Hello. Texting directly because I guess creating a new topic will be taken as spam (and because I use forums rarely and don't know much how to use them right). So..
Today I created this https://forum.scrap.tf/topic/18109-items-block-as-bid/?tab=comments#comment-67204
topic with a bug report but... not a bug, really? So it's alright if I get outbid once and my items remain useless forever? I can't see closing that report in your activity list, but maybe you can explain why things work as this.
P.S. Also as I remember this worked fine in the past, if you bid and get outbid, you can use the items i other auction to bid.
This was done because some auctioneers rejected bids which they did not like, making certain previous bids win. If said winner bid the same item in another auction (and also won it), then they would have to finish two auctions with the same item, which is not possible, making the user face a ban.
Hmm, this seems fair. But what if it cancelled the bid which was the latest? or just locked items till the auction they were used in is finished ? It is more complicated to what was before (my second idea seems better and less complicated as for coding) and what is now, and the situation you explained is bad for a user, but it's kinda rare compared to what happens now - less and less people can use auctions. Imagine someone creating auctions just to lock someone's items - this is even worse.