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Please Use eBay BBCode Tags when Posting eBay Auctions, Sellers, Stores

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When posting links to eBay, please use the three dedicated BBCode tags described below. When you do this, you help generate some revenue for AtariAge when people click the links you are posting.

 

Here are the three types of links:

 

Link to Individual eBay Item: ebay

 

Please use the ebay tag when posting a link to an individual item on eBay. You want to enclose the item number between the two tags, as below:

 

[ebay]250559036051[/ebay]

This generates a link as such:

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 2505590360511?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&camp

 

eBay Seller Search: ebayseller

 

This link displays all the items a particular seller has for sale. This is useful if you have many items listed on eBay and want people to browse through your listings. Use as follows:

 

[ebayseller]AtariAge[/ebayseller]

The above BBCode generates the following link:

 

eBay Seller: AtariAge1?ff3=10&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&cam

 

eBay Store Link: ebaystore

 

If you have an eBay Store and want to link to it, please use the ebaystore BBCode, as follows:

 

[ebaystore]arcadecollecting[/ebaystore]

The link will appear as follows:

 

eBay Store: arcadecollecting1?ff3=11&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&cam

 

Finally, if you have a link to your eBay auctions (or to specific items) in your Signature, you can use these BBCode tags there as well.

 

Thanks!

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Done in sig--is something similar planned for GameGavel?

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Done in sig--is something similar planned for GameGavel?

I'd be glad to create similar tags for GameGavel, although what inspired me to do this is eBay's affiliate program. I should have done this a long time ago! :ponder:

 

..Al

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Link to Individual eBay Item: ebay

 

Please use the ebay tag when posting a link to an individual item on eBay. You want to enclose the item number between the two tags, as below:

 

[ebay]250559036051[/ebay]

This generates a link as such:

 

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 2505590360511?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=250559036051&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER]

 

I noticed that when I cut & pasted the URL for the Lochjaw auction in the Interesting Auctions thread, it converted it to the ebay tag automatically. So thank you for that bit of functionality. :)

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I noticed that when I cut & pasted the URL for the Lochjaw auction in the Interesting Auctions thread, it converted it to the ebay tag automatically. So thank you for that bit of functionality. :)

No, I actually went through the first page of threads in "Auction Central" and manually edited all the links. I wish they'd convert automatically!! I may be able to do that in time, at least for auctions that have the actual item number listed in them.

 

Btw, I noticed you have a link to your items on eBay. You could change it to this:

 

[ebayseller]orangest[/ebayseller]

Although that will show up as "eBay Seller: orangest" instead of just "ebay" as you have in your signature now. Wonder if I can fix that..

 

..Al

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Well then, thank you very much for the manual tweaking! And it really doesn't matter if it says "ebay seller" for the time being if the click-throughs will help.

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G;ad you found the affiliate info. ebay may be a necessary evil, but hell they can give some kickbacks too then.

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G;ad you found the affiliate info. ebay may be a necessary evil, but hell they can give some kickbacks too then.

Agreed on both counts. This is a pretty much invisible means of getting something back for all the traffic sent to eBay from here. Wish there was an automated method of converting eBay links into the proper BBCode links, but that's a project for another day (and even then I'm not sure how reliably it could be done). I'm sure many people will get into the habit of using the BBCode links, and others I can change manually as they appear.

 

..Al

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I don't know if it's this format or not, or something odd in my browser, but for the past 2 days all I get when clicking on any ebay links here is a 403-Forbidden from rover.ebay.com.

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I don't know if it's this format or not, or something odd in my browser, but for the past 2 days all I get when clicking on any ebay links here is a 403-Forbidden from rover.ebay.com.

That's interesting, I wonder if they have some IP addresses from your ISP blocked for some reason. I'll have to do some digging.

 

..Al

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I don't know if it's this format or not, or something odd in my browser, but for the past 2 days all I get when clicking on any ebay links here is a 403-Forbidden from rover.ebay.com.

That's interesting, I wonder if they have some IP addresses from your ISP blocked for some reason. I'll have to do some digging.

 

..Al

 

Nevermind... My ad-blocking firewall was being too efficient. :)

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Hi I have a problem with the BBCode tags. I can link to my store: eBay Store: Kristens-Video-Games-and-More1?ff3=11&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&store=Kristens-Video-Games-and-More&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER] but how do I link to one of my categories. I sell many different games for all kinds of system and I would like to link directly to my "Atari" category to make it easy for people so that they don't have to navigate through all the other stuff.

I can't figure out what BBCode to use to get people to http://stores.ebay.com/Kristens-Video-Games-and-More/Atari-/_i.html?_fsub=4558427012

I want to be able to take people directly to my Atari Products Category and also provide AtariAge with some revenue.

Any help would be great.

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Hi I have a problem with the BBCode tags. I can link to my store: eBay Store: Kristens-Video-Games-and-More1?ff3=11&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&cam but how do I link to one of my categories. I sell many different games for all kinds of system and I would like to link directly to my "Atari" category to make it easy for people so that they don't have to navigate through all the other stuff.

 

I can't figure out what BBCode to use to get people to http://stores.ebay.com/Kristens-Video-Games-and-More/Atari-/_i.html?_fsub=4558427012

 

I want to be able to take people directly to my Atari Products Category and also provide AtariAge with some review.

 

Any help would be great.

You can't generate such a link using BBCode, but here's a link you can use that I generated:

 

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fstores.ebay.com%2FKristens-Video-Games-and-More%2FAtari-%2F_i.html%3F_fsub%3D4558427012

 

Here's one that may be easier to copy:

 

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fstores.ebay.com%2FKristens-Video-Games-and-More%2FAtari-%2F_i.html%3F_fsub%3D4558427012

Thanks!

 

If anyone else wants a link to a specific eBay page, please let me know and I'd be glad to help.

 

..Al

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Hi Albert,Tried To Use The E-Bay Seller BBC Code When Replying To a Members Wanted Ad,The Seller Code Goes Straight To E-Bay But Does Not Show The Listings?

When I Used The BBC Code For A Specific Item-Ebay Auction Item Number Included That Does Work,Only Seller Code Does Not

Have Updated My E-Bay Seller ID In My Signature Page (erkosuniverse) Am Not Real Good With Computer's,Perhaps I Have Made An Error Somewhere? Have Tried Re-Typing Postings Although does Not Help.

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I'll take a look, eBay has probably changed their URLs since I originally set this up. Thanks for letting me know.

 

..Al

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