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Normally the first thing I do when I get a notification is check the message drop-down to see if i got a review. As soon as I see a five star I breath a sigh of relief. Seeing a good review is always a motivation for me. Now, you can get a bad review, leave a feedback saying wonderful client and when the clients review becomes viewable you realize its a one star? How do you combat that review? A lot of clients use the way you react to negative feedback as a deciding factor.

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This is yet more stress on sellers. It serves no purpose for anyone. Why they continue to come up with diabolical ways to stress sellers is beyond me.

We need to be able to see a review left for us and respond or not respond appropriately. This seems obvious.

People constantly complaining that we should be able to review buyers is the reason for this. We do not need to review buyers. We just need to know if a bad review was left and be able to respond to it.

I wouldn’t say a bad word about ANY buyer, ever. I don’t want the public to see me whining about specific buyers, and naming and shaming them. That’s not exactly going to be a good image. Only if a buyer lies about me in a negative review will I respond to explain what happened.

Can we please go back to the previous method of reviews?

I wouldn’t say a bad word about ANY buyer, ever. I don’t want the public to see me whining about specific buyers, and naming and shaming them. That’s not exactly going to be a good image. Only if a buyer lies about me in a negative review will I respond to explain what happened.

Exactly, the only buyers I review other than buyers who tip, are those who lie in their own reviews of me. Either this or they leave poor reviews after a I have staggeringly over delivered on orders where briefs have changed several times and/or buyers have ordered work which I do not offer.

I can see a practical side to blind reviews but only if buyer and seller reviews appear on their respective profiles.

Once again, the way this works assumes that all sellers have been manipulating reviews and blind reviews make things fairer. They don’t. Also, I don’t really understand why Fiverr needs reviews, secret feedback, and blind reviews, on top of the already removal of any way to change reviews left in error.

This just feels like yet another tier of punishment of the many for crimes committed by the few.

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They are hiding our own reviews from us for ten days. I don’t see why this would happen.

They are hiding our own reviews from us for ten days. I don’t see why this would happen.

Indeed. They could at least give us the option of whether to review a buyer or not immediately.

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I need to know immediately if a buyer left a bad review so I can block them from ordering again. There must be a good reason to not allow a seller to see a review for ten days but what could it be?

A horrible buyer can wreck a lot of havoc on a seller in that ten day window.

I need to know immediately if a buyer left a bad review so I can block them from ordering again.

Yeah, I actually went to block the buyer mentioned in my OP. However, they are a seller on Fiverr also and all I can do is hit the report button. I’m not going to do that.

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I need to know immediately if a buyer left a bad review so I can block them from ordering again.

Yeah, I actually went to block the buyer mentioned in my OP. However, they are a seller on Fiverr also and all I can do is hit the report button. I’m not going to do that.

Can you go to their profile and use the “block” button or is that just a report button?

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Normally the first thing I do when I get a notification is check the message drop-down to see if i got a review. As soon as I see a five star I breath a sigh of relief. Seeing a good review is always a motivation for me. Now, you can get a bad review, leave a feedback saying wonderful client and when the clients review becomes viewable you realize its a one star? How do you combat that review? A lot of clients use the way you react to negative feedback as a deciding factor.

Fiverr probably hired a lunna recently…Things happening recently are real weirdo

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The two bad reviews I’ve gotten were from apparently happy delighted buyers who continued to message me in a friendly way even though they apparently were angry enough to leave bad reviews. I don’t want to be chatting away as if we are old friends with a buyer who, unknown to me, left a negative untruthful review.

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Can you go to their profile and use the “block” button or is that just a report button?

Can you go to their profile and use the “block” button or is that just a report button?

When fellow sellers order from you, a block button doesn’t appear on their profile. If someone orders from you who is not a seller, you see a report and block button.

In this case, it is not really possible to block other sellers from ordering your gigs. This is a bit of a headache for me, as my Bitcoin gig gets a lot of fellow sellers trying to outsoure to it. (As was the case with this order). If I block them by reporting them, I might end up looking like a seller trying to take out a competitor.

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Seems like somebody hacked fiverr and updating things their own way lol, today i have lost my level 2 badge because a client sent their mobile number and i refused to accept it…no reply from cs…

Actually have reasons to believe that buyers are now exploiting sellers all thanks to Fiverr unrealistic update!

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I just keep wondering who is Fiverr hiring as advisers… :roll_eyes:

We’re all trapped between a rock and a hard place… 😏

Somehow we need to make Fiverr understand that playing with fire is no good, no matter from who’s brilliant mind came out with all these ideas nor how much money did it cost 😠

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I just encountered this “blind review” system myself. It was a repeat client who only leaves great reviews, but I was nervous nevertheless.

If I don’t review first, allow 10 days to pass, will I then be able to review the buyer? Or am I out of luck at that point and their review stands unanswered?

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This is insane. The only thing they’ve managed to do is make everything harder. What exactly was the point of that? The more “improvements” they make the worse the site gets. It’s just a bunch of jumping through hoops for sellers that don’t even make sense.

I think both reviews should show up on the buyers review page-some special section and ours. That would level the playing field, since who wants to work with someone that just leaves a bunch of bad reviews all over the place. SO frustrating!!!

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I just encountered this “blind review” system myself. It was a repeat client who only leaves great reviews, but I was nervous nevertheless.

If I don’t review first, allow 10 days to pass, will I then be able to review the buyer? Or am I out of luck at that point and their review stands unanswered?

If I don’t review first, allow 10 days to pass, will I then be able to review the buyer? Or am I out of luck at that point and their review stands unanswered?

No. After ten days, you lose your ability top respond to reviews. You will just have to guess whether your buyer is happy and review accordingly. - Or not at all.

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If I don’t review first, allow 10 days to pass, will I then be able to review the buyer? Or am I out of luck at that point and their review stands unanswered?

No. After ten days, you lose your ability top respond to reviews. You will just have to guess whether your buyer is happy and review accordingly. - Or not at all.

No. After ten days, you lose your ability top respond to reviews. You will just have to guess whether your buyer is happy and review accordingly. - Or not at all.

Okay. I might just be done. So disappointed.

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