Oh this one was beautiful: a thread of self congratulating stupidity!
Maybe you guys haven't noticed, but there are scores of threads on the forums bemoaning favoritism. Scores.
Try considering that people actually pass through here and have a good laugh that someone else says what they're thinking: fuck those assholes, and fuck etsy staff. We are all tired of seeing your shit.
Of course, we know that you cupcakes are petty and tactless, so we prefer to laugh at you anonymously. By doing so, we render your wrath impotent. You just have to sit there in your little half-assed hipster ass kissing ivory towers and wonder who pelts you with the occasional stone.
You know, we pay the same .20¢ to list as well. It's just that apparently we are paying the salaries of people who go out of their way to promote you all at the expense of the rest of us. And believe me, it's not that your products are quality, or that your pictures are good, or even that your tags or descriptions are accurate. It is simply a matter of a few irresponsible employees who put whatever new shiny thing catches their eye on the front page. They don't look hard, and they don't look far. And their "taste"? Well, calling it "taste" requires the use of quote marks.
Don't flatter yourselves with false feelings of security. We snark at you, we've turned your shop names into snide asides. We're tired of being shown links to your tired old shit.
If you were even remotely responsible, you'd realize that "jealously" and "psychosis" have nothing to do with it. This is just pointing out bad business practices with the suggestion that consumers avoid purchasing from sellers who are given free promotion at the expense and on the dime of all their fellow etsians. It is that simple.