bj's gay porno-crazed ramblings

Friday, March 14, 2003
Today we play "FIGURE OUT WHY eBAY CANCELLED THE AUCTION"

Read the letter I got at 4 am this morning, then go to the the auction page and figure out what I did wrong.

"Dear bjland

We appreciate that you choose eBay to list your items, including:

2917195821 ALL MAN Maxx Grand MICHAEL BRANDON

However, the above listings were in violation of our policies. Listings in the Mature Audiences section can have no more than 2 images which would not be allowed on the general site. Images showing contact with genitals, breasts or penetration, XXX or hardcore material, profanity (even if blurbed), and graphic sexual descriptions are not allowed on eBay. No reference in any form (including in actor's names) to hardcore, extreme, gangbang, rape, XX, spanking, bodily fluids or Sadomasochism (S&M / BDSM) or other sexually-oriented material that features pain, torture, rough sex, bodily injury, rape or violence is allowed. Edited images or stating that your material does not meet eBay's standards indicate that the material is inappropriate for listing. Please also note that links to sites containing material inappropriate for eBay are not allowed, regardless of the format (including in images). Because this is a violation of eBay's Mature Audiences guidelines, the items!
have been ended early. All associated fees have been credited to your account.

The eBay Mature Audiences policy places strict limitations on the types of sexually-oriented material that can be placed on the eBay core site as well as in the Mature Audiences section of the site. It is very important that you review this policy thoroughly before listing these types of items in the future. Additional violations of this policy can even lead to the suspension of the eBay account.

This policy can be viewed in its entirety at the following URL:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-mature.html

Here are some examples of sexually-oriented material that would not be permitted. Note that this type of material is prohibited whether it appears in the title, description text, images or even on web pages that are linked from the listing.

-Material rated XX or higher

-The use of profanity or terms such as 'hardcore' or 'extreme'.

-Any reference to Sadomasochism (S&M) or other sexually-oriented material that features pain,
torture, rough sex, bodily injury, rape or violence.

-Items featuring semen or other bodily fluids.

-Images or descriptions featuring graphic depictions of sexual activity. This includes images showing oral contact with breasts or genitalia.

-Hidden camera videos and amateur videos that are sexually-oriented.

-Links to sites that contain items prohibited on eBay. This applies to all links; static or active, anywhere in the listing (including images).

-Edited/cropped images (since they suggest that the material is inappropriate for eBay).

For a better understanding of our listing guidelines please visit the following URL:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-list.html

For information on other items prohibited on eBay please view the following URL:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-items.html

For more information on why eBay has ended an auction, please visit:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-endauction.html

Please remember that future policy violations may jeopardize your account status. We value you as a member of our trading community and look forward to a continued successful relationship. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

Regards,
Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department)
eBay"