CAUSES OF FIGHTS IN FACEBOOK GROUPS

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CAUSES OF FIGHTS IN FACEBOOK GROUPS

Post by Darksider » June 13th 2021, 4:56pm

A great many watch collectors are on Facebook groups; there’s some with tens of thousands of members and others with less than a hundred. But one thing is for certain, in all of these groups there are fights. Arguments that sometimes reach the point of adults posting memes making fun of each other and calling for group administrators to ban one another. Now, of course, watch groups, like any other Facebook group, have their usual quibble; ours are usually whenever someone makes a “Real or Fake” post. There is, although, another type of fight that appears every so often, one that is not necessarily about real or fake watches but about homages or homage brands like Skmei or Invicta, being allowed in the group at all.

What’s the difference between a fake watch and a homage? Well, the only difference is that a homage says it’s a homage by having only its own brand name on the dial, whereas a fake tries to pass itself off as another brand. So, when these fights are going on, there’s usually one side that’s calling for the photo of the homage to be taken down because it isn’t up to group standards, and another party that’s calling the first a ‘watch snob’ for “only wanting to post expensive watches”. Having noticed the predominance of arguments such as this in Facebook groups, I got curious as to why they always played out so similarly. Funnily, it seemed to mimic many of the debates we see going on in society today, where one side sees nothing wrong with what they’re doing and the other thinks its an infringement upon them. More so, it recalls the socioeconomic divides that are causes riots in places like Lebanon and Chile; where the lower and upper classes are locked in political and sometimes violent conflict. In our case its those with higher and lower quality timepieces who battle it out over the inherent value of their watches.


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