The message is response is a good idea to see if a seller is still active and how long they are liked to take to respond.
I am looking for a social media manager and contacted some sellers. Of those two replied quite quickly just saying they would get back to me, but have not. This is not the first time this has happened and after waiting a reasonable amount of time, getting no reply, I have followed up but still had no reply. I just think its a bit strange that sellers on here don’t want to sell, and fiverr should have a rule to stop this from happening to enable sellers to keep their response rate high or have a report button when they don’t reply. I also guess some sellers just plain forget to go back to the message, as it looks like they have already replied which defeats the point of the system to the buyer.
I also got back two replied from sellers saying they are not accepting orders at the moment which has also then wasted both my time, and their time. Again, I advised them to either pause their gigs or put a note in the description to say it is for existing clients only and that they are not accepting any new buyers.
One reply I got back was to say the seller is no good at promotion, which is again strange when that is what the gig they are advertising is for.
I’m still looking and going to risk posting a request instead, or search elsewhere.