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Most of the briefs I get request services I do not provide OR they are sellers looking for work. I'm training the system (hopefully) to work better for me. I have received two orders from the Briefs system so far. They went smoothly with no issues.

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They just need to go ahead and change the name to 'Buyer Vaguely Worded Message About This Thing I'm Kicking The Tires On And Just Want To See How Expensive It Will Be To Have Done' because that's how most of them read.

 

Calling it a 'brief' sort of implies that it's a clear, concise, and organized outline of what they need done and why they need it, which these never seem to be.

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1 hour ago, terrygrantvo said:

Calling it a 'brief' sort of implies that it's a clear, concise, and organized outline of what they need done and why they need it, which these never seem to be.

Fiverr needs to tighten up the requirements the buyer inputs. For example, I have had requests for proofreading, copyediting, book formatting, illustrations, and publishing to Kindle in one brief, and I only offer two of those services. 

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4 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

For example, I have had requests for proofreading, copyediting, book formatting, illustrations, and publishing to Kindle in one brief, and I only offer two of those services. 

I've had a couple of requests for logo design.

I offer book blurbs, and I've received a total of one (1) brief that mentions book blurbs, but that buyer also wanted the book written, the cover designed, and a bunch of other things, all within the same request.

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11 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

Fiverr needs to tighten up the requirements the buyer inputs. For example, I have had requests for proofreading, copyediting, book formatting, illustrations, and publishing to Kindle in one brief, and I only offer two of those services. 

It seems to me that some of that falls on Fiverr, in not giving specific options in the brief definition process for the buyer to choose the service they're looking for. It appears that the only criterion they need to choose for my services is "writer" and no further specification. I think Fiverr has set this process in automated motion, and doesn't appear to be making any effort to refine the process.

So I get many of the same briefs as @vickiespencerjust mentioned, as well as "translate this from Spanish, Russian," and a host of other languages I don't speak. The list of briefs I get that aren't remotely close to the services I provide goes on and on.

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52 minutes ago, danno1950 said:

 It appears that the only criterion they need to choose for my services is "writer" and no further specification. 

Yes, the only writing I do is for letters of complaint, yet I get requests to write business plans, books, blogs, and so on. 

55 minutes ago, danno1950 said:

as well as "translate this from Spanish, Russian," and a host of other languages

Me too!

 

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So far it's doing nothing for me, I think I get a good number of messages but I delete them without even checking the contents.

I offer translation (Japanese/English) and all the briefs I receive are languages I don't understand.
I guess the Fiverr system just focused on the "translation" part and not the actual languages.
I DO check the briefs eeeeeevery now and then just for the heck of it, but nope, none of them were for me so far.
It's oddly impressive though, how wrong they are each time!!😅

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1 hour ago, vickiespencer said:

Surprise, surprise! At last, today, I finally got a brief that was a match. It was for proofreading and copy editing, which is exactly the service I provide!

Congratulations! That's good news, and hopeful!

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11 hours ago, vickiespencer said:

which is exactly the service I provide! 

I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing a bug with briefs, Vickie. 😉

Joking, of course, congrats, must be your lucky month, you should play the lottery!

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Well after @vickiespencer's success with the brief, I actually clicked/checked the message I received this morning.
I thought maybe, juuuuuuuuust maybe someone is looking for a Japanese translator...

but the brief was about someone looking for a Spanish translator.
Darn in, I just wasted 2 seconds of my precious time!

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On 1/12/2023 at 10:20 PM, vickiespencer said:

Fiverr needs to tighten up the requirements the buyer inputs. For example, I have had requests for proofreading, copyediting, book formatting, illustrations, and publishing to Kindle in one brief, and I only offer two of those services. 

yes I think more options should be opened so to have more data to match, but anyway I'm sure briefs will improve. I'm very positive in this way. It would be cool if we could receive in the next months briefs every day. I'm sure also more customers are needed.

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2 hours ago, zeus777 said:

Darn it, I just wasted 2 seconds of my precious time!

Today I received a brief from a buyer looking for someone to do their homework! 😱

At first, I was not happy. But then I thought, well if that student had requested someone to do their homework in Buyer Requests, they would have had several offers to do so. However, now that the briefs go to more qualified sellers, perhaps students will not find anyone to help them cheat. 🤨

 

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