Some Etsians have taken it upon themselves to outpour their love/hate relationship with Etsy into a new contest. The object of their admiration and frustration? None other than Haim, one of the founders of Etsy and one of the hardest workin men in the Etsy handmade biz. Haim was up a gazillion hours, toiling away at the data center, trying to get the site back up this past Sunday.
Elli aka abitabite proposed a contest in which Etsians make an object using the image of "Haim on Fire", originally created by Chris (RevolvingDork) another Etsy founder. The inspiration for the image dates back to when the Etsy site crashed way back when, sending Haim into a whirling flame of spontaneous combustion.
We are all hard at work trying to get the site to run faster, but we couldn’t resist the chance to let Haim (and the rest of the developers by proxy) know how much Etsians appreciate them. Haim will judge and announce the entries on May 14. The prize is a much coveted Etsy gift box.
See this forum thread for details on the contest.
Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden.