Friday, May 15, 2009

Etsy Kills Photographer CTphotography

Yes it's true Etsy has Killed my CTphotography account.

It all started the other day when I was Spamming the Etsy forum with my blogspot Link, I only spammed Forum post that had FS chat in the title, 99.9% of them haven't had a comment in weeks or months, that doesn't make it any better but, oh well.

Someone saw my Post and commented back saying they reported me, for those of you who don't know, The certain Someone is a Like a Etsy TattleTale in both the forums and in the chat. Shes the Screen Capture Queen.
Alittle more about This person, I had the pleasure of meeting her in the Chatrooms, for the few hours I was in the same chatroom as her, she insulted about 4 shops saying one looked like it sold dollar store items, she also said that anyshop with under 10 items were losers, calling another user a fat mexican, calling me fat and that I stole my photos from a Stock photo site, (lets not go there, I think your products may have a few Copyright infringement issues.) She also purchased from about 3 shops while being in there, Thats great but it doent make up for the insulting remarks.

A few hours later Etsy sent me a nice Email Saying that CTphotography has been Deactivated.

Heres the Email I received:

Etsy Account Closure
Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:14 PM
"Etsy Support"

Hello, This email is to notify you that your Etsy account has been closed because we do not allow sock puppet accounts. Please note that all action under any of your accounts is linked to your other accounts as well. Please link to any accounts that you hold in the profile of all other accounts. Also, please read our Dos and Don'ts this is an error, please contact Etsy Support at to have it corrected. Otherwise, we have enjoyed your company and wish you all the best. Team Etsy

So apearently you have to link any second accounts you have or else its considered a "Sock puppet" account.

sockpuppet: is an online identity used for purposes of deception within an online community. In its earliest usage, a sockpuppet was a false identity through which a member of an Internet community speaks with or about himself or herself, pretending to be a different person,like a ventriloquist manipulating a hand puppet. (from Wiki)

Most people knew that my first account was Adidaswithyou and that CTphotography wasn't a Sock puppet account .

Lesson learned, If you have a second account on Etsy Link it to your first account, Etsy knows your Ip address so if you do want to start trouble, use a Proxy server or your neighbors wifi >:/

Heres the list of Do's and Don'ts, I guess I broke Rule #7 and #10

Forums, Chat Rooms and Virtual Labs
The Forums, chat rooms and Virtual Labs are the primary venues for community interaction on Etsy. These areas have different features, but serve the same purpose.

  1. Above all, treat one another with respect. There is a real person behind each username.

  2. Keep your posts on-topic and in the appropriate section of the forums.

  3. Harassing, insulting or abusing other members is unacceptable.

  4. Discussing a specific member, shop or item (either by name or with identifiable hints) in a negative way is not allowed. This is referred to as "calling out."

  5. Do not use the community spaces to facilitate or arrange any sort of auction or transaction.

  6. Specific transactions and/or feedback should not be discussed in public community spaces. Instead, contact Support privately if you need help with a transaction.

  7. You may not use an undisclosed alternate account (also called a "sock puppet") in community spaces.

  8. Do not publicly post any kind of private information, such as: email, Conversations, letters, phone numbers, addresses, full names or business transactions.

  9. Solicitation for direct donations or other fund-raising is not allowed in community spaces. (Etsy shop promotions that entail donating proceeds to charity are fine.)

  10. Etsy does not allow spam in the community space and for this reason, promotion or advertisement from representatives or affiliates of outside services, websites or other products is not allowed.

  11. Forum threads in the wrong section will be moved, without notice, to the appropriate place.

  12. Etsy reserves the right to close any thread for any reason. In rare circumstances, Etsy may delete information from the forums. Violating community policies may result in suspension of community privileges and/or account termination.

