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Since we now do all know that shill bidding is illegal (in many jurisdictions, and crucially that within which TNS operates), it would hardly be in line with forum policy to reinstate the original post now, would it?
Even if, to take a view not informed by benefit of hindsight, the removal of the post wasn't the correct reaction, that is now a moot point since the forum rules are very clear about not encouraging people to do things which are illegal.
If you want to know the answer to the question you have only to post it, shorn of any suggestion that you are planning to use the information you obtain to commit an offence, back in the appropriate area in the forum.
Your understanding is a misunderstanding. Even if that is what the original poster meant, it was not what the original post said.
Last night I posted a question about computer IP addresses, ie what are they and what do they identify? I confessed that 2 or 3 years ago during a brief flirtation with selling things on ebay I once got caught bidding on one of my own items using two ebay accounts. Ever since then ebay has somehow known who I am and every six months or so shuts my present account just as I am building up a good feedback score as a buyer. I wondered how they knew. I have used different email addresses, primary home addresses, and have even changed my computer a couple of times during this period.On my missing thread someone suggested that they should not answer the question as it would encourage me to ‘scam’ people on ebay. Of course this is ridiculous and, in any case, I have no real interest in selling on ebay. It was far more trouble than it was worth and the real scammers in my opinion are ebay and PayPal (who are owned by ebay) who between them take about 10 or 15%.When I got up this morning my emails are telling me that I have had replies but do not tell me what they are. The thread is gone and seems to have been deleted. But I have no messages telling me why.Have the ebay police got to this site? Has some ebay fan been offended that I was once caught bidding against myself on ebay and had me banned. Has something else happened on the thread while I was in bed which I have no knowledge about? Why would anyone delete my question but not tell me why?
Hi RosyI don't think we are ever going to see eye to eye on this one. But for what it's worth that was a very well structured and diplomatic reply. And you managed to not go completely ballistic on me, which is a common reaction I get from women. [8D]Will you marry me?
Evidently, plural marriages are not only legal in parts of Utah and Arizona, but, apparently, in Welsh Wales too.
Quote from: Geezer on 09/06/2010 09:13:38Evidently, plural marriages are not only legal in parts of Utah and Arizona, but, apparently, in Welsh Wales too.A Welshman bursts into his bedroom one night holding a sheep under his arm and stands in front of his wife.'This is the pig I sleep with every night', he hisses.'Dumb-arse', she replies, 'That's a sheep, not a pig'.'I was talking to the sheep', he said.  Anyway, I've got big enough wellies for many wives.