Etsy announced today that they are launching a trial run of a "Community Council" to discuss the state of the Etsy marketplace. From The Storque:
In order to better serve the entire Etsy community, we are forming a council of community members on Etsy with whom we will meet directly. This council will help us test new products and features, report on the the state of the marketplace and generally just let us know how things on Etsy are for them. At the same time, we will make ourselves available to them to answer questions about Etsy — past, present and future. Our hope is to expand on those things we learn via our forums, virtual labs, usability sessions, customer support emails, and social media by engaging in still more direct, two-way conversation.
Yet another example why Etsy is a great place to be both a buyer and a seller. The community makes the market stronger.