Robyne (astartesyriaca) wrote in seeking_ophelia,

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A plea to the mods and people who sell what they mistakenly call "historic" items...

Like many of you, I belong to several Victorian-related communities. I joined these communities because I study this period, and also because I love it. I don't know about you, but I am REALLY tired of people posting ads to sell things, and I get especially annoyed when they say it is "historic" when they made it yesterday.

What prompted this post was seeing three posts in a row on my friends page by user foyerdesarts, trying to sell "victorian and rococo" jewelry (clearly they left out the word "inspired") on seeking_ophelia,victorianera, and victorianlife. According to the userinfo on these communities, NONE of them welcome people selling things.

So mods, please do something about this. To people selling: please post your crafts somewhere more appropriate. And at the very least, STOP CALLING YOUR WORK VICTORIAN here. Unless you've miraculously learned time-travel, in which case, clue us all in.

And just to show that I'm not a complete curmudgeon, I'd be more than happy to see adverts here for antique dealers who sell actual period jewelry.

Just one person's opinion. Thanks.

x-posted in seeking_ophelia,victorianera, and victorianlife, so apologies for repeats.
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