This post is confusing the heck out of me…am I missing something? For one, anytime I accidentally forget to attach my finished product, I actually do get a pop up message asking if I’m sure I want to deliver without an attachment (and it also has a warning that basically says “If you’re intentionally sending nothing just to mark this as delivered, that’s a big no-no”). Does no one else get that same warning message? I get it on the app and on the website.
Secondly, when you say you’ve been using the deliver button just to send messages but had no idea it was a problem, there are so many things that don’t seem to add up.
Using the deliver button removes that order from your dashboard. If I continually marked unfinished orders as delivered, I’m sure some would slip through the cracks and remain unfinished. I’m not sure how frequently you receive orders, but I often rely heavily on my dashboard to make sure I’m keeping up with everything…so anything that messes with that would be a huge inconvenience.
Using the deliver button stops the delivery time clock. It never occurred to you that stopping the clock before delivery might look a little sketchy?
There are two other chatting options aside from the deliver button: the chat box at the bottom of your order, and your inbox. If someone messages you within an order, the easiest and most obvious way to respond to them is not through the deliver button…it’s through the in-order chat (especially if you’re using the Fiverr app). Using the deliver button seems like it’s the most out-of-the-way option when messaging clients.
I totally understand being oblivious or unclear on certain ToS rules - I’ve been there and it was 100% innocent. But, this seems like such a blatantly deceitful move that I’m having a tough time wrapping my head around your surprise that this isn’t common. I’m not saying you’re full of it - I just honestly don’t get it.
On top of that, your suggested solution to all of this already exists is some form…but it sounds like you (and possibly others) don’t receive the same warning message I do when you forget to add an attachment.
And then there’s the ultimate question with all of this: why did I take so much time to write this? I should go to bed.