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I have started by posting the articles I know of that cover the Etsy turmoil. Our new logo is up as is the cover photo graphic I created. Constructive criticism is always welcome. :)
I have also posted a link to my pinboard which I would love to make collaborative (just convo or FB message me your Pinterest username).
Some of you have already liked the page. Thanks! I'd love some company over there. Feeling a little lonely being the only FB poster.
Posted at 2:53 am Apr 26, 2012 EDT
Thanks for all of your support guys (or gals). Okay, i invited Collette and Dawn to be admins just a few minutes ago. The site is hopping in part because it was linked to in the Daily Dot article this morning: www.dailydot.com/news/reseller-revolt-etsy/
Hopefully that will also get lots and lots of new members for the team. :) I started going on the articles about this issue and posting about us on the comments. That connected us to the author of this morning's article. I've been meaning to post to the other articles too but ran out of time. Let me know if any of you want to help with this.
KathiJane had a great idea to start a post called "the best of handmade" on Facebook for people to post examples of their work and talk about why handmade is so wonderful and important. I don't have time to make that suggestion happen before work but would be grateful if one of the new admins could get it going...
It is so fun to pop on and see what's new. I look forward to doing that later today. Ciao for now!
Posted at 2:23 pm Apr 27, 2012 EDT
Thanks for creating the page, Lisa!
I do not have an FB account and do not want to sign up for personal reasons, so unfortunately, I won't be able to contribute. However, I do support the page creation and all that you are doing for this team.
Posted at 5:32 pm Apr 27, 2012 EDT
Ah - I understand what happened now, Lisa. It was your opinion, but since you are logged in as the Admin, the comment shows up under the identity of the team rather than you personally.
That's the bit that threw me off -- I have no problem whatsoever with you expressing your opinion or with people expressing different opinions there - what upset me was that it appeared to be the shared sentiment of the "The Team" -- it looked "official." Now I get it that its because of the way identities are managed there.
I also agree - as I said in my original comment - that this is a place for constructive thinking, for the "carrot." What I don't think we want to do is alienate people who feel really torn at the moment - I'm one of them.
I can honestly say I feel both ways, and that's why I'm happy to be constructive here and critical somewhere else. But to me personally they are two sides of the same coin. I wouldn't be critical -- harshly critical, I should say -- if I didn't have some slim sliver of hope that the words might make the PTB reconsider some part of their actions.
You really did an awesome job with that page, too. I just tried to re-do my shop's Facebook page last week and I was completely flummoxed. Much respect! And oh yes I "liked" it too.
Posted at 7:00 pm Apr 27, 2012 EDT
Well, I am back after an unplanned trip to the emergency room with my 4 year old. He is fine now but got a pretty significant gash on his forehead. The stitching up, comforting, and lack of sleep was pretty exhausting. Anyway, things are fairly back to normal now and I'm trying to get caught up on the team and what's going on with Etsy.
It seems you guys have accomplished a ton this weekend. Great job, everyone! I can't believe our membership has almost doubled. And I love the idea of showing our hands on May 10th.
Anyway, I am going to try to get caught up. I don't suppose someone has a cliffnote version I can read? lol
Just wanted to let you know how great it felt popping on after being gone a few days and seeing some real progress. Thank you!
Posted at 10:25 pm Apr 29, 2012 EDT