Saturday, June 21, 2008

From the Bitches Auxiliary: Etsy Finds

I am so sick of Etsy Finds being a mish mash of mass produced & mis-tagged items.

Todays vintage finds are ALL mistagged except for 1!!

Per Etsy, anything vintage must have first tag VINTAGE, second tag COMMERCIAL ........ and only 1 of the featured items has COMMERCIAL as the second tag.

If you're going to make arbitrary rules, at least enforce them, so those of us who do follow them don't feel like such saps. And if you're not going to enforce them, then at least don't FEATURE them.

Perhaps doing a post on this every day hypocrisy, might open their eyes, that admin should read the D&D's too.

17 Comments:

impetuous said...

i don't like the position of the poll it makes it seem like there are no new posts. please don't ban me for saying so.

Ladies Auxilliary said...

Ban! Ban! Ban! Heh heh...

impetuous said...

still no change.
admin can you pleeease remove the giant poll that is loitering in the new post area?

el-stinko-armpit said...

I'm not sure that is correct. I thought the 'commercial' tag after the 'vintage' tag was assumed now (so did not have to be explicitly stated) after the semi-separation of vintage and supplies a few weeks ago. Handmade vintage style or hand-altered vintage items should not have 'vintage' as the first tag.

So confusing, though.

The Righteous One said...

The poll expires in a couple hours Impetuous. That's why we put it in a prominent position.

Armpit, you are right in that the commercial tag no longer pops up to be chosen when adding vintage as a top tag. I just tried it. However, in the dos and don'ts, specifically the help guide for listing it says:

"Vintage (not handmade by you, 20 years or older): Vintage Category only. Tag with commercial."

So yes, a vintage item without a tag "commercial" is mistagged!

The Righteous One said...

Oh, and it was my idea to have it on top so as to not to mess up the sidebars for a temporary poll.

Blame me! :)

The Cranky One said...

4 hours, impy, deal with it, then we'll get rid of it. Don't make me kick your ass.

impetuous said...

i truly thought it would take weeks or months for change. you guys are great. i will send pie.

The Sparkly One said...

Mmmm...pie!

LOL you guys are hilarious, we have the best commenters!

impetuous said...

oh, shut the fuck up el stinko.

love this blog said...

Hang on, bitches. el-stinko-armpit is correct. When you choose "Vintage" as your top tag, "Commercial" no longer appears. As stated in the tips above your category choices, "Commercial" is only required for Supplies.

The Righteous One said...

Note what I already said please!

"Armpit, you are right in that the commercial tag no longer pops up to be chosen when adding vintage as a top tag. I just tried it. However, in the dos and don'ts, specifically the help guide for listing it says:

"Vintage (not handmade by you, 20 years or older): Vintage Category only. Tag with commercial."

So yes, a vintage item without a tag "commercial" is mistagged!"

impetuous said...

tag talk...

why. just, why.

el-stinko-armpit said...

Hey, impetuous, what's your problem with my question? The Ds and Ds are way too confusing for me, which is one reason why I don't have an Etsy shop. Only on Etsy could a seller be flagged as a tag violator simply because the dodos on the staff forgot to update their own guidelines/rules/whatever after a site change was made. Corporate blockhead behavior, so funny for a so-called indie site.

impetuous said...

that's more like it armpit.
nice delivery, excellent points, biting truth.
I give that post and A

just another example said...

I think the tag talk is valid. After all, Admin asks it's users to specifically FLAG items that are mistagged (you know rather than do it themselves ahem). People waste their time doing this, and then Admin ignores it and features them. It's like a substitute giving out busy work to distract restless students. I don't flag, not my job. But, this post has a valid point.

impetuous said...

well, whipty fuckin doo