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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 28 - January 28, 2009 - ISSN 1539-5065    4 of 5

eBay Revamps Discussion Boards

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
January 28, 2009




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Next week, eBay is upgrading its discussion boards to offer several new features along with a new look. eBay's Discussion Boards have forums on many subjects, from Selling and Buying to Clothing and Collectibles. Hundreds of thousands of members participate in the discussion boards daily.

Highlights of the forthcoming changes include more personalization and layout options and displaying My World profile images; time-saving features ("Hover over a discussion thread title and catch a glimpse of the conversation that's taking place before you decide to click into the thread. We'll also rotate through some discussion board posts at the bottom of certain pages that let you see what people are currently talking about."); and enhanced control, such as sorting discussions by date.

The eBay.com Discussion Boards will be unavailable from 4 p.m. to Midnight PT on February 3, 2009, from approximately 4 p.m. Pacific time to midnight.

http://www2.ebay.com/aw/core/200901271117542.html

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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