Thanks for the feedback. We will work on making it easier to use.
Currently each inquiry indicates if the Client has a budget, we will consider asking for the budget amount but that might be information the client is not willing to share.John commented
This would smoke out the "I want something for nothing clients". It would save client and expert time if the client can provides a rate per hour or indicate an acceptable range for rate per hour. I do not work for free.
We just rolled out new functionality to allow clients to close inquiries when positions have been filled, automatically notifying all involved experts.
In the upcoming months we will roll out new expiration policies that will automatically close inquiries if there has not been Client activity during a certain period of time.
We are also working on increasing the visibility into the status of inquiries and responses.
Thanks for the feedbackJohn commented
I have lots of "old" or "duplicate" projects in my matches.It is hard to know if projects are still open.The match ques need to get purged regularly.