This forum post from a new Chinese seller was met with sarcasm, bitterness and cruelty. While some pointed out the sarcasm, bitterness and cruelty, others took offense at being accused of such, and others took offense at others being offended; and the bickering continued as the Chinese seller was probably left wondering what the hell he had done to offend so many.
This is the monster Etsy has created.
Etsy, in its overriding desire to become a player in the Chinese market, has embraced all Chinese sellers whether manufacturer, handmaker, reseller, or something in between. It allows Chinese manufacturers and resellers to flourish on the site, pretends not to notice the majority of resellers are from China, and of course, even denies the existence of resellers. And then, it expects the Etsy community to accept all Chinese sellers with a smile and a big, warm welcome.
Unfortunately, there are many Chinese sellers who probably have no idea why all the bitterness toward them. They may believe the Etsy community is anti-China, which is absolutely not the truth. Etsy is an international community and most members enjoy camaraderie with their global counterparts and embrace the commonalities and differences in cultures.
Most members, do not, however, embrace resellers or mass-producers from ANYWHERE. And that is where the sarcasm, bitterness and cruelty comes from. It is brought on by the divisive business practices of a company priding itself on global status.