In some cases, the rage may be because that they have now “wasted” so much time researching the best sellers for their gig. I typically research mine for months (bluetooth headphone recommendations welcome, price, looks etc not a barrier–I’m still browsing…)
Anyway. This particular breed sets their heart on you, and in an age where most of us can get most things instantly without trouble, that’s annoying. A “no” is just a kick in the sack. Who cares about priority for better paying customers, or people who have just said “let’s give it a go, it’s only $5”.
Really, buyers, I like my messages to say something like “Hi, I need 5 pages of web content, maybe 4-500 a page for a dildon’t business. It’s for a client of mine, and I’d like it back by [date]. Can you work on this and give me a quote? Please let me know if you have questions.”
Compare to “I want good write no scamers pleise”. Or even just 500 words of “I just started a business and it’s going really well but I need some help lol and I couldn’t help but [snip]”.
I note in the inbox update FAQ forum thread that some top sellers who don’t frequent the forum are complaining about it because they get 50+ messages a day. They wouldn’t say it, but I will: most of those messages are garbage. They said “we just won’t look anymore”. It makes sense.
Today’s PITA buyer emphasized a winter sale, so my copy did. REVISION: “actually we’re not in winter sales mode anymore, could you change that?”
Yes, I will change the 2 words in this $5 copy of this 10 word gig for you, and spend a lot more time advising you to give good briefs, you tit.