The eBay forums, groups and answer center were taken offline yesterday evening and are now back in their new format. Gone are many favourite venues for eBay uses to chat with names like Q&A and the Nags Head disappearing for ever although the Round Table survived.
The boards are now aligned more against business needs, e.g. Buying, Selling, PowerSeller, Postage & Payments although eBay have found space for a new eBay Cafe for those who simply want to chat.
The first thing you’ll probably want to do is edit your profile under the preferences tab, I went straight to general preferences to change the default “Topics per Page” and “Posts per Page” from the default 4, to the maximum of 50 – I really don’t want to be clicking after reading every fourth response to a post!
Unless you’ve been born on the planet zarg you’ll probably also want to change the default post order from “Newest” to “Oldest” first. I know the latest posts could be more relevant, but I’m used to reading posts in the order that they were written. Other options in preferences are to upload an avatar, biog, Skype ID, and signature file.
So what do you think of the new eBay community hub? Have you been on the discussion boards yet? Are you a member of any groups or do you use the answer center? Will the changes encourage you to use the community pages more or less than in the past?