Gig was denied...seriously?


#1

I am really disappointed, Fiverr. I have a solid track record, yet when I come back and post the exact same gigs I previously sold (with zero problems), one is denied.

The explanation:

“Third party TOS violation - By taking part in doing someone else’s academic work (which will likely be submitted as the student’s own work) you are actively taking part in a violation of the integrity code of most, if not all, schools and academic institutions. This behavior can lead to the suspension or expulsion of students. Fiverr does not allow taking part in such fraudulent activities.”

Nowhere in the gig description does it say I will do someone’s homework! This gig was for editing short works, such as articles and blog posts. Seriously, now. My past work reflects my good ethics and integrity - I have never done anyone’s homework, and in fact, I have rejected gig purchases in the past for this very reason.

As well, no one has even bought this gig yet, so how in the world can you say it’s a violation of this nature, when no transactions have taken place?

I was pretty excited to give Fiverr another try, but this is a low blow. :frowning: :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

EDIT: Gig title is “I will edit your article, blog post, and more.” I had all editing in one gig, but I split them up so that I have large project editing (like for novels) and small project editing (like for news articles and blog posts) on different gigs.


#2

You have not mentioned the gig’s title…


#3

Thank you for pointing that out. I have edited the main body to reflect the gig title.


#4

I had to rewrite one of my gigs because I used the word “academic” when I changed that, things were fine. Perhaps even saying the word “projects” did it, because homework often involves projects. :thinking:


#5

Perhaps the ambiguous word “more” could be a problem.


#7

Thanks for all the replies, everyone. It was a pretty big shock. Super disappointed because that gig had more views/stats than my other two. Guess I’ll try again and watch out for those “trigger” words. :unamused:


#8

Try rewording your gig’s title and description of the gig.


#9

Oh, don’t worry. I’ll be rewording it, all right. I got this response from CS (who marked it as “resolved” without giving me a chance to respond):

“Unfortunately, we had to remove your current Gig due to taking part in doing someone else’s academic work (which will likely be submitted as the student’s own work) you are actively taking part in a violation of the integrity code of most, if not all, schools and academic institutions. This behavior can lead to the suspension or expulsion of students. Fiverr does not allow taking part in such fraudulent activities.”

This is laughable because I haven’t done any work at all with that gig! How can I take part in someone else’s work when I haven’t done any work?

sigh

Well, on the plus side, I did glean some information from the rest of the response, which will help me create a new gig that (I hope) is clearer.