Blue Board とは?

機能説明:ProZ.com ユーザー (サービスプロバイダー) がこの発注者に対する"仕事受託希望度 (LWA)"を 1~5 の数字から選択します。その数字の説明として、文章 (コメント) を書き加えることができます。また、発注者は、このエントリーに対しての文章 (返答) を入力できます。

これまで収集されてきた、発注者に関するエントリーと返答は、"記録"と呼ばれています。Blue board 記録には、このフォームの URL、http://www.proz.com/blueboard/# からアクセスすることができます。各記録には、エントリーと返答のほかに、コンタクト情報や仕事受託希望度 (LWA) の平均が表示されます。

Blue Board は、検索可能なこれらの記録のデータベースです。


Blue Board (発注者データベース)

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  • 1 - Blue Board: General

  • 1.1 - Blue Boardとはなんですか。

    若干回り道の説明をします。まず、ProZ.comのユーザーなら誰でも、任意の発注者(クライアントや翻訳会社・エージェント)について、1から5の数字で再受注希望度(LWA)を登録することができます。ユーザーは数字のほかにも、説明のための短い文章を入力することもできます。返答として、発注者もコメントを入力することができます。

    Blue Board とは、発注者のコーディネートとともに、それらのエントリーと返答を含む、検索可能な完全データベースです。


  • 1.2 - Blue Board 用語集...

    発注者: 翻訳サービスを購入するエージェント、会社、クライアント、その他の個人・法人を含めた包括的用語。Blue Board はサービスプロバイダーのエントリー登録をともなう発注者のデータベース。

    エントリー: サービスプロバイダーはBlue Board に“エントリー”を登録することで、ある発注者にたいする再受注希望度を表すことができる。(“ランク付け”“評価”といった用語は誤解を招くもので、避けるべきである。)

    LWA: (ある発注者にたいする) 再受注希望度 とは、エントリーのうち数値で示される部分である。

    コメント: エントリーは、LWA(必須)とコメント(任意)から成る。コメントの内容はLWAの説明・理由の範囲に限られる。発注者についての一般的な記述を含んではいけない。

    返答: エントリーが登録されると、登録を受けた発注者には短い“返答”をする機会が与えられる。

    サービスプロバイダーのコメントと同様、発注者の返答内容は個々の経験に限定される。コメントや返答における個人的な意見は不適切と見なされ、要請に応じてサイト・スタッフが削除する。

    投稿者: エントリーや返答を登録するサービスプロバイダーまたは発注者。

    平均エントリーレベル: 一発注者にたいするサービスプロバイダーの再受注希望度(LWA)を平均した数値。

    記録: 一発注者についてのエントリー/LWAのページ。記録へはこのフォーマットのURLでアクセスできる: http://www.proz.com/bb/#


  • 1.3 - 発注者への再受注希望度(LWA)を登録する際の条件はなんですか。

    登録できるのはプロジェクトで関わったクライアントについてであり、締め切りまでに納品し、かつ翻訳の仕上がりに問題のなかった場合に限られます。交渉過程やトライアル、その他の事前の打ち合わせのみに基づく登録はできません。

    クライアントにプロジェクトを依頼されたが納品が遅れたか、または納品を怠った場合には、そのクライアントについての登録はできません。発注者を脅迫する目的でBlue Board を使うことは許されません。

    発注者(あるいは発注者の代理のユーザー)による“自己登録”はできません。

  • 3.1 - Why is a comment simply saying "contact me privately for further details" not allowed?

    This comment does not provide any helpful information to other translators and undermines the point of the Blue Board. Translators are busy, if they went to a Blue Board record and every comment merely said "Contact me privately for further details." there would be no point in having the comment section at all.

    Site members can contact the translator who gave an entry for more details by clicking the "Email translator" icon on the entry itself.



