I had some trouble lately with buyers who place orders without contacting me, when I have placed several notices not to do this. as this may cause problems later. And often those who do not mind the notices and place orders anyway have difficulties in communication. Some people do not make contact with me again till the day the order is due, and some not even then.
I can’t deliver an incomplete project. Extending the delivery time is useless as the buyer won’t respond. I don’t want to cancel as it hurts the ratings. Really, some of the interactions lately have put me off the whole freelancing thing. How am I supposed to deliver a project when all I have is unclear instructions, and there’s no way to clarify anything coz the buyer is never replying.
There should be more options for sellers to avoid careless and ignorant buyers, but fiverr obviously does not care enough to help the sellers with that. If the cancellations and ratings are meant to display a seller’s reputation and work ethics, shouldn’t those reflect the seller’s own doings, instead of what they cannot help.