Two rants in one week… I’ll admit I’m not proud of that. XD
Anyway, this is the reason for the gig’s denial according to fiverr: "Your Gig requires modification - 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."
My gig has been around for about two years years and it has 100 or so 5-star reviews (no negative ratings). Nowhere in my gig does it imply that I do people’s academic work for them. Since when does editing a document mean writing the entire thing for somebody? -_- I’ll admit, I’ve received messages from people about me writing their dissertations, but I obviously declined. I’ve always had a sense of integrity.
I went in to edit the gig title to see if it would stop being in denied status. I changed it from “I will meticulously edit and proofread your document” to “I will provide editing and proofreading services.” I woke up to find that my gig was not only denied (again) and no longer appearing in search, but I was unable to go in to edit it. The only option in the drop down is “delete.” I of course messaged the fiverr team about it and I’m awaiting their response… but really? There are gigs that literally say “I will do your biology homework” and those are still up… And a gig that NEVER implied such a thing got denied? I’m open to the fact that MAYBE, just maybe the new gig title has just enough ambiguity to make someone think it’s a homework-doing gig. But that would be such a stretch. Correct me if I’m wrong.
All I’ve done is correct people’s grammar and spelling mistakes and leave them feedback on how to improve their articles, blogs, resumes, etc.
I really hope my gig doesn’t end up being gone for good. I don’t like when I (or other sellers) get penalized for things they didn’t actually do. Now I’m starting to worry about my other gigs (even though they’re not violating any rules), especially the most popular ones that are the reason why I don’t need a second job.
Has something similar ever happened to you? What was the end-result?