Thursday, January 1, 2009

Starting it off right

Ahhh, a new year, a new Ets....eh not quite.

One of the first Storque articles of the new year, why it's 3 lines about Happy Hangover Day of course! What the hell is a professional blog (if we can call the Dorque that) doing with an Etc (as defined by Etsy) section anyway? Shouldn't the blog be for relevant updates?!

Oh wait, I forgot who I'm talking about.

This type of 'article' is indicative of the juvenile attitude of Etsy admin. Post shit like this in the forums, not the Blog we have to dig through for news, updates, billing information, and a slew of other things you fuckers won't email us about.

Maybe we should be impressed that you made it a few hours into the new year before showing the stupid. YOU'RE A BUSINESS. Start acting like it.

29 Comments:

teawithfrodo said...

so I guess admin just told us they are going to be hungover for a while

Dore said...

Sigh. Perhaps I should put my evening events in my Etsy shop too. "Happy New Year! Last night I got so drunk I couldn't even stand and now I'm ready to sell my goods to you!"

Yeah, that will go over well.

bitchinbeads said...

It's really sad if you think about it- As if the whole of humanity gets shit-faced drunk just because a new calender year starts. Etsy, ever heard of AA?

life-during-wartime said...

Bitchinbeads, it's not so much the issue of intoxiant abuse, although you have a (politically correct) point.

Bizwise, it is stupid. Most other sites are focused today on the new start/resolution aspect of the day, while Etsy admins look like they are still trying to figure out how to get the damn handmade lampshade off of their heads. And the few front page selections I saw today were more of the same old, same old. Yawn...

sosad said...

That article was soooooo embarrassing. ewwwww. Oh and does Vanessa have some sort of problem with old people. What is up with her??? Did you see this?

http://www.etsy.com/storque/etc/id-like-to-propose-a-toast-3139/

The Funny One said...

On big narcissistic yawn, and isn't Etsy one big bore all around? Etc. is dorkie-language for "another excuse to pick my very own favorites" from a list of very odd items. Made even odder by appearing together.

Or "how Etsy can make everything look distasteful" - and who needs to look beyond the front page, ala suitcases gazing hopefully with sundress into the Etsy horizon...........

Etsy is one big snark, one big disrepectful, snide, flip, and often rather nasty comment about what Etsy really is.

The Dork is an excuse for not working too hard (and an embarrasing one at that).

Too bad they missed the whole point of blogging and like everything Etsy overdoes - they made a complete mess of it.

Etsy is so off the mark, so completely clueless, that they think updating the Front Page means all they have to do is throw up a SUMMERTIME SHOWCASE, get sellers to fork over several thousand dollars in "ad fees" and think it's perfectly ok to extort their very own customers for a front page that makes Etsy look like the biggest fool on the block.

Oh they are all laughing at you Etsy, too bad you don't give a shit (and it shows).

iloveoldpeople said...

sometimes i wonder how the hell vanessa graduated from MIT...

too old for Etsy said...

Other than your basic problem drinkers, figure which age group goes out and gets shitfaced enough to have a hangover the next day and you have Etsy's target market.

eclipse said...

Every day is hangover day at Etsy HQ.
Remember their back to school article which celebrates schoolboys drinking 40's?

forum rubbernecker said...

I just about choked on my coffee when I saw that.
WTF??? This is not the sorority house, and the Storque ain't your diary. It's ok to talk about getting shitfaced in Etc. if you are a seller, or a buyer, but admin in the STORQUE? C'mon Etsy, you need to do better.

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

I noticed the article drift by on the ever-present Storque ticker (there is NO excape from that waste of space) and just shook my head, sadly.

Everyone know that ArtFire is now posting all listings to Google Base automatically? And they even went back and listed 35,000 existing listings?

And Etsy is writing about hangovers.

kibbles said...

Maybe they just wish they were hung better over there?

Um. Yeah.
Boner.

organidog said...

iloveoldpeople said...

sometimes i wonder how the hell vanessa graduated from MIT...
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perhaps Rob-O-The-Clown made her a diploma?

Disappointed said...

What the hell? That is so lame.

oldandtired said...

Sadly, I read it and didn't even pay it any mind. I've come to expect such lameness from Etsy by now... they're children.

How pathetic is that?

HappyNewYear said...

I'm kind of old, and I wasn't offended. I thought it was pretty funny. oh well, maybe it's because I have a sense of humor which is sorely lacking here.

MI Zombie said...

God help you people staying on this shit hole site!

I just wrapped my second sober NYE|NYD and I quite enjoyed! Etsy is glorifying booze! So, so, so, so, so, many ways to FUCKING FAIL!

kibbles said...

