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Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


poeticoddity posted:

Okay, this is driving me nuts. I can't get on it from home, the lab computers on campus, or the common computers on campus. My roommate can't get on it from his computer, and neither can one of my neighbors.

OK. I went into the Etsy thread altazakin linked to. Here is the relevant post:

quote:

Rokali says:
Hi everyone,

As people here have seen, this is a DNS issue. Anytime any changes to DNS are made, those changes have to propagate to servers around the world. This can take a bit of time.

We're in the process of migrating from one data center to another (larger) data center. As part of this migration, we moved our DNS servers. This means they got a new IP address. (There are always at least two DNS servers, for redundancy, so it's multiple IP addresses, and we set Primary, Secondary, Tertiary etc. status for each of them).

It's these new IP addresses that needs to propagate. Being well aware of this, we kept our old DNS servers up & running, so as the new IP addresses propagated, even if people still hit the old IP addresses, it would work.

This did work, but we recently discovered an edge case, which causes problems. This edge case is a good example of how intertwined the Web is.

In order for Etsy not to be loading for you, the following three ingredients need to be in the recipe of how you connect to the site:

1. Your internet service provider (ISP) has been slow to update its own DNS servers (this happens daily for almost all ISPs), and hasn't recognized the new IP addresses of our DNS servers

2. You're hitting the secondary DNS server at our old data center

3. You're getting a specific type of error message from this DNS server, due to how your request has been routed (what "hops" it's taking)

*Then* you have problems accessing Etsy.

We have made special changes to how the secondary DNS server handles these requests, and we expect this to resolve the issue. It might still take a bit of time, because the fix needs to propagate out to the rest of the world.

In an ideal world, our changes would propagate out to all the DNS servers in the amount of time they're supposed to (1-2 days). Alas, some ISPs take their time, and for that ~1% it can take more like 5 days.

As some people here have noted, you can manually change what DNS servers you use on your computer, but in general this isn't something we'd recommend. It can slow down accessing other sites on the Web.

Of course please keep letting us know here if any of the issues persist.

Footnote: What is an IP address? It's a numerical locator, that gets mapped to a domain name. For example, http://www.etsy.com is also 72.37.157.20 -- you can copy that string into your Web browser and use it to visit this site. (Your browser might try and force you to use the domain name though.)

Back when the Web first started, there weren't domain names, there were only IP addresses. But these were really hard to remember, hence the need for domain names.

A DNS server is what connects the domain name (http://www.etsy.com) to the IP address (72.37.157.20), approximately speaking. There are master lists on DNS servers around the world, and anytime a domain name points to a different IP, these servers need to update what domain points to what IP address.

Disclaimer: This explanation is oversimplified, and I'm not a system administrator. This is what I've learned from reading up on the issue, and getting some input from Etsy's own sys admins, who have been amazingly busy keep the site up & fast. They're doing a great job.

If you *really* want to learn more, there's always Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_address

Some people have had success by changing:
preferred DNS server to 208.067.222.222
perferred DNS server to 208.067.220.220

I don't know enough about this to recommend if it's a good idea or not. Etsy obviously won't comment about changing this on people's computers because they can't provide support if it screws over someone's system.

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altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

strike out on my treasury

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Gah! I got it after all.

It's a mix of different teams I'm in

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=53605

Please click and comment

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


Fantastic treasury! I wouldn't be surprised to see it on the front page. And I found a new favorite - pinkquartzminerals. So thanks!

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Pink is a good friend of mine (an online friend). I actually just bought from her today:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transactio...tion_id=9298192

Mrs. Orgasmo
Jun 6, 2005

Full of SCRAP!

Sorry everyone that I havn't been very active. I've been pretty sick. But I'm back! Would you guys be interested in "Team Goon" stickers at wholesale to put on your outgoing packages?

Mrs. Orgasmo
Jun 6, 2005

Full of SCRAP!

Also the banner on the website is a X. The Goon Squad website looks awesome!

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Aww, I hope you're feeling better!!

I've been meaning to convo you about stickers, actually, I am trying to see if I can have my labels printed for me (instead of what I do now). It's just cost that is making it tough -- are you able to take on custom orders like my soap labels? If so I'll shoot you a convo

pixel8ed
May 31, 2004
A three-legged woman is better than a headless man.

Sorry to hear you've been sick! I'd be interested in stickers for sure.

I was just looking at another team page and they have items from every seller listed on there. The way it works is that team members submit their items for sale, one person receives the email when something sells and let's the seller know. The team keeps 30% as a commission and the rest goes back to the seller. It's a good way to generate a bit of income to purchase ads and whatnot. Anyone interested in something like that?

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


Welcome back Mrs. Orgasmo! I hope you're feeling better.

Unfortunately since most of my shop is digital files sent by email, I'll have to pass on the stickers for now. But if you have any ideas about what I can send through email to my customers, I would be very interested.

Also since I do everything with electronic files, my picture taking abilities are lacking. This has become an issue as I was contacted today about sending an image for possible inclusion in a magazine. Can someone take a look at this image and tell me if I'm going to make a fool out of myself if I submit it for publication?

