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So, I started using fiverr within the last year or so as a means of diversifying my income and getting experience in freelance editing. I sort of had an idea that I would be encountering some strange offers, considering the nature of the site. What I wasn't prepared for was the almost complete lack of protections for sellers on this site. I should be able to decline any gigs I get, especially if the buyer is asking for something I'm not comfortable with doing or is blatantly ignoring my own boundaries or criteria. I should also be able to decline gigs if for some reason I have a bunch of gigs in line--why does the timer start immediately anyways? I have a life outside of fiverr and can't always be at it's beck and call the minute someone else is looking for me! I try to check everything in a timely manner, but I'm human and have a lot going on! A timer shouldn't start until I ACCEPT the gig. The way the site is currently set up, I feel like it's so easy for sellers to be taken advantage of or harrassed into working. The fact I have to request the buyer to also cancel is absurd, or the fact that in order to get anything done you have to approach customer service is... inefficient. Not being able to decline offers is the #1 reason I'm considering leaving, to be honest. I don't feel protected here.