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New Feature Shows Online Activity!

What if oDesk clients had a feature that shows if contractors are online. I post contracts often ,that need to be done Asap. I need to know if the contractor is readily available. Often contractors apply but when i respond they don't until the next day. Also if contractors had this feature they will use there applications on jobs they can do right now. For schedule reasons.

Vote Result

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Score: 6.8, Votes: 9
Being online

What do you mean by being online? I definitely wouldn't want anyone connected to oDesk, be they client, staff or contractor, to know when I decide to get on the Internet.

If by online you mean when someone logs onto oDesk then I'm not sure if I like that either. I guess I just like my privacy. Maybe if there was an option to opt out of the thing, it would be okay.

I agree. I don't want people

I agree. I don't want people knowing when I am online. Even if I am working on oDesk, I may be working to a deadline for one client and not available to work for another. It might be a good option for some, but I would want to opt out.

Online now

David Gregory wrote:

If by online you mean when someone logs onto oDesk then I'm not sure if I like that either. I guess I just like my privacy. Maybe if there was an option to opt out of the thing, it would be okay.

Elance gives you the option to select available or invisible, I think this would be good.

The feature is good.

I think I totally agree with Abel that both contractor/client to know if the person is logged in to oDesk. This way the work would be easily and quickly done. No need to wait for next day. This feature is available in other marketplace like elance.

Completely agree with Abel. I

Completely agree with Abel. I also post lots of jobs and want them completed quickly. I want to be able to see which contractors are online on odesk as I post the job so work can begin immediately.