Welcome, friends, to the new Etsy Forums!
With fewer sections and a narrower focus, our hope is to encourage more participation in the great discussions that happen here from everyone. That includes us; you'll be seeing more of the Forums Team contributing to discussions as well!
In an effort to keep a tight focus on the purpose of each section, you may see us closing more threads than you're accustomed to. Threads that don't fit in the existing sections of the new Etsy Forums are ultimately best placed in teams, so we'll need to close the threads that don't quite fit. I encourage you to take advantage of Teams for any content you would've posted in Critiques, Techniques and Materials, Teams and Events, Promotions or Etc.
Lastly, we want to make the best use of the Ideas forum that we can going forward, and present the best, most accurate picture of ideas the community has to the rest of the company to help us improve. Please keep in mind that we're happy to host your critical opinions in the Ideas space, but in order for it to be helpful and provide a good environment for community discussions it's a necessity that that criticism be constructive.