Thursday, March 25, 2010
I've Been Evicted By Facebook
Poo on Facebook!
When the Facebook team finds anipals on their site, they delete our accounts. I emailed FB (firstname.lastname@example.org) to ask what happened:
"Hi, My account was disabled. I don’t know why. I don’t do anything improper on FB. Please tell me how to get my account fixed. Thank you, Sydney"
No one has bothered to reply to me.
It seems that FB is very inconsistent with their treatment of accounts and their enforcement of rules. There are MANY businesses with profiles, yet, some business profiles get disabled because FB has a rule against Business Profiles. There are MANY children and animals on FB, yet some children and animals get disabled because FB has a rule that participants must be of a certain age.
I totally agree with protecting children. But the businesses and animals that are arbitrarily deleted while others are ignored seems very unfair.
Rules are rules. If you're going to choose to enforce them, do it. If you're going to ignore some profiles and delete others, that isn't fair at all.
Evidently, this is the rule they are using to disable my account - because I'm a dog (or because they think that a human is impersonating an entity):
Facebook does not allow users to register with fake names, to impersonate any person or entity, or to falsely state or otherwise misrepresent themselves or their affiliations. http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=45
In my defense, I gave my real name, declared myself as a rottweiler, and posted a real pic of me. I do not see in the rules that the user must be a human.
This guy lost his FB account too: I like what he had to say so I'm sharing a link to his blog about it here.
My good friend Mr Breeze lost his FB account too. You can read his blog here.