today I received a nasty letter from ebay angry that I had included a web link in one of my discussion board posts. They promptly erased this post - and sent me the following "friendly notice" - after the fact.
Once again, eBay comes across as that damned snivelling little brat in 4th grade that was always beat up for being a tattle-tale and spineless jellyfish. He was always looking for fault in others and making sure THE ENTIRE WORLD knew that HE was superior. Just like "Dori" did below.
C'mon, eBay. This has just gotten out of hand. You are so goddamned proprietary and nick-picky about every stinkin' little thing. Why are you so afraid? Aren't you pleased enough that you have a fat, sick, disgusting MONOPOLY on the auction market???
I've dealt with this pettiness for almost seven years now - and it never fails to make me shake my head in wonder. What the hell are they so afraid of - that linking to another site might take their buyer off-site? Oh, jeez - god forbid that people might want to LINK with others in their community - and inform them of changes. As I tried to do.
So - eBay - this has got to stop. And soon. The walls are closing in on your little arrangement - and you are going to get punched but for good. Soon. Soon. I am about ready to start a site similar to that great site that monitors Wal-Mart called Wal-Mart Watch.
Fair warning, auction fans. Things are going to shakeup at ebay very soon - Meg definitely has put feelers out there for other work, and this dinosaur of an auction company
better start looking over it's back. REVOLUTION IN THE AUCTION WORLD IS EMINENT!
Fight the good fight - and let your voice be heard here. Comments need to be posted now...
Recently we became aware that your eBay registered account was involved in the
Advertising merchandise, auctions, services or commercial Web sites, including
offers to trade, "wanted" posts, or charitable solicitations.which is not permitted at eBay.
This is a copy of your post:
auctionexus (504 ) View Listings | Report Nov-15-05 01:39 PST
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>>> my posting removed from eBay site <<<
We realize that you may not have been aware there was a rule against this
Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to
review our site policies, which can be found at:
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successful experiences at eBay. Therefore, we respectfully request that you
refrain from this activity in the future to avoid the possibility of a
suspension of your eBay registration.
Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.
eBay Moderation Team