closed quotes, notified project was closed?
I too am a bit confused. I'm not sure what you're struggling with or suggesting. Please bear with me.
You stated, "you did not respond to the fact that once short listed, why would anyone want to accept new quotes." There are thousands of Employers using our site. We need to provide flexibility for the different ways that these Employers will use our site.
All of the above are legit practices and we must allow for them.
You also stated, "As far as the 'to clarify Christine's point' you, also once again miss the obvious, a notification that a project is closed does not communicate that the project is still active." The project posting is different from the project itself. The project posting is basically a help wanted ad. When an Employer has sufficient responses to their ad, they it pull down. It has nothing to do with the project itself. There's no need to communicate the status of the project to the entire http://Guru.com community. That's between you and the Freelancers you hire. I.e., if I need to hire a contractor to fix my stairs, I post an ad. When I have sufficient responses to choose from, I pull the ad down. I don't wait until the stairs are finished to pull the ad down. The ad and the actual job are two very different things.
I hope this helps. If not, please provide more information as to what is causing the confusion and your suggestion to improve. We're open to any suggestions our users would like to provide.
answered Aug 13 at 06:45 PM
Stacy - Guru.com Team ♦♦
I don't think that the situation calls for such negativity. Why not just say what you experienced and post a suggestion that based on your experience, you think that Guru should allow a "Active bidding is closed. The employer will contact those under consideration" option. Would that work? Don't forget that only those who have bid will even see it - to the rest of us it would be closed and gone. In other words, nothing but the text on the page your bidders see, would change.
At present your project is closed but you still have your list of freelancers and you can choose from them...unless of course the true issue is that you still want more bidders. Short listing, stopping the bids, and getting on with your project was your intent all along, wasn't it? I think you need to concentrate on that. Go over your shortlist. You might have a diamond in the rough there so why not grab onto the positive and make things happen?
answered Aug 11 at 03:17 AM
George, can you be more specific and less confusing as to what question or what advice you are seeking here? Your first posts suggests that you want to know why was the project closed when you just wanted to stop receiving more proposals.
Then under that, it looks like you are answering your own question. Finally your last response, sounded like someone else speaking to you and saying , don't you understand, if something is closed it can't be open. In fact had I not looked at the name of the poster I would have sworn it was another member here responding to your original message.
answered Aug 11 at 02:18 AM
Once again an even more lame answer to justify an excuse for a poorly designed option...you did not respond to the fact that once short listed, why would anyone want continue to accept new quotes -- I need to get on with my project, not play with new quotes -- one wonders if you have ever completed a project -- in fact one wonders how can you could, if you continue to entertain new quotes -- just how do you define "short list" for an open ended quote project that never ends? As far as the "to Clarify Christine's point" you, also once again miss the obvious, a notification that a project is closed does not communicate that the project is still active. If I tell you something is closed, how do you rationalize that it is still open but closed. If i close a door, it is closed...not secretly opened to some. Get real. Accept that this needs to be clarified, not vaguely justified...if I don't get, do you naively believe that others are not left with the same misunderstanding? Wonder how many projects may have been abandoned for the same misunderstanding? Come down to the level of the common man...get off your high horse...is http://guru.com just for you nerds or folks that need something real for their 'simple projects'?
answered Aug 11 at 01:37 AM
No worries. It's just a simple survey. We just want to know why you closed the project for quotes without awarding it. Are you still looking at the quotes, are you not getting a sufficient response, etc? It's just an attempt to better understand how our users are using our site and why. I apologize for the confusion.
Also, to clarify Christine's point; when you close the project for quotes, you are simply communicating to Freelancers that you're no longer accepting quotes for the project. Freelancers that have not yet seen the project will not be able to see it once it is closed. Freelancers that have already submitted a quote will see that the project has been closed.
answered Aug 09 at 03:05 PM
Stacy - Guru.com Team ♦♦