Beginning on Oct 4th, 2006 all assignments will be displayed in the oDesk Assignment History section of provider profiles and buyer job openings. Previously, only assignments with 10 hours or more were displayed in this list.
Initially, we made the decision to display only assignments with 10 hours or more based on the assumption that feedback and comments would only be meaningful for longer jobs. We intend the profiles to be an accurate representation of a provider’s skills and ability and did not want the profiles to be negatively affected by small jobs.
However, due to popular demand from a number of oDesk providers, we’ve opted to change the oDesk Assignment History to display all completed assignments with more than zero hours. This change is intended to enable providers that have successfully completed short assignments to showcase their success on their profile. It will allow positive comments on these assignments to be displayed prominently along with any longer jobs.
Please be aware that this will not affect the overall feedback scores in any way. The jobs with less than 10 hours have always been factored into the overall feedback scores, they just have not been displayed in the profiles or job openings.
Also, oDesk users may want to do a check in the My Assignments tab to make your comments public or private based on your preferences.