Once I said a client, who was not responding for two weeks, that I would charge him $x.xx if he didn't reply me in xx:xx times. He reported it as a threat immediately, and my Upwork account was down the very next day.
I'm sorry to hear that. I am sure that will happen, but if you use a platform you have to keep those things in mind. I haven't ever used a platform, so I was not in risk of having it shutdown. It's sad that people can be spiteful.
When it comes to a platform, things get out of the control. Most of the platforms value investors, clients for us, rather than freelancers. It is always risky. It also hurts freelancer's reputation.
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