If the job isn't one that you're interested in seeing in your feed, you can thumb it down. Ostensibly, it will help fine tune your job feed to one that is more tailored to your interests.
It tells the algorithm what jobs you want to see and what type you don't want to see - and why. It should, in theory, eventually make sure you see more jobs you like, and less you do not.
I've used the thumbs down to cut down the number of developer type jobs I see in my job feed by saying that it "doesn't match my skills", which is great.
However, how clever is that algorithm, when it comes to "budget to low"? The reason I ask is because some jobs are posted with an overall budget of say $1,000 but when you look at the detail of the job the client is only willing to pay $2 per 500 word piece of content, which is too low for me. I assuming the client in this instance has inflated their overall project price in order to attract more bids.
If I was to mark these types of job postings as "budget to low" would I stop seeing other $1,000 projects, where the actual work demands that level of pay or would I stop seeing the low-level $2 per 500 words jobs? I guess the question is, what parts of the job posting does the algorithm look at?
If it looks somewhere it will look in budget not in text. That would be impossible to parse the text to evaluate what exactly client means. Yes you can extract numbers from the text but you will never guess what are those numbers. There are no such clever algorithms...yet...
"I will pay 2 bucks for copy pasting 1 word from 500 th page in word document to notepad" - it this too low?
I would like to confirm that clicking the thumbs down icon next to a job doesn't automatically remove all jobs with similar budget from the feed.
You should add thumb down option for people who addressed their job posting to already chosen freelancer, like when it starts with "Hey Janice, I have new job for you, ..." and this is irrelevant for anyone else. Also for those freelancers who are extremely confused and advertise themselves through job posts, like "Hello Mr, I can do writing. I has good English."
And I don't understand thumb down option "not in my preffered location" - is this client's or mine unpreffered location? Because I would love option for both. I don't preffer wasting time on reading job posts just to scroll down and see I'm not preffered because of my location.
I'd like to know... when a posting gets several hits for "budget too low" -- does the job poster ever get notice of this? I'd love this to be a way to get a message to the poster that their expectation of a particular job for super low pay is unrealistic. Or likewise, do they get the notice that many people have downvoted them because of unrealistic expectations?
and, a related question... which reason should I be checking when the job poster wants 25 blogposts for $30?