Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More irony, please

Yesterday, while Etsy was being crushed under its own weight, fix.etsy.com also broke, completing the chaos. It was eventually repaired and updated with a heartfelt public service message, complete with pics of the fab four.

We're looking forward to the revamp of this page, Etsy. Maybe you might dust it off often enough so that it doesn't get porno spam links over it?

13 Comments:

mememe said...

This is like a rollercoaster relationship. Promises to get rid of resellers? Up! Horrible spammer posting obscene links not getting resolved? Down. Holiday plans? Up! Search broken? Down. Site not available? Down down down. Actually addressing the issue afterwards? Up a little. Email from Chad that discusses needing communication and refers to parts of etsy's programming as "ticking time bombs"? Up up up!
I'm actually a little exhausted and dizzy. But it does all make me a little optomistic.

been down so long it looks like up to me said...

actually, t all makes me a little sick to my stomach. Up, down, up, down ...
and the holidays fast approaching.
not that anyone would find my shop... or be able to get through the actual purchase...

lessa said...

Chad's letter to the community in one short paragraph.

The servers are jacked up beyond repair, the engineers are in way over their heads but we can't afford to hire competent people so I'm calling in favors for crash courses in Server Administration/Etc. There hands on curriculum, the rebuilding of Etsy the way it should have been done from day 1.

It's going to take awhile. Have a cupcake.

The Funny One said...

I dunno, the Chad monologue had me asleep before paragraph #3 which is really really good because I haven't been sleeping much since I am up all night placing ads for my products that are now sold on other sites and then getting all the Christmas Show applications made and making out those big checks and then producing products (100% handmade BTW) and then taking photos and getting them up with all info and prices and updates and checking and selling and packing and sending and emailing customers and then telling everyone to shop somewhere else where the customer service is really good and they really appreciate their sellers because their sellers are paying their wages and making their sites successful and they just offered me 3 new promotions to join this month and coupon codes and Vacation Mode and every listing on the Other Sites can be googled and then I have to take a nap and then read EB 'cause it's my favorite newspaper and then I have a cup of coffee and start the whole thing all over again.

And still, Etsy thinks I'm going to spend a few hours reading something that has nothing, zilch, nada to do with stores, sales, and selling.

the fluffy one said...

did you read the Chad article in the dorque yet?

run away! run away!!

http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/2578/


Seriously scary shit.

The Righteous One said...

yeah, Fluffy, we're currently dissecting it :)

wristeroni said...

BEE-UUU-TI-FUL replacement of the sig pics : )

Love It!

Eveline said...

But they are going to stay up late!

*sigh*

I don't understand the baby talk, seriously! And please don't forget that this is Etsy's third (3rd!!) holiday season. You'd think they would have everything sorted by now....

Paw and Claw Designs said...

i always knew rob was a clown.

mememe said...

I'm personally amused by the original pic of Chad on fix.etsy. Slightly overwhelmed, distant, mildly panicked glaze in his eyes. I've seen programmers look like that. It never means "this will be easy to fix"

The Cranky One said...

I actually rather think Maria looks more like a older Dora the Explorer.

upsetwithadmin said...

This is like being on a roller coaster. One never knows if it's a good day or not to list or renew.

I won't do either until this problem is fixed. My time and money are better spent elsewhere where I know my items are seen and sales made.

eclipse said...

Sister Double Unhappiness would be a great band name.