Honestly, at first it wasn’t much of a big deal but for the past two weeks, there’s barely enough orders and just a bunch of fake buyer requests from sellers posing as buyers to shamelessly self-promote themselves.
What annoys me even more is that particularly this week I saw a couple of ‘buyer requests’ using translated versions of gig descriptions to promote themselves. Taking gig descriptions and translating them into spanish to promote their “spanish translation skills”
I wonder when is Fiverr going to put an end to this. They should establish a filtering system like they do on your inbox where if you use words such as money and payment, they don’t let you send the message. So for example, if you use terms such as “are you looking for” “I offer my services for” “I’m looking for buyers” then your buyer request gets rejected immediately. I think that could be a short-term solution for this issue. Pretty sure its been suggested before already.
Admin Note: Here is a link if anyone wants to use the existing thread to remind Fiverr that users still want this: http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/report-feature-for-misuse-of-buyer-requests-active-discussion/#post-604788