Block buyer or provider button
David Beczuk 105 posts - Romania - Joined Aug 09 2007
I would like to propose implementation of a block feature of a Buyer or Provider from future job invites or application.
I keep receiving lately job offers, that are very low budget and are just like spam to me, so I would like to have an option to block the buyer from sending me future job invites.
I don't know if it is the best solution so I would like to see some opinions on the matter.
I think a filtering option like the proposed one would save a lot of time for example the buyer. If you block a certain provider it means you are not interested in its services and at any time in future you are able to delete the block and review if the provider has evolved to a higher degree of quality. Also by filtering the providers that can apply to your project by a block list, will eliminate the application spammers. For example it can be implemented a feature like "deny application and block from future applications". And this will result in a shorter applicants list to be reviewed.
Also for me as a provider would be an immense time saver not to view each job that has a low budget if I block a specific buyer from sending me the invite if I earlier was not interested in his project. Same feature can be implemented for providers as the coin has 2 sides to this problem, "reject invitation and block from future invites"
And in Account settings to be implemented a section where you can review the block list and delete a user name from the list if you want to receive applications or invites from them.
Another good implementation in my opinion would be an intelligent captcha box for each job application, by doing this it would eliminate (at least for a considerable time)the job application spammers.
These implementations would help both Buyers and Providers and ultimately Odesk by creating a proactive market place.
Score: 8.2, Votes: 10