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06 Feb, 2012 05:20 PM

Congratulations on your computer knowledge.
I have nowhere near enough computer education to understand your terms.
Please translate all instructions in layman terms.
Ebay login?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cyberfox on 07 Feb, 2012 08:28 AM

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    In general JBidwatcher assumes you have enough computer knowledge to navigate eBay, but I'll freely admit that unfortunately documentation isn't my strongest suit.

    If you give me a piece of documentation which is confusing you, I can try to help, and am happy to rewrite it to be better. Many of the terms are essential shorthand for concepts that you need to know to use a browser, and eBay.

    Your eBay login is the 'User ID' that eBay asks for when you log in to eBay. I can easily imagine that I should refer to it as an eBay User ID because that's what eBay refers to it as, and I'll look into making that change, but I'm not sure that would have helped you.

    URL is a web page address; you can usually find the URL of a page by looking at the address bar of your browser near the top. The term is 22 years old; it's not arcane computer knowledge. It's part of the language that's used to talk about the web.

    I'm sorry the documentation didn't help you. Please feel free to point out specific pieces that you had trouble with, and I'll look into rewriting them for future versions.

    Best of luck with your auctions!

    -- Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

  2. cyberfox closed this discussion on 07 Feb, 2012 08:28 AM.

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