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For Seniors: How to Use HTML to Give Your eBay About Me Page a Custom Look

By Marsha Collier

In the paragraphs of your eBay About Me page, you can use HTML, a markup language used on the Web, to add images or fancy text. These unique-to-eBay HTML codes give your About Me page a custom look.

You can combine some code with others (such as those for bold and color). The following table gives you the codes that you can type into the HTML portion of your text entry.

eBay-Centric HTML Codes
Code You Enter What It Displays
<eBayUserID> Displays your user ID and real-time feedback rating.
<eBayUserID BOLD> Displays your user ID and feedback rating in boldface.
<eBayUserID NOLINK> Displays your user ID with no clickable link (useful if you
plan to change your ID soon).
<eBayUserID NOFEEDBACK> Displays your user ID with no feedback number after it.
<eBayUserID BOLD NOFEEDBACK> Combines two of the previous tags into one.
<eBayFeedback> Shows your up-to-the-minute feedback comments in real
time.
<eBayFeedback COLOR=”red”> Changes the color of the second line on your feedback comment
table to red.
<eBayFeedback TABLEWIDTH=”75%”> Changes the width of your feedback comment table as a
percentage of the allowed space (the default value is 90%).
<eBayItemList> Inserts a list of the items you currently have up for
sale.
<eBayItemList BIDS> Displays everything you’re currently bidding on.
<eBayTime> Inserts the official eBay time into your text.
<eBayMemberSince> Inputs the date and time of your initial eBay
registration.