Saturday, March 29, 2008

Etsy Extras

I'm discovering alot of fun site features and helpful etsy sites. I also learned that only days after I spent all that time editing my listings one by one to add international shipping, etsy added batch editing for shipping. Would've been nice to have a week ago, but it'll be very useful in the future, especially with the usps shipping changes on their way. has a fun feature, and rather useful for someone like myself who is still on dial up. It's called the Heart-o-matic. All you have to do is search for your shop and the heart-o-matic comes up with a list that shows each of your items, how many times it's been viewed and how many hearts it has. This is saving me checking hearts one item at a time. Now what I do is look at the heart-o-matic then I can just check the items that have new hearts. Heart-o-matic me baby!
Ahhh! I just went to etsytools to look at their other features and discovered they're closing the site! Thanks alot to the mean people who are forcing them out. This was their announcement:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce today that Etsytools will be closing in two weeks time. It's something we've been talking about for a little while now, but today the camel's back was finally broken.

I will never understand why so many people think the world owes them. I get dozens of emails every day from people who think I could do better, and I should do better because they say so. I should be more professional, I should respond quicker, I should offer more features, less features, better features. I should pay hundreds of dollars for a server that is lightening fast so you don't have to wait 10 seconds for the charts to load. I've been called every name under the sun, I've been threatened with legal
action, and today I received a death threat. A f****ing death threat!

I recognise that for every jealous idiot there are a dozen wonderful etsians out there, but I just don't care anymore. I used to love the community but it has changed so much lately I don't even recognise it. I don't have any faith in
Etsy anymore, and I'm tired of hacking away at this website just to be humiliated and mocked on the forums. There are people who will be jumping for joy to see this website close, and I'm glad to finally have satisfied the f***wits. Leave me alone now.

Anyone who purchased advertising in the past week or so will be refunded. Everyone who purchased before that should use their impressions before we close the site on March 31st, or contact me and we'll sort something out.

Thank you to everyone who has offered their support and encouragement over the past 8 months. I'm sorry to those who are disappointed, but there's just so much more to life than Etsy. If anyone wants me, I'll be at St Kilda Beach.

What is wrong with people these days! It's a free and helpful site and if they don't like it why don't they just not use it, why all the anger. This kind of thing just makes me sick.

It looks like a form of the Heart-o-matic will still exist at but as far as I can tell it's just hearts for your entire shop not item by item. Ok, I was thinking this would be a fun post but this mean people stuff has gotten me down, it's the reason I avoid the news in all forms, this mean 'ole world just drains me. Maybe I'll find some fun stuff later.


Sheila said...

So sad about the etsytools! What kind of freaky people threaten death because of a website?

I love the heart-o-matic, too! And it does calculate hearts per item again, also. I wish there was some way to save the etsytools site.

Punkinhead said...

I'm always amazed at the disgusting negativity and rudeness I see in the forums now and then, and can't understand how people can get out of bed everyday with that kind of horrible attitude toward people. I will never get it. Too bad other people's sad lives have made such an impression on another helpful soul.