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Upwork Double Check on Reviews and Privacy

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Luca G Member Since: Nov 28, 2019
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Hey Everyone, this is my first post. 

So, as you know Upwork is sending emails to double check the overlap between freelancers and connections. And I think that this is a really good thing to fight unfair use of the platform. Upwork it's a private platoform so they can decide "who stay in, who stays out". 

In order to make the questions about the overlap more authoritative to listen they've deceided that the non-answer to the email will have negative answer. 

Is that fair? I mean, let's make an example. A discoteque, it's a private place. You can't get in drunk, or high, and I'm happy for it because that will increase the quality of my funny time and do not make me spend my free time whatching someone that is trowing out his soul. But. It would be fair even if the discoteque would ask to have a corporal perquisition to every person that comes in? In Italy at least, that would be a violation of the law, and the owner of the discoteque would be arrested. That situation make me feel uncomfortable. 

"But Luca, you have something to cover? They are just questions". No they are not. If a friend of mine suggest me on LInkedIn, Facebook, Reddit, to hire a certain freelancer, or suggest me to do an hiring process on Upwork, should I be suspended? Moreover, should I be suspended on Upwork, or receive any negative feedback for  to not have properly reported my private relations to the platform? Maybe there's a guy that is posting super interesting articles on Reddit everything and I find him authoritative. If he suggest me to invite to a project a freelancer, I would like to do it, even because the platform allow me to do it! Also, I'm really really really bad in explaining things.  Do I have to be scared about it ? That make me feel uncomfortable. I know these informations are to grow machine learning algorithm to improve the platform and the quality of the service, and I repeat I'm happy for it. But there was not any other possibility to do that?

Any Feedback are appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Luca G wrote:

Hey Everyone, this is my first post. 

So, as you know Upwork is sending emails to double check the overlap between freelancers and connections.


They what?

 


Luca G wrote:

Any Feedback are appreciated. Thanks.


I have absolutely no idea what in the world you are talking about.

 

Edited to add: On your portfolio you claim to have been "behind your client's Upwork account" and how you generated contracts for your client.

 

If you did so by using your client's Upwork account you're both in seriously deep water because that is strictly forbidden...

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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I can work, write and speak in English, Italian, French (...)

 

IDK about Italian and French, but in English, you can't. Nobody can understand the soup of words you just wrote.

 

I'd love to read what you translated into French that got you a bad rating.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamie F Member Since: Mar 7, 2010
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"So, as you know Upwork is sending emails to double check the overlap between freelancers and connections"

What does that sentence mean?

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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I'm not sure if I understand your post, but if you're selling fake reviews via social media, then yes, that's against the rules.
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Luca G wrote:

I know these informations are to grow machine learning algorithm to improve the platform and the quality of the service,

 


Nope, they are designed to catch people who are violating the terms of service so they can be eliminated from the platform

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Luca G wrote:

 

I'm really really really bad in explaining things. 

 


Agreed. It might help if you could quote a portion of the email you're referring to.

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Eve L Member Since: Feb 17, 2017
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Lol. Is this Carlo with a new profile? It reads like Carlo's posts used to. The only thing I got is that you can't go to the disco drunk where he lives. No idea what the rest was about. Still, I enjoyed it, the best post I've read in quite a while. Smiley Very Happy

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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"English - native or bilingual".

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Mary W wrote:

"English - native or bilingual".


Well, yes, that is clearly an out-and-out-lie but could theoretically be be delusion as much as utter dishonesty

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