You are right that fiver gives us broad audience.
My two orders were cancelled after my work was completed, as buyer requested to cancel the order. what fiver did in my favour, fiver sent me a message to agree or deny. Even if I deny nothing will happen.
If someone don’t want to pay then fiver should take part. Fiver should guarantee that if buyer is not paying then I will pay you. This is how system works and deserves some commission. If it can’t guarantee, then what is the difference between any anonymous person asking to work for any other person.
Let me give you an example if some one says that “joseph has many html related projects for you use my email to contact him, joseph have to pay whole amount ($1000) to me in advance I will pay you 80% of that amount after completion of work”, you are not getting any advance, you can trust me as I will have his amount.
Now I asked you to do some work, after completion of your work I copied all html and asked you to cancel order, I don’t want to work with you anymore.
Now the third person got:
He did business during a whole month using your $1000. after cancellation of order he still have profit.
What I got:
My work is completed free of cost, I still have a lot of opportunity to blame you.
But what you got at the end ???:
$0 + 1 month wastage of time e.g. -$1000. you lost your $2000.
So do fiver deserve any commotion? Its doing just a job of social media. Nothing more then that.