|Zibbet makes me sad|
But last night, the Zibbet forums doors were closed by the owners, Jonathan Peacock and Andrew Gray. Apparently, some observations about how the owners of Zibbet made their money from unsuspecting newbies were not appreciated. So instead of answering the questions and comments, Peacock and Gray just put a padlock on the door.
And they won't open it for anyone whom they have suspended. Which is anyone who's questioned how the money we gave them is being spent, why the services we paid for weren't provided, and why the traffic and sales are just SO BAD. Or anyone they just don't like, apparently, even people who have never posted in their forums!
So if you wanted to check out the Zibbet forums, you are out of luck unless you're willing to sign up to read them. But really, why bother? Does a "say only nicey-nice things about this site you invested in, or else you aren't allowed to READ, much less POST" forum really provide any data for you to use? Uh, no. And what's particularly sad is that there isn't much nicey-nice to read either. Hours and hours pass with nary a peep except for self promotions ("I need to pay my bills, buy from me") and ("Show me your pink items and I'll show you mine"), which somehow passes as professional marketing in Zibbet land now. Unless someone asks a real question, then a flurry of comments before the post is closed by the owners and the questioner quickly muted and denied access to even read. No real discussion allowed!!!
So, no worries! I take back my earlier advice to visit them. Don't even bother with the Zibbet forums, they are officially useless. There's plenty of info, real analysis, real facts, including screen shots, all over the internet. Again, I'd invite you to read this blog from the bottom up. Do a search in the Etsy forums, where the Zibbet BoyZ can't zip up lips they don't like. Take a peek at Twitter. There's lots of info out there on Zibbet, you don't have to have a secret password and pledge of undying love and loyalty to find it! And then decide if your time and money are worth it. Robin