Losing snipes changing into "--"

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Sometimes snipes which are already below the current bid change from their snipe amount into “—”. This makes it difficult for the user to track the bid history after the auction is over.

I only can imagine this behavior from a coding point of view to stop jbw releasing the already losing snipe at the end of auction. In my opinion a more clean way would be to copy the snipe input value into another “working” snipe variable which is changed/reset to “—” during program execution.

Changing a visible input value without user interaction delivers some kind of uncertainty to the user and especially makes it hard to inspect end of auction state.