Do you miss the old forums on Etsy? Well a web site known as "Unofficial Etsy Forums". They have numerous topics to post under similiar to the old etsy forum topics. I especially like that they have a Promotion thread where you can list new items, your blog, sales etc.
I used to post in the Promotion thread whenever I added a new item. Miss looking at the sales and items being added all the time. The nice thing about the promotion thread a buyer does not have to look under every team to find what they might be interested. Not every buyer will check each team. Posting a new item on your team probably will not generate a buyer (which is really the object) because they make the same things.
This new place to post has the old format promotion thread. Here's the link
So whether you are a buyer or seller take a look at the unofficial Etsy Forums. Hope it is very successful.
As you can see I don't usually have a lot of time, and haven't blogged in a long time but thought this might be helpful.
Also there is an Etsy Member that recently had a tragedy--Here's the link to the information
I have added both links to my tweeter, thank you to the people whom started this site.