In most of the world, a template is something that, after you edit it, becomes write-protected and generates a new live copy (which is no longer considered a template) every time you go to use it. I find this application’s entire concept of what a template is and how it works completely baffling every time I come back to try a new version.
The option of having ‘copy’ added to duplicates I think should just be something that is available as an option in preferences - yes/no. It is clearly a matter of opinion as to whether or not that is useful. An award should go to ‘WCV’ for patience in waiting for this feature!
I personally would like to not see the word copy added but would actually like for each of the ‘Auction Templates’ to be badged/suffixed/prefixed with the SKU code of the product that is being sold or at least given/assigned some kind of GS stock number. I have multiple items, same product, different conditions, that don’t work as variations (i.e. Printers. Some have ink, some don’t. Some have all their cables, some don’t). All these auctions have the same name. I spend a fair while clicking on them to see which is which.
On a separate note I have to say that I completely agree with ‘bleary’ in that the use of the word ‘template’ is completely mis-used in GS. It took me a while to understand that every new auction has a ‘template’ thus not really being a template at all.
There should be
‘Templates’ where you create templates(!) and decide on the layout and features.
‘Auctions’ where you put specific product’s data in. No layout choices. These are created from a Template.
‘Live Auctions’ that reflect items already up on eBay