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Please allow toggling direct messages on/off

The new function that allows clients to send direct messages to freelancers is getting quite annoying.


I understand that this function is great for some freelancers and especially those clients who like to do a lot of window-shopping just to see the price range, not mentioning scammers.


But for the freelancers who normally receive plenty of invitations, it starts to get annoying as it seems to attract lots of new clients and those who have no idea what they are even doing on this site. (I know I'm generalizing, but it doesn't look like a problem with my profile alone).


I cannot turn the direct messages off, but I fear ignoring them completely would affect my responsiveness stats.


As a workaround, I could only make a copy-pasted message about my policy of not discussing projects outside formal project invitations that points the client to the "How to Hire a Freelancer in 5 Simple Steps" page.


Please add a toggle option on/off for the direct messages.

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Thank you for your feedback, Mikko, I will share it with our team.

~ Goran

Huge thanks, Goran!

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