You can Find me at , lets see how long i can keep this shop name :D


  1. I will miss you on etsy. This socks

  2. You little whining asshole. You spammed the board and you posted a link that you shouldn't have posted. I have an idea, get a fucking job, take care of that fat wife of yours so she isn't on etsy begging people to buy her lame ass shit and take care of your family. Stop hitting on me every time you see my name show up and stop messaging any woman with a gash who will give you a little attention. I've never seen a grown man bellyache and cry as much as you do.

  3. LOL!!
    ok ok, i've bought into the propaganda.
    so, my question is- if etsy was so quick to shut you down (IP adress whatever whatever)why is it that when i had a screen shot of a known sock puppet harassing people (they'd buy shit up just to get your personal info, or buy your whole shop up just to be a beezy) they did nothing about this? the puppet would just create new accounts and what not and even though they had that puppet's IP, they didn't care.
    i hear the sound of some one suckin on somthin- and i'm pretty sure it's not a baby bottle.

  4. If he wasn't carrying the extra 40 lbs he'd suck his own dick, I can't imagine any woman who cares about herself would do it for him.

  5. PoetSummer, why don't you mind your own business and keep copyright infringing on people and make your shitty-ass glue-encrusted "jewelry"? I've always found it interesting that you are always on the forums to bitch and snipe and be a cunt when it suits you, but if someone asks about copyright infringement, oh my, you disappear.

    Shut the fuck up.

  6. Anyone need some horrid little nasty magnets? I'm having a fire sale.

  7. Keep it going PoetSummer, Show everyone your true nasty insulting Self you are

  8. Etsy FAILS again. Don't you just love how they send you a warning email first, and let you explain your side of the story - except NOT!

    There is nothing shittier than going to bed with a full store, a thriving business and 100% positive feedback, and waking up to a brick wall because some jealous seller decided to pull favorites with Admin.

    My advice is to figure out how much you spend on listing at Etsy every month, and then invest it in some targeted advertising for either your own website or an Artfire site. You'll be up and running in no time, and you'll be your own boss.

    Poetslummer, I'd call you a bitch, but I would hate to insult all of the really nice female dogs I know.

  9. Grace, he didn't have a full store. It was an empty store created to be a sock puppet because he wanted to stir trouble without using his addidas account. He's mental. I don't have the power or the authority to pull anything. He shouldn't have posted a link to a blog that is calling out under a sock puppet name. He didn't have any sales and only has 2 sales under the name he was sock puppeting against. Charles needs to learn to be responsible for his own actions. Is it my fault also that a married man sits in chat rooms hitting on women all day and all night? Is that my fault too?

  10. What goes around comes around. More and more forums threads are being created with people pissed off about favoritism, and the silly little God Complex the admins seem to have.

    What I find funny, is that these admins put off the impression that they are a bunch of easy going hippies. They are a bunch of greedy fucks and appear to have little ass kissers on the site to help do their (Etsys admins) bidding by obtaining information.

    I see that Etsy will have some real competition soon. Although Artfire is struggling with sellers being seen, the one thing I notice is that their admins care about their sellers.

    Everything comes full circle.

  11. It isn't about protecting a bit site it is about protecting the reputation of sellers who did nothing to this jackass. His wife doesn't get picked to be a featured seller and he won't play the game so suddenly everyone else is to blame? Is this the third grade?

  12. wow. I don't have anything else to add other than that lol. I'm so great with words arent' I? haha

    Hey... I hope your burrito poisoning is better now :D

    Hannahshands :)

  13. Sorry to hear you are another in a long line of people threatened and victimized by this tyrant know as poetsummer. This person is on a war path to make selling on Etsy a living hell. If you try to succeed she likes to cut you down at the knees. What a serene screen name for a cruel venoumous bitch i will never understand. I guess that is just another worldly joke the heavens have played on us once again. These types of jokes are really old and tiresome. I wish you well and good luck in your future I truly love the photo work you do.

  14. What is this?

    I thought your shop was closed for the reason listed above in your blog post? Did they give your account back to you and close it again?


  15. No that was another account that was closed because I was being a a hole in the forums