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  • 1.4 - Blue Boardの信頼度はどのくらいですか。

    エントリーの内容はいかなる方法でも確認されておらず、その内容は登録者の意見を反映しているにすぎません。エントリーの評価にあたっては、投稿者の活動頻度、身分の確認状況、会員レベル、登録の数、その他の投稿者の特徴などを考慮してください。

    投稿された内容にだけ依拠するのは避けるべきです。発注者との実際の仕事や交渉の経験から、また発注者の人間性をもとに、自分で判断を下すことをお勧めします。


  • 1.5 - Where can I manage LWA feedback?

    You can see information on LWA entries received, requested and given, and request new LWA entries from service providers on the LWA Feedback management page.

    You can also view LWA statistics of outsourcers ranked by average LWA and the number of entries received, compiled from information on the Blue Board considering entries over the last 12 months and from all time.


  • 1.6 - What is the ProZ.com termination policy?

    The staff of ProZ.com, the company providing the technology for this site, has established a policy for the termination of offending outsourcers to enhance the site is used as a place for language companies and language service providers to meet and engage in good-faith transactions.

    ProZ.com termination policy can be found here.


  • 1.7 - What does the message This outsourcer has been banned from posting jobs at ProZ.com mean?

    As per ProZ.com termination policy, if a total of two non-payment complaints regarding a single outsourcer have been received from unrelated sources, the issue will be brought to ProZ.com staff for review. At its sole discretion, ProZ.com staff may then choose to suspend or revoke the outsourcer's right to use ProZ.com. This note refers to that suspension.


  • 1.8 - What does the " ... " mean in the comment area for some LWA entries on the Blue Board?

    A " ... " in the comment section indicates that no comment has been entered by the poster of the entry. Note that if this is the case you will only see " ... " in the comment section, as opposed to, for example, "Great terms, professional ... would work with them again", which would have been entered by the service provider.



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  • 2 - For service providers


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    ProZ.com members get full access to the Blue Board database of over 17,000 records and more than 92,000 feedback entries from translators



  • 2.1 - あるクライアントに関して、他のユーザーの再受注希望度(LWA)のエントリーを見るにはどうしたらいいですか。

    "Blue Board”はメインメニューの[仕事]タブのなかに選択肢としてあります。Blue Board へは直接以下のURLからもアクセスできます:http://www.proz.com/blueboard

    Blue Boardでは、名前や所在地別に発注者を検索できます。


  • 2.2 - ProZ.comの(有料)会員ではありません...Blue Board の記録を見ることは可能ですか。

    可能です。ログインして、登録をしたい発注者名をクリックしてください。Brownizポイントか現金での支払いを要求されます。


  • 2.3 - Proz.comの有料会員でなくても、Blue Board にエントリーを登録することはできますか。

    できます。


  • 2.4 - How can I make an LWA entry for a Blue Board outsourcer?

    To make an LWA entry for Blue Board outsourcer, first locate the outsourcer's Blue Board record here. Once you have located and accessed the outsourcer's Blue Board record, click on “Make an entry” to the right of the Blue Board record page. Clicking on this option will open a page where you will be able to compose your LWA entry. Please bear in mind that Blue Board entries require vetting and that they will not appear immediately. This is usually done within 12 hours of the entry being posted.


  • 2.5 - How to open a non-payment report for certain outsourcer?

    During the submission of your LWA entry as per FAQ, after sending the LWA entry for vetting, in case if the rating of the LWA entry is very low (1 or 2) you will be given the option to report any non-payment issue involved with the outsourcer and you will see a message "You entered a low LWA for this outsourcer. If you have not received payment, report a non-payment for this outsourcer". Please press on the button “report a non-payment for this outsourcer”. You will be redirected to another page where the possibility to enter data regarding your non-payment issue will be provided. After filling in all the necessary information please press on “Preview non-payment report” button, check carefully your non-payment report again and press on “Submit non-payment report” button to open a non-payment issue for your LWA entry.

    If the LWA entry is already submitted and approved by PoZ.com Staff, however, you have not opened a non-payment report please contact site Staff , to request to open a non-payment report for your LWA entry. Please make sure that your non-payment report is in line with Blue Board rules .

