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People are just out of touch with any tech speak if they're offended by post mortem. It's like "debrief" only with a bit more inspection? It's even used in the dictionary as such www.thefreedictionary.com/postmortem
So I tried to read this thread and only made it to page 4, and now I'm giving up. I didn't read the post mortem post that started this thread, but just wanted to say that whatever got the OP so upset, here's a little perspective.

Etsy did not invent the internet. And they didn't invent handmade.

One day the cool kids will move to another site as they don't want to be on the same site as their parents.

It's no biggie.
Andy: So I tried to read this thread and only made it to page 4, and now I'm giving up. I didn't read the post mortem post that started this thread, but just wanted to say that whatever got the OP so upset, here's a little perspective.

Etsy did not invent the internet. And they didn't invent handmade.

One day the cool kids will move to another site as they don't want to be on the same site as their parents.

It's no biggie.

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A techie writing code on a sales venue is not going to kill anybody - but the sky is always falling somewhere on Etsyland.

Giving people the freedom to make mistakes without being punished is what leads to innovations. When Bill Gates first started Microsoft, if he met somebody he thought had talent, he'd hire them then tell them to invent their own job.




BrickHouseFabrics from BrickHouseFabrics says
I came back as I believe some major changes on ebay are coming for some of us next year...
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I read a report yesterday that Ebay will, in 2013, make its descriptions searchable, rather than just it's title. I think that will be a good major change.
Crafters and artists understand better than anyone that learning from what doesn't work is vitally important.

What creative engineers do not seem to understand is that their blameless mistakes cost those crafters and artists a lot of grief when they don't cost them actual money.


I wondered about the announcement, I thought there was some big hoopla that went down and I missed it. If it really is just etsy clarifying that they encourage people to learn from their mistakes then, great. Where's the issue. Businesses don't have to be run by tyranny to be successful.
Wanda from VintageAndVictorian says
BrickHouseFabrics from BrickHouseFabrics says
I came back as I believe some major changes on ebay are coming for some of us next year...
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I read a report yesterday that Ebay will, in 2013, make its descriptions searchable, rather than just it's title. I think that will be a good major change.

The descriptions are searchable now.. go to advanced search, click and descriptions, or something like that.. bingo... it has always been that way...

I am talking about the fact that this year... to maintain the discount and get the bump in views, a powerseller/top rated seller gets they have to ship within 24 hours and also accept a 14 day return...

I am both... I don't take returns... so lost that discount.. I can live with that... BUT..

I am betting to remain top rated we will have to do those things, not have the choice. At that point, I am not certain I will stay on ebay... I do not take returns... and there are times that I can not process orders in 24 hours- I have to check on a parent in their 90's, and I also take a day or to off - for both business and for family...
Yep- just checked... advanced search, put in the terms, and click search titles and listings... Ebay has a much better search than ETsy... no question about that!
BrickHouseFabrics from BrickHouseFabrics says

Yep- just checked... advanced search, put in the terms, and click search titles and listings... Ebay has a much better search than ETsy... no question about that!
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Absolutely agree! It's SO much easier structuring searches on Ebay with all of the options and features of Ebay's Advanced Search.

I'm a Top Rated Seller & Power Seller there as well. And yes, I lost my discount, too. I don't believe in "renting" my silks.

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