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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.

yours,
Joan

15 comments:

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

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

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  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?

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

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  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.

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  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.

    Love,
    Tara

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  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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  8. Another scandal is currently breaking, see here for details:
    http://www.regretsy.com/2012/04/21/the-etsy-featured-reseller-ecologica-malibu/#comments

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