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Discussion Boards Usage Policy
Updated policy - effective 1 April 2009
Using discussion boards on eBay can be informative, helpful and entertaining. People receive support, learn about eBay and their collecting interests, and meet new friends on the boards. By following our values, the entire eBay community can help keep the boards a positive and enjoyable place to meet and discuss.
Each of the discussion boards has a defined purpose, or topic. This is to help ensure that the discussion boards are a useful and productive forum for discussion about eBay. For example the “Ask a Member” board is designed for people to ask questions of other eBay users and receive answers in a courteous manner. The “Buying” and “Selling” boards are places where people can discuss tips and experiences surrounding those eBay activities.
Messages posted to the eBay discussion boards by eBay community members are solely the opinion and responsibility of the person posting the message. eBay is not responsible for material posted by eBay members. You are solely responsible for the material you post.
Grounds for immediate post/thread removal, board sanction and/or eBay suspension
The following types of postings are cause for immediate post removal, warning, board sanction and/or suspension from the site. Other inappropriate postings not listed below may also warrant removal and/or suspension from the site. eBay reserves the right to remove any post without warning or further notice.
eBay may sanction a member from the boards without suspending them from the site. eBay may suspend any member from the boards and from the site who has been previously warned of board policy violations, though we reserve the right to suspend a member immediately depending on the violation. Sanctions/suspensions may range from 7 days to indefinite. A sanction or suspension of one ID will apply to all IDs of that member and may, at our discretion, apply to members of the same household. The use of false registration information or creating multiple accounts for use on eBay's boards for the purpose of disruption or to avoid detection may result in permanent sanction or suspension of all associated registrations without prior warning.
All warnings and suspensions are in accordance with the guidelines set out in the eBay User Agreement and associated policies.
Please note that due to the variety of eBay boards, additional policies may be implemented on specific boards. At eBay’s sole discretion, there may be exceptions made for certain eBay sponsored programs or events. eBay has its Discussion Board Usage policy to encourage a safer trading environment where there can be open and honest communication among all members.
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