Monday, March 16, 2009
I heard back via Artfire and they justified their actions by saying, "Since you hadn't posted anything, we freed up your name (which they kept for themselves to use)." I think they are just rationalizing their actions but I would suggest that if any of you do have an Artfire store you list at least 1 item or make a biography or something. I think since they really wanted the name they would have taken it anyway. But I made it ever so easy for them since I hadn't added listings yet. I was going to have a grand opening and list 10 things at once and I haven't finished them all yet. They saw my store sitting empty and snaked it out from under me. Not sure I will stay with Artfire after this. If I can't trust them with an issue of integrity not involving money, how can I trust them with money?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I'm mad as a hatter at Artfire today. They took away my shop name, which was Steampunk, and stuck me with Steampunk1 so they could use the name Steampunk as a group listing. Burns me up. They neither asked my permission or informed me that they had changed it. Heck, they didn't even give me a chance to make my own 'new' shop name. Nor can I call them because their business offices are closed until Mon. Frell.
Friday, March 13, 2009
There is always someone in Etsy chat willing to talk about Steampunk with me. There are jewelry designers, clock makers, lamp engineers and costume mavericks. I'm trying to get a regular Steampunk chatroom going but I can't be online all the time so others will have to open it when I'm not around. Let's face it, most people go to the Etsy chatroom hoping to make a sale, so we all gravitate to the one or 2 rooms that are stuffed to the rafters. But often those rooms are not really on a topic we are into. So if we stick together we can make our own always open steampunk chatroom. Know what I mean? So if you ever see me in Etsy chat flag me down and we'll go make our own room. Rock on.