Regretsy Takes Aim At Crappy Crafters Everywhere

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The crew at Regretsy is tired of seeing crappy crafts pop-up on the DIY crafting site: "While we have appreciation for people with real talent," they say, "we can't help laughing at the ones who don't have any."

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Relying on user submissions and declining to link to the actual artist in question, as "that wouldn't be funny," the Regretsy crew wants to make it clear that they aren't out to "shame" anyone and that they site is simply a means of poking fun at those who aren't necessarily up to snuff. It's a bit like Cake Wrecks for the craft crowd, though some of the crafts featured don't seem all that bad, just a bit weird or a bit corny.

As for the "we don't link" policy, it doesn't really hold up, as I found these Twilight sneakers on Etsy in about 2.1 seconds. The seller has already sold several Twilight-related items, including a pair of sneakers to a customer who claims "i knew i would love these shoes, and they came so quickly after i ordered them! they are truly AMAZING!!! they are well done and are perfect!" Regretsy might think the shoes are "hideous," but the customer, it seems, has no regrets at all.

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johnfoley01-old
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It doesn't bother me at all that this site picks on inept craftsmanship. This is the internet. You put yourself out there for judgment, you don't get to decide "oh I only accept positive feedback."

Just because these people have spent hours crafting some of this junk doesn't mean they SHOULD. People audition for "American Idol" thinking they can sing. Most of them are wrong, too. There's nothing cruel about pointing this out. You're doing them a favor. It's actually far

crueler to tell a talentless person how great they are.

One of the biggest problems with this culture is we're not allowed to say anything is bad anymore. Everybody gets a round of applause, no matter how undeserving. Every kid gets a trophy. Every contestant gets honorable mention. This is not productive. Not everyone deserves kudos.

Strikes me that if you make a plush pillow that looks like a uterus with Frida Kahlo's face on it, you deserve all the ridicule you get. If that makes me a high school bully, well, fork over your lunch money.