Amended to add: 15/11/15:
8:01 am on 14/11/2015
There are no words.
9:58 am on 14/11/2015
Ebay gets it right.
It’s a shopping site, and not everyone wants to be reminded of (or even know of) bad news that happens. People come to shop.
I’ve actually visited a bunch of non-news sites this morning, and none of them had any reference to the recent news on the front page, so I guess that makes them pro-terrorist then, eh?
12:40 am on November 15th, 2015
That’s why I posted this. I am bewildered that everyone thinks that I made a pop at eBay.
I think Amazon may be not be in the right.
10:14 am on 14/11/2015
Ebay probably have more important things on their hands (see URL).
I myself cannot check Ebay messages, or do various things in My Ebay without an error coming up.
10:54 am on 14/11/2015
Dreadful events en Paris, to be sure …
But not a meaningful opportunity to have a pop at eBay. Good on Amazon for the above the fold tribute, but so far Google, Bing, Apple, etc all have their usual homepages too.
Besides, eBay must be way to busy sorting out 101 glitches this morning:
No personal info in my ebay
Search functionality beyond patchy
Hide & seek watched item listings
No sales history
12:39 am on November 15th, 2015
Where’s the pop at eBay hak*space?
11:11 am on 14/11/2015
Look at your own Homepage, Tamebay! Glass houses and all that!
12:38 am on November 15th, 2015
Nina, am I throwing stones?
I made no comment.
11:22 am on 14/11/2015
I dont know if you have realised but eBay is experiencing massive issues today, the site is awful! So they could have put something up and its not loaded?! 😉
Our eBay customer Services girls have several hundred messages on there to do, but it just wont load them up which is going to cause a significant strain to them on monday!
11:26 am on 14/11/2015
A Amazon : quelle classe
A eBay : …
11:27 am on 14/11/2015
its pathetic trying to score petty points given the serious nature of the subject
11:29 am on 14/11/2015
I must agree – it’s a low blow and not appropriate “article”.
11:59 am on 14/11/2015
Long time reader, first time poster. I don’t think it’s appropriate or tasteful to point out (in your opinion) ebays failings versus a competitior.
Could you not have simply posted Amazons home page and showed solidarity with the that? Seems like a cheap point to make.
3:11 pm on November 14th, 2015
What is the cheap point you think I’m making?
I posted both the home pages without comment. To provoke debate. I haven’t said anything about what I think. So please don’t assume.
4:09 pm on November 14th, 2015
using the death of hundreds for a
debate about home page content ?
12:37 am on November 15th, 2015
More than that Tinker. Corporate ethics and behaviour.
Can a corporation actually show solidarity? Does it matter if one doesn’t?
9:43 am on November 16th, 2015
I do completely believe, esp. in times of TTIP that it DOES matter if a company shows solidarity and has a political stance. PLUS if companies are by law recognized as people than I dare say they have opinions and therefore the right of showing them.
NOW it is debateable how much a company would show a rather controversial opinion or not as a company needs to also think about the philosophy they are spreading. Consumers nowadays buy more and more because of a company’s philosophy and only secondarily because the product is to their standard (case and point the rise of white vest companies like innocent)…
Can we therefore blame a company (who’s only raison d’etre is to make money) for NOT having a stance onto world politics?! NO we cant.
6:56 pm on November 14th, 2015
Emily Thornberry also posted an image “without comment”, and look where it got her. (URL)
8:09 pm on November 14th, 2015
I may have made an assumption but I’m pretty confident I haven’t jumped to a conclusion. The perception of the title “two homepages” suggests that you do not agree with ebays choice, I’m sorry but if you did not want people to make assumptions then you should have added a comment, but I think you know that and are just trying to back track.
The cheap point I refer to is that you are using today’s events to post such an article. Whatever your opinion, I find it tasteless and lacking in tact.
By the sounds of it you don’t really want readers or posters who voice an option, shame really as I’ve enjoyed reading it for a good couple of years now and I don’t think your defensive response was warranted.
12:35 am on November 15th, 2015
Well, Paul… I’m here to provoke debate and report news. You have made an inference but that isn’t necessarily what I implied.
