So, if you haven't been to the forums in a while, you are probably wondering – what happened? Ok, here is the quick version:
1. Each forum has become a team. We kept 5 sections of the main forum, which are now shown as "teams" as well. You do not need to join in order to post in these forums.
2. For all other discussions other than those in the main forums (Site Help, Business Topics, Ideas, or Bugs), please post in one of the Team forums. These are here for focused discussion on whatever you are interested in. You may join a team, or start your own team to post.
http://www.etsy.com/teams You can find this link by going to Community > Teams.
3. To find a team, try searching in Teams for relevant keywords.
For advice about your shop: search critiqueshttp://www.etsy.com/teams/search/critiques
For International support and issues: http://www.etsy.com/teams/search/international
For promotions teams: http://www.etsy.com/teams/search/promotions
4. What may be posted on the main forums, and what section threads go in:http://help.etsy.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/360
I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions!
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Oh! A few more links:
Etc type teams for chatting about anything:http://www.etsy.com/teams/search/etc
I also saw another team called Techniques and Materials that seems active as well, and try searching for a particular craft that you are interested in!
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Also, we have started a thread to help people find interesting teams:
If you are looking for teams or know some interesting ones people might want to know about, please come on in!