    The non-payment report is visible only to ProZ.com Staff and to the outsourcer. Service providers who report non-payment issues are required to update their LWA entries on time to make it clear if the payment has been made. If it is not possible to edit the LWA entry (whether because the reply has been already submitted by the outsourcer and as per Blue Board rule #3 , the LWA entry is not editable, or the LWA entry is too old) service providers should let site staff know if and when the non-payment issue is resolved (by submitting a support request, to inform they have been paid in full).

    Note: In the case of outsourcers, if they have resolved an open non-payment issue, they are invited to contact site staff , and ask them to confirm this with the service provider. Only when the service provider confirms payment has been received in full, the LWA entry will be removed from the Blue Board record, allowing the service provider to make a new LWA entry reflecting the current situation. Note that this new entry may contain the same 1-5 rating as the entry that contained the non-payment report.

    For more information regarding the use of Blue Board on ProZ.com please check the article “Using the ProZ.com Blue Board” .

  • 5.1 - I have made a non-payment report for an outsourcer and it hasn't appeared yet.

    First, please note that all Blue Board entries require vetting by site staff before they are made public (see http://www.proz.com/faq/3040#3040).

    As of April 2016, in the case of non-payment reports for corporate members of ProZ.com, please note that outsourcers are notified of these reports before they are made visible in order to give the outsourcer the opportunity to confirm if the entry is in line with the conditions for making non-payment reports as described in http://www.proz.com/faq/2995#2995. You should have received an email from site staff notifying you of this policy upon making your entry. Your non-payment report will be made visible shortly if it is line with the rules for making Blue Board entries.

    See the announcement »



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  • 2.6 - ある発注者について他の人にエントリー登録を要請したいのですが、どのようにすればいいですか。

    発注者がすでにリストにある場合は、発注者記録のページで [エントリー問い合わせ] をクリックします。これにより、ProZ.com ホームページで登録の要請が公開されます。さらに、そうした要請の購読者すべてにEメールが送られます。

    関心を持っている発注者がリストにない場合、発注者を追加すると要請の通知は自動的に送られます。発注者の追加は会員であるか否かにかかわらず可能です。 ただし、 [エントリー問い合わせ] は各発注者につき、月に一度に限られます。


  • 2.7 - I have made a call for entries for an outsourcer but I have changed my mind. Is it possible to undo it?

    No. It is not possible to reverse the call for entries as the email to all those who have subscribed to receiving request for entries are automatically sent immediately after the call for entries is submitted.


  • 2.8 - Can I be notified of new LWA entries submitted for a particular outsourcer?

    Yes. To receive notifications for new LWA entries posted in a Blue Board record of any particular outsourcer, just click on "Track outsourcer" in the box to the right of their Blue Board record.

    You can turn tracking off by clicking on "Stop tracking" in the same box to the right of the Blue Board record.

    If you are not able to stop tracking the Blue Board record please contact ProZ.com support Staff .


  • 2.9 - How can I set my Blue Board notifications preferences?

    To opt out the Blue Board notifications please reset the settings in your profile Blue Board controls section .


  • 2.10 - Why I am getting email notifications about new LWA entries in Blue Board record and how to deactivate it?

    During the submission of your LWA entry you have the possibility to subscribe to alerts when new entries are made for outsourcer by selecting the option “Receive alerts when new entries are made for this outsourcer?”.

    Once this option is activated, you will receive email alerts regarding new LWA entries in the Blue Board record of the outsourcer you have submitted your LWA entry.

    To stop tracking the outsourcer you need to press the link in the bottom of the notification email you have received: “Click here to stop receiving alerts for this outsourcer”.


  • 2.11 - Blue Board にない発注者についてのエントリー登録をするにはどうすればよいですか。

    Blue Board にない発注者についてエントリーを登録したい場合は、[発注者の追加]のタブから発注者情報を追加することができます。誤解を招くことがないよう、包括的な情報を追加してください。


  • 2.12 - I added an outsourcer to the Blue Board database and the record is not visible. Why?

    Blue Board records, as Blue Board entries, require vetting by site staff or moderators and checking all contact information may take time, usually no more than 24 hours.

    If the record you added has not appeared after a 24-hour period, please contact site staff via a support request.