Stabitha
Mar 11, 2005

You lookin' at me? Don't.

Cowslips Warren posted:

My only complaint with Etsy is that there is so much stuff to look at!

I remember in a gift-giving thread last year, someone posted a mermaid necklace that they bought off Etsy. I wish wish wish I had kept that Etsy page, because another awesome necklace, a kind of clear orb with dice inside and the words Fate Has You, was there, and I didn't buy it before I lost the page forever.

The search continues...

I think I was the one that posted that mermaid necklace in that thread. I bought it from this store http://www.yipestoo.etsy.com. I'm not sure they still have the one you want though. They make a lot of their pendants out of old spoons.

I need to start making stuff for my etsy store. As soon as I have some stuff up I'll post a link to it.

Rathina
Jan 8, 2001


Mrs. Orgasmo posted:

Also the banner on the website is a X. The Goon Squad website looks awesome!

Ok, banner is fixed!

Also added Accessoire & strawberryruckus to the website.

Shy Farting Man
Apr 12, 2003


My shop is http://seasprout.etsy.com
but everyone hates supplies.

FuzzyDunlop
Oct 6, 2003

in ur chest, meltin ur heart

This is awesome! I never imagined so many goons have etsy shops. Kalista, Loop is one of my absolute favorite sellers too. She's amazing!

I've been selling my handspun yarn for knitting and crochet for about a year now, but only really started stocking up in the last few months.



http://www.reporebo.etsy.com

Amanda posted:

My shop is http://seasprout.etsy.com
but everyone hates supplies.

I buy my supplies almost exclusively on etsy these days, Amanda! Including the beads I spin into my yarn. I'll be eyeballing your wares!

Off to check out everyone else's shops too. :3

FuzzyDunlop fucked around with this message at Jul 3, 2008 around 17:48

Shy Farting Man
Apr 12, 2003


Aw thank you! Im obssessed with buying yarns as well, i have another etsy account where I solely buy things from... i need to drag myself away from the soaps as well.

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Complaints about supply shops piss me off. I just have to say that.

Rathina
Jan 8, 2001


So I finally got my first 'non paying' buyer

I sold the item on the 30th, but they never paid, now its a few days later and they've already got negative feedback for being a non paying buyer. I'm always one to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I've sent 2 conversations now so I suppose if I get no response by tomorrow I'll go ahead and leave negative feedback.


But on the plus side, I got custom order for 5 switch plates that I need to work on this weekend.

Mrs. Orgasmo
Jun 6, 2005

Full of SCRAP!

Got a treasury!
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=54252

Rathina that sucks. I have had a couple.

Mrs. Orgasmo
Jun 6, 2005

Full of SCRAP!

altazakin posted:

Complaints about supply shops piss me off. I just have to say that.

Ditto! People are so whiny.

Dr. Video Games 0097
Jan 13, 2006

Drop bombs on ya~

That yarn is amazing.

My mom knits and crochets as well, so that's perfect for her.

I love Etsy so much.

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Rathina posted:

So I finally got my first 'non paying' buyer

Bah! I'm sorry to hear that. It blows. I've had my share, too.

I've found that not leaving negatives might actually be beneficial. I've had some people who ordered, went out of town, and then came back and paid. If I had left a negative they might not have paid.

But major congrats on your custom order!

LadyRavenWaves
Dec 18, 2007
You don't get stronger by lifting baby weights

Alright so I have a few bags up in a patterned fabric that I thought would be well liked and sellable, though it doesnt seem that way these days. So now I would like some input. Any suggestions on likable patterns or colors.

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

I like the clock fabric!

I have noticed that the fabric style that sells the best on etsy is amy butler:

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/mainmenu.php

Of course, the market is already saturated with it. But maybe her stuff will inspire you!

Rathina
Jan 8, 2001


altazakin posted:

I like the clock fabric!

I have noticed that the fabric style that sells the best on etsy is amy butler:

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/mainmenu.php

Of course, the market is already saturated with it. But maybe her stuff will inspire you!

It's a popular fabric! Also one of the things I've been trying to do now is get my fabric from specialty quilt shops or online, because so many people buy the same type of fabric from joanns.

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Pile of Kittens
Apr 23, 2005

Why does everything STILL smell like pussy?

How well does hand-dyed yarn sell? I adore dying, and it's super easy. I really only sew or knit one of whatever idea I have, because I find it somehow more tedious than dying or spinning.

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

I know zero about yarn or knitting, but I do know this seller from the Etsy forums:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5130205

She does really well, she says that yarn lovers tend to be very addicted to new yarns. She gets a LOT of repeat business which helps her keep listing new items and gaining new clients.

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


Veila posted:

Alright so I have a few bags up in a patterned fabric that I thought would be well liked and sellable, though it doesnt seem that way these days. So now I would like some input. Any suggestions on likable patterns or colors.

I like the clock fabric too. And I agree that Amy Butler fabric is everywhere right now.

