We've gotten some notes about why we haven't addressed the fact that Etsy has rolled out stats - finally. Well, we tossed around the idea of giving them kudos, after all, we've been waiting for this. But we're also not delusional enough to think that it'd go off without a hitch. We were waiting for the shoe to drop.
And now we have it - our private musings were correct. The best example is this thread about the duplicate code Etsy has inserted that Google publicly stated is not compatible with their Analytics. Other venues have already addressed this issue and though they may also be seeing some issues, it's clear Etsy did something wrong and is likely causing the ones seen from their site.
And it was brought up in beta...why wasn't it fixed then? Why wasn't there a warning about potential issues? And for crissakes...why is it called ETSY web analytics?? It's fucking Google. They're letting us have our code added to our shops...like every other fucking venue!
Etsy, you don't deserve a pat on the back for this!! Stop sniffing each other's crotch in gratitude and actually do something worthwhile! Become familiar with what issues are important to your customers and stop brushing them aside because they don't mean anything to you.
For all the icing-coma victims thanking Etsy for giving them stats, we have to agree with creativeneurosis who so cleverly supplied this analogy:
it's like thanking your abusive spouse for not kicking the shit out of you any more. oh honey, I know i've begged you for years to stop beating me, and you've ignored me, ridiculed me, done "social experiments" on me while never even making an attempt to stop... but now that there's a new guy in town who doesn't abuse me, you've decided to stop. thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou thankyou....