  • 2.13 - 発注者とトライアルでしか関わったことがない場合、その発注者について登録をすることはできますか。

    いいえ。

    トライアルや交渉、その他の事前打ち合わせの経緯から、発注者に対しなんらかの判断をくだすことはありうるでしょう。しかし、Proz.comではこれまでの経験に鑑み、Blue Board は ある特定の発注者と“再び”仕事をしたいという意思を表すために設置されたものであると考えています。つまり、エントリーを登録をする発注者とのプロジェクトが“実際に”始動していることが必要となります。


  • 2.14 - 一発注者について複数のエントリーを登録できますか。

    はい。追加エントリーを登録をする以前に同じ発注者と再度仕事をしたことがあれば、その発注者についてのエントリーを一年に一度まで行うことができます。一度の案件において複数の登録をすることはできません。


  • 2.15 - Where can I see a complete list of LWA feedback I provided?

    You can see a list of the LWA / Blue Board entries you submitted for different outsourcers in the LWA feedback management page. Or else, check the "Blue Board entries made by this user" section of your profile.


  • 2.16 - 登録しましたが、まだ表示されていません。

    Blue Board登録には、審査が必要です。エントリが掲載されてから通常12時間以内にこれが行われます。スペルもチェックしてください。Blue Boardの登録は使用文字列により受け付けられないことがあります。コメント内での二重引用符は使えません。二重引用符を一重引用符に変えることで登録が表示されるようになります。24時間が経過しても表示されない場合は、仕事/Blue Boardモデレーター(1人づつ)に連絡するか、サポート依頼を送信してください。


  • 2.17 - Blue Boardへのエントリーはどのように修正できますか。

    登録されたエントリーの右側にある[編集]リンクをクリックすることで修正は可能ですが、これは、発注者がエントリーへの返事をしておらず、なおかつその登録が1年以内のものである場合に限られます。しかし、いかなる変更もモデレーターの承認が必要になります。

    すでに発注者からの返事があった場合は、エントリー内容の変更はできません。


  • 2.18 - Blue Board上でのエントリーを非公開にするにはどうしたらよいですか。

    エントリーにたいして発注者からの返答がない時点では、削除の要請をすることができます。削除にはその理由を示す必要があり、モデレーターの承認が必要になります。

    エントリーにたいして発注者がすでに返答をしている場合には、発注者とサービスプロバイダーの両方がそのエントリーを非公開にすることに同意しなくてはなりません。両者の間のみでこの合意に達したら、 両者はそれぞれ、Blue Boardの登録エントリーを隠すことに合意した旨を示すサポート・リクエストを送らなくてはなりません。スタッフが2通のサポート・チケットを受け取った時点で、登録されたエントリーは非公開となります。

    ただし、サービスプロバイダーによるエントリー登録や発注者による返答がBlue Board規則を破ったという証拠があるか、不正であると判断された場合は、スタッフがエントリー・返答を非公開とするか削除する場合があります。


  • 2.19 - Where can I see Outsourcers with excellent Blue Board feedback?

    The Blue Board statistics page shows the top Blue Board outsourcers, ranked by their average LWA feedback rating. Outsourcers with open non-payment issues or with an average LWA feedback below 4.50 are excluded.

    Results are shown by both all time and last 12 months. Each set of results is divided in two, based on the number of entries received.

    Within each table, outsourcers are ranked by their average LWA and then by amount of entries. If two outsourcers are tied on both numbers, the most recently created Blue Board page will be shown first.


  • 2.20 - Where can I see outsourcers past contact information in Blue Board records?

    ProZ.com members can see past contact information for outsourcers by clicking on "view contact data history" at the bottom of the contact information section of the outsourcer's Blue Board record.


  • 2.21 - Where can I see information on the jobs posted by a Blue Board outsourcer?

    You can see a list of Classic and Connect jobs posted by any Blue Board outsourcer just by clicking on More info » in the "Past job postings" box below the Blue Board record information. Only ProZ.com members have access to the information on the jobs posted by an outsourcer.

    Open jobs will show in yellow while jobs that have already been closed will be shown in light green.


