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rip off bid system

Active Member
Paul J Member Since: Nov 8, 2019
1 of 14

bid on projects - get charged x4 credits each time, then within minutes they close - i want a refund on those credits - how do i do this? bid on x10 project = 40 credits = all projects closed minutes later.


i wan these credit reimburdsed pls. bit of a joke there is no contact page for support and we all have to have our privacy violated and make public our issues.


please cna somone from upwork take repsonbility and respond. fed up.

Community Guru
Jonathan H Member Since: Jun 19, 2019
2 of 14

I find it shocking that you have had 10 projects all close within 10 min of putting a proposal in! Are you sure you havn't reversed the display order in your job feed and are actually bidding on old jobs that are about to expire?


Personally i find most jobs either get contact or they just fade away and never hear anything (either they are abandonded or the client hires someone) but i dont get many 'closed' jobs out of the proposals i submit.

Active Member
Paul J Member Since: Nov 8, 2019
3 of 14

yes it happened. i didnt sort the list of results. but within minutes got notices the projects had closed.

Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
4 of 14

No, they will not return the "connects", even if the job was closed just after submitting the proposal.

They are only returned for specific reasons that you can look for in the help or here the forums.


And, an unsolicited tip (I hope it doesn't seem bad to the mods), you should change your current photo for one of you. And, it would be nice to erase the link to your website in the presentation. It is against TOS.

Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Auto Acceptedcel with cartoon avatar demands connects back. What's the high/low on this guy passing video verification?

Community Guru
Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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"Where darkness shines like dazzling light"   —William Ashbless
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
7 of 14

Toons are people too.

Some of you clearly need to rewatch "Roger Rabbit."

Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
8 of 14

Rene K wrote:

Not gone ... just locked private. But you do have to laugh when looking back to Upwork's claim that all profiles would be verified.  I'm off to draw a caricature of myself ...

Active Member
Paul J Member Since: Nov 8, 2019
9 of 14

'this guy' remarks - not really helpful. 


i only joined on the 8th. put a temp photo up. either way, i didnt ask for a review of my perosnal profile, photo and all the other such comments. though i might stick to an avatar if this is how 'freelancers' feel the need to support the 'community'.


yes, i bid on projects that then closed in minutes.



Active Member
Paul J Member Since: Nov 8, 2019
10 of 14

go away. these type of personal comments and 'predictions' are not in the interests of any public community forum. keep your inciteful comments to yourself. its people like you that give others complexies about posting anything on a community forum. perhaps next time be more helpful directly to the question - instead of inviting everyone to comment on your cleverness.