I just can't stop talking about this, can I? Well, this is a twist on the same theme, namely eBay's incomprehensible search protocol.
We used to be able to run a Title and Description search on the phrase AW places (with our permission) at the bottom of our auctions . Here's the phrase:
Auction Wizard 2000 - The Complete Auction Management Software Solution
I would run this search to find, if not all, at least most, of the auctions listed by my fellow AWers. And I could also tell buyers who expressed concern over not going through the usual eBay Check-Out process (I've got one of them right now -- she's afraid the invoice I sent is some kind of spammer's trick -- sheesh!) that there were x-number of thousands of auctions on eBay which were created by the same program I use -- safety in numbers.
A n y w a y.........can't do this any more. Searching on all or any part of that catch phrase turns up zero results. Sucks, huh?
P.S. By the way, how do I get that catch phrase back? I removed it cuz eBay tech support said it wasn't allowed in Store listings -- I don't care anymore -- I want it back.