I have been warned...
In a website contact form reply today, I received a message essentially warning me personally that eBay discussion board "Feedies" will "Go After" me and my eBay listings because of my previous article about this very behavior:
The article was written about a video detailing the vicious and retaliatory actions of some members of the eBay Community Discussion forums.
I certainly hope that this is not the case.
Additionally I would think any of the eBay employees who happen to be in charge of eBay forum moderation who also have read this blog or any of my other blogs would certainly understand that allowing such retaliation against any writers eBay listings would not be in the best interest of eBay from a purely PR perspective.
If feedback is used as a weapon against a writer who simply offered an opinion about the situation currently occurring on the eBay discussion forums, then how will a normal eBay member without this kind of pulpit expect fair treatment.
eBay has a responsibility to not allow this kind of intimidation and gaming of the forum and feedback systems and rules.
I will not remove my article and I fully intend on maintaining my 100% feedback record with my eBay selling account. eBay forum moderators should be quite viligant about the behaviours being exhibited by a small but apparently powerful group of very odd people who are known as Feedies.