Not crazy about the new listing page. It's annoying to have to click on MORE stuff just to expand a section(descriptions, tags, materials used) that should already have been expanded. And apparently it doesn't work properly for IE9. Yeah. (If you have Firefox or Chrome, apparently you can drag those sections to expand them. On IE9, you can't. Only the description sections now has an expand/shrink button, meaning yet another click to add stuff that we didn't need to do before)
And I really don't like the wording on the listing scoring thing.(They added a scoring system for sections of the listing. Add 10 photos? Get 20 points out of 40. Add captions to each photo? Get 40 points out of 40, that sort of thing). Makes it sound like we're competing with other sellers over how robust we can make our own listings. (From the bottom of the listing page- "Your average listing score will be displayed on this progress bar along with the average for all sellers. " Yeah.) Not to mention, really? A listing rating? That's ridiculous in and of itself.
I shouldn't be forced to use captions if I don't want them, nor should I have to have exactly 10 photos of each item. Sometimes, there's only so many ways you can take a photo of something before they all start looking the same. And there's only so much you can say to describe something without sounding trite or overblown. Same with tags.
Yes, yes, I know I don't HAVE to do those things. But the way they worded things in regards to how robust your listing is and what sort of rating it gets, makes it seem like if you don't do/use these things, you won't get seen anywhere. (And also it seems that Google sees the captions and that can affect your SEO/rankings in a image search or something. I don't even know because I've never used captions, so, who knows? Anyone?)
I'm glad I don't have hundreds of listings and I really feel for those who do, because going through all 20+ of mine to put everything back in its proper shop section, add vanished tags, etc, was annoying enough.
I get that they were trying to potentially streamline and make the listing page look cleaner- which it definitely DOES and I do like that aspect, but this? Isn't it. It's a good start, but not quite there.
Looks like I'll be listing exclusively on Zibbet until the bugs are all worked out and properly fixed. *sigh* And I have about 6 silk scarves to list this weekend too.
EDIT TO ADD-
They made some helpful, GOOD tweaks to the listing page. They actually listened to those of us who said it looks like crap on IE and the resizing thing doesn't work for us. So they resized the boxes- made them wider - and added expand/shrink buttons so we have the choice to make them even larger if we want.
That definitely helps. But there are still so many bugs yet.}:/