Petra R wrote:
(...) and to stick that silly flame thing in a visual unity with the "Flag as inappropriate" button is UX/UI-Insanity.
Well, one or two days ago I saw a job post by Upwork where they said they are looking for a UX/UI professional. I hope they'll find a serious one who can put things in order.
Just like Scott said I wonder why they don't take care of some more important stuff we have been talking about for years such as blurry portfolio images, old interviews that never converted into contracts can't be deleted, you can't download the whole chat room in a text file, you name it; and instead they keep creating all this gimmicky stuff which doesn't help anyone.
Sergio S wrote:
Just like Scott said I wonder why they don't take care of some more important stuff we have been talking about for years such as blurry portfolio images, old interviews that never converted into contracts can't be deleted, you can't download the whole chat room in a text file, ...
... and the time tracker overcharging clients.
I just wanted to say that when freelancers are too busy, they tend to hide their profiles. So these notes are totally unnecessary.
This way, people will stop receiving invitations just because they have received so many irrelevant offers. It seems too random and unfair.
> This way, people will stop receiving invitations just because they have received so many irrelevant offers. It seems too random and unfair.
Worse than that.
If you've received invitations, you must be doing something right. If you've accepted those invitations and started work on the project, there's more than one right thing going on. If Upwork really wanted to highlight such things, a gold star near your name would be nice. Or a bunch of flowers if they felt like being more obscure. Something positive in an area that would attract positive attention.
Prominently displaying what appears to be a warning next to the button you press to say 'this person looks a bit dodgy to me' is penalising people who succeed in making Upwork work for them. That's more than unfair. It's short-sighted and counter-productive. It feels malicious.
I resented it earlier. I've moved on to extremely cross.
As has been proven innumerable times - not a single person at U. has a modicum of training in communications, marketing, user experience, or business wherewithal. These types of mistakes are beyond the pale.
Kim phrased the problems far more diplomatically than I'm willing to.
Mary is correct. Someone someone with some clout in marketing justify this abhorrent mess.
> Kim phrased the problems far more diplomatically than I'm willing to.
Aah, nice... but on past experience, it will make no difference unless Petra gets bored and repeats it in different words. That's usually the only way what I say gets a response.
> I want to hear from someone in Marketing about why on earth this is a good thing.
I don't. I don't give a flying fig why someone in marketing has such a tenuous relationship with reality. That's their problem. I'd like to hear that it was a misplaced experiment, they've now realized and they're going to stop it (though to save face they might replace it with something more grown up). I'd also like to hear that someone is currently beating the silly chap from marketing over the head with a big stick, but I appreciate that's unlikely.
This nonsense reminds me of the time someone in Marketing thought it would be real cute to add a tile with "similar freelancers to this one" to every profile. (Obviously those "similar" freelancers were anything but...)
That, too, went down like a lead balloon, not surprisingly, and was consigned to the scrapheap of appalling ideas soon after...
Does anyone else remember that?