I’m seeing a lot of sellers posting their services in the Buyers Requests. I’ve recently read that this is against Fiverr terms and it’s quite annoying to have to sift through all this rubbish when you are looking for genuine work. May I suggest that Fiverr adds a report option to Buyer Requests, and then does a review of the reported request. They can even include a few pre-selected reasons for why someone is reporting a Buyer Request (Something like this is a seller advert). What are the thoughts of other sellers?
EDIT: I’ve suggested a user-policing feature in one of the comments below: I’m thinking that if 5 or more users report an advert, then the system can be made to automatically delete the request and send a warning message to the person who posted it. After 3 warnings your account gets suspended - then you can contact customer support to appeal and get it re-instated. This will require no customer support, and will probably be more effective than having someone sit there and review the reported posts anyway. Once there is a very real consequence of having your account blocked - people will desist.
Edit AGAIN: The website can even be programmed so that only Top Rated sellers can submit reports. The possibilities are endless if we call take a few moments to brain storm and come up with a working, fool proof idea.
It’s not so much the posts that annoy me, as the fact that it’s a breech of terms - If I can’t do it, why should anyone else be allowed to?