What if this didn't happen on Etsy?

Team Etsy:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Etsy User Community:  Yay!  We love you.

Seriously, what other site could you imagine this happening on?  Check out the comments left on their company blog. 

 

Here's how it would look if some other sites went down for two days:

 

MySpace Tom:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

MySpace Users:  Fuck this... we're taking our thong pics to Friendster.

 

Facebook Mark:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Facebook Users:  Fuck this... we're taking our drunken pics to Friendster.

 

Friendster Jonathan:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Friendster Users:  *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click*  Ah, lunchbreak...    Back to work, *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click* *Click*

 

YouTube:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

YouTube Users:  Fuck this... now we're going to have to figure out how to use BitTorrent to get our illegally posted television clips.

 

Pincus:  Fuck it.  We're taking the site down for two days to make it fuckin' better.  Fuck our site and everything else.

Tribe members:  Why does this guy keep cursing at us and what was with the blood on the logo?  Can't we just talk about sushi and Burning Man in peace?

 

Craig:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Craiglist Users:  Do you ski?

 

Linden Labs:  We're taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Second Life Residents:  Run for your virtual lives!  Hide in the American Apparel store!  They're going to unplug us!  Let us live! Let us live! 

 

Jeff Jarvis:  I'm taking Buzzmachine down for two days because old media sucks and they don't get it.

Buzzmachine readers:  Death to old media!  Death to old media!

 

NJGuido.com Webmaster:  We're taking NJGuido down for two days to make it better.

Guidos:  You think you're better then us?  Huh?  You think you're fuckin' better than us?

 

Fred Wilson: I'm taking the site down for two days to make it better.

AVC Readers:  That's fine... we'll just listen to the Arctic Monkeys in the meantime.

 

Me: I'm taking the site down for two days to make it better.

Thisisgoingtobebig Readers:  Just promise us you won't go back to the gray on black.. that was awful!