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Tue Sept 27 2016 11:57:45

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
Not sure if this will be of interest, but attached are screen shots - one is my current feedback of 21, and the other is a search listing - taken today - it shows my feedback as 20.

I think it has been a week since my last positive feedback... is search using old data?

Thanks again for all your good work!
W.




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Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Sep 27 13:21:15 2016

Doubtful.  Some forget how Ebay arrives at their FB numbers.  If you are looking at your FB count next to your ID, that is representative of your overall FB count for your tenure with Ebay.  If you are looking at your FB page for recent FB, that is only for the previous 12 month period.  So it will fluctuate all the time.  

For example.  Today you will see FB in your detail count of lets say 25 for the period of 9-28-15 through 9-27-16.  Lets say you don't get any new FB today but you had 3 FB you received last year on 9-28-15.  That would mean that tomorrow when you view your FB count, you will be at 22 for the year.

So it just depends on what FB count you are looking at.    

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Tue Sep 27 13:24:49 2016

I doubt it as well.  20 to 21 is not much of a discrepancy.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Tue Sep 27 13:27:21 2016

It can also happen if you got a neg.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Sep 27 15:51:17 2016

Feedback can also be lowered when in the exceptionally rare case ebafia actually suspends a buyer and/or seller.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

by: westonperry This user has validated their user name.

Tue Sep 27 23:45:18 2016

No, it's more than that, I just did a search on an item posted by Replacements.  The listing showed FB of 266,185, but when you click on the listing, the feedback is 266,401.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Wed Sep 28 02:57:24 2016

@westonperry

Ebay's site is to large to be updated at the same time.  So I can see where this could happen between a listing and a sellers FB page.  

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Thu Sep 29 11:23:09 2016

No, it's really not.  What's too large is the gulf between what a good programmer is capable of and what their duhvelopers can manage.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Thu Sep 29 13:26:07 2016

Whether you'd agree or disagree that the site it too large to do an update that covers the entire site all at the same time, the fact remains that Ebay does not update the entire site all at once with the exception of stuff like banners and maybe something else.

But it has been clear for years that FB pages update in real time, but listings do not.  And there are many other examples of that.

So too large or for other reasons, it happens.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Fri Sep 30 09:43:54 2016

And that's why I responded the way I did.  It's not that it can't be done, it's that they don't.  Twenty years ago their was a Barbie pulled from stores for saying "math is hard!" because of the message it sends to girls and I can't help but feel the same way when "computers are hard!" is used to hand-wave away so much incompetence.

Is eBay Search Using Old Data?   Is eBay Search Using Old Data?

This user has validated their user name. by: RKTOYS

Fri Sep 30 09:49:19 2016

And that's why I responded the way I did.  It's not that it can't be done, it's that they don't because reasons.  Twenty years ago there was a Barbie pulled from stores for saying "math is hard!" because of the message it sends to girls and I can't help but feel the same way when "computers are hard!" is used to hand-wave away so much incompetence.  



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