@fraggle A few years back Etsy implemented similar rules and a certain subset of their users were furious.

@fraggle Apparently some people were making a living selling crystals that had spirits in them, or had been "imbued with magical energy".

Etsy changed their rules so that you couldn't make claims like that and people were furious. Who would pay money for a lump of quartz if it wasn't imbued with spirit energy, they argued.

As with all etsy's rules, seems like once the novelty wore off, they stopped enforcing it anyway. So problem solved?

@fraggle That implies that people buy and sell ghosts and I don't know how to feel about that


@fraggle oh yeah, Ghost In A Jar was a THING, early eBay shitposting was glorious ghostinjar.com/

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