Spam is totally getting out of hand
Martijn D. 55 posts - United Kingdom
The spam on/from Odesk is totally getting out of hand. I now received a direct email from Systematix Design sent to my inbox directly. It was also sent to my CEO, and to our comapnies' general info address. In order to obtain these addresses, some research must have been done.
I long asked for spam measures to be implemented as part of the job publishing/vetting workflow. I was really happy when they were implemented. I am not at all convinced about how effective these measures are - despite my consistent and frequent marking down as spam of many (usually the same) applications from the same affiliates, they keep coming back.
I was tired of the irrelevant, recycled coverletters of people that you know cannot do the job you are asking for, would not deliver in time, and would generally make your life miserable. I was tired of the cluttered list of applicants. I was tired of the generaly hard work it has become to hire the Providers you want. But the fact half my company staff is now getting spammed, outside of Odesk, takes the biscuit.
It is increasingly clear to me that ODesk is not really willing to take a hard line with afilliates that spam, but also appear to bring in money. However, it would be foolish for Odesk to forget it is the buyers, not the providers, that bring in the revenue. We turned over almost $150,000 since we started with Odesk. In my, or anybodies book, that makes us a "valued customer".
I am incensed with this situation, and demand that real action is taken in this case. I want it to be public, and to act as a serious deterrent. If Odesk is not willing to guard the privacy of their buyers, I will take my dollars elsewhere.
Score: 10.0, Votes: 1