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Active Member
Cristina H Member Since: Sep 12, 2019
1 of 15

When will my connects be renewed? Yesterday was the end of my billing cycle

 

Thanks

Community Guru
Noureldin Y Member Since: Sep 7, 2019
2 of 15

There's no free renewal anymore.


Marvelous.
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
3 of 15

Cristina H wrote:

When will my connects be renewed?


When you take out a paid membership. Free connects no longer exist, you either have to buy a paid membership or pay for connects,

Community Leader
Russell T Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
4 of 15

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but connects are no longer renewed. You need to now need to purchase them, then throw them to the wind. I say throw them to the wind because we really don't know what happens on the other side if they are even viewed, filtered or put in a "Not applicable" bucket.  

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
5 of 15

Russell T wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but connects are no longer renewed. You need to now need to purchase them, then throw them to the wind. I say throw them to the wind because we really don't know what happens on the other side if they are even viewed, filtered or put in a "Not applicable" bucket.  


Russel, have you got any proof about the existence of the ""Not applicable" bucket? Besides, if Cristina is new to Upwork, you must be totally confusing her!

Community Leader
Russell T Member Since: Jul 25, 2015
6 of 15

Confusing her by what means. I answered her question. Connects are now paid. Right? There is no renewal. 

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
7 of 15

Russell T wrote:

Confusing her by what means. I answered her question. Connects are now paid. Right? There is no renewal. 



Confusing her by mentioning what might be the new Upwork myth, the not applicable bucket. Otherwise, yes you are right, free connects are a thing of the past, now.

Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
8 of 15

Luce N wrote:

Russell T wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but connects are no longer renewed. You need to now need to purchase them, then throw them to the wind. I say throw them to the wind because we really don't know what happens on the other side if they are even viewed, filtered or put in a "Not applicable" bucket.  


Russel, have you got any proof about the existence of the ""Not applicable" bucket? Besides, if Cristina is new to Upwork, you must be totally confusing her!


It's still happening Luce, but apparently by bots, not talent specialists (don't know what's worse).

 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Are-talent-specialists-still-interfering-with-the-bids/m...

Community Guru
Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
9 of 15

Virginia F wrote:

Luce N wrote:

Russell T wrote:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but connects are no longer renewed. You need to now need to purchase them, then throw them to the wind. I say throw them to the wind because we really don't know what happens on the other side if they are even viewed, filtered or put in a "Not applicable" bucket.  


Russel, have you got any proof about the existence of the ""Not applicable" bucket? Besides, if Cristina is new to Upwork, you must be totally confusing her!


It's still happening Luce, but apparently by bots, not talent specialists (don't know what's worse).

 

https://community.upwork.com/t5/Freelancers/Are-talent-specialists-still-interfering-with-the-bids/m...


I've followed the thread, Virginia, and find this notion a bit scary, however, to my mind, no one was able to prove the reality of the "bucket". But as some people love to use algorythms this would not totally surprise me.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
10 of 15

Luce N wrote:


no one was able to prove the reality of the "bucket". But as some people love to use algorythms this would not totally surprise me.


Wrong.

Rene (I think it was, someone has, anyway) posted a screenshot. It is real and has been for a long time.

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