Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
Today was an alarming day. I went over to the Etsy forum to learn that one of the Etsy treasuries, on the Treasury East had indecent items on display. A fellow team member alerted the Etsy Adminstration only to learn that didn't violate any polices. It was further noted that because this team continued to discuss this issue and their concerns they, Etsy Administration, closed the specific forum that was discussing this issue. The team never named the sellers by name or even the name of the specific treasury either. It's like the old saying hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil.
It's funny how good is shut down will indecenty is allowed to prevail. Funny, when I've been on Myspace and Facebook they do have regulations about indecent pictures but Etsy does not. I just don't understand their reasoning. I guess its suppose to be freedom of expression.
Etsy used to have deplayed an indecent item with white out over the item of exposure to protect the innocent viewers. But now it seems that anything is fair game. What ever happened to family friendly sites. I always thought etsy was more family friendly like the other major sites like Myspace and Facebook.
Some etsy team members have decided to leave etsy. At this time I will not be leaving etsy. I have to look at it like this: If I was participating in a craft fair and there were indecent items what would I do? I would walk away and not go to that booth, but I would continue to attend the fair because that is where the public is attending. It's a choice like everything else. I choose to have decent and moral items and others choose to not. But I will continue to do what I feel is best to do for me as you must decide to do what is best for you.