In my profession, a post mortem is just that, it means someone died. And, someone is ultimately held accountable.
First I am furious you would borrow from the medical profession such a sobering incident and then go on to make light of it. Until you have actually witnessed a post mortem as a family or professional, you have no idea what the lasting impact can be on future.
And, to think you have the attitude that no one deserves a reprimand or stern rebuke is utter nonsense. How do you expect them to learn responsibility? This is more of the 'everyone-deserves-a-trophy' attitude and you let them play fast and loose with the economic futures of your sellers.
What a bunch of utter nonsense. I grew up when you were taught responsibility, respect and you didn't screw with someone's income they were depending on. You did your level best to be a good employee, you hoped that you didn't screw up and if you did get called in, you learned a lesson.
Post mortem...in my field, people lose professional standing, licenses, are sued and jailed for 'screwing up'. You have no idea what all that entails until you are dragged into court. No one gets a three arm 'ha-ha' sweater.
With your attempt at quelling the comments by Chad, you just efficiently lowered my respect for etsy, the CEO, the Board of Directors for letting this go on and all of the administration for covering a**es when needed.
Your explanation cheapened etsy, the sellers that have strived to do the best to make it a unique and wonderful place to shop and made it look like the silliest techno experiment on the net.
I can only hope you get caught in the next big internet debacle and topple off that pedastal you have all put yourselves on. Maybe if you actually have to work for a living instead of playing, you will get it right the second time.
Playing with code and entering it 30 times a day to see 'what happens', should not be allowed. Only when you formulate some standards will you be able to forget these follies and concentrate on actually fixing the site. Tell them to work on the problems at hand, don't let them run amok and ruin a good thing. Sometimes the word 'no' can be a great motivator.
And, don't tell me you are doing post mortems. You really want to see and hear one first hand, join me in a casualty debriefing or a medical error resulting in death. Then, and only then, will you truly understand the meaning of that phrase.