Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Crocheted Inner Tube Tuesdays

So we have vintage friday now, huh? In an effort to quell the brouhaha of the new and improved search, we get this there-there-we-love-you weekly.

Not that vintage featured per se is bad, but it does not eliminate the problem. The problem of search. The problem of hierarchy.

How about mass-produced-that-snuck-in Wednesday?
Food from unregulated kitchens every-other-monday?
Jewelry made from ABC gum upcycle day May 24?

Maybe the best solution would be the very oft posted oft suggested idea of having a "make a selection" "choose your own adventure" or "pick NOW bizzatches" prompt at the beginning of your Etsy experience. That way no hard feelings. Fewer anyway. It seems like a good enough idea. I've seen it rear its little head up a LOT in the forums. It can't be hard to do, not that hard, no?

Just think no more supply v vintage v handmade death match threads. One can hope.


jodie nicholson said...

"How about mass-produced-that-snuck-in Wednesday?"
Nah, I prefer it to be spontaneous, like it is now. It's always a nice suprise to click onto the front page and find those magical mass-produced items. Serentipity!

I reported one just last week. Even the listing said it was commercial! Oh yeah, it was a handbag.

The front page spot is hardly coveted when the person choosing them can't even spot a mass-produced item. Bravo curator, double bravo to the brainiac Admin who gave it front page status.

impetuous said...

my cousin drowned in a crocheted inner tube. you people should be ashamed of yourselves.

TheSneakyOne said...

Did she clear her cache before going in? If not, it's totally her own fault.

Peldyn said...

I heard she got better! Of course that was after she did the cable reacharound.

impetuous said...

it was our faulty search that lead to her demise...

Seller of Crocheted Things said...

Gosh dang you people.

Now I'm trying to design a pattern for a crocheted inner tube after midnight!