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TAGnotes Fri 29 Sep 2000 Vol 2 Number 141 Issue 223

The Auction Guild Notes for Friday 29 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 started having problems at 11:42:06 PT on 29 Sep, with
auctions not opening. The site went down briefly at 12:55:59PT
and was back up by 13:09:43 PT. At 20:02:49 PT a problem started
with listing and relisting. Users got error messages that said -there
is an error in the gallery image URL--that it ends in .gif and that
format is not allowed. This despite the fact that the images being used
are jpg's. This might be due to ebaY changing the listing page, and
third party software needing to adapt to the unexpected change.

At 17:55:24 PT ebaY posted that they had problems with Description
Search updates and it is presently current as of 28 Sep at 14:05:23 PT.
They expect the next update to complete around 24:00 PT tonight.
Title Search is current as of 29 Sep at 16:20 PT.

At 18:56 ebaY reported that they had problems with sending of End
of Auction notices for sellers and winners of auctions listed in the
category "Weird Stuff" . Weird Stuff sub-categories, General (322),
Slightly Unusual (319), Really Weird (140) and Totally Bizarre
(387) were also affected.

ebaY is launching a new Rules & Safety Web help section. They
are trying to provide one central place to get info about guidelines
and policies and safety, and direct help from the Rules & Safety
support folks. Links to this section are on the navigation bar at the
top of every ebaY page. Click on Help, then Rules & Safety. Scroll
down the Rules & Safety page, and either find the info you need, or
click on email under general information.

The eBay system was down for scheduled maintenance 01:00 PT
to 05:00 PT on 29 Sep. Maintenance was extended by two hours in
order to perform additional system changes. Auctions which would
have ended during the maintenance period, and the hour following
the maintenance, between 03:00 PT and 06:00 PT were extended.
To end auction early, go to
Search updates can be 12 to 15 hours behind on Fri and Sat
following scheduled maintenance.

eBay Picture Services are now available in all categories.

For a convenient Feedback tool to sort feedback go to

ebaY Contact Information can now be found on the TAG website
Approx 5.45 million current listing
MedVed shows 5.26 million
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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 Basic site information http://www.auctionguild.com
Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Amazon listing numbers for 26 Sep 12 of 19 categories actual
counts, 7 of 19 extrapolated counts. Total listings 1,094,439
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Honesty.Com is taking the site down for maintenance on 30 Sep 02:00
until 08:00 CT. Counter services in particular will be unavailable.
The pic changes on ebaY caused further listing problems for Honesty.
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X.Com has discontinued their line of credit on users accounts.
Effective 29 Sep, the Bank is eliminating all overdraft lines of credit.
PayPal is allowing users to downgrade their accounts, call their
Dedicated Customer Service line - 1-877-672-9725
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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this list, please email us at tag@theauctionguild.com
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