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Subject: NOTICE: eBay Procedural Warning –
Date: Tue, 02 May 2000 Pacific Daylight Time
Recently we became aware that your eBay registered account was involved
in the following activity:
which is not permitted at eBay.
Vintage Bandana-Hawg Wild non-Harley
“Keywords designed to snag smart-searchers: [Grateful Dead Beatles Chuck Berry Keith Richards Disneyland Nude Photo of Me In a Trout Stream Mark Mcgwire Bong Pantyhose Wizard Of Oz Volkswagon 24K Gold Grocery Coupons Cow Chicken Pig Snowdome Packard Lone Ranger Too Much Coffee biker babe butterfly].” is the keyword phrase.
Key word spamming is the practice of adding words, including brand
names, which are not directly related to the item you are selling or which
are included for the primary purpose of attracting or diverting bidders
to a listing which is not permitted.
Key word spamming is not only a manipulation of our search engines, but
is also unfair to members who may be searching for a specific item and
receive search engine results of listings which are not selling the
item. Users often are confused and frustrated by such
tactics. Certain uses of brand names may also constitute trademark
infringement and could expose sellers to legal liability.
Methods of Key Word Spamming include, but are not limited to:
1. Extra Brand Names in Title or Item Description
2. Not Brand X, Not Brand Y
3. Improper Trademark Usage
4. Lists of “Key” Words
5. Hidden Text (White on white text, or hidden text in HTML Code)
6. Drop Down Boxes
Although your auction(s)are inconsistent with our listing guidelines,
we will allow your current running auctions to complete their course and
end on their own.
Please view our Listing Policies page for further details on this and
other guidelines on listing your items:
For more information on why eBay has ended an auction, please visit:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be aware future incidents of this nature can
lead to the suspension of your account. We value you as a member of our
community and wish to continue this relationship, so we must ask you to
refrain from any violations of the Listing Policies or
User Agreement in the future.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may
have on our existing listing policies.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
eBay Community Watch