Thursday, June 5, 2008

My recent beef with Etsy

In all honesty I think Etsy is the coolest thing.

Lately however I've seen some things I've not liked.

Example One.
The head honcho of Etsy recently stated that no matter how much sellers asked for something to be changed, they heard but weren't changing it.

Example Two.
In that same day said head honcho belittled a seller because she mentioned that gas prices were rising and that it hurt her bottom line. He told her to "watch out"
*Uh yeah, ok, you live in NY, walk most places or take a cab........what do you know about how much gas prices are hurting your average american?*
He also mentioned that he'd worked hard in his life for little pay. Then he mentioned a couple of his jobs and pay scale for one. Both were no where near minimum wage for their time period.

Example Three.

This just happened a moment ago so it's still fresh and makes me grouchy.
We the sellers/buyers/forum goers were having a discussion about a certain product that was under some scrutiny as of late. There was no hate, no bashing, just debate over some things that well, just about everyone who makes something and sells it will have to deal with in their life. No biggie right.

Commonly found out info was posted in the thread, ie: something that we all could have found easily by contacting the company or just looking their info up online. (I have a feeling I know who went and griped about it to the mods, but I'm not stating names as I'm not going that route) Other than that the thread had been nothing but banter back and forth over an issue that was highly informative to me personally and others as I could tell from their responses.

Admin shut it down.

Now if someone starts another thread with anything to do with that last one, it'll get shut down fast.

I don't usually gripe about the forums because there is always so much going on in there, but this one just bothered me.

Oh well, not much I can do about it, at least for now.

Anywho, I'll be back with a more peaceful post later. Some new photos I'm going to offer up for print ^-^


Denise Felton said...

Well, that raised my blood pressure! I've been on Planet Denise and didn't know this stuff was going on. Grrrrrr. Hang in there, Ekio, girlfriend. AREtsy needs you.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Hey sweetie. I'm annoyed too, but for my own glassy reasons! I really enjoy your blog- don't read it much, but it's cool.

Ekio Locatiare said...

Thanks gals ^-^ I'm better about it now, I just get frustrated sometimes. Then I bake. lol.

Todays been a three cake day.

Thanks Glass, I don't write a ton, so don't feel bad!