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Adam W Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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I have successfully published one of my two profiles here but when trying to publish the second profile I am getting an error message (see attached screenshot). I have tried 4different browsers and have cleared all caches. This is my main profile for the work I do so it's standing in the way of me going forward with Upwork.Screen Shot 2019-03-28 at 1.49.40 PM.png

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

I have successfully published one of my two profiles here but when trying to publish the second profile I am getting an error message (see attached screenshot).


Wait until the site starts working again...

 

Caution: Unasked for advice: (feel free to ignore)

 

Take this as an opportunity to completely  rewrite your profile....

Remove your life story and all the waffle, and add what you actually do and how that makes clients's projects run more smoothly.

Clients don't give a whatsit about whether you like water or your wife or your travels or your shiny personality . They want to read about your core skills and unique selling points. It's not about you, it's about the client's bottom line.

 

Also make up your mind what you want to market yourself as, at the moment your profile reads like a Jack of All Trades, Master of None, and someone who has no direction and does not know what he is trying to sell...

 

Your general profile does not even hint at what you are selling and clients get dozens of proposals, they would lose the will to live if they had to wade through that sort of waffle 50 times, so likely won't bother.

 

Start from scratch.

 

unsolicited advice over.

 

 

 

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Adam W Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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Thanks for the heads up on waiting for the site to be up and running agian. And as for the unsolicted advice...I will certainly take a look at the foundation of my profile and have it more focused but man you lack tact. For someone who likes to hand out unsolicited advice you would think that you would have a little better demeanor to your approach. Anyway, you made your point and I will adjust accordily. Unsolicited advice from me: have a little more grace when you respond to people so you don't come off as an abrasive know-it-all.

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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
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Adam W wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on waiting for the site to be up and running agian. And as for the unsolicted advice...I will certainly take a look at the foundation of my profile and have it more focused but man you lack tact. For someone who likes to hand out unsolicited advice you would think that you would have a little better demeanor to your approach. Anyway, you made your point and I will adjust accordily. Unsolicited advice from me: have a little more grace when you respond to people so you don't come off as an abrasive know-it-all.


Turning up your nose at VERY sound advice from one of the most successful FLs on the platform. But do what you gotta do.

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Adam W Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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If you read my response at no point did I reject her advice...I simply
addressed her lack of tact. Even gurus need guidance sometimes. Smh
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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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This 'lack of tact', sounding 'snobbish,' 'arrogant' and other such accusations come up really commonly when someone writes in a tone that doesn't sound American - because they aren't American.  

 

It almost makes me want to moan about people sounding too friendly when we've never met.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Kim F wrote:

This 'lack of tact', sounding 'snobbish,' 'arrogant' and other such accusations come up really commonly when someone writes in a tone that doesn't sound American - because they aren't American.  

 

It almost makes me want to moan about people sounding too friendly when we've never met.


I just want to point out that I am perfectly capable of sounding fluffy and friendly and "American" when I feel like it Smiley Happy

 

Plus, as my advice was unasked for and I did stick my nose in where it wasn't wanted, Adam had every right to tell me to shut up and mind my own business Smiley Very Happy

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Adam W Member Since: Mar 28, 2019
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I just want to point out that everyone flying to your defense about me being "to sensitive" are in themselves being "too sensitive"....lol. Like I said...I am going to actually heed your advice and overhaul my profile. But the lynch mob on here must be heard I suppose. At least the two people who are at the heart of this debate understand what is going on. I appreaciate this response.

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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@ Petra: Fair. It was an observation and not actually just about you. But you prob know that.

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

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Elizabeth Eileen B Member Since: Mar 25, 2019
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I am experioencing a similar issue that I noticed started last night. I want to update my profile and I get this error.

 

Help!

 

Thanks,

 

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