A source that recently visited Brooklyn told us that Maria actually lives in D.C. and "commutes" to Etsy. Ok, now we know why the lunatics are still running the asylum, noone's there supervising them!
We also got this rant from an Aux about the featured seller and Dorque Success stories:
I am about to pop a vein. I normally don't complain about things that Etsy admin does, but this one is seriously f'ed up. The current featured seller (Ahpeele) was already written up as a "success" in the Storque! Why? Why? Why? 6 MONTHS AGO, they were already a "success"
And then there's this:
Good ole Rob Kalin is going to Switzerland to represent Etsy and share the love and community with the world *GAG*
We are very excited to have the chance to talk to world leaders about independent entrepreneurship and how the internet can have a supporting role. In the run-up to the meeting, the WEF invited each nominee to answer the same questions about their businesses and the roles they play in socially conscious economic development.
Socially conscious? Etsy??
The World Economic Forum:
We are striving towards a world-class corporate governance system where values are as important a basis as rules. Our motto is ‘entrepreneurship in the global public interest’. We believe that economic progress without social development is not sustainable, while social development without economic progress is not feasible
...but, but, but...they invited ETSY!!!!!! Someone needs to clue the Swiss in. They've obviously never visited Etsy's 'community' via the forums.