, this is just completely unwelcome news. It was recently brought to my attention that there's a "rotation", so some freelancers are randomly at the top of the search results and the rest of us are relegated to obscurity, which in turn affects the number of invitations one receives. I haven't received a single invitation for over a month, so I guess now I'm going to be penalized further in that I won't have a little "she's on fire" icon next to my bids. 

 

I guess everyone can stop obsessing over their JSS now, because even if it's 100% like mine is, Upwork can still game the system against you.

 

Sorry for the whiny rant but I feel like s--- today and this isn't helping.

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Christine A wrote:

... I guess now I'm going to be penalized further in that I won't have a little "she's on fire" icon next to my bids. 


It is NOT on bids, it's on the profile itself!

And here is a "viewed" one

 

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Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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???? I can't see anything like that when I click on people's profiles. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Christine A wrote:

???? I can't see anything like that when I click on people's profiles. 


Really? Click on mine?

 

Weird... it appears on the "fly out" when clicking on a profile from a search result list, but NOT on the actual profile itself.

 

So - run a freelancer search for some keywords, then on the list that appears - click on a freelancer. If they have the flame thingy, it appears, but if you click on the "view profile in a new window" link, it is gone.

 

 

 

 

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Petra, I just clicked on your profile and didn't see it.  Maybe the Bot is having you on...

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Nope - I can see the green "Flag as inappropriate" link in the top right-hand corner, but you're not on fire. I guess you're not as hot as you thought you were ;-)

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