For the second time in a long while, I’ve been demoted from Level 1 to No Level because of my Response Rating and I’m scared how this will affect my gigs. I had been receiving spam and solicited messages recently and simply declining the offer leads to harassment before blocking the buyer. This month I decided to report two spam messages before replying and noticed my response rate dropped. I didn’t stress over it believing it wouldn’t play a huge role in my next evaluation, and I raised it back up to 82%. Clearly, I was wrong.
The last time this happened was because of a bad review around the time the new rating system was implanted. It hit me hard. Took me nearly a year to earn back the level after suspending gigs that hadn’t profited much and prioritize the ones that did. I’m thinking about reimplementing new gigs to help comeback this quickly. Had anyone else experience this and observed a steep drop in your overall stats?