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I mean, I've had my inklings based on the videos I've found in English - but... this is just sad. 

It's hard for me to blame the clueless new 'sellers' who come to Fiverr with the promise of gurus like this. It's a scam that's only obvious to people who get why these tips don't work - I remember when I first started on Fiverr...was incredibly clueless about the whole thing. Only thing that made me different from these newbies was my English. 

Still, something has to be done. 

 

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Hidden tricks...

How about, if a person's post contains fewer than 20 characters (like in the old forum), the post is automatically hidden and and counts double against a newcomer's post limit? And that old "your post is similar to your last post" limitation? I know it wouldn't solve much of anything, but as long as we're talking hidden mechanics...

Actually, maybe not post limits, but newcomers cannot earn points for the first two or three months once the forum is joined? Remove the reward for negative behavior. Reinforcement theory, extinction. That would permit the people who need help to elaborate as needed.

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8 hours ago, katakatica said:

It's hard for me to blame the clueless new 'sellers' who come to Fiverr with the promise of gurus like this.

I agree. However, every individual needs to account for their own actions.

I've likened these spammers' behavior to those of a child. With kids, we can either a) tell them how to behave correctly and admonish them if they don't comply - or b) we can all be very happy clappy & liberal and let them do what the heck they want. No one is an expert in parenting of course, but taking the latter approach usually results in anarchy - which is effectively what's happening here. 

Plus, as I've mentioned elsewhere, whilst we're all commenting on this (negative) thread & others like it, we're not focusing our efforts on exchanging constructive ideas, helping each other to succeed or, using our input to make this forum a valuable resource for everyone. Surely, that is what a business minded forum is all about?   

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8 hours ago, fiveroptic1 said:

we're not focusing our efforts on exchanging constructive ideas, helping each other to succeed or, using our input to make this forum a valuable resource for everyone

After years many of us gave up. 
I even created a topic to management asking about forum objectives so we all can work towards their/our goal. 
Guess what? It’s being ignored. And I did bring up that question a couple of times. 
So it’s only natural that we start questioning that if “the head of the fish” doesn’t care why should we? 

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15 hours ago, fiveroptic1 said:

we're not focusing our efforts on exchanging constructive ideas, helping each other to succeed or, using our input to make this forum a valuable resource for everyone.

Ohhhhh, but there were plenty of times where we really helped newbies out, and I think a good number of us still do.
The thing is though, at least for me, I get pretty picky. 😅

If I see a post that says "I have no sales help me," I will at least go check their gig out. It takes usually less than 10 seconds for me to tell whether the seller put in a decent amount of effort in creating that gig or not. I know this is going to sound mean, but I'd say 99.99% of the time even if I did leave helpful comments, those sellers won't bother listening because the advice I give is too much work. After that happens several hundred times, you start ignoring them most of the time.
Every now and then I will come across a new seller who actually has skills and is still trying to look for a way to improve.
Sellers like that usually take their time explaining their situation rather than just saying help me I have no sales. When I go check their gigs, they look
pretty decent already, and just needed a little bit of tweaking. And guess what, those new types of sellers tend to get a lot of actual helpful comments, and
they will go ahead and make those changes.

Sad thing is though, I'm seeing fewer of those new sellers with potential. I think they are being drowned in the Spam Sea.

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@zeus777, I agree - I will still help if I can, but I don't go as far to check out the gigs, that's far too much work to waste my time on, so you have my full admiration!! 😃 Plus, I'm not going to give a spammer the satisfaction of getting the click. Besides, we can all tell the 'real' requests for help at a moments glance, as opposed to the spam. Problem is, new members who do actually want help, may well look at the forum - 'think what a mess' and leave - that's the effect Spammers have.     

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I very nearly quit. For months I've only visited the "Questions" category, because I can upvote the actual answers and (near-quote) "downvote the spam into oblivion". (Thank you so much @melanielm for that phrase!)

I'm only perusing a few more of the forum categories (FAQ, Feedback, a bit of reporting in both the "Tips") now more because I carpool and get to work nearly an hour early, and I'm literally here to stave off boredom. (Yes, I could do something more productive, but I get distracted easy and I would rather not risk clocking in late.)

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3 hours ago, alamin__hassan said:

Grand Master 🙏

As I’ve said in the past, and I will continue to say: Your participation here in the forum DOES NOT affect your Fiverr seller Gigs, sales, or rankings in anyway. 

The above is from the topic below:

 

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Ha... I wondered why this popped back up.

 

This is as good a place as any to mention (again) that an 'ignore' feature that actually worked would be real real nice thing to have, here.

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