Fashion, justice, accusations of Nazism. Welcome to the Facebook second-hand clothes market.
For a while now, I’ve been a member of a few Facebook groups where you can buy and sell different brands of clothes.
By far the most active one is called “Gorman clothing Fans buy and sell group”.
There are almost 6,500 women in the group. At its core is a bunch of women who really love Melbourne-based label Gorman, and everything to do with it.
I’m not going to sugar coat it — this group is extreme.
There are so many rules. And you better not stuff up, or there will be trouble.
This week, one poor new seller found out the hard way that the rules are not to be broken.
Let’s call her “Anna”.
Having never attempted to sell anything on the page before, Anna posted a dress for sale but couldn’t quite figure out how to post a picture.
So she added one in the comments. BIG MISTAKE NEWBIE.
Not long after, an overzealous admin (let’s call her OZA) warned her that her post needed a picture or it wouldn’t be “compliant”.
Seeing that Anna was new to the whole thing, a more seasoned “Gormie” (yes, that’s what they’re called) stepped in on her behalf.
Lesson 5: This is a Facebook group, maybe we could all cool it?
Of course the four-point plan for admin-ocracy did not go down well with the other Gormies.
So then, this happened: