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Community Council Summary: June 2010

Hello, Etsy community! As the Community Council worked through its sixth and final month, those members participating in discussions shared their thoughts on recent changes to the site and welcomed our new Director of Community, Etsy’s own Vanessa, into the conversation. First among topics discussed was a subject that had come up in prior months:… Continue reading

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Community Council Summary: May 2010

Hello, Etsy community! With May’s meeting in the books, let’s talk about what the Community Council has been up to this month! Etsy’s taxonomist, Amy, has been working with the Council to obtain feedback on some of the Category work she’s been doing. She solicited ideas from the Community Council on the proposed Category changes… Continue reading

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Community Council Summary: April 2010

Hello, Etsy community! April provided a cooling-off period to contrast with the very busy March that the Community Council had, and so for this month there are just a couple of items to cover. Vanessa gave the Council a first look at our blog article highlighting the work of MICA students redesigning portions of our… Continue reading

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Community Council Summary: March 2010

Hello, Etsy community! March has been a busy month for the Community Council, with the month’s activities nearly overshadowing the monthly meeting! Danielle heard feedback from the Council on the current format and content of Etsy Success newsletters; the Council universally appreciated the content in Etsy Success emails, though several members acknowledged that life would… Continue reading

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Community Council Summary: January 2010

The first meeting of the second seller Community Council is in the books, and it has been and is a learning experience for all of us. More than anything else, this first month and meeting has been devoted to orientation and assessment. Members of the Council have had a chance to introduce themselves to one… Continue reading

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Second Community Council Announced

I’m very excited to share with you that over nine hundred people applied to the second seller Community Council. That’s in addition to the more than one thousand who applied to the first Council! Everyone who applied then and now was considered, and once again we hid usernames and selected artists representing a cross-section of the… Continue reading

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Etsy’s Treasury: Finding Focus

Recently, we’ve decided it’s time to revisit the way we utilize and maintain the integrity of our Treasury feature.  Below we will walk you through a brief history of the feature, where we find ourselves today and our plans for the Treasury moving forward. Where we’ve come from Upon launching the Treasury on Etsy in… Continue reading

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Old School Etsians: AlisonRose

Alison and Nicolaus aka AlisonRose are Old School Etsians — one of the first shops on Etsy that is still active. They joined on June 19, 2005. We checked in to see how they’re doing in honor of Etsy’s 3rd Birthday. Please introduce yourself and talk a bit about what you make.‘Alison Rose’ is made… Continue reading

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Old School Etsians: ChristineRenee

Etsy turns 3 years old on June 18, 2008.  We decided it was the perfect time to contact some of our "Elder Etsians" and pay them a little tribute. ChristineRenee of Chicago, Illinois joined Etsy on June 18, 2005, and clocks in as the fifth person to join Etsy. And as you can see if… Continue reading

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Old School Etsians: momentofstars

Etsy turns 3 years old on June 18, 2008.  We decided it was the perfect time to contact some of our "Elder Etsians" and pay them a little tribute.  momentofstars was the first official Etsian. She joined Etsy on June 18, 2005, and as you can see if you click through and see her shop’s… Continue reading

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Virtual Labs Schedule For March 24th to March 28th

For those of you who have attended critiques, workshops and discussions in the Virtual Labs, you know how fun and rewarding they can be.   We’re working on expanding the use of these interactive chat rooms and holding more discussions between Etsians, Teams and Admin.  They’re a great place to meet and chat!  The following schedule… Continue reading

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Tech Updates: Forum Remodeling

We’ve noticed there has been a lot of huddling, crowding and just general congestion in the Forums lately. With all the new buyers and sellers (about 2,200 a day!) there just doesn’t seem to be enough room to fit us all comfortably. Good discussions are being buried faster than you can sew a button on… Continue reading

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Billing Alert: Reminder to Pay Overdue Bills

Sellers, Etsy launched a new billing policy on January 1st, 2008.  You can read about the nitty grit of how it works here.   We just wanted to post one more Storque reminder to pay your overdue bills by 23:59 UTC on the 15th of the January because of these new…consequences.  This sounds more ominous than… Continue reading

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How to Use Etsy: sagittariusgallery’s Ultimate Newbie Guide

Note from the Etsy Blog: We are VERY grateful and impressed by sagittariusgallery. She’s been sharing this material in the forums with new members of Etsy and for the greater good of the community.  It’s also helped out our Customer Support team immensely! Many of the resources below are from the community and thus developed… Continue reading