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5-star review guaranteed job listings - why are these continually allowed on the site?

Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
11 of 14

Glen S. wrote:
You’ve misinterpreted what I said. No need to explain any further as it’s all there in the first post.


The upshot is that Upwork doesn't care if it's "unfair," and that shouldn't be your standard for flagging, since it pointlessly gums up the system. 


I don't think anyone misunderstood what triggered your flagging in this particular situation. But, you stated directly that you flagged jobs you felt were unfair. Others correctly pointed out that that's the wrong standard. Flag jobs that break a rule.


You can declare that you don't need to be told what to flag and what not to flag, but that won't change the fact that frivolous flagging hurts us all, by straining resources here and by making it less likely that jobs that actually do violate TOS will get addressed in a timely manner. And, you really can't prohibit us from objecting to that.


Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
12 of 14

Robin H wrote:

They are offering 5-star reviews because they are obviously paying little to nothing.  It's a value add to working with them.  Lots of newbies will be drawn to the job post and many will complete and receive the 5-star review.  

So, it's bad for Upwork in at least three significant ways:


- It encourages freelancers to work dirt cheap, meaning Upwork gets very small fees

- It provides bad freelancers with good ratings, misleading clients and potentially prompting them to leave the site

- Prospective clients who take the time to look around the site and see these postings will know that the Upwork rating system can't be trusted


It's hard to see any way Upwork benefits from leaving these jobs unchecked.


Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
13 of 14

Hi Glen,


Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with a link to the jobs you're referring to. I'll be sure to escalate those to the correct team for their review. 


Thank you.

~ Bojan
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
14 of 14

Hi All,


A few posts have been removed from this thread. Please, be mindful of the Community Guidelines and avoid making personal attacks when posting on these boards.


Thank you.

~ Valeria