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Active Content

Hello,

Could someone help me please. I'm an absolute novice when it comes to selling templates etc and leave it to a provider on Fiverr.

Would someone please examine/test one of my items to see if it passes the Active Content ruling. And if they fail what I need to do.

I'm just concerned my listings will disappear in two months.

Thanks very much,
Steven
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Re: Active Content

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This will help;

 

http://www.isdntek.com/ebaytools/ActiveContentSandbox.htm

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Re: Active Content

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Says no active content. Thank you.
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Re: Active Content

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Thanks lemon-p but I am even more confused than ever after looking at the link, I am not computer literate.

I shall need a lot of help from someone as I do not even understand all the jargon lol.

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Re: Active Content

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Agree with you Jasper. What's wrong with eBay scanning your items and sending an email saying pass or fail. If fail do this....
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Re: Active Content

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I might need to get hubby onto this he is a little more techincal than I am.

Do we have to scan every listing or just until we are used to it, it sounds like it coud take up a lot more time.

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Re: Active Content

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I've no idea. I can only imagine if your templates are OK they'll still be OK if your just changing the text a bit.
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Re: Active Content

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Lord   help us all, why oh why do they need to keep changing things, we have to give these IT people something to do I suppose.

Good luck everyone.

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Re: Active Content

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archive_autographs wrote:
Agree with you Jasper. What's wrong with eBay scanning your items and sending an email saying pass or fail. If fail do this....

 

Scan here....

http://www.isdntek.com/ebaytools/ActiveContentScanner.htm

  • Pass = white
  • Fail = red,orange (active content, scripts, actions, etc)
  • Not too bad = yellow (those are links that wont work)

 

If fail, do this...

  1. Click the EXAMINE button to open the other tool.
  2. Scroll down to the "Filtered" tab on that other tool.
  3. Copy the code from the "Filtered" tab and paste back into the HTML tab of eBay's item description (removes active content and fixes links).

 

@jasper149.1785your 25 items pass.

 

@archive_autographs, your 177 items have no active content, but they do have links to repair that point to your shop categories. You do want to repair those. You could replace those in bulk in eBay's Bulk Edit and Replace tool. See instructions on this US post for help finding BEAR, but you won't be using the Sandbox tool.

http://community.ebay.com/t5/Tools-Apps/Replace-Active-Content-in-your-Listings/m-p/26807501#M21142

Paste into the top "find" window of BEAR

<a href=

Paste into the bottom "replace" window of BEAR

<a target="_blank" href=

Then "save" to process.

 

 

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Re: Active Content

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Thank you very much shipscript. I will try to make the changes you recommend once I get to my PC. Is there a danger of having my posts removed having broken links?

Appreciated.
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Re: Active Content

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@archive_autographs

 

I really don't know the answer to that.

We can ask eBay on the Active Content forum that is beginning within the hour.

http://community.ebay.com/t5/Weekly-Chat-with-eBay-Staff/Community-Chat-April-20th-1pm-PT-Active-Con...

 

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Re: Active Content

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Will do thanks.
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Re: Active Content

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Shipscript,
Read the Active Content forum, very interesting. Thanks for putting my query to them.
Appreciated.