For a pleasant experience on eBay, we don't allow using hateful, offensive, profane, or vulgar language in almost all public areas of the website, including:
Other areas of the site that people see
To find out more about our profanity policy, see the guidelines below.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
An item listed in the Adult Only category that includes a profane word as part of its official title or description
Music CD, movie DVD, or other media items with titles that include profanity. The profane word has to be part of an official title (for example, a song title) that was originally released by the company that made the item.
Officially released product with a brand name that includes a profane word.
Novelty items (hats, T-shirts, and so on) with profanity have to meet the following criteria:
The majority of the profane word has to be replaced with asterisks (for example, s*** or f***).
Any image showing the profane word needs to be blurred out as well.
Hateful, obscene, offensive, racist, sexual, or violent words in any public area of eBay.
Profane language to describe an item for sale.
Profanity in a listing title or description.
Why does eBay have this policy?
Just like any public place and other websites viewed by people of all ages, we expect eBay users not to use profane or offensive language. This is a basic rule that applies to everyone.