I love that we come from all around the world, different family dynamics, political and sports views and the love and hate for potlucks - but our passion working with a torch or feeling the coolness of a beautiful stone has always made us respect eachother. Before today I never thought I would see any of us get nasty with each other, but being forced into that round hole has pushed some of to the edge.
I am sorry that we can all move to the team forum without bumps and I praying to the universe and goddess that the ones who not on board right now, will miss us so much they will come around. This forum has been my Cheers and will are all NORM when post in the forum. I love that we miss each other when we are busy and haven't been around. We have all been in the forum for one reason or another and it makes me weep that it is all coming to an end.
The community that Etsy has championed it site is coming to an end. I am sorry for anyone who comes to Etsy after February 1, you are on your own. There will be no forum to help guide you to setting up your shop, how or where to market, how to get your first sale, to connect with other people that have the same love of your craft that you do.
I know this isn't just a sad day for me and my chatty metalsmiths and stones sluts...it is an end of an era! I don't think Etsy even knows what this will do to our community...