*sigh* Etsy Etsy Etsy...
This is what Rokali said:
...we'll be shutting down the gift guides in early January. (We'll shut them down in phases, at first leaving them on the site without linking to them anywhere, so any existing links still work.)
This is what Etsy's done: the GG button is no longer on the top menu of every page, but they are still linked from the Buy page and, guess what, there's a new Valentine's Day gift guide!
So, if they're being phased out, why the paid employee time to put up new ones?! Meanwhile it takes weeks of flagging to get resellers and blatant mistaggers taken down and corrected, threads asking for admin help go ignored, and the Paypal integration bug is still not fixed.
Come on Rob, you know we're watching, why not reign in the troops and do the few things you've stated outright as goals? I mean, if they can add a GG to the defunct GG page, they sure as hell can remove the link from the Buy page. If you're trying to find busy work, I suggest getting to work on the list of things sellers want in the OP of this thread in the forums (some of which we talked to you about!!). And if the current employees you have can't do these things, I suggest getting the customer support number up and running with them manning the phones, put them on forum duty, or just replace them with employees that have the necessary skill sets (It's called running a business).