Submitted proposals are proposals you sent which have not yet received a reply. Active proposals are proposals that you are actively discussing with a client. You can hover your mouse on the "question mark/tool-tip" beside these labels to know more about it.
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When a job post is closed or it has expired your proposal will be moved from the Active section under the Archived section. If something is still confusing, feel free to follow up here. Thank you.
Christina H wrote:
I have 2 proposals in my “Active” that don’t appear in my inbox as discussions. What does this mean?
Click on them to check for any prompts or messages from the client.