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TAGnotes Fri 22 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 137 Issue 219

The Auction Guild Notes for Friday 22 Sep 2000
*******VOTE******* VOTE******* VOTE********
The Million Auction March wants to move you to VOTE.
List your items on V enues O ther T han E bay
For more information go to http://www.millionauctionmarch.com
New Auction Houses, Sales Venues and Service Providers are
joining daily. All are offering incentives and specials to the OAI.
If you have any comments, questions, information, ideas or
suggestions please email us at tagn-@theauctionguild.com
ebaY continues to have relatively infrequent sporadic outages and
problems. On 21 Sep 13:48:05 PT Mister Lister went down and
was back up at 18:21:37 PT. At 17:03:59 PT cgi3 errors started
showing up. The problems continued through the day but very
sporadically until the site was taken down for maintenance. At
05:18 on 22Sep categories were showing up in a confused state.
For example the Jewelry category was showing the wrong listings
for Featured Category and Standard Listings. Searches in the
Rare Books and Antiques section on Books were showing no
books. Asian Antiques was showing listings of baseball cards,
and phone cards. At 09:36:14 PT cgi3 problems were reported
on the OAI boards. The problems included slow loads, slow
access on the boards, and when trying to process a NPB dead
beat users received a message that - The specified procedure
could not be found. At 13:06:21 PT users got messages showing-
Network error Connection reset by peer in transfer loop while
retrieving http:///cgi3.ebay.com. At 15:17:57 PT users got Internal
Error has occurred messages and at 18:57:08 PDT cgi resets. These were
all transitory glitches.

The Jewelry, Gemstones, Timepieces categories have changed and
will be in effect in October. There are separate categories for Fine
and Costume Jewelry and the final changes for the Jewelry
categories can be found at

Photo & Electronics and Computers Categories changes will also
go into effect in October 2000. Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
and Games, with their current sub-category structures, will move
from Computers to Photo & Electronics. Games will be broken out
by type: Action & Adventure, Arcade, Racing, Role Playing,
Simulation, Sports, and Strategy. Digital Cameras now have brand
categories for Agfa, Nikon, Polaroid, Casio, and Epson. Wireless
phones divided by their technology platform, Cellular, GSM, and
PCS.   Televisions are divided by type, Portable, Plasma, and Digital.
View changes at
Their are proposed changes to the Books categories. ebaY is adding
sub-categories for General, Biography, Memoir, History and Illustrated,
Art. In addition, ebaY proposes a separate category for Galleys and
Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs). Audio Books will be broken out into two
new categories, Cassettes and CDs. Parenting and Wellness are being
added to the Non-Fiction area. View changes at
Send feedback to book-@ebay.com

ebaY has implemented optional seller features found on the Sell Your
Item page. These changes include a highlight feature at $5.00 and
featured plus at $19.95. Highlight shows the title in a yellow colored
block. Featured Plus features your item in both category listings and
NOW search results. There are also changes to the Sell Your Item form.
The required fields were grouped together and moved to the top of the
page and the optional fields follow.

ebaY is proposing changes to the computers categories to take effect
in Nov 2000. To see the proposed changes, go to
Send feedback on these changes via email to comp-@ebay.com

Approx 5.19 million current listing
MedVed discrepancy is down to approx 30,000.
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Yahoo Auctions
Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Yahoo site map
13 Sep actual count 2.32 million.
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Amazon Auctions
Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
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PayPal is allowing users to downgrade their accounts, call
Phone 650-833-5460 1-888-221-1161
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OAUA first anniversary celebrations can be found at
JOIN the OAUA today. http://www.oaua.com
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