|Re: Proposed rule regarding ebay discussions|
Message #4 Posted by Randy on 20 Feb 2008, 8:20 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Dave Hicks
What about the eBay'ers with multiple accounts? Which account do they post under or do they list all accounts? Starts to get pretty messy, pretty much like the threads that started all this.
Having been the originator of, or at least guilty of piling on after the fact of many a eBay related post, I find the most recent exchanges not in the spirit of the group here at large. In the past, many silly or just plain ridiculous auctions provided some comic relief. Honestly, who doesn't find some silliness in a broken HP10 in a box for $925? If somebody thinks that is a good deal, why should I tell them otherwise? After all, eBay seems to have become a place where it's not about what something is worth but rather about what someone will pay.
IMO, this latest round of name calling and finger pointing is just plain annoying. It has nothing to do with what we discuss here and doesn't serve anybody but those throwing the rocks at each other. I know that the last time the whole eBay thing got out of hand, I voted to keep the rules as is but honestly after this last bit of back and forth, it is no longer amusing and I think I would rather see no eBay related posts at all. Auctions only last a week and then they are over. Having all that archived seems quite the waste when there are far more interesting things to discuss...
So, coming back to the topic at hand, my response would be sure, if you want to post an eBay auction here for the public to see, yes, you must include all your eBay identities. Not at all unreasonable.