BTW - I only see your messages because I monitor all wiki activity. If you want to reach me, you need to leave the message on my wall, not your own. That way, I would get an email and notice on the wiki that I have a new message.
Ah! I just noticed that it was due to expire at midnight tonight ... perhaps there was a glitch somewhere as it had not shown as unavailable when I searched for the listing just now. I just renewed it, even though it did not show expired.
I noticed that All The Precious Things on Etsy deleted my link, replacing it with their link on Vogue 9441. The listing has been and is active, not expired or sold. I replaced my link, just in case you see that I put it back in order.
... could you try to upload them without the white/background margin? Those may work well for the thumbnail on etsy, but do not work on the wiki, and I find myself having to edit every one to fit the format here.
Also, the description goes on the pattern page, underneath the picture after upload, not in the picture caption.
Yes, I see what you mean - I create "square" images for Etsy's listings, and that does not work here. In the future I'll create a rectangular image for posting here, and be sure to put the description on the pattern page. I always appreciate the work you do fixing these pages!
I'm curious about links to a shop named "Resurrections" ... see Simplicity 9340 A for reference. It always links to an Amazon.com page, but not directly to a shop, which is where the guidelines say links should go. Although the link does go to that particular pattern, it does not go right to the listing's page, which I don't think is quite correct. It would be like linking all Simplicity 9340 patterns to a page that shows all that are available on Etsy (reference [] . Your thoughts?
The Royal Society Crochet book, while lovely, does not belong on this wiki. You may want to check out and join the Knitting and Crochet Pattern Archive wiki for that and similar pure knitting and crochet patterns.
I have a question, Tarna - what about sellers who put "Uncut!" or "Like New!" or "Rare!" after their listings? Also sizes, condition of the product ... are those also not considered "competitive" phrases? I put the size on a few of my listings, but only do that now if I have the item in more than one size.
Size information, and even uncut are o.k., but Like New is more than iffy, Rare is definitely out (and often a questionable claim anyway). Mentioning that something is missing is also o.k. (e.g. "skirt only" for a two-piece dress), because that is good information to have before you click.
Adding size is left up to the seller; some want to, others do not.
The idea is simplly that this is not an advertisement - it is an opportunity for everyone to link to available patterns so users can find them for sale.
If we get all competitive, the ugliness starts (bumping sellers and positions, bolding links, all caps, "my patterns are better" language - all briefly happened in the past...). This site only really works when everyone cooperates in a non-competitive way, and nobody feels others take advantage.
It still works to everyone's advantage. If nothing else, adding here and linking to your patterns for sale increases traffic to your store.
I agree, Tarna! And I agree on the "Rare" reference, as "rarely" is it true! :-) So what can I do to help when I come across some of those iffy notations? Or when I find a pattern I love or want to research and find that the seller's listing links to a different pattern (grrrrr), or the listing is no longer available or sold? I have been trying to undo any listings I have that are sold, but I know I must miss one here and there, so I understand how it can happen. Have a great Friday!
Vendor links - if they are clearly sold, or don't lead to the page the pattern is sold on (careful, some vendors have whole pages for a decade on their site...), you can also remove it. Same goes for leading to a different pattern.
Welcome to the wiki. Please make sure to always add your link to the bottom of an existing list. If you find that a link is clearly leading to a sold or expired link (please be absolutely certain), you may remove it, but not top it.