Just in case, you missed the past 6-months, those sellers get demoted.
The problem with Fiverr. The most epic, staring in everyone’s face all day long elephant in the room, is the sellers who constantly get leveraged by Fiverr over people who actually come here to sell stuff.
Go to Envato. Pay $10 - $100 for an animated logo into or explainer video template. Completely ignore Envato rules about buying a new license every time you sell the video on. Instead, flog it on Fiverr for $5 - $100 a time.
A buyer places an order. The seller doesn’t have any actual work to do. They just have to replace a logo their buyer sends them in the ready-made product they didn’t make. Wham bam, in 15-minutes they are ready to deliver.
Rise, repeat, get leverage from Fiverr for delivering quicky and in a couple of weeks, your swimming in money, 5-star reviews, and sunbathing high at the top tier of level 2.
Fiverr knows exactly what these people do, who they are, how they do business, and yet they never do anything. Instead, they constantly fudge up things and make things harder for legitimate sellers.
It’s not just video. It’s logo creation, graphic design, web design, you name it.
Then someone like your good self rocks up and says, "I think this is actually fair because some of those sellers who have been here a while might become complacent."
That’s just a tiny bit insulting. But also it is a lot like saying: "I know the house is on fire, but we really need to fix this dripping tap."
It doesn’t matter if this is to leverage PRO, give newbies a chance, or give the odd seller who just took a week of while his mum died a good bashing for slipping up. If Fiverr really wants to make its platform better, it needs to implement more than annoying changes which spit venom over good sellers morale and start addressing ACTUAL PROBLEMS.