There needs to be a way to address window shoppers that have zero intention of hiring a professional - the folks that post requests over and over that respond to pros thus costing them $ for the interaction but never intended to hire anyone can be a real money pit especially if we are auto responding to requests. I suggest some sort of required feedback loop in a specific time window like 72 hours where they hire a professional or the request is considered void as they hired no one. It would also be great if pros could see if a user under a specific email address (since you must have one to register and put out a request) has put out requests in the past but hasn’t hired anyone. For example: “# of requests put out: 4” “# of hires: 0” this would allow us to more intelligently respond to people, for example, we could even have a setting in our profile where we opt to not respond to profiles that are new or have put out +5 requests without hiring a pro. Social media linking would be a fantastic way to automate keeping our profiles up to date as adding pictures on 4 or 5 different platforms is time consuming and sometimes even difficult. If there were some custom fields like text where we could do our own question + answer within our profiles, that would also be great.
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