It went Private, and I see he's posted another already: **Edited for Community Guidelines**
Oh, I'll BET it's interactive.
I wrote a lengthy snarky letter to him last night that begins, "Hi, I don’t want to spoil your fun or anything, but you’ve been posting these jobs for ages and I have to say, they’re making my morning coffee taste wrong."
I haven't had the nerve to send it yet in case he decides to ruin my life.
Maybe the best thing to do would be to have every freelancer who's annoyed by him agree to apply to his jobs with a word document, where the word "Stop" is repeated 50,000 times.
While we're on the subject of erotica... (a subject also mentioned recently in a thread in which someone asks for help from "veterans," but the freelancer asking for the help is a writer who specializes in "erotica," as even her Profile explicitly indicates):
I just a few seconds ago flagged a job post in which the word "erotica" appears in the job title. Freelancer Kat pointed out, in a separate Forum thread, that UpWork ToS clearly prohibit requesting or offering services related to "erotica" or "pornography." (Kat quoted the ToS itself.)
But, as there is no flagging option for "violates ToS" generally, and no flagging option for "erotica/pornography" more specifically, I had to settle for "phishing/fraud," which is not accurate at all.
I don't know, Janean. Erotica is a genre as any other. There are readers for all of them, and there are writers for all of them. Why should we ask for banning a job post only because we don't like the subject? It's not child pornografy it's just porn and porn it's not a crime.
@ Luz --
Examples of prohibited uses of the Site or Site Services include:
I understand but I still disagree.
Like I said, is a genre like any other. Freelancers should be able to choose if participate in such projects or not.
I just know that I'm not flagging a post like that because I don't like it. But that's me.
Your premise is inaccurate:
Quote: "Why should we ask for banning a job post only because we don't like the subject?"
I flagged the post because it violates ToS.
@Trevor J wrote:
Thanks Janean, I didn't realise that stuff wasn't allowed.
Upwork only pays lip service to some of its own rules and regs. However, there is a difference between erotica and pornography.
In my view - erotica does not include sadistic "shrinking" (and therefore, domination), and any of the other fetishes that are simply resolved in violent sexual acts.
Read Anais Nin, Henry Miller, or J.P. Donleavy for erotic literature. The sort of dross that hits Amazon, is either embarrassingly bad or pornographic.
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