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TAGnotes Fri 28 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 18 Issue 100

From:   <tagn-@theauctionguild.com>
Date: Sat Jan 29, 2000 1:25am
Subject: TAGnotes Fri 28 Jan 2000 Vol 2 Number 18 Issue 100

The Auction Guild Notes for Friday 28 Jan 2000
We have moved the Online Auction Industry links to Auction Houses and
Auction Service Providers to http://www.auctionguild.com web site.
Please visit and use our affiliates links -
eBay had its regularly scheduled outage for maintenance on Friday   
28 Jan, but unfortunately their primary system failed at 0011, so all
auctions scheduled to end between 00:11 PT and 01:00 PT on Fri, 28 Jan
were extended for 24 hours.

There is also a long post about indexing.
1. Several indexing cycles are run to capture new information, such
as new listings, bids, etc. every day.

2. eBay is working to make improvements to the indexing cycles to
reduce cycle completion time, and to allow newly listed items to
show up in Search results.

3. Title Search cycles are currently completing in under 4 hours. They
are still working on prime time responsiveness and the description
search indexing cycles.

4. During the last few days, description search updates have been slow
running anywhere from 6 to 20 hours. Earlier this week, the indexing
cycles were running at the 20-hour mark. They think they have addressed
it, but will continue to monitor the performance of the system.

5. During regularly scheduled maintenance times on Friday mornings,
indexing cycles for search are delayed, and have to catch up later in
the day after the maintenance is complete.   They’re working to reduce
the time it takes to complete a description search indexing cycle.

The rest of the comments by eBay in this post to their announcement
board, appear to TAG, to try to justify why eBay can't fix their search
problems. We include the long missing 30 day completed items search,
which has been MIA for a year or more.
Listings, currently approx 4.06 mil
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Yahoo Auction http://auctions.yahoo.com/html/features/features.html
Approx 1.64 million auctions currently running
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Amazon Auctions 10 cent listing fee until further notice. Many
features including the OneClick Payment System.
Customer service 24/7 Toll-free in U.S. and Canada:
(800)201-7575 http://s1.amazon.com/exec/varzea/ts/announcement-list/all-
Useful contact email addys can be found here
Listings, currently guesstimated at approximately 400,000
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Golds Auction has their bulk loader tool available, and also hopes to
soon have their session cookie in place, so you only have to log onto
the site once per session.
Approx 10297 auctions listed now, and 304085 Auctions since 6/20/99
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