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    • soolin
    • By soolin 13th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
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    strange ebay warning
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
    strange ebay warning 13th Jun 17 at 2:40 PM
    I've just had a generic warning (not targeted) about a listing that I was about to list stating firearms or anything liable to cause harm is not allowed to be listed on ebay and that breaching these rules may result in the loss of my account and that I should review my listing and edit it before going live.

    I've reviewed my draft and I have no trigger words at all, no gun, no barrel, cannon, - in fact anything that could conceivably be termed as anything to do with a weapon. It is a piece of Edwardian jewellery, paste stone on an alloy backing - so I'm completely mystified.

    EDIT: I just tried again and this time it will allow me to list without a warning- how very odd.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move posts there. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
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    • RFW
    • By RFW 13th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:50 PM
    I've just had a generic warning (not targeted) about a listing that I was about to list stating firearms or anything liable to cause harm is not allowed to be listed on ebay and that breaching these rules may result in the loss of my account and that I should review my listing and edit it before going live.

    I've reviewed my draft and I have no trigger words at all, no gun, no barrel, cannon, - in fact anything that could conceivably be termed as anything to do with a weapon. It is a piece of Edwardian jewellery, paste stone on an alloy backing - so I'm completely mystified.

    EDIT: I just tried again and this time it will allow me to list without a warning- how very odd.
    Originally posted by soolin
    I think I've posted on here before about a similar experience I had selling a tie on Ebay. It was a standard tie but something on the pattern description was triggering a warning that almost got my account suspended as I tried to relist it.
    It really was a random keyword (I've totally forgotten what it was, possibly "jazzy"), Ebay CS told me to just take the word out and it would be fine.
    My guess is that something gets flagged up as offensive/dangerous and they then submit all the words in the title as trigger words until someone else removes them.
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    • ballisticbrian
    • By ballisticbrian 13th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
    I've reviewed my draft and I have no trigger words at all, no gun, no barrel, cannon
    Are you sure it wasn't the .. "this dinner service set normally costs a bomb!"




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    • angryparcel
    • By angryparcel 13th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 9:46 PM
    I've just had a generic warning (not targeted) about a listing that I was about to list stating firearms or anything liable to cause harm is not allowed to be listed on ebay and that breaching these rules may result in the loss of my account and that I should review my listing and edit it before going live.

    I've reviewed my draft and I have no trigger words at all, no gun, no barrel, cannon, - in fact anything that could conceivably be termed as anything to do with a weapon. It is a piece of Edwardian jewellery, paste stone on an alloy backing - so I'm completely mystified.

    EDIT: I just tried again and this time it will allow me to list without a warning- how very odd.
    Originally posted by soolin
    maybe they thought you were selling some sort of alien weapon from Doctor Who
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 13th Jun 17, 10:33 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:33 PM

    I've reviewed my draft and I have no trigger words at all
    Originally posted by soolin
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    • lovinituk
    • By lovinituk 13th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
    Did you use the word 'receiver' by any chance?
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    • soolin
    • By soolin 14th Jun 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:10 AM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 9:10 AM
    Did you use the word 'receiver' by any chance?
    Originally posted by lovinituk
    No nothing like that at all.

    Obviously I don't want to link to it, but it was a very brief description and title- just what it was plus paste/alloy/colour then condition, all boring words like tarnish .

    Oh well, it's still there and I haven't had any other warnings so it was probably a glitch.

    It just worried me a bit as on other forums there have been people discussing some very strange 7 day suspensions handed out for totally nonsensical reasons - it looks like they have some power mad new management in or have targets on the number of suspensions they give a day.
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