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Vintage category gone??? Not Cool, Etsy!

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Inactive Etsy Member 1:36 pm Aug 16, 2012 EDT
Why is the vintage category gone from the front page? and mostly gone from the revamped (and terrible) Etsy Fashion? My views have dropped very significantly yesterday afternoon and today.
I understand this is a test but why would Etsy even consider phasing out or testing a layout without vintage?
I hope they understand their mistake and soon!
Any one else seeing drop in views?

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Hello,

By now most of you have read Frank's announcement, 'We <3 Vintage (as well as Handmade and Supplies!)' www.etsy.com/teams/7716/announcements/discuss/10776490/).

We understand there are some concerns about the test and what the resulting implications might be. We're listening!

We want to assure you that vintage is very important to Etsy, its culture and its business! There are over 2.5 million (!) vintage items on Esty that draw shoppers daily. There are no plans to remove vintage from the marketplace!

This tests affects a small percentage of members so that the effects are less likely to impact individual shops. We use experiments, like this one, to test improvements. The tests are adjusted until we're sure that the change is ready to be released to the entire site and that it will have a positive impact on the marketplace.

Based on the feedback that we’ve received, we are already exploring ways to allow the focused shopper to filter results by vintage or handmade just as we’ve done in search. Stay tuned!

We love to hear your constructive criticism, ideas and suggestions!

Leslie



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Yes siree....what a mess.
its gone, you paid to be searched here, i can see why your mad, i'd be too.
Circus Freak Vintage from CircusFreakVintage says

Why is the vintage category gone from the front page? and mostly gone from the revamped (and terrible) Etsy Fashion? My views have dropped very significantly yesterday afternoon and today.
I understand this is a test but why would Etsy even consider phasing out or testing a layout without vintage?
I hope they understand their mistake and soon!
Any one else seeing drop in views?

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I have a whopping 11 views today, ELEVEN!!!

So not impressed with Etsy right now.
there are several threads about this right now. It does not seem like a good idea. My shop is a mix of vintage and handmade. My views and sales are suffering. I have not had a sale in August at all, not one sale!!!!

I have not had a month this bad since I started selling here 3 yrs ago, WTH Etsy?!
There was a thread on this yesterday and I think that only a small percentage of etsy viewers have had the vintage category removed.
Ditto. I'm about to go on a picking trip, but I'm not feeling motivated.
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Inactive Etsy Member 1:43 pm Aug 16, 2012 EDT
I had this stupid test since August 9th.... but about an hour ago I noticed that I have all the FP Categories back, logged in or out. Anyone else?
I don't like the new categories for my own reasons, but the first thing I noticed was no vintage. I feel for you guys...
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Inactive Etsy Member 1:46 pm Aug 16, 2012 EDT edited
I would like to hear from admin what they are trying to accomplish by removing the vintage category. Are they planning on getting rid of vintage? I can't see any other reason for removing the category.

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