Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Do NOT patronize these shops... because etsy is now spamming your shop to give their favorites more free promotion. Spread the word: boycott these sellers!
Try something: organize chaos and terrorize with it.
You’re not in the gift guides? Hey, neither am I. But you know what, etsy ADMIN have come to your shop to “call out” to all these items in other shops… (try to see irony, or levels of syllogism, use your creativity people.)
A. Boycott these shops! Convo your fellow etsy peeps with this list and say, “hey, fuck these people, etsy is calling out right there in my shop for you to patronize them over me… so DO NOT PATRONIZE these shops.”
B. Flag their shit! Go to those shops, and go over their shit with a fine toothed comb. Flag the fuck out of their shops and their items for the most minor and ridiculous and petty violations, esp. tags!
C. Inundate all of their contact emails and render their “customer support” more useless than it already is. Seriously, shut them down with “spam”. Find some email address of yours that isn’t connected to your etsy shop in any way shape or form (perhaps your husband, boyfriend, lover, wife, girlfriend…): because these are petty wannabe hipster fucktards and if you use your own addy, rest assured you will be muted and shut down: be clever bitches: be anonymous! Use that non-etsy email address to contact every etsy contact email once a day, every day for a week (yes, even the irrelevant ones) with this copy-and-pasted statement:
Dear etsy, I find it disgraceful that you are spamming my shop with TOU-violating call-outs to all of the shops on this list. I find it disgusting that you charge for useless site features while giving these select people free promotion. I will not patronize these shops, but thank you for calling them out so relentlessly so that I know not to buy from them. I will also be telling my family, friends, and associates not to patronize them.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
too much toybreaker
go to craftcult.com
7 gift guides?
Slow Food (really, a silk screened tie is slow food?)
Hey careless, thoughtless admin favoritism...
Don't buy this shit, speak with your wallet.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Don't buy from these people, don't heart them, don't put them in your treasuries...
Monday, July 13, 2009
I am a person. I am an adult. I was once an etsy user. I may or may not still have an etsy account. I used to have one. Like many others, I joined the site wide-eyed with hope. It was such an optimistic feeling. But that optimism and hope have dissipated. I am now jaded by the etsy experience.
Of course, you’re not allowed to be jaded on etsy, it’s against the rules. Yeah, I’m sure it is in the TOU somewhere.
So, I’ll be jaded here on blogspot, because I’m a human being with a full range of emotions. I’m not an etsy Kool-Aid drinker… the more I think about it, the more that site feels like a cult… a cult of mean dumb people and bitches.
So, since etsy is a glorified store, with sellers being vendors, I’m going to share my window shopping experience with you. I will share my feelings on the vendors and the retail employees who have enabled me to feel jaded. More specifically, why I will not patronize specific etsy users, for their conduct, intentional and unintentional, and why I recommend refusing to patronize the shops that are constantly featured by that very small insular community of etsy administrators.
Look forward to someone else saying what you were thinking.