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TAGnotes Thu 19 Oct 2000 Vol 2 Number 151 Issue 233

The Auction Guild Notes for Thursday 19 Oct 2000
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ebaY continues to attempt to intimidate and silence TAG, and to
prevent ebaY users and stockholders from knowing the truth about
ebaY's outages. In the response we received from Katy@ebaY,
Katy stated that QUOTE - the ID and signature alone may be
viewed as advertising by eBay. This is currently under review.
-ENDQUOTE So ebaY is considering banning our entire domain
from ebaY, despite the fact that not one single violation of ebaYs
rules have been made using this domain. They must feel very
threatened by the truth about their site outages.

ebaY on 19 Oct at 01:03:02 PT posted that the unscheduled
maintenance was completed at 00:41 PT and that all functions were
restored. At 04:30:35 PT they posted that the ebaY home page and
the ebaY Germany home page were down. the pages were back up at
05:10:32 PT but Gallery images were down. At 09:08:24 PT users
reported Mister Lister and My ebay were down. At 10:58:43 The
Gallery images on the ebaY home page and ebaY Germany home
page were back up. At 12:34:59 PT users were getting slow reloads.
At 12:33:32 PT Seller Search went down. At 12:37:31 Users got
Network error Unable to read URL from host cgi6.ebay.com:
Connection reset by peer. At 13:26:46 PT some users could not bid.
At 17:23:09 PT ebaY reported that the Seller Search, My ebaY
Seller tab, and Bid History functions were down. Seller Search
remained down all day until approx 22:10. Sporadic intermittent
problems with other functions, such as search, bidding and listing,
were reported by several users on the board.

TAG strongly recommends that anyone who feels their auctions were
negatively impacted by these outages apply for credit. Request listing,
special feature and Final Value Fees. Go to the form at
Send -
* The item number(s) of the ended auction(s)
* The specific fee(s) charged for them
* Your seller's email address or User ID
* The phrase, GIVE CREDIT in the Subject line
This can also be accessed from
TAG has had reports from members that repeated requests in the face
of denials has WORKED, so keep requesting refunds until you

Once more there is a faked ebaY email circulating with the message
Qualifying for a grant is easy -- Interesting note to eBay members.
This email did not come from ebaY. Do not respond to it.

eBay will be down for scheduled maintenance on Fri 20 Oct between
01:00 PT and 03:00 PT for scheduled maintenance. This as usual will
further delay search updates by 12 to 15 hours on Friday and Saturday.

eBay University will be held on Sat and Sun on 28 and 29 Oct in
Las Vegas and on Sat and Sun 4, 5 Nov in Denver, Colorado.
For details go to http://pages.ebay.com/university/

Have a business complaint about ebaY's failure to provide
the services you pay for? File a complaint with the FTC
at https://www.ftc.gov/ftc/complaint.htm.

Approx 5.2 million current listing
MedVed shows 5.13 million
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Go to OAI Site Basic Details from left side toolbar.
Yahoo site map
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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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This has features that include a wizard driven user interface; inventory
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