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Terrible UI, keep losing my proposals.

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Jordon B Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Whose idea was it to have proposals written in a slide in panel that loses all your progress when you click to close the panel to look back at the job posting to reference something for your proposal? 

 

I have lost a good amount of time to typing out proposals and then having them vanish because I expect the User Experience for this site to be good.

 

Right now you can even lose your progress for accidently clicking outside of the panel area; at least give me a confirmation box or something if there is content written in the proposal or remove closing of the panel from clicking outside of it and move that functionality to a close icon, please.

 

This is absolutely a terrible working experience, I shouldn't have to write even shorter proposals in another place for fear of losing everything with no recourse.

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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
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I know that a lot of freelancers write their proposals in Word or some other program, then cut and paste.

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Filip K Member Since: May 22, 2017
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You can use Notepad++ for prep-proposal Smiley Happy

Your issue never happened to me though.




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Jordon B Member Since: Jun 16, 2015
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Yeah, I know I can write somewhere else; I would like not to have to just because there was little foresight; confirmation dialogs for actions that destroy your progress/content are pretty standard for websites these days.


If it's a super large proposal, I have seperate documentation that I just attach because that can take considerable time to write; this is more trying to reply with short questions to see if it's worth a larger effort; some of the proposal response views don't use this slide in panel, some do. 

 

When accepting an invitation to a job and submitting a proposal the slide in looks to be used, you can reproduce this issue by typing anything in any of the text forms, and clicking outside the panel. Upon clicking to get back to the panel to continue writing, all content is lost.

 

I'm not interested in replies stating obvious workarounds or about how infaliable you are when using UI.

 

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Filip K Member Since: May 22, 2017
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Your tone implies signs of serious frustration. Smiley Happy Just saying.

Anyway, I tried reproducing your issue but it's working fine for me. Check the screenshot. I can click wherever I want around it, and my proposal sticks.

 

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I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
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Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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Jordon, 

 

If you are incensed by havint to use workarounds, you're not going to like working Upwork. Upwork doesn't make a lot of changes to the way things are done, even if there are many improvements that users would appreciate.

Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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It has nothing to do with the slide in panel. That's relatively new, and people were losing their progress on proposals right and left long before that reformatting took place.

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Srecko M Member Since: May 17, 2016
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It happens to me too, especially on Surface device, that has touch screen, so if I want to scroll screen, move lid, etc and click outside popup/slide window, it will close window and you lose all you have been writing. Definitely bad UX. Do not make proposal window close unless I want to close it ...

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Kelly B Member Since: Jan 1, 2016
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I always keep the job open in a separate tab and I also copy what I've written when I'm working on a proposal just in case something goes wrong.

 

My gripe is that the invitation panel isn't the same as the job description panel. I'll get an invite that will reference a file or image and I have to click on the job listing to see it; then I might also see the additional questions that a client might ask, those dumb pointless question like "what part of this project excites you the most?"

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Srecko M Member Since: May 17, 2016
10 of 10

I do that too, cause badly designed UI.

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