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Community Leader (Part 2!)

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
21 of 31

Hi Martina,

 

I just checked and see my pm in the inbox on your Community page, could you please take a look and in case you still don't see it try refreshing the page and other standard troubleshooting steps?

 

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
22 of 31

Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Martina,

 

I just checked and see my pm in the inbox on your Community page, could you please take a look and in case you still don't see it try refreshing the page and other standard troubleshooting s

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It's funny that Vladimir - I also sent this freelancer a pm re her profile being attributed to other freelancers on Google (not copied, which I thought at first) and I never received so much as an acknowledgemnent, so I am assuming the German translation to be some kind of hostile gesture. 

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
23 of 31

Nichola L wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Martina,

 

I just checked and see my pm in the inbox on your Community page, could you please take a look and in case you still don't see it try refreshing the page and other standard troubleshooting s

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It's funny that Vladimir - I also sent this freelancer a pm re her profile being attributed to other freelancers on Google (not copied, which I thought at first) and I never received so much as an acknowledgemnent, so I am assuming the German translation to be some kind of hostile gesture. 


Are you suggesting that German language can be used as a weapon?

Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
24 of 31

Luce N wrote:

Nichola L wrote:

Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Martina,

 

I just checked and see my pm in the inbox on your Community page, could you please take a look and in case you still don't see it try refreshing the page and other standard troubleshooting s

Text.jpg


______________________

It's funny that Vladimir - I also sent this freelancer a pm re her profile being attributed to other freelancers on Google (not copied, which I thought at first) and I never received so much as an acknowledgemnent, so I am assuming the German translation to be some kind of hostile gesture. 


Are you suggesting that German language can be used as a weapon?


No. Perhaps you should re-read my post. It has nothing to do with the German language per se. 

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
25 of 31

Hi Nichola,

 

I'm sorry about not acknowledging your post, could you please confirm if that's the one Goran followed-up with you about? I responded and communicated with Martina regarding her report that the quoted text was auto-translated, in order to check where the translation stems from. If you're referring to a different report that you haven't received a response on please let me know.

Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
26 of 31

Vladimir G wrote:

Hi Nichola,

 

I'm sorry about not acknowledging your post, could you please confirm if that's the one Goran followed-up with you about? I responded and communicated with Martina regarding her report that the quoted text was auto-translated, in order to check where the translation stems from. If you're referring to a different report that you haven't received a response on please let me know.


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Thanks Vladimir,

But I am not sure why you  are combining two completely different issues. I am referring to my post in this thread  being translated "strangely" into German. Martina may well have a glitch.  She has already told you that she did not receive your pm and she has certainly not responded to my pms to her re profile misdirection. I took this as being deliberate.  There is no reason why she should reply, but at the same time, it was surprising. 

 

The forum rules state that foreign languages are not allowed. I asked for this to be addressed and it hasn't. 

 

So perhaps Upwork could do something about this. I am talking only about this thread. 

 

OT As to our UW profiles on Google (not just mine) being misdirected, I am still awaiting a response from this. I can't believe that this is only down to Google. 

Moderator
Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
27 of 31

Hi Nichola, Martina and others,

 

I did some testing and I could replicate a case where a quote would be translated. It happens when the language of the browser (Chrome in my case) is not English and the browser is also set to offer to translate a page. The original post as well as the quote is then translated to the language of the browser. Martina, is it possible that's the way your browser is set up? That would explain why the quote of Nichola's post was translated. We'll also monitor in case this happens again.

 

We don't have any known issues with private messages. Martina, could you please check again if the messages show on your end here?

 

Nichola, I believe you and I have communicated about the way profiles show in Google before. I'd looked into it and discussed it with our engineers. They confirmed that Google indexes and maps pages to determine how they are displayed in search.

 

~ Valeria
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
28 of 31

Thank you Valeria,

 

And of course that lets Upwork out nicely - it is all Google's fault. I have had to set my profie to Upwork users only  so that it is not "used" on Google to highlight other Upwork freelancers (even though those freelancers have not copied my profile).This would not be so bad if eventually the Google-copied profile led to me, but it doesn't. So one more downward notch for Upwork - and don't tell me that Upwork couldn't take this up with Google - it most certainly could. (I am definitely not the only Upwork freelancer concerned).

 

Since we discussed this, Valeria, the problem has become much worse. 

Community Guru
Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
29 of 31

As to the reasons behind the "quote" whatever they are - language other than English is supposedly not allowed on the forums. I must remember to do all my quotes in French as anything goes now. 

 

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
30 of 31

Martina P wrote:

Luce N schrieb:

Nichola L schrieb:

Irgendwann über dem Regenbogen ... ROFL Alexander - Ich frage mich, ob einige Freiberufler tatsächlich Kunden dafür bezahlen, dass Sie wissen, was.

 


Weißt du was was Nichola?


What the freak? This got auto-translated to German, without my consent, what's going on please?


Could this magic trick have something with our new community leader rules?

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