Warning from Feedies Re: eBay Discussion Boards – A Dangerous Place To Dwell

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:

eBay Discussion Forums - A Dangerous Place to Dwell

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.

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0 Responses to Warning from Feedies Re: eBay Discussion Boards – A Dangerous Place To Dwell

  1. Henrietta August 21, 2008 at 8:09 pm #

    Now you know the secret of eBay’s high user numbers, every single regular poster in the forums has a ‘posting ID’. It became necessary about 4 years ago. About the same time people found they needed a buying ID as well as a selling ID.

    There is a reason they are called Trolls.

    Forums are moderated by LiveWorld, not eBay. Look back on your client’s experience with eBay and tell me, with a straight face, that eBay gives a rip.

    “We hear you!”

  2. 284 Dan August 21, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Dude, eBay will allow the trolls on their forums to harass you, neg you, hijack your account, auctions and anything else that is needed to be done in order to hide the truth, which is that eBay sucks.

    eBay supports these trolls because they do not want the truth to be told. They encourage it by PAYING liveworld to allow this harassment. It is pure PR. Protect their reputation and make it appear all is wonderful on eBay.

    But, the world is finding out the truth.

  3. Henrik August 22, 2008 at 10:06 am #

    Its well known that a poster needs to use an anonymous eBay user id when posting on the forums in order to protect your business from these nuts. In the forums where you can’t easily establish an alias, like the powerseller board, its common to see auctions tampered with and bogus reports to eBay about violations just to disrupt a member’s business due to chat board disagreements. As a matter of fact, the head of IMA is known to be one of the biggest users of this technique when he gets into a fight.

  4. Video Producer September 8, 2008 at 1:16 am #

    I have gotten hate mails out the ying yang over my video. I totally stand with you in beating down these FEEDIES, TROLLS, TOOLS or whatever the hell you wanna call them.

    Some listed in the view have been coming around about ebay but others others have just gotten worse.

    We really need to expose them MORE! Get them OFF the board, so they stop harassing the protesters. I guarantee if they weren’t there, getting everyone suspended, that ebays server would have shut down, from all the complaints. There have been MORE deteted than what is presently there now.

  5. Video Producer September 8, 2008 at 1:21 am #

    Oh, while on the subject…the video has been updated with annotations. There is one person, who has about 5 different ebay names, who is bidding on people items, that they are not getting along with and then even posting because that person cancelled their bids.

    They were busted. Watch the video again to get this persons names and BEWARE of them!

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