I found the difference interesting. I’m glad you did too.
If I didn’t want people to voice an opinion Tamebay wouldn’t have a comments facility.
Not permitting people to voice an opinion is a popular thing with those ISIS people.
12:51 am on November 15th, 2015
With very great respect I just might have a very different perception of ISIS (you might not be able to relate to that) and I do not go to an ecommerce blog to either seek it or to debate it.
I have huge sympathy for any person and their friends and families who might have been affected yesterday.
1:06 am on November 15th, 2015
I welcome all different ideas and have a very broad mind.
9:09 pm on 14/11/2015
Amazon are very much on their own with this editorial decision so why single out ebay and not Tesco, Asda, M&S and all? In fact why try to encourage debate at all? Are we now saying that every time there is an act of terrorism eccommerce websites should modify their homepage?
12:32 am on November 15th, 2015
Do you think they should?
11:03 pm on 14/11/2015
Whilst fully in agreement with the emotions behind a show of sympathy etc, I go to Amazon, ebay etc for buying and selling purposes, not to be reminded of the news story which surely has to be universally known by now.
I actually now think less highly of Amazon for using such a story for some kind of self promotion – what about those who are so traumatised by those events and really need some escape, so choose to look for a bit of normality by way of shopping, only to have the horror brought to their attention yet again.
It wouldn’t be my ideal way of blocking things out, but I feel we don’t need to be swamped by reminders at every turn.
12:42 am on November 15th, 2015
I wonder whether a corporation is capable of showing solidarity. And if so, how. Will there be a donation or just a homepage splash?
I think the best thing is to carry on regardless.
2:04 am on November 15th, 2015
Facebook is offering members the ability to overlay the French flag over any picture you have access too, as a sign of solidarity….!!
Are Facebook a corporation, I hear you ask….!!
2:12 am on November 15th, 2015
Obviously Facebook is a corporation. And they’re giving their members a non compulsory option to show some sort of sympathy or solidarity by overlaying their profile picture with the French tricoloure.
It’s an interesting idea and one which empowers FB members to make a choice about how they express themselves.
9:31 am on November 16th, 2015
Saw a comment that FB should’ve added a 0.99 price tag to the overlay, donated to charity ofcourse. Convenience + mass market + social pressures would cause a lot of donations.
12:41 am on 15/11/2015
I can see much irony here.
The eBay site was pretty much unusable for a large chunk of today even though the eBay UK announcement board implies that the period was for less than 1 hour – it was much much longer than that.
If Tamebay (an ecommerce blog site) wants to make any sort of comment outside of ecommerce than they really do need to have an angle. There was no angle offered.
12:46 am on November 15th, 2015
The outage was reported: http://tamebay.com/2015/11/ebay-site-glitches-and-running-slow.html
I have a decent respect for tamebay readers and sometimes we don’t need to lead intelligent free thinking people but merely provide information.
12:57 am on November 15th, 2015
A bit behind the curve if I may say and not recognising any sort of devastating impact to many users of eBay.
Just look at the PSB thread:
1:09 am on November 15th, 2015
I’ve read that thread. And we did our best.
Why not write a piece for Tamebay about the impact? We always welcome expert guest contributors like you.
1:19 am on November 15th, 2015
Well no – not me thanks – it’s your blog! I did my best to alert you to issues as early as 07.46 yesterday morning!
And on the other line of this thread which seems to have run out of comment room:
You said: ‘I welcome all different ideas and have a very broad mind.’
That is fine, but you totally miss my point that this is an ecommerce blog!
Bed time now, early start tomorrow. Thanks for the engagement.
8:10 am on 15/11/2015
Will this story be updated?
11:22 am on November 15th, 2015
yeah how about a big thank you to ebay for donating %5 of their takings in europe ,this weekend
2:12 pm on November 15th, 2015
Good yes, but not sure this is a money thing…..!!
3:01 pm on November 15th, 2015
were not fooled like all charitable donations its will have strings and hidden agendas
2:17 pm on 15/11/2015
The contact seller/buyer info is not working either…..!!
10:36 am on 17/11/2015
An interesting read in The Guardian: