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Author Topic: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't  (Read 1917 times)

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Offline FernMariposa919

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Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« on: January 06, 2021, 04:28:42 AM »
So this is something weird that happened just moments ago....

I was on ebay, giving positive feedback for an item I received today. This is what I wrote: "Easy transaction, good communication, fast shipper, very happy with my items."

And when I went to submit, in red bold letters I get this message under the box where I wrote my message: We don't allow profanity on ebay. Please revise your comment.

So I look over my message, thinking maybe I said "shi**er" instead of shipper, but nope, everything I wrote looked fine...I have no clue why it said there was profanity....am I missing something? I did try to submit it again, but it still wouldn't do it. In the end, I closed Ebay, got back on and wrote something like "Thank you so much, very happy with my items,  A+ seller" and that one went through.

Isn't that weird?

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Re: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 09:36:40 AM »
Very odd!
All I can guess is that "shipper" has been given a different context i.e. adult-themed fanfic, but still, not a rude word per-se. Puzzling!
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Re: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:56:09 AM »
Maybe that is the answer? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_(fandom)
The people there are called shipper too...

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Re: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 07:30:32 PM »
that's bizarre - yes shipper has another meaning - but it's hardly "profanity" o_O did they have an issue with rabid shippers spamming feedback at some point or something?? I can't imagine why it'd be in their filters. Odd.
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Re: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2021, 10:43:00 PM »
I guess ebay has a position on shipping characters in fandoms.
Which is ironic since ebay also allows people to sell doujinshi.

Very weird. I would never have understood the word in that context in ebay feedback. O.o.

Also, shipping in a fandom context isn't automatically adult or explicit, it can just be saying I think x should end up with y, I ship them. It doesn't have to relate to adult content.

...Again, unlike doujinshi, which often does.  And which is sold on ebay. Legitimately.*

*Mostly probably because ebay censors can't read Japanese text and so have no idea what's being sold.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2021, 10:45:00 PM by Taffeta »
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Re: Ebay says I was using profanity when I wasn't
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2021, 12:42:35 AM »
Or maybe eBay's filter is just broken buggy garbage
should be perma-moderated

 

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