eBay redesigned its entire community section including its announcement boards and discussion boards. It was met with various complaints from users reacting on the eBay boards, but here's the worst, in my opinion: hovering over titles of threads no longer shows an abstract.
eBay made the same mistake back in July of 2013, so I'll just paste here what I wrote then:
"Another time waster with the new format is that it doesn't give you a preview of the first post when you hover your mouse over the title of a thread. That means you must click on a thread to get the gist of it and hit the back button when you find it is not of interest - which is off putting, especially for threads where people don't use descriptive titles."
And here's the existing Selling board on the UK board
where the old format remains. You can hover your mouse over the title and decide whether it's a discussion you're likely to find interesting.
I'm not sure how long it took eBay to put the feature back when they removed it in 2013, but let's hope they bring it back to the US boards quickly!
There are other things to dislike about the new design - one EcommerceBytes reader referred to the "wildly excessive whitespace leaving only 3 or 4 topics visible on-screen at any given time." And many eBay sellers, including EB readers, pointed to the fact that there were far more pressing issues that needed attention than the design of the discussion boards - "How about just fixing the glitches? How about some advertising for sales?" If you've found some new features to enjoy, let us know.