As I said, I solved it. The problem was most certainly on my end. What I said was I was surprised the message sat for 6 days with plenty of people looking at it (as shown on the counter) and not one person bothered to respond even to say that the functions were working for them.
I find that odd.
Seems these forums are mostly dominated by cribble-crabble about nonsense anyway, so maybe it isn't so odd.
On the other hand, I can critisize eBay too. They didn't even bother to answer the email I sent them, even though it would have just been a canned letter telling me to "clear my cookies".