Saturday, August 16, 2008

How far is the stick jammed up there anyway?

We got more than one email about the locking of this thread, and we're as disgusted as the people who wrote to us. Every single person who posted in this thread did so because they enjoyed the OP's post. There was no fighting, calling out, abuse, trolling, or harassment, just eighteen pages of people having a good chuckle. And then down came the Etsy Hammer of No Fun Allowed.


marymary says:

While we can all appreciate some comic relief, we do ask that other members of the Community not be called out or mocked in the process (even if it is only meant in jest).


Calling out? Mocking? The only mockery going on was self-mockery by people able to reflect upon their own selves, identify with the OP, and find the humour in it. What happened, Etsy? Did you break your sense of humour when your crappy hammocks collapsed underneath you? Did someone piss on your cupcakes that day? It's pretty unfuckingbelievable that admin has the time to read through threads like these and lock them with some ridiculous excuse when there's actual abuse, harassment and trolling going utterly ignored in other threads. Maybe their priorities were also damaged in the Great Hammock Disaster of '08. Whatever the reason, Etsy, get with the fucking program and do something useful instead of making it your mission to crush any enjoyable aspect of the forums.

30 Comments:

Brooke said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw this thread having been locked: the puppet show that admin actually *participated* in that had the same premise as this thread. (A very funny puppet show put on by a very talented Etsian, I might add.)

Rachel said...

Unbelievable! One of the better things I've read in the forum lately and it gets shut down.

mememe said...

Self depricating humor will cost you twenty cents.

Closed Threads said...

I was surprised when that one popped up. I skimmed through it and couldn't figure out what marymary was referring to.

I guess someone mixed crack into the cupcake frosting that day.

eclipse said...

I looked for that puppet show from Feb 2007 but it doesn't seem to be available. They streamed it a few times but they don't have it archived anywhere that I can find.
Does anyone know where it might be uploaded?

The Cranky One said...

I think they assumed they were making fun of the theblackapple, since that was the only store mentioned at all directly in the OP.

But they did it in a positive way, aspiring to be like tba, etc...

Brits are right, American truly do not comprehend irony.

Ladies Auxilliary said...

That's Etsy for you...no customer service, no tech support...and no sense of humor :)

MORGAN said...

I must be really crazy. I did a forum title search for PD and found a pile, and all singing her praises. WTF? This arbirary nonsense is ridiculous; much more ridiculous than any other more intelligent and funny nonsense on there.
There was nothing wrong with that thread. What is MaryMary's boss telling her to do? Lock everything that isn't all sweetness and light? What are they afraid of?

kcroteau said...

morgan - BeaG has a few, too. Not as many as PD... but neither one are on my favorite forum personalities list.

frell my fantastic said...

I can't believe they have time to lock this thread while people are selling frelling coffee beans they buy at the supermarket on etsy.

Flag yourselves etsy... you offend me.

sugarstreetcafe said...

don't get me started with beafucking g.

yeah you right said...

i love you guys
am getting ready to launch my new line of canned air "created" while reading forums
xoxo

kibbles said...

Can you say BONER?

Smarty Pants said...

Obviously marymary doesn't know how to do her job. Did Black Apple complain? I doubt it.
And seriously, is her only job reading the forums? Because, if it is, they stop paying her now. There are already plenty of people doing it for free.
The OP was getting a nice round of gushing compliments and marymary put a stop to that right quick.

Art Deco Bitch said...

sugarstreetcafe said...
don't get me started with beafucking g.
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*snort*

I've come to realise you can't trust anyone who signs their name after every effing comment they post (and, god, it's annoying!).

pony-lo said...

BfuckingG
this is like two members of the alphabet copulating.

love it.

amanda said...

I loved reading this thread. People should post more often with humor like this.
I'm sure the blackapple was not offended.

Combustion Glassworks said...

Dont forget TonyO, he rolls with a posse of fucking wingnuts as well..

SSDD on Etsy said...

TonyO is major whack job and so is his little trophy wife who is strapped to the stove is no better. And lets not forget his mistress easystreetstudio!

Course there is censoring on this blog as well so let's not forget that as well!!

sugarstreetcafe said...

BfuckingG
this is like two members of the alphabet copulating.
_____________________________

I wish you hadn't said that. I got small kids you know, one still has to learn the alphabet. Now i'll likely never say the alphabet without thinking b fucking g.

and let's not forget the

gheghe

wtf is that anyway? wiki and dicki didn't yield any results. not in English anyway.

Wende said...

Etsy has so nuked the fridge.

Inklings and Imprints said...

What is the deal with "hammocks"?

I'm missing something.

pony-lo said...

Inklings and Imprints said...
What is the deal with "hammocks"?

I'm missing something.

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2 words: Bre Prattis

The Cranky One said...

if you are ever curious what something means, check out our tags list on the bottom right... it will shortcut you to just those topics.

I present... the HAMMOCK!

http://etsybitch.blogspot.com/2008/07/make-your-own-death-shroud-er-hammock.html

The Cranky One said...

Err, rather... THE HAMMOCK!

KreatedbyKarina said...

"gheghe

wtf is that anyway? wiki and dicki didn't yield any results. not in English anyway."

_______________

Believe it or not, she once explained that as her equivalent to "laughing online".... :/

Sounds more like she's choking a cat.

The Disgruntled One said...

Is it possible to report an Admin post? It would be kind of fun to get in there and report every Admin post going as offensive.

Pointless, but fun.

gagmewithahanndmadespoon said...

The first post in that thread was one of the funniest things I have ever read in the forums. I was laughing so hard my eyelids flipped up and I was crying.

Inklings and Imprints said...

ah yes - I should have checked the tags and/or done a search. but thanks for posting the link.

no popcorn for it... making ravioli instead.

kcroteau said...

*groan*

RobWhite is a BeaG fan. I knew it.

she's baaaaaaaack