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This is not the way to get your voices heard

You will no doubt all remember the riots here in the UK. The rioting and looting was dreadful and cast an awful shadow over the reputation of Great Britain. I am NOT suggesting for one moment that what has been happening here on Etsy is that enormous but I think that we should consider that the forums and treasuries ARE in the public domain and whilst I whole-heartedly agree with the reasons for the storm, sellers should not be trashing the very shop front that houses their own crafts. I am reading threads now where sellers are arguing amongst themselves!

I think it would be better to flood Etsy admin with emails rather than everyone 'do their dirty washing in public' If you had a real shop you wouldn't stand arguing in front of customers would you?

Ebay is for resellers. Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals who want to share their craft with the world.

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Bravo. I wholeheartedly agree.
Sellers arguing among themselves is nothing new here.

"Ebay is for resellers. Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals who want to share their craft with the world."

I wish that were the case.
Michaela Fisk from TheFiskHomestead

Changed from ButtonsandYarnOhMy on Jul 19, 2016

4:11 pm Apr 24, 2012 EDT
"Ebay is for resellers. Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals who want to share their craft with the world."

That's why I chose this as my venue to sell on when I started ... now i'm second guessing with everything I keep seeing. Guess my blinders finally fell off.
Jayne Ward from JaynesLoveDoves says


Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals who want to share their craft with the world.

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All of the arguing and anger comes out of the same sentiment that you have expressed here.
"Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals who want to share their craft with the world."


That's what I thought. But they allow resellers. I would shut down my shop but I have spent so much time at it. Etsy could turn this around but they don't seem to want to so it is what it is. depressing to say the least.
People are angry. It's normal to vent.

ETA: nothing to do whatsoever with washing your dirty whatnots in public!

Etsy is a place for talented and gifted individuals...it is!
We are just being taken over by people who do not have integrity and I think that is why we are so mad!
Something needs to be done.
Yes, there has been an uproar lately that I think could have been dealt with differently by sellers... not that they were wrong. Nice to see that admin made an effort to correct the situation though. It's good to know our voices are heard.

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