We should form a ‘bad buyers list’ for each category.
I know we’ve all had some nightmare customers and I know Fiverr has done some work to help that.
Such as, “Reviews as Buyer” on the buyers page - which is great, Fiverr.
Yet, I think its time that we should kick it up a notch. Some buyers just don’t have reviews due to order cancellations, or the new review expired. For example, I love most of my customers, but some still gave me a bad review after I gave them 5 stars. That 5 star is going to appear on their page, while that 2 star appears on mine. Another? You don’t review in enough time, so you don’t get to rate the buyer. However, when you do rate it, after seeing the review, it doesn’t appear on their page anymore - it expired and no one knows. The customers can be quite hidden. Yes, the Fiverr blind system has made it harder for us in these areas.
I just think we should just make a list. Help each other protect each other. Take it into our own hands within this online community. Fiverr could possibly expand this idea from the forums to the seller pages, so we can clearly see who/what she shouldn’t do. Yet, for now, we should make our own list.
Think about it, wouldn’t it be great to have a list of people, measured by the downvotes or upvotes of the username? If someone was giving you a hard time, you posted the name and 20 people followed by downvoting. You would know, that person isn’t good to work with. Or even, where you had a gut feeling about someone trying to scam you and/or abuse your gig by ‘trying to get more’; they still don’t like it, and refund anyway (killing your ratings); and lets not forget those people running from multiple accounts. Seeing those downvotes (with some explanations) would really help. Especially, during the holidays. Its the perfect excuse to get free stuff.
Now, there is the law of relativity at hand. One customer may be great in 1 category vs. the same customer in a different category where they are rude The same goes with seller 1 experience is good vs. seller 2 experience bad. My point is, things change sometimes. The point here is to make the sellers more aware and Fiverr more aware of what is going on. It’s not the end all be all solution, its just a start of something new.