EBay said problems were occurring, and slowing down trade, when buyers left negative comments about sellers who then retaliated with their own views.
From May, those selling on eBay will not be able to leave unfavourable or neutral messages about buyers.
The move, which will affect users worldwide, has angered many sellers.
Sellers say it will leave them unprotected.
We can certainly understand the fear of leaving negative feedback for a seller, and having it backfire when a seller retaliates for no good reason. But doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of feedback?