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Looking for Talent in the Fiverr Forums - Repeat Spammers are Not Suggested Sellers

Reply to @edume:

edume said: The demotion from TRS to level 2 was never explained to us. Someone, more than likely a sheriff like yourself, maybe not you, reported our posting which triggered several emails from admin. In those emails it was never explained why or what we said was wrong. Fiverr customer service is scripted, they only answer questions based on the script they can use to answer. Otherwise, they don't answer. It had nothing to do with spamming which we have never do

Look, you dragged up my post from Sept. 27. You confused me with yet another whining rant about yourself. I’m having to guess at why you picked a thread on spamming to air your own laundry again.

edume said: Someone, more than likely a sheriff like yourself, maybe not you, reported our posting which triggered several emails from admin. In those emails it was never explained why or what we said was wrong.

If I think a serious rule is being broken in the forums, I report it to other volunteers who have more forum rights than I do. Neither I or those forum volunteers can remove a level badge. I very serously do not know of any time a forum comment has resulted in a badge removal for anyone on Fiverr.

If a moderator like me or other user reads the forum, clicks on a profile and then sees ToS violations, we don’t have direct access to Fiver teams that handle that. We can submit tickets. CS doesn’t care if I’m a moderator or a movie star. CS is slow and sometimes they decide I’m wrong and they tell me they aren’t going to act on my ticket. All your posts about being the victim of level loss due to a forum comment just don’t hold water. You either violated the ToS outside of the forum or someone on staff otherwise had an issue with you and I can’t help you.

edume said: The forum is very unprofessional as it is and may be the reason buyers don't participate. Hopefully, as I'm writing this the forum is being updated and hopefully will eliminate the baggage.

I hope the forum continues to improve. I’m very far from perfect but I really, really try to make the forum better. The forum is what we all make it. I don’t know what baggage you mean. I know you’ve made accusations against some sellers, so maybe you want them gone, or me, or maybe you just want it to be you talking to yourself, but feel free to clarify so at least your suggestion is understood.

edume said: In our opinion, comments on this forum should be moderated, if not relevant to the topic, the comment should be removed.

Moderators are not encouraged to censor, so there are moderation limits since not all rules are black and white. If all topic-irrelevant comments were removed, we would lose some useless things and some funny tangents and some whole posts, like yours in threads on other topics. My intended topic here was about buying from spammers, not edume’s umpteenth rant. However, you seem to really need to say this stuff, maybe it’s therapeutic, so have at it while you can.


I see some good forum moderation here. I appreciate the time and effort involved in moderating.

Reply to @emasonwrites: Thanks to you and @misscrystal for that. I tend to be obvious on the forums since my goal is to help educate about forum rules and eliminate the simple spam by moving it to the right category or deleting it. I hope to think I’ve helped even if I’m sometimes brisk with wording. There is just so little time in the day.

I had little ability to fix the external serial spammers. The average mod spent hours deleting posts one at a time. I am lucky, some mods spent years having to do that. So, we tracked posts and @twistedweb123 used his skills to eliminate the worst. Others have continued to participate in direct moderation, record podcasts, advise newer mods, etc. Not everyone is grateful for those contributions, but many are. As we move forward, I think we’ve become a better team to serve the participants who are open to positive change.

Reply to @seofanatics: I’m with you.

Reply to @seofanatics: I also agree and if the post is not relevant, it should be moved or deleted. But, there is no moderation on the forum to make that happen. Or, another idea is to open more specific categories to post to.

There needs to be rules to determine what is content and what is an ad in Tips for Buyers or Tips for Sellers.

Previously, “fonthaunt” accused us of posting ads in the Tips for Buyers category but didn’t remove the post because it was content and not an ad. We provided specific information for the buyer. But, when we post occasionally, we submit three or four articles at a time to the same category which would be assessed as spamming, but it’s not. We provided content, it was not moved, yet others criticized that we were dominating the category which is ridiculous. Just look at the domination of the Podcast category.

Have a happy Friday! Cheers

Reply to @edume:

edume said: I also agree and if the post is not relevant, it should be moved or deleted. But, there is no moderation on the forum to make that happen.

Is that why you posted your own rant on my thread regarding spam, even though you stated that you are not a spammer? Are you trying to force the thread to be moved, your comments to be removed, or what? No moderation on the forum… huh? This is really weird.

edume said: Previously, "fonthaunt" accused us of posting ads in the Tips for Buyers category but didn't remove the post because it was content and not an ad. We provided specific information for the buyer.

To me, you did post some useful tips while also promoting yourself. I considered moving/removing comments, but decided not to. For one thing, I felt like I was coming from a biased place and was better off not to act at that time. That’s a form of self-moderation. If another moderator had decided to move them, fine. Sometimes others are around and sometimes I’m on my own here.

That said, moderation is in no way an exact science. When we aren’t sure, we may reply to help gauge things based on the responses. The moderator group doesn’t always agree. But, that way we have a sort of set of checks and balances. You can make all the rules you want and then you put several people from different cultures with good intentions in a place to enforce the rules. You’ll find that each one will interpret rules just a little different. Moderators get upset, sometimes at Fiverr itself, or because they had a bad day but human moderation still has it’s merits.

The forum ran for a long time with little more than automation because there just weren’t enough mods with shorter queues and time and some were just worn out. I don’t know about you, but I thought the forum started to turn into a garbage heap of “fix me gig” posts and “bye 5000 likees and get 7000 free” posts. Other hours it was fake ID’s, prostitution, and phishing links. It was a set of flawed human beings with various talents that turned that around. If you don’t like the forum, you don’t really have to use it.

Finally -

edume said: others criticized that we were dominating the category which is ridiculous. Just look at the domination of the Podcast category.

I really hope this is a joke because if not, it’s no wonder you don’t understand the concept of category domination.


Reply to @misscrystal: I agree! Before fonthaunt and the other new sheriffs were brought in, the forum was crazy. There weren’t enough sheriffs to rein in the spam, but things are about a thousand times better now.