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A smoother sign-in and registration experience

Hi all, An improvement to the sign-in and registration experience is being rolled out now, designed to make signing in or registering easy and seamless in all contexts. Soon you'll be able to sign in or register without leaving the page you're on — an overlay will be activated atop the page and allow you…

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New default avatars

Hi all, Just a heads-up: you may start to notice our new default avatars around the site, especially as features like Find Your Friends bring more new members in and inactive members back into the fold. Members who haven't uploaded an avatar of their own now start out with one that looks like this: http://etsy.me/hbc8sw…

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Community and Sell pages – refreshed!

The Etsy Community page will soon get brand new digs. Events listings, online workshops (in the Virtual Labs and Livestream), Chat, Teams and Forums will all live in this new Community home together. This will just be the first step in making it easy to find what you need and connect with friends here on…

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New: Find your friends on Etsy

Hi all, Etsy is more fun with friends. Find Your Friends is a powerful way to find people you know on Etsy, and invite people you know who aren't yet on Etsy to join and connect with you. Here's how it works: 1. Sign in and click the "Find your friends" tab in the Circle…

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'Your Etsy' is becoming 'Your Account'

Hi all, We just made a small change you may have noticed to one of the most clicked links in the header, at the top of every Etsy page — "Your Etsy" is now "Your Account." Inside "Your Account," what was formerly known as "Account" in the left sidebar is now "Settings." Help documentation and…

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Location Autosuggest

Hello Etsians! We recently changed the way location editing works in your profile ( http://www.etsy.com/your/profile ). We found that the old way was confusing and error-prone, so now, when editing your profile, you can just start typing your location in the "City" field and select one of the suggestions we provide! These suggested locations are…

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Forum Migration: quick summary of what's new

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…

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Welcome to the new Etsy Forums!

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…

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Welcome

Hi there, Welcome to your team’s own personal forum! This is your place to facilitate constructive communication within the team. It can serve as your team’s main discussion hub, or a place where you post announcements every so often. You must follow the Etsy Forum guidelines when posting in the Teams Forum, and make sure…

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Clarifying what you share and how you're found on Etsy

Hi all, We've made some important updates to help you control what you share, how you're found, and how you present yourself on Etsy. 1. Findability We recently announced the coming of a feature that will help you find people you know on Etsy. Soon you will be able to connect securely with your email…

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Forum Enhancements

Hi all, This has been a big month of change for the Etsy Forums as we know them, and I'm happy to announce a few more. We've made enhancements to the forums to improve navigation, integrate forum discussions with team discussions, and help expose the answers to your questions more effectively. What have we changed?…

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Farewell to (some) Flash

Hi all, We wanted to update you on a few site changes taking place today. What's happening? The following applications will be retired from the site: Time Machine v.1, Editors' Picks, Colors v.2, Connections, Birthdays, Voter, Tag Fractals, Poster Lookup, Poster Sketch, Workshop, and Recent Custom Creations. When? These features will be coming down today….

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An important message about an upcoming feature and our Privacy Policy

Hi all, As many of you know we recently launched a new feature, Circles, that lets you connect with other people on Etsy. When you add someone to your Etsy circle, you can follow along with their favorites in your activity feed. It's illuminating! But it's hard to find people you know on Etsy, and…

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Coming Soon: Free Shipping Coupon Codes

Hi all, We're happy to report that you will soon be able to create free shipping coupon codes. When you create a free shipping coupon, you can choose to make the coupon only valid if the shipping address for the order is domestic. A shipping address is considered domestic if the country matches the ship…

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Listing Process Change

We've released a change to the listing process to a small number of sellers. With the change, you may see a new category selection tool while tagging your listings. Our purpose is to improve search and browsing accuracy by guiding sellers to choose a subcategory and a sub-subcategory. If you need help with choosing good,…

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Coming soon: Forum section migrations

Hi, friends. In January 2010 Rob Kalin said that we would be migrating the Etsy Forums into Teams. We began this process by moving the CPSIA forum section, with arguably the narrowest field of knowledge among all the Forums sections, and creating a team for it. I know that this worried a lot of you,…

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Updates to Non-delivery Resolution

Hi all, We've updated the process for filing and resolving non-deliveries to allow sellers and buyers to be able to communicate, track, and solve issues with your own tools. Sellers can check on open or closed cases from Your Etsy > Reported Cases. Buyers can open a new case from Your Etsy > Purchases >…

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Changes to Listings URL when coming from Search

Hi Friends,When a user performs a search on Etsy and clicks on a Listing, we pass along several parameters from the Search in the Listing URL. This enables sellers to track how people get to their listings using Google Analytics. A typical search URL:http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=dress&search_type=handmade The resulting URL when you click on a Listing:http://www.etsy.com/listing/54700469/fairytale-dress-pdf-pattern-for-american?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=dress&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes0=tags&includes1=title&filter0=handmade In the…

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Changes to Prohibited Items Policy

Hi, everyone. Etsy's COO, Adam, has just posted an announcement on the blog about some changes to our Prohibited Items policy in the DOs & DON'Ts of Etsy that take effect today. Please read the announcement:http://www.etsy.com/storque/article/11599 You may review the new policy here:http://www.etsy.com/policy/dosdonts#prohibited If you have questions about how this policy change impacts your shop…

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Update: List Items and Receive Payments in Your Currency

Hi all, In November, we released the ability to list items and receive payments in your currency: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=6688141 Many sellers have switched to listing in their currency, but some sellers are worried about making the switch. We just released an update to make it easier to test listing in your currency. When you change your…

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