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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sellers Silenced Sanctimoniously about Storque Scandal - it SUCKS.

The epic thread on Etsy's forums, and the one area of the site members were allowed to discuss the topic of the Storque coral article by Temple St. Clair - has been closed.

Expect mutings and bootings in the days ahead, as Etsy cleanses its image for an upcoming partnership with HGTV, and other corporate interests.  

Meanwhile, I have just finished writing up my experience with Etsy and sending it to EtsyBitch which has generously invited me to share my story.  Stay tuned for more details.

On a personal note, I took most of yesterday off to rest and unwind from a stressful month of Etsy-related upheaval.  Thanks to all for your messages of sympathy and support, I sincerely appreciate it.  I didn't realize how exhausting the whole thing was until it was really over.  I swear, I could sleep for a month.

I look forward to re-connecting with my Etsy friends in the weeks to come, (off-site), as well as working on getting my Artfire shop ready for the holidays.  Incidentally, I just found out that sellers there have organized themselves to tweet about #artfire all day Thursday to get the term to trend worldwide!  I will definitely be participating in that to some extent.



  1. I'm lost without my thread. : ( I miss everyone already.

  2. well, SOME of us have been banned and can't post in ANY thread over there... so I know how you feel.

  3. Well, can't say it's unexpected. :) I was sorry to log in and find the corral closed, but that wasn't unexpected, either. I think we need to start contacting HGTV and let them know what Etsy is really all about. Who's with me?

  4. Great idea Dancing!!!!! Lets get something organized... A twitter campaign?

  5. As soon as I posted that, I emailed HGTV and warned them to be sure and check out whatever they chose to feature from etsy because there was a lot of mass produced stuff from resellers on there. Twitter would be good, too.

  6. Love you Joanie.

    Miss ALL of my friends from our thread. Each and every one of you.

    Please let me know what I can do to help out. I'm always here for you guys.


  7. I was sad to see the thread had closed. And what a lovely way for Rob to do it too ;P I guess if he had to name all the infractions we caused in there it would have been another 10 pages long, LOL!!!

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