Welcome To The Dictatorship Of eBay

from the say-nothing-negative dept

eBay has made yet another change that is pissing off users. They’ve put up new rules for their discussion boards that ban an awful lot concerning what people can say on the boards. No one can put up a private email address on the boards, or ask each other where to buy a particular item. The scarier rules include the fact that no one is allowed to discuss fraud, if they think they’re being ripped off by someone. And, if a post is deleted or someone is kicked off of eBay no one is allowed to discuss that post or the person again. It’s like a bad dictatorship where they kill off someone and pretend they never ever existed. eBay says they’re doing it to protect innocent sellers from getting accused, but it certainly looks like they’re just trying to prevent any sort of criticism.

Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “Welcome To The Dictatorship Of eBay”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
James Y. Wilson says:

What about the buyers?

As they feign concern for their sellers, who coincidentally are their primary source of revenue, they should remember the legions of buyers who are also responsible for their success. How ’bout devoting an equal amount of effort to considering more ways to protect the buyer from unscrupulous sellers?

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...