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No it's to stop people posting ebay deals

Think coding would be too complex just for misc forum

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lumoruk;5249900

No it's to stop people posting ebay dealsThink coding would be too … No it's to stop people posting ebay dealsThink coding would be too complex just for misc forum



just dont allow ebay to be a merchent

job done

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it is also to stop it being done in the fs boards, or anyboard really, spammers spam anywhere

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magicbeans;5249954

just dont allow ebay to be a merchentjob done



I'll go back to dumping on my N95 >>8GB!!!

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sassie;5249966

it is also to stop it being done in the fs boards, or anyboard really, … it is also to stop it being done in the fs boards, or anyboard really, spammers spam anywhere



but if a spammers gonna spam censoring ebay in a link wont stop them..they will put the item number up.

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magicbeans;5250017

but if a spammers gonna spam censoring ebay in a link wont stop … but if a spammers gonna spam censoring ebay in a link wont stop them..they will put the item number up.



but it isnt a clickable link then, thats the main thing, more people will click on a link than bother copy and pasting

or if they are smart they will use a tinyurl link

I agree, this ebay censorship is real daft.

That would just encourage people to do more self promotion, you know the "Shall I buy this on E-bay threads" when they are the seller or know the seller.

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RedIron;5250140

That would just encourage people to do more self promotion, you know the … That would just encourage people to do more self promotion, you know the "Shall I buy this on E-bay threads" when they are the seller or know the seller.



but like i said..if they wanted t theyd just type in the item number...or like matt said....use tiny url!

matt3454;5250049

or if they are smart they will use a tinyurl link ;)I agree, this ebay … or if they are smart they will use a tinyurl link ;)I agree, this ebay censorship is real daft.



Have even had some of them removed by mods lol.

I agree :thumbsup:

Fleebay. Know what you mean.

magicbeans;5250326

but like i said..if they wanted t theyd just type in the item number...or … but like i said..if they wanted t theyd just type in the item number...or like matt said....use tiny url!



The question you need to ask for yourself is "Would the forum be better for allowing Ebay links?"

I personally think not.

If members go to the trouble of posting Ebay links by proxy, it is easier to find those that are self promoting, and suspend/ban them

thesaint;5251484

The question you need to ask for yourself is "Would the forum be better … The question you need to ask for yourself is "Would the forum be better for allowing Ebay links?"I personally think not.If members go to the trouble of posting Ebay links by proxy, it is easier to find those that are self promoting, and suspend/ban them



Same could be said about posting the item number. Nothing to block those. Makes little sense in blocking an ebay link per se.

So... If your talking about a specific ebay item, say in China, you cant show people what your talkiing about !

maxmix

thesaint;5251783

I never bother to open a tab for Ebay, copy and paste an item number into … I never bother to open a tab for Ebay, copy and paste an item number into it to see the item, and I bet most others are the same, which is the reason it is implemented?So, completely different to having a clickable link in a post(which I rarely click either).



Acknowledged, yet subjective at best. No specific reason has ever been officially published on this site as to why ebay links are not allowed and item numbers are allowed.

thesaint;5251896

Maybe subjective, but it's pretty obvious. Not everything needs to be … Maybe subjective, but it's pretty obvious. Not everything needs to be "Official".



Please keep your reply relative to the OP. Your bickering is only spoiling the OP's thread. :whistling:

MB, I completely agree with you 100%.

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StevenA2000_uk;5251819

Acknowledged, yet subjective at best. No specific reason has ever been … Acknowledged, yet subjective at best. No specific reason has ever been officially published on this site as to why ebay links are not allowed and item numbers are allowed.


:thumbsup:

StevenA2000_uk;5251919

Please keep your reply relative to the OP. Your bickering is only … Please keep your reply relative to the OP. Your bickering is only spoiling the OP's thread. :whistling:MB, I completely agree with you 100%.



:giggle: thanks not-steven, shame no mods have commented...fact is if anyone is gonna spam they get caught pretty quick. otherwise ebay linkies are used on misc to point out funnies.

why not censor all web addresses on misc...in case someone wants to paste a link to their online shop/business!!

bod emrys;5384888

Out of interest, why does the ebay link in ]this post work?



Maybe because the URL is a shop Blah Blah addy and not e b a y.co.uk etc

maxmix

Strange thing, this. We can't link to eBay, but Amibees did just run a deal on an eBay Buy It Now product, at hotukdeals.com/ite…ll/ . What's going on there?

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dxx;5415532

Strange thing, this. We can't link to eBay, but Amibees did just run a … Strange thing, this. We can't link to eBay, but Amibees did just run a deal on an eBay Buy It Now product, at http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/415829/boxing-punch-bag-kick-bag-speedball/ . What's going on there?



ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!

mmmmm:w00t:

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as the link amibees posted was for cyber checkout i would assume it was in stock at time of posting
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