Winter Updates

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First off we’d like to say Merry Christmas to everyone! We hope you all are having a great holiday season with friends and family. A couple new updates with Listia: new badges, Google Wave/Voice auctions & block lists.

We finally got around to making some new badges for our power users. Congratulations to freestuffforyou ( http://www.listia.com/profile/9392 ) for being the first Listia user to receive 1000 feedback ratings!!! Wow look at all those badges!

As of 12/24 we are no longer allowing Google Wave and Voice auctions.  These invites are becoming more readily available so we have decided to not allow any new auctions.

We’ve been having a few requests for user block lists so we went ahead and added this. You can block any user you want after you log in and visit their profile page. There should be a link that says “block user” near their user name and you can also manage your block list under “My Account”. Users that you block will not be able to bid or comment on any of your auctions as soon as you block them. If they have already bid or commented on your current auctions those will still remain valid, but all future actions will be blocked. Blocking a user will also disable the contact page so those users will not be able to send you email through Listia.

We’re looking forward to a great 2010!

New Voting Auctions

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We released a new type of auction today. We’re experimenting with a special type of rewards auction where you can vote on what the item
will be. Users can vote once a day up until 30 minutes before the end of the auction. At that time the most voted on item will be revealed and that is what the auction will be for. We currently have one auction like this listed, but be on the lookout for more! Happy holidays and stay warm!

Here’s our first one! http://www.listia.com/auction/23627

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