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eBay Update … eBay Backtracks, says sorry and allows sale of a board game.

eBay Update

eBay says sorry for banning dad’s army game


Yorkshire Evening Post

Auction giant eBay apologised to one of its users today after blocking the sale of a Dad’s Army board game because it could promote racial hatred.
Officials at eBay conceded that the game, based on the much-loved television series and being offered for sale by retired bank official David Davidson, had been wrongly classed as “offensive material” by its checking systems.

A spokeswoman for eBay stressed that more than 100 million items were for sale on the site and that it did everything it could to bar items which promoted racial hatred.

The spokeswoman said: “While we are committed to keeping items that promote racial hatred off eBay, a Dad’s Army board game is clearly not one of these.

“We hope that Captain Mainwaring would have been impressed with our efficiency!”

eBay says sorry

I think the capt. would have given you guys the flat side of his sword.

BTW ... banning items that promote hatred won’t work or make fewer ppl racist. That is not what makes people that way.  Not anymore. Those folks have already made up their minds.  But there are collectors who don’t hate anyone who just are fascinated by a particular time in history and collect memorabilia.  They probably also collect items to do with Ike and Churchill and Monty. I think the closer truth however is, ppl are also drawn to evil even when they personally are not themselves evil.  The whole cult like popularity of AH and the Nazi movement apparently sell more then all the others mentioned.  It’s almost like going to see a horror movie you know will scare you.  I can’t explain it better then that.  According to what I hear and read, books and items to do with the Nazis have not diminished over the years. In fact, interest has grown outside the holocaust issue. But there isn’t any evidence that it has produced more Nazis or turned those who are not so inclined into neo-Nazis.
The liberal left social engineers who get their panties in a wad at the sight of anything associated with that period, need to get their own lives and leave the rest of us alone.  Fat chance of that when companies hire them and promote em all the time.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 01/29/2010 at 11:17 AM   
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