I know you didn't specifically ask for this, but maybe including the dimensions of the bags and straps would be helpful to a potential buyer. For example, I don't own a 17" laptop so other than knowing that one dimension is at least 17", it doesn't help me gauge if the messenger bag is going to be a size I would be interested in.


Pile of Kittens posted:

How well does hand-dyed yarn sell? I adore dying, and it's super easy. I really only sew or knit one of whatever idea I have, because I find it somehow more tedious than dying or spinning.

Many sellers seem to do very well with hand-dyed yarn. I have several yarn sellers in my favorites.

I've noticed that yarns in sock weights tend to be more prevelent than other weights. Whether this is because they sell better or something else, I don't know. Since I'm still new to knitting, I don't have a whole lot of use for sock yarn yet so I peruse DK, worsted, aran and chunky mostly.

There's truth to yarn addiction. I'm only 6 months into knitting and I already have a stash full of yarn purchased from both on and off Etsy.

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


I peek over at Treasury West and what do I see? A spot for a title. So under the ever clever "No Title", we have a treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_w...p?room_id=15405

Tobasko
May 15, 2006


I am slowly but surely getting my etsy shop up and running, and I've already had my first sale!

http://tobasko.etsy.com

how do I go about joining team goon?

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Nrapture, congrats on the twest! Tobasko -- congrats on the sale! That's like record time for a first sale

Rathina
Jan 8, 2001


Tobasko posted:

I am slowly but surely getting my etsy shop up and running, and I've already had my first sale!

http://tobasko.etsy.com

how do I go about joining team goon?

I'm not sure who on here you need to talk to to join the team on etsy, but I went ahead and added you to the etsygoonsquad.com website.

I probably oughta put a little blurb on the website somewhere for joining information.

Stabitha
Mar 11, 2005

You lookin' at me? Don't.

Tobasko posted:

I am slowly but surely getting my etsy shop up and running, and I've already had my first sale!

http://tobasko.etsy.com

how do I go about joining team goon?


I contacted Equilibrium from the Etsy Goon Squad page and that person added me to the squad but for some reason my name isn't listed in the members section yet.

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


I snagged us a main treasury here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=55150

Mrs. Orgasmo found it already as evidenced by her comment, but if anyone clicked/commented can you go back and do it again? There was another treasury problem and items, clicks and comments were eaten.

Dominoes
Sep 20, 2007


Stabitha posted:

I contacted Equilibrium from the Etsy Goon Squad page and that person added me to the squad but for some reason my name isn't listed in the members section yet.

The list additions aren't instant: We have to email someone at Etsy, and they add to the list in when they can. We've been told to send an email once a week with additions to keep it organized on their end.

FuzzyDunlop
Oct 6, 2003

in ur chest, meltin ur heart

Nrapture posted:

I snagged us a main treasury here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=55150

Mrs. Orgasmo found it already as evidenced by her comment, but if anyone clicked/commented can you go back and do it again? There was another treasury problem and items, clicks and comments were eaten.

Thanks so much for including my spinning fiber! That's the first time I've ever seen one of my items in a Treasury, what a rush.

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


You're welcome RepoRebo! (I popped your treasury cherry! Hee hee!) I'm sure you will be in many more, both Goon Squad and non-Goon Squad!

On a totally different note, has anyone noticed the Etsy forums have been a total shitfeast today? Several threads I've been following have been closed for personal attacks in them. It's really odd to me to have so many on one day. One thread went downhill pretty quick, recovered, then new people showed up and it slid back into the abyss.

FuzzyDunlop
Oct 6, 2003

in ur chest, meltin ur heart

The etsy forums depress the hell out of me. I only recently started reading them, and I can't get over how bitchy it gets in there. People who act like etsy has personally come into their home and raped their child, others getting snarky when someone with a lot of sales posts, sooo many "I haven't had a sale in the whole month I've been here, you're all mean, wahh!" threads. It's really a class-A cluster in there most of the time.

That said, when I've had the stomach to weed through the crap I have found some very helpful tips.

altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Welcome to the jungle indeed

I love to get poo poo on simply for selling a lot! Woohoo!

Here is a good thread:

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5704418

I like learning other people's techniques for stuff.

Nrapture
Feb 8, 2007


Didn't you read the fine print? It most clearly says that once you get X sales (arbitrarily determined by the mob), you must slink off to the side never to sell on Etsy again.

That thread was a total trainwreck. The best line I saw was from SeeJayneKnitYarns. "Gimme yarn." That sums it up for me from a buying standpoint. You have what I want and are willing to sell it to me for a fair price. Gimme.

The shipping thread is pretty interesting. I got to about page 7 and decided I needed to mark it for later. I did get sidetracked by your flickr. Will mulled cider be making a return appearance later this year?

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altazakin
Aug 2, 2004

So you're not that special. Welcome to the human race!

Yes, I think so! I liked mulled cider a lot. I'm working on a fall line right now and then christmas.

SeeJayne is very cool, she is not often on the forums but I love to follow her posts when she is.

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