  • 2.22 - I submitted an LWA entry for an outsourcer and it is no longer visible. Why?

    If you submitted an entry for an outsourcer that was visible for some time and that is no longer visible it is possible that your entry was contested by the outsourcer. Note that in cases in which an entry is contested, the entry is made invisible by staff until the issue has been clarified.

    If you are sure your entry is in line with Blue Board rules, and it is being contested by the outsourcer, please submit a support request with all relevant evidence (email correspondence, PO, etc.).

    Also note that entries may disappear from public view when a 'request for edit' has been made. If you requested your entry to be edited, it will remain hidden until moderators or staff re-approve such entry.


  • 2.23 - Can an outsourcer leave feedback for me?

    Outsourcers may rate their willingness to work again (WWA) with service providers.



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  • 3 - For outsourcers

  • 3.1 - Blue Boardに自分のビジネスを掲載してもらうにはどうしたらよいですか。

    Blue Boardの発注者の掲載は、ProZ.comのユーザーの投稿によるものです。登録ユーザーであれば誰でも投稿できます。翻訳の仕事を外注するのであれば、サービスプロバイダーがエントリーを登録できるよう、自分のビジネスをリストに掲載することができます。(Blue Boardを購読しているユーザーは、あなたに対する再受注希望度についての登録をするよう勧める通知を受け取ります。)

    情報の追加はこちらより行うことができます:発注者追加のページ


  • 3.2 - Blue Boardに掲載された自分の連絡先データを修正するにはどうしたらよいですか。

    Blue Board上での発注者連絡先データの変更はサイト管理人か、仕事/Blue Board のモデレーターのみが行うことができます。変更の要請には、サポート・リクエストを送るか、仕事コーディネーター まで直接連絡してください。


  • 3.3 - How can I edit the information on my Blue Board record?

    If the contact information for you or your company's Blue Board record has changed, you can have this edited by contacting site staff via support request. Be sure to provide the complete information you wish to update, along with the page url to your Blue Board record.


  • 3.4 - Can I add information about my company to my Blue Board record?

    Yes. Outsourcers with a high LWA average can post public notes to provide Blue Board record visitors with useful and/or important information regarding their business.

    To add a note to your record, visit the Applications section and click on "Outsourcers Control Center" in the box to the left. This will lead you to the "Application management" form and will allow you to enter additional information about your agency/company that will be later displayed on your Blue Board record.


  • 3.5 - Blue Boardから特定の連絡先情報を削除したいのですが。

    ProZ.com はプライバシーを尊重します。ある連絡先情報を非公開にしたい場合は、何を非公開としたいのか、またその理由を説明したサポート・チケットを送ってください。要請をこちらで検討いたします。

    ProZ.com では仕事の投稿をする際に最小限度の連絡先情報の公開を求めており、その条件を免除することはできません。(こちらをご覧ください仕事のFAQ)


  • 3.6 - How can I completely hide the "past job postings" on the Blue Board record?

    Please note that you do not need to hide your past job postings, because the details of the jobs are available for only 30 days and only to those meeting the criteria. Please note that non-members do not see your job postings when they see your Blue Board record. Complete access to the Blue Board record of outsourcers is a member-only feature and the details of past jobs that are older than 30 days are not shown.


  • 3.7 - Can I remove my Blue Board record?

    As Blue Board rules state, Blue Board records remain in place for at least six months following any form of outsourcing activity. Requests from outsourcers to have certain contact details removed from the Blue Board will be considered when specific reasons are given. However, in most cases, such requests will not be considered until at least six months have passed after the date of last known outsourcing activity. Requests for complete removal of a Blue Board record may also be considered, but will generally not be granted.


  • 3.8 - How can I request an LWA entry from service provider who has been working with me?

    First off all, please remember that only translators that are registered on ProZ.com can make LWA entries in your Blue Board record. Therefore before requesting an LWA entry from a service provider who has worked for you or your company, please first make sure that this service provider is registered on ProZ.com. Otherwise s/he should create a profile on ProZ.com here .

