Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Polls And Thoughts On The Listing Freeze

Thanks to all of you for contributing to the poll. Three choices stood out as blunders: allowing multiple ports, not realizing ebay's new shipping policy which we still experience as of today, and not publicizing in-hand quantity for each card taken for delivery.

Since 2008 Baseball IPOs are complete, I've created a new poll: which is your favorite in-port etopps baseball design from 2001 to 2008. From what I've read over from the message board over the years, it's apparent that opinions can differ between an in-port and an in-hand design for any given year.

While we continue to wait for etopps to fix the listing problem, one thing I've noticed is the number of people who have started threads about this issue on the message board who hardly ever post. They don't read the message board judging by how many have started threads, inquiring if anyone else is having the same problem they are having.

Something else that's startling to me is the current moderator posting over the weekend and saying he has not been the one deleting threads.

I'm sure whoever is deleting threads is thinking of someone's best interest but I'm not exactly sure whose interest they have in mind. As posted in so many ways on the message board, not giving active participants a say in what gets deleted but instead moderating covertly is a step back in improving this message board.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that this will get fixed soon (and improved to include fixed-price as an option so we can take advantage of ebay's upcoming 30-day fixed price listings), the cardtarget/etopps merge is successful and the start of examining how to improve the message board and how etopps interacts with it current membership in a more timely and transparent manner.

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