I’ve been on Fiverr as a buyer for several years and until now have always had a positive experience (always 5 star ratings and usually tip well also). The latest gig I ordered was for a WordPress theme customization at a cost of just over $400. From the beginning the seller has been s-l-o-w, the work has been marginal and has even asked me to help do their job. I thought maybe if I gave some compliments they would feel inspired to complete the project. Now I’m just hopeful they’ll do the bare minimum so I can accept the job (and hire someone else on Fiverr to finish it the right way!) My question is this; if I leave that person less than a 5 star rating, can they in turn trash me by rating me low? What are the available remedies for this situation? Since I complimented them can they use this somehow against my contention they did not live up to expectations?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions.