Satirical/Crude descriptions in gigs


#1

First time user here. I posted my first gig 2 days ago and included various tasteless and thoughtless “Jokes” to entice and entertain potential buyers. I looked for some sort of guideline on NSFW use of words and couldn’t find one so I said ****** and posted the gig.

It was approved and so far I haven’t seen any warnings so I am under the impression that censorship is minimal as far as word usage is concerned.

Can a more experienced Fiverr Fellow or Female give their take on this subject?

Mod Note: Inappropriate language removed!


#2

It’s best to keep it PG 13, because the users are supposed to be 13 or older.

From Fiverr’s Terms of Service:

"Gigs may be removed by Fiverr for violations to these Terms of Service, which may include (but are not limited to) the following violations and/or materials:

  • Illegal or Fraudulent services
  • Copyright Infringement, Trademark Infringement, and violation of a third party’s terms of service reported through our Intellectual Property Claims Policy found here
  • Adult oriented services, Pornographic, Inappropriate/Obscene
  • Intentional copies of Gigs
  • Spam, Nonsense, or Violent Gigs
  • Gigs misleading to buyers
  • Reselling of regulated goods
  • Services that extend beyond 30 days of service duration"

#3

My suggestion would be to send your gig link to Customer Support and ask them for a specific OK. I’ve seen tame gigs with a racy photo get denied after a few sales, and I’ve seen NSFW gigs keep on flying. When you wing it with the automated approval (which seems to be kind of like those 1 in 5 random car searches on a highway) you are definitely taking a risk.

I know of several sellers who have had specific gigs approved with what I would consider 17+ language, but they got an OK by Customer Support and kept a screenshot, so even though an editor could later disagree, its better than nothing. The approach you used certainly didn’t work for you on the forum since I see another moderator has already intervened.


#4

Thanks for the suggestion friendo. Inappropriate/Obscene is pretty subjective, but I like the PG-13 analogy. Though PG-13 these days can include instances of the verbal use of “FK" and "ST”.