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

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@ Kim - you beat me to it. Only I thought of a warmer place:

 

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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@ Nichola: I thought the current situation was more like thissolar.jpg

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Nedra W Member Since: Jan 17, 2017
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Looks like someone in the Upwork marketing department got hold of a behavioral economics book and decided to try implementing scarcity nudges.

 

These numbers (invitations, views, etc.) are meaningless without a timeframe. Is that today? In the last week/month/year? Clients will have no clue how to interpret them.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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and more... what is this - a weeping star or what?

 

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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Smiley Frustrated

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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A star is better than being set on fire. Still not sending the right message being next to "flag as inappropriate" though. Anything in that location is going to look like a warning.

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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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We shared your feedback about the fire icon and the "flag as inappropriate" link, but what is exactly is a weeping star? 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Lena E wrote:

We shared your feedback about the fire icon and the "flag as inappropriate" link, but what is exactly is a weeping star? 


It's the little star surrounded by little tears.

 

Lena - please do not do this to us. Badges are quite sufficient - and even then. 

 

Little darling icons are coy and  irritating and are not likely to make any noticeable financial impact on Upwork's EOY balance sheet. As for stars. I stopped receiving these when I was about five or six. Do you think Upwork could treat us like the grownups we are, who run our own businesses and who are generally quite educated and intelligent people. 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Lena E wrote:

We shared your feedback about the fire icon and the "flag as inappropriate" link,


Have you also shared our feedback about how much we hate the whole concept, how it is nobodies business how often we are viewed and invited??

 


Lena E wrote:

...what is exactly is a weeping star? 


🤢 This cr🤬ppy thing 🤢

 

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Seriously, I could not hate the whole idea any more if I tried. I really, REALLY couldn't.

 

 

 

 

 

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