    To request an LWA entry, please go to your Blue Board record and:
    1)click “Manage LWA feedback” from the menu on the right. You will be redirected to the Feedback management page.
    2) Select Request Blue Board Entries (outsourcers only) from the menu on the left.
    3) On the next step please start typing the username or the real name of the service provider you are looking for in the “Search” section and click on the name in the list which appears below the search box. If the data displayed in the box on the right corresponds to the desired service provider, click on "Add to list".
    4) Make sure that the check box near the name of service provider is checked and click “Proceed to step 2 of 3”.
    5) Check the message which will be sent to service provider. A template text to request the Blue Board entry can be personalized, so you may also enter your own text for this message. Once the text is ready, please press on “Proceed to step 3 of 3 (preview and send emails)”.
    6) Check the message you are going to send and click the “Send” button or on “Back edit (message) button”, if you would like to edit the message you are going to send.


  • 3.9 - Will I be notified of new LWA entries posted in my Blue Board record?

    Yes. A notification will be sent to the email address specified as the contact email address in the Blue Board record every time an entry is posted.

    In the same way, if a non-payment report is made together with an entry submitted, a notification informing about this complaint and the procedure to follow will also be sent to the email address associated with the Blue Board record.


  • 3.10 - サービスプロバイダーが再受注希望度(LWA)へのコメントをくれました。返答してもいいですか。

    はい。エントリーが登録がされたとき、Eメールを受け取るはずです。Eメールを受け取らなかった、または紛失してしまった場合、返答をしたいときは、仕事コーディネーターに返答内容を送り、どのサービスプロバイダーへの返答であるかを書き添えてください。

    そのエントリーが登録条件に満たないと思われる場合(仕事を委託していない誰かが登録をした、など)は、仕事コーディネーターに連絡してください。

    誤解があると思われる場合は、登録者に発注者から直接連絡してくださるようお願いいたします。しかし、ProZ.comユーザーにたいして、再受注希望度(LWA)を変更するよう脅迫したり高圧的な態度をとったりすることは禁じられており、それによりProZ.com の使用を制限される可能性があります。

    サービスプロバイダーのコメント同様、発注者の返答も仕事関連事項と再受注希望度(LWA)に限られます。サービスプロバイダーまたは発注者からの個人的な意見は不適切と見なされ、要請に応じてサイト・スタッフが削除します。


  • 3.11 - My company has a great Blue Board page. How can I display this in my profile?

    Profile owners who have "Likelihood of working again" (LWA) feedback in their Blue Board pages can show the corresponding statistics in the top-right area of the profile.

    The Blue Board is a tool of benefit to both service providers and outsourcers. Outsourcers who are listed and have received positive entries report a higher degree of trust and shortened project launch cycles among those service providers who reference the Blue Board.

    Members and other users (like the one displayed below) having both Blue Board page (feedback from service providers) and WWA entries (feedback from outsourcers) can display both in their profiles, with WWA on the left and LWA on the right.

    There are three options for the visibility of the LWA information:

    a) Invisible to all, including the profile owner:

    This is the default condition. The profile owners will see only a "Show LWA options" button that will allow them to move into the next visibility condition.

    The owner will see:




    b) Visible only to profile owner:

    After clicking on the "Show LWA options" button, the LWA statistics will become visible to the profile owner, who will be able to return to the former (invisible) status or to make this feature visible also to visitors.

    The owner will see:




    In these two cases, visitors to the profile will see no LWA-related information:




    c) Visible to all:

    When the owner clicks on the "Show to all" button, the LWA statistics will be shown to all visitors.

    In this case the profile owner will see:




    And a visitor to the profile will see:




    The link indicating the amount of entries will take visitors to the corresponding Blue Board page, while the "Make a LWA entry" link will give them direct access to the form where they will be able to leave an entry for that particular outsourcer.


  • 3.12 - How can I affiliate a profile to a Blue Board record?

    To affiliate a profile to certain Blue Board record, please submit a support request to ProZ.com Staff to ask for the affiliation to be made. Please provide the link of the Blue Board record and the profile you would like to affiliate.


