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Category & Standards Update

The best-laid plans of mice… something something

Quick updates for everyone:

Community Standards - Being looked over by other groups to make sure they’re aligned with our overall Brand Voice and Purpose. Will get these updated once I get them back and final.

Category Update - I have the initial outline ready for some eyes and feedback. After taking in all the feedback there are a few changes, a few additions and a few subtractions to the categories. Keep in mind, this is going to help everyone keep on topic. The biggest change is the split of Buyer and Seller experiences. In which, tips for both are subcategories.

Happy for feedback. Changes will begin tomorrow and likely last the weekend.

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Buyer Success Stories

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Tips for Sellers
First Sale Thread
Celebration
Feedback
Improve My Gig

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Does the new implementation include restrictions to keep sellers from starting new topics in sections that are meant for staff and mods to post in?

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There will be some new “level permission rights” on some of the new topics. If there is a change, it will be outlined in the topic.

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I still see “Improve My Gig,” but do not see “My Fiverr Gigs.” Does that mean sellers cannot advertise their gigs on the Forum anymore? Not that I ever used it, or even follow that thread as I have muted it.

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Great changes/updates.

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Buyer Success Stories is a great addition, but no Seller Success Stories?


Looks nice so far, those “First Sale Thread” and “Celebration” threads could do wonders for people who want to read actual stories, experiences such, and having a dedicated OT category could turn out nicely too.

The problem might still be getting people to post in the right categories, would be cool if that somehow was more in-your-face, with tool tips on hovering, pop-ups when posting for the first time in a category and such but that might not technically be feasible, idk.

:slight_smile:

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I like a feedback category. Sounds interesting.

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That’s are really interesting to see. It’s introduce new communication to all the community.

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Instead of “TIPS” for sellers/buyers make it something like “Suggestions” or “Recommendations” etc.

People get the word “tips” confused and thinks it’s a give me tips category. They end up asking, “I’m new. Can you give me tips?”

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That’s true, but I fear the same would be true for “suggestions” or “recommendations” :thinking:

It’s the same issue as with “buyer requests”.

Probably that could only be amended by a much too long header like… “Tips for sellers from sellers who have already gotten at least one if not many orders, have read and understood the ToS and have not copied these tips from some random blog or at least quote their source and not just repeated the same old tips already written here 1001 times but at least added some personal or unique edge”

Something like that :wink:

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I’ve noticed that, too.

“Tips” also tends to prompt people to parrot bad, fluffy advice they see elsewhere.

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thanks for new update upcoming

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Great Advice! I agree with you. I’m also New Seller In Fiverr always Try to Read All Update Post

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Looks good to hear this. I have a suggestion like integrating this forum into the Fiverr app right now its just opening a link sperately. We can’t use fourm and fiverr app at same time.

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I have an additional suggestion that I guess won’t be done for various reasons but I still want to bring it up.

It would be great if there was a banner with a link to the forum rules and telling folks that if all they want to post is “thank you for the tips”, they should instead hit the like button on the actual post they want to thank for and that those “thank you” posts are going to be deleted to keep informational threads readable and relevant.

It’s really annoying to re-click threads you’re interested in, only to see yet another “thanks for your information” posted, it makes reading long threads a nuisance, wastes time, artificially blows up threads with sometimes no relevant or even bad content (tips that you’d violate ToS with if you followed them).

I’m sure I’ve posted some ‘Thank you’ posts too when I was new but if I was new now, I’d also totally understand if those posts would have been deleted because there is a like button and, after all, the rules say to use the like button for that (with good reason, sic!) and it would steam many many threads down to actual content worth reading.

It would also help new sellers because it would be much easier to read through all the threads and posts with actual content and it would certainly make the forum more attractive to regulars and to potential regulars who don’t have the time or patience for all the thank yous.

Again, not that it’s a bad thing to say thank you, quite the contrary, but you really can say thank you to anyone who gave you a good tip by using the like button, they’ll appreciate all the likes, they know you thanked them, and everyone can enjoy threads filled with informational or fun stuff.

It would actually not be anything new but just enforcing of an existing forum rule.
I realize that might be too much work for the mods but maybe there’s a way to share that load with the community (give regulars with a certain trust level the option to delete such posts; add a “low priority” flag option that will put those posts on a list for mods to work on when there’s time, or perhaps there’s a “bulk delete” feature for them or something).

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Updated. Please check 'em out!

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/community-standards-forum-rules-2020

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All the different categories are popping up again, even though I have (or had anyway) most of them muted and hidden.

That’s a temporary thing, I assume?