or Please Help Saving the Forum from Be(com)ing a Pain to Read and Use
The forum has Categories. Before you open a new topic, make reasonably sure it’s in the correct category.
Not sure? Click the menu (3 horizontal lines in the top menu bar), click Categories, you’ll find a short text under each category name telling you what the category is for.
Don’t copy-paste other people’s stuff, neither stuff other forum users wrote, nor useful articles you found online, that’s not just bad style but against the forum rules too. We want to read what you have to offer to the community, your original thoughts, tips, and Fiverr experiences (even if not in perfect English, that doesn’t matter).
Before you start using the forum, read the forum rules, it won’t hurt and can save your posts from getting flagged by the community for violating the forum guidelines (a few important ones: don’t “name and shame” anyone, you wouldn’t want that done to you either; don’t insult anyone; don’t clutter threads with “Good tips!” – that’s what the likes (heart symbol below each topic/post) are there for; don’t spam your gigs – that’s what the My Fiverr Gigs category is for; don’t hijack other people’s threads for your own questions).
Have a question or problem? Ask yourself: Is it very probable that you’re the first one here who had that question/problem? If it seems probable that about 324 795 people before you already had that question/problem (and you can neither find the answer in Fiverr’s Terms of Service, nor in the Seller/Buyer Help Center), first use the forum search function (right next to your profile icon and the menu icon), it won’t bite, promise. Still no useful answer? Ask away.
Don’t rely on old, or any, forum info if it’s a vital problem that might make the difference to your account being restricted (and you losing your income and can’t feed your family anymore) or not. Especially if you find info that’s contradicting. Before you do something that might jeopardize your account, don’t pick the first answer you’ll find but look through several (preferably newer) threads concerning your issue – and if in doubt, ask Fiverr support for an official reply/statement.
What, I’m not supposed to do any of that? But what then?!
Well – Be nice, have fun, enjoy the community and the exchange with like-minded people, add something useful, write posts with new tips, share your own experience, share your bugs! (a shared bug is half a bug! ), have a good (even heated as long as fair and not insulting) discussion about something you feel is worth a discussion, … (and, yes, of course, rant in The Ranting Pot, but remember, even there, forum rules apply, and other people are people with feelings and stuff too!).
My objective with this post is not to discourage anyone from using the forum, not at all, quite the contrary, but we all want a forum that’s informative, interesting, fun, easy and quick to read, right?
P.S. In case you wonder why this ‘5 tips what to not do on the forum’ post isn’t in the right category (especially in the light of tip #1) – it’s just disguised as a tip post but in truth, it’s a rant.