  • 3.13 - I have been affiliated to an outsourcer I am not related with. What should I do?

    If your profile has been affiliated with an outsourcer you are not related to, please submit a support request to ask for the removal of such affiliation.

    Have in mind that profiles are affiliated with Blue Board records on the basis of jobs posted by the profile in the name of a given outsourcer, among other activity.


  • 3.14 - A service provider has posted a non-payment complaint in my Blue Board record. What should I do?

    If a service provider has posted a non-payment complaint in your Blue Board record and this issue has already been resolved, instruct the service provider to contact staff via support request to confirm payment has been made so that the issue can be marked as resolved.

    If the issue has not been resolved, please do so. Remember that Job posting rules state that payment commitments must be upheld. Once the issue has been resolved, ask the service provider to contact staff to confirm the situation.

    Finally, if non-payment derives from quality issues with the job delivered by the service provider or with a late delivery of the project, please contact site staff via support request and provide the email correspondence in which the service provider has been notified of the issue.


  • 3.15 - Is it possible to contest a non-payment report before it is made public?

    As of April 2016, if you are a corporate member of ProZ.com and receive a non-payment report on your company’s Blue Board record, then you will be notified by site staff via email before that entry is made publicly visible. If the entry is not in line with the rules for leaving Blue Board feedback as described in http://www.proz.com/faq/2995#2995, or if the non-payment report is no longer valid, then you will be given the opportunity to provide the relevant correspondence to prove this.

    See the announcement »


  • 3.16 - Is there a way for me to leave feedback for a service provider who has worked for me?

    Outsourcers may rate their willingness to work again (WWA) with service providers.



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  • 4 - Blue Board Applications system

  • 4.1 - What is the Blue Board Applications system?

    The Blue Board Applications system allows outsourcers to review and accept applications from ProZ.com members who meet the required qualifications.


  • 4.2 - For Service providers:

  • 2.1 - Where can I see a list of outsourcers looking for applications from translators and/or interpreters?

    You will find a list of outsourcers that are looking for applications from translators and/or interpreters in the Applications page.

    Note that only the outsourcers you qualify to apply will be shown.

    To submit your application, just click on Apply now and complete the application form.


  • 2.2 - Where can I see a record of applications I submitted?

    For the time being, applications submitted are not recorded. However, if you have already submitted an application for a Blue Board outsourcer, the date in which your application was submitted should show in the "Action" column of the applications page.


  • 2.3 - How many applications can I send?

    Site members are able to send an unlimited number of applications per month. However, you must wait 90 days before submitting another application to the same outsourcer.

    If your application has not been acknowledged by the outsourcer, you will not be able to submit another application for that particular outsourcer until they have done so.


  • 2.4 - Why I am not allowed to send my application?

    The Blue Board Applications system is provided as a service to ProZ.com members only. Full professional and corporate members may submit their applications as part of this system.

    Outsourcers may also choose to restrict who can apply by language pair(s), native language(s), working/specialty discipline(s), and country of residence.


  • 2.5 - If I send my application and it is not accepted, will I be informed?

    Outsourcers have the ability to accept or reject applications, and optionally send an e-mail to the applicant.


  • 2.6 - Can I use the information available in my profile when submitting an application?

    Site members may automatically submit information from their ProZ.com profiles from fields such as KudoZ points, ProZ.com Project History, phone number, etc.



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  • 4.3 - For outsourcers:

  • 3.1 - Where I can adjust my application preferences?

    Outsourcers that have a Blue Board record affiliated with their account may start to accept applications by setting their preferences in the "Application Preferences" tab of the Outsourcer Control Center .


  • 3.2 - Why am I not able to adjust my "Application Preferences"?

    ProZ.com staff reserve the right to limit the use of Blue Board Applications system. Companies with low average Blue Board entries will not be able to set up their "Application Preferences". Access is also unavailable to outsourcers whose records contain open reports of non-payment.


  • 3.3 - Where I can see applications sent to me?

    Outsourcers can view applications sent to them by clicking the "Applications Received" tab in the Outsourcer Control Center .



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