I've taken it upon myself to preserve the history as presented by Ebay of this PayPal outage. [Update: And I'm glad I did. Because now PayPal is referring to the October Outage as "intermittent issues". PayPal was down for 5 days. Nice bit of Newspeak there Amanda.] You never know when you need to document things like this, [how prophetic] and eBay has as habit of making things it doesn't like disappear. Also, you'll get a good feel for the outage and how it affected people by reading our thread on it.