And the root of the whole problem is that you can actually remove an item from someone's shop without paying for it.
This is the crux for a number of problems on Etsy, so if they fixed THAT, instead of trying to put bandaids on everything, maybe they'd actually eliminate a set of problems so they can move on to the next instead of always back tracking and trying to clean up messes.
Malicious *fake* buying to bump items off the front page will continue until Etsy changes their policy of having sold listings removed once they sell.
This is not a new problem, and yet it continues because safeguards are not in place to prevent it.
(i.e., items aren't *sold* until they are PAID for -or- allow items to stay on the front page even after they are bought.)
SOLD ITEMS SHOULD STAY ON THE FRONT PAGE FOR THE DURATION.
Yes, I'm yelling.
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