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Upwork Deleted All Submissions?

Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
11 of 21

Miriam H wrote:

Petra R wrote:

We were told that the talent people no longer trash bids


translation, please? Did the talent specialists delete proposals??


Yes, apparently they did, but now they just hide them instead.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
12 of 21

Christine A wrote:

Miriam H wrote:

Petra R wrote:

We were told that the talent people no longer trash bids


translation, please? Did the talent specialists delete proposals??


Yes, apparently they did, but now they just hide them instead.


They archived proposals, they didn't (exactly) delete them, although of course in most cases the end result was pretty much the same.

 

We have been told that they no longer do archive / delete/ hide them.

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Rafsun S Member Since: Feb 10, 2018
13 of 21

Is there any possibility that Upwork is deleting some proposals? Since the middle of this month, I am feeling something very wrong here. From 13th of this month, I have applied for 11 jobs within 3 or 4 days and I wasn't called for a single interview and it's very unusual. I should get at least one interview! I have totally stopped to apply after that. I am thinking, as I am still using free connects, so that might be a reason to stop to reach my proposal to the client because I know many freelancers are paying for connects to apply to a job. Though still 50+ proposals are submitted for a job within a few minutes which can't be good!

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
14 of 21
Hi Virginia, I found the previous job this client posted and can confirm it was closed in line with Upwork's processes and the client was notified. I can't share more information but can confirm that proposals were archived after the job was closed and are still available on the client's end.
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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
15 of 21

Vladimir G wrote:
Hi Virginia, I found the previous job this client posted and can confirm it was closed in line with Upwork's processes and the client was notified. I can't share more information but can confirm that proposals were archived after the job was closed and are still available on the client's end.

Thanks for the update, Vlad ... I'm guessing there was something in the RFP against TOS. That said, I find it troubling confusing that the client is apparently not aware that those proposals still exist, else they would not have made the statement that they did not see proposals because Upwork deleted them. I don't know how things look on the client-side. How hard is it to find archived proposals?

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
16 of 21

I don't know how things look on the client-side. How hard is it to find archived proposals?

It looks like this. This is a job in which I hired and which I closed:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.15.23.jpg

 

 

 

This is one that I closed without hiring anyone:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.19.37.jpg

 

Note that which folders are displayed on the lower line depends on the tab you selected on the upper line. It is only when you select the Review proposals tab that you see the Archived folder.

 

 

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
17 of 21

Rene K wrote:

I don't know how things look on the client-side. How hard is it to find archived proposals?

It looks like this. This is a job in which I hired and which I closed:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.15.23.jpg

 

 

 

This is one that I closed without hiring anyone:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.19.37.jpg

 

Note that which folders are displayed on the lower line depends on the tab you selected on the upper line. It is only when you select the Review proposals tab that you see the Archived folder.

 

 


Thanks Rene - that helps. As long as it's the clients that are doing the archiving ...

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Douglas Michael M Member Since: May 22, 2015
18 of 21

Virginia F wrote:

Rene K wrote:

I don't know how things look on the client-side. How hard is it to find archived proposals?

It looks like this. This is a job in which I hired and which I closed:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.15.23.jpg

 

 

 

This is one that I closed without hiring anyone:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.19.37.jpg

 

Note that which folders are displayed on the lower line depends on the tab you selected on the upper line. It is only when you select the Review proposals tab that you see the Archived folder.

 

 


Thanks Rene - that helps. As long as it's the clients that are doing the archiving ...


As I read this narrative, it was Upwork that automatically archived the proposals when they did whatever they did to the original RFP. When it was reactivated, the client overlooked the existence of an available tab of archived proposals—as indeed I did when first comparing René's screeshots, despite already having a context the client likely didn't have or didn't understand.

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Miriam H Member Since: May 16, 2017
19 of 21

Douglas Michael M wrote:


As I read this narrative, it was Upwork that automatically archived the proposals when they did whatever they did to the original RFP. When it was reactivated, the client overlooked the existence of an available tab of archived proposals—as indeed I did when first comparing René's screeshots, despite already having a context the client likely didn't have or didn't understand.


So, am I to understand this proposal archiving by Upwork was related only to one specific RFP, or is it an ongoing concern when Talent Specialists are engaged? 

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
20 of 21

Douglas Michael M wrote:

Virginia F wrote:

Rene K wrote:

I don't know how things look on the client-side. How hard is it to find archived proposals?

It looks like this. This is a job in which I hired and which I closed:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.15.23.jpg

 

 

 

This is one that I closed without hiring anyone:

 

Capture d’écran 2019-06-24 à 18.19.37.jpg

 

Note that which folders are displayed on the lower line depends on the tab you selected on the upper line. It is only when you select the Review proposals tab that you see the Archived folder.

 

 


Thanks Rene - that helps. As long as it's the clients that are doing the archiving ...


As I read this narrative, it was Upwork that automatically archived the proposals when they did whatever they did to the original RFP. When it was reactivated, the client overlooked the existence of an available tab of archived proposals—as indeed I did when first comparing René's screeshots, despite already having a context the client likely didn't have or didn't understand.


Judging by my experience, clients (especially new ones) don't understand, or more likely don't take the time to poke around and see where things are located. It's a concern if folders (archived or otherwise), are not readily or easily found.

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