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October 18, 2011

eBay knows smut when it sees it...and here's the first document

From:   ended@ebay.com 
Date:   2003/05/04 Sun PM 02:01:30 EDT
To:   *********
Subject:   PI NOTICE: eBay Auctions Ended by Customer Support - S M (General Site)
Dear ********,  We regret to inform you that your eBay auctions:  3519031927 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #1 3519032588 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #2 3519036748 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #4 3519038072 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #6 3519038128 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #9 3519055754 PLEASURE PARADE #6 (rare 1959 BDSM mag)  have been ended. All fees associated with these auctions have been credited to your account.   The items you have listed do not appear to be consistent with eBay guidelines.   eBay cannot allow items such as you have listed to be listed on our site. We have recently  implemented a new policy regarding auctions in which the sellers reference SM (Sadomasochism)  in either the title or description.   The eBay Mature Audiences policy places strict limitations on the types of sexually-oriented  material that can be placed on the eBay core site as well as in the Mature Audiences section of  the site.  It is very important that you review this policy thoroughly before listing these  types of items in the future.  Additional violations of this policy can even lead to the  suspension of the eBay account.    This policy can be viewed in its entirety at the following URL: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/mature-audiences.html  Here are some examples of sexually-oriented material that would not be permitted. Note that  this type of material is prohibited whether it appears in the title, description text, images  or even on web pages that are linked from the listing.   -Any reference to Sadomasochism (S&M) or other sexually-oriented material that features pain,  torture, rough sex, bodily injury, rape or violence.  -Material rated XX or higher   -The use of profanity or terms such as  �hardcore� or �extreme�.   -Items featuring semen or other bodily fluids.  -Images or descriptions featuring graphic depictions of sexual activity. This includes images  showing oral contact with breasts or genitalia.   -Hidden camera videos and amateur videos that are sexually-oriented.  For a better understanding of our listing guidelines please visit the following URL: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/listing-ov.html  For information on other items prohibited on eBay please view the following URL: http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/items-ov.html  For more information on why eBay has ended an auction, please visit: http://pages.ebay.com/help/community/png-endauction.html    Future auctions listed that fail to meet our listing guidelines will be ended early and  repeated violations may jeopardize your account status. We value you as a member of our  community and wish to continue our relationship, so we respectfully ask you to refrain from any  violations of the Listing Policies or User Agreement in the future.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation.  Regards,  Customer Support (Trust and Safety Department) eBay Inc

Dear ********, We regret to inform you that your eBay auctions: 3519031927 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #1 3519032588 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #2 3519036748 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #4 3519038072 bdsm 50's BONDAGE monthly: WHIP & ROPE #6 3519038128 bdsm 50's BON ...»See Ya