When did they start serving alcohol at daycares anyway?

teawithfrodo said...

at first glance it may have been funny...but this is a business. One that represents so many people.

If one of the higher ups where you worked walked in and said "w00t", who is hung over?" it wouldn't be appropriate and you'd wonder about the state of the company.

It's even worse when we are deprived of much more useful and needed information.

blackheart said...

For those who don't understand the dismay, imagine if Happy Hangover Day! was a sign found on the front door of the mall where you rent a space to sell your handforged silver jewelry or handthrown ceramics or labour intensive pointalist paintings in your gallery within said mall.

Stick ok with that?

I know I'm not.

G\In addition, getting drunk is nothing to joke about and I've got the beloved family member killed by a drunk driver over a decade in her grave to prove it.
Some might not get it until booze ruins your life or the life of someone you love, but alcoholism and it's various deadly and painful outcomes should are not a joking matter.

Thanks Vanessa for being a total insesntivite and thoughtless asshole on my behalf and my business.

Art Deco Bitch said...

Righteous, you may want to think about changing your name to The Nit-Picky One.

It was a short, light-hearted and, yes, predictable article to help mark New Year's Eve. Nothing to lose your sense of humour over.

The Righteous One said...

I'm sorry ArtDeco, but I don't want my customers seeing "Happy Hangover Day!" on the front page of the business I pay to host my shop.

It's just not professional. And we're sick of wading through the Dorque for information among shit like this.

blackheart said...

imho, There is a big difference with each of us being personally represented by our shops/forum posts/etsy related blog posts and being represented via etsycorp making light of drunkiness (or sexy murder sprees) on the front page of the site.

While some found it amusing (and I've learned that some chuckled despite the pain they have felt due to alcohol abuse. I guess I'm a just an old fashioned stick in the mud?)it doesn't make the objections of those who took offense any less valid.

It would have been *very easy* to do a front page New Years day article without risking offending members, both buyers and sellers, with fluffy writing about such a serious social issue.

As a long time seller on etsy, I'm firmly within the group that wishes those writing for the Storque whould be WAY more careful about representing all etsy members. They should produce thoughtful, well researched, interesting articles with the understanding that their work appears for all the world to see in it's rotating fashion on the FP of the site.

I've got a big, somewhat comedic, very opinionated mouth but if I wrote for them they'd get tightly reigned in, cool, well researched, fun and thoughtful articles purposely *designed* not to risk turning any buyers and sellers off.

It's not rocket science, it simply requires a bit of forethought and a touch of empathy before they pick the theme and type the words.


(Please excuse all the typos in my last post, I'm pretty much all sad emotional thumbs this morning.)

Top Shelf Totes said...

Yep... still glad I closed my shop on Etsy. This kind of blither on the FP is another good check mark for me to put in the pro column for closing my shop.

Yeah, people drink on New Year's Eve, yeah, people have hangovers the day after, but do I put this in a marketing message related to a business? No. Do I think it's cool to do so? No.

Etsy, YOU ARE NOT THE SELLER... do you hear what all of us are asking for as the sellers who pay you and your salaries????

God, I want to like Etsy, seriously... because I like a lot of shops on Etsy and think they have made selling a reality for so many talented people. But, they are making it very hard for me to see how they will ever become a real business that helps their sellers... which is especially important right now, during a down economy.

Art Deco Bitch said...

The Righteous One said...
I'm sorry ArtDeco, but I don't want my customers seeing "Happy Hangover Day!" on the front page of the business I pay to host my shop.
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Point taken, Righteous.

blackheart said...

If the article had read been titled

"Good Morning 2009!"

and had read

"Welcome to the Storque's very first breakfast of the freshly ushered in New Year, all done up the way only Etsy can do.

We'd like to serve this tasty morning meal up with our best wishes to all our Readers for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Bon Appetite!"

they would have been head and shoulders better off from a professional standpoint.


It really isn't rocket science.
Save your I'm so hungover, You're so hungover story for your personal blogs and we'll get along just fine.

BitchinBeads said...

Holy Jack Daniels Boy-Wonder! This one stirred up the catfish shit from the bottom of the pond!
*wince*

buddy said...

sosad - those ladies must be the quaint quilters they found in their trip to the midwest last summer.


I can't tell if the kids at Etsy are oblivious to the fact that lots of us grown-ups don't drink like idiots, or if they're oblivious to the fact that lots of us are grown-ups.

Either way, I hope they grow up soon. Maybe Mama Maria can give her tots a lecture about the No-No's of mixing partying and business.

Howie Mandell said...

I thought every day was hang over day at Etsy Labs? Oh - that's just for Anda. Never mind.