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Old 22-02-19, 07:23 PM
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Bit of a daft question really but being a tad confused (more and more frequently these days ) I'd welcome any clarification where possible. I often see posts where members have substituted the word 'eBay' for such things as ‘everyone’s favourite online auction site', or 'e---' [insert derogatory term of choice], or some such other replacement.

I am not entirely sure why this is; please forgive my naivety. Could someone kindly explain the rationale behind this practice?

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Old 22-02-19, 07:24 PM
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EvilBay........
The auction site that dare not speak its name.
BWAHAHAHAHA.
(No, I know it's Friday night, but I'm not drinking).
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Old 22-02-19, 07:24 PM
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EvilBay........
Precisely.
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Old 22-02-19, 08:03 PM
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In my case, as an Ebay business seller, the new terms and conditions of use include not saying anything derogatory about them in public. One has to be circumspect.
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Old 22-02-19, 08:09 PM
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In my case, as an Ebay business seller, the new terms and conditions of use include not saying anything derogatory about them in public. One has to be circumspect.
Thanks Simon.

Are you a proponent of the term 'favourite online auction site'?

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Old 22-02-19, 08:39 PM
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I have used the term 'everyone's favourite auction site' on many occasions and I have clearly had my tongue planted firmly in my cheek every time.
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Old 22-02-19, 08:46 PM
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I have used the term 'everyone's favourite auction site' on many occasions and I have clearly had my tongue planted firmly in my cheek every time.
So for no other reason than as a bit of fun. Not because you have any qualms about actually using the word 'eBay'?

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Old 22-02-19, 11:45 PM
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I have plenty of qualms but living out in the sticks I have little choice but to use their platform.
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