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boshoffirene
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freelancer search gone?

I wanted to do a freelancer search and lo and behold I do not have the button any longer...is this a new thing, am I going blind, or am I missing out on something?

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vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Irene,

 

Could you please clear your cache and cookies and take another look? You should be able to see this option.

~ Vladimir
Upwork

Same here!

nooooo cache/cookie clearing...I need mah cookaaayyysss....

This is how I've done it for a while now since I noticed the previous option to do so appears to have been deleted:

 

 

https://support.upwork.com/hc/en-us/articles/211063528-Find-Freelancers


@Irene B wrote:

nooooo cache/cookie clearing...I need mah cookaaayyysss....


Try a hard refresh (Ctrl and F5 together on Windows)

 

if that doesn't do it then in 99 out of 100 cases  murdering defenceless cookies and cache won't either.

 

Every time I see this "clear cookies and cache" suggestion thrown out I want to scream..... 

kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Community Manager

Irene and Maria,

 

Are you referring to this field? 

Screenshot_2.png

 

We can't replicate the issue you are having. Does it persist when you try a different browser or any other troubleshooting techniques shared earlier on this thread.

~ Valeria
Upwork

I was referring to the button placed on the right sidebar, bellow "Track time with the desktop app". I tried the tips mentioned above, but it still doesn't show up.

 

 

Maria,

 

I'm not sure what you are referring to? Could you please add a screenshot of the field? The only freelancer search field available to freelancers logged into their accounts is at the top of the page. There is an option to switch between freelancer and job search (see my screenshot earlier on the page.)

~ Valeria
Upwork

Hi Valeria,

 

I see the option you mentioned. I didn't know that system, but it's fine. 

I think she means this section 1.jpg

 

There used to be a link here (above or below the App link) that said Browse freelancers. It was what I used to search people too, now it's gone. 

Thank you Bojana, that was what I meant ๐Ÿ™‚ Now we have to use the other system. 

Bojana posted:

 

I think she means this section 1.jpg

 

There used to be a link here (above or below the App link) that said Browse freelancers. It was what I used to search people too, now it's gone. 

 

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Yes, I used to have that link as well.  As I'd shared in my previous post within this thread, I've used the same option that Valeria later posted since the original option was evidently deleted.  It works just as well as the other one did.  

Thank you for clarifying Bojana, I'll follow up with the team for a confirmation and update the thread soon.

~ Vladimir
Upwork


@Maria C wrote:

I was referring to the button placed on the right sidebar, bellow "Track time with the desktop app". I tried the tips mentioned above, but it still doesn't show up.

 

 


I have never seen anything there. The only way I search for freelancers from my freelancer account is the one Valeria shows in her screenshot - toggling the Find Jobs box at the top to Find Freelancers..... 

mickenpa
Member

seems the cookie monster got your button

yup...what Pam and Bojana were referring to..and thnks guys for the little toggle box thing...never knew about that one...and so you learn.

Who's Pam? lol

vladag
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi all,

 

We can confirm that the browse freelancers link was removed from Freelancer profiles intentionally and the link is now only available on Client profiles. Freelancers can still use the search box in the header to browse freelancer profiles.

~ Vladimir
Upwork

Vlad, thanks for the update.  Irene, Maria, and Bojana we knew it WAS there.  Woman Wink

b_ullner
Member

I'm fairly certain, didn't the Find Work page used to have a "Browse Freelancers" link, where we freelancers could see the profiles of other Freelancers?  

They scrapped it. Use the dropdown search in the top nav, next to Messages. 

Hi Brad,

 

Please, refer to Vladimir's reply earlier on this thread:


@Vladimir G. wrote:

Hi all,

 

We can confirm that the browse freelancers link was removed from Freelancer profiles intentionally and the link is now only available on Client profiles. Freelancers can still use the search box in the header to browse freelancer profiles.




 

~ Valeria
Upwork