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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Devin C wrote:

I like Tara's suggestion regarding clause. Freelancers shouldn't be spamming employer unless employer asked that person to followup in few weeks/months time. Perhaps add in "Do not disturb unless necessary" feature on the employer's side, which freelancer can see and may (or may not) honour; while allowing employer the discretion to block freelancer if found to be spamming or is making situation uncomfortable. Blocking is a bit harsh and can be unnecessary however it would be great having an option to mute the freelancers for a couple days/weeks as warning that unsolicited message isn't welcome. Muting will allow freelancer to adjust their behaviour/approach while at the same time, not cutting them off entirely until employer unblocked the person.

Or, the client could simply make a grown-up, professional response such as "Thank you for reaching out, but I don't have any work for you at this time. I get a lot of inquiries and it slows things down quite a bit, so please wait to hear from us rather than checking in for work--if anything comes up that you're a good fit for, I'll be sure to reach out."



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Devin C Member Since: Jul 19, 2019
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Great suggestion so will try that. Thanks!
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Samuel W Member Since: Apr 21, 2015
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Thanks Valeria

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Dnyaneshwar K Member Since: Jun 8, 2017
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Hello upwork team,


I am facing the same issue, help me with blocking few freelancers from sending msgs,



Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Dnyaneshwar,


Can you confirm you're having issues with some of the invites you're getting from certain clients you'd like to block?