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July 19, 2007

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I feel as if there’s a force field that’s sucking me deeper and deeper into Facebook. (Although there was a temporary setback when my account was disabled for excessive evangelism, if-you-know-what-I-mean.)

The whole Facebook apps thing was the crowning touch. Facebook as a “platform” is the most interesting development platform since Macintosh. To wit, I want to learn how many “friends” my readers have at Facebook, so please complete this poll.

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Why is there a surplus of people commenting on this that believe they are reading this at facebook, am i missing something??

Facebook has a history of being elitist snobs. Period. From when it was Zuckerburg struggling to replant his company in the Valley up until now with suspending accounts because you apply for too many jobs in a row... wtf is that, honestly?? Don't make up excuses for that stuff people. you own your life and time, and you should use a website that respects what you want to do with your time, and you shouldn't have to deal with the elitist bigotry that you expose yourself to at facebook. (yes, expose *yourself*... you are not being forced to go there.)

p.s. Kevin Rose could kick Mark Zuckerbergs ass. :) hehehe.

To Facebook,

I understand that my account has been disabled for "misuse" of the site. I wonder if you could be more specific about what act in question was responsible for my account's deactivation. I looked over the Terms of Use page and could not find a specific rule that I had abused to the point of warranting such suspension.

I realize that over the course of usage, some of my friend requests, etc. may be unsolicited but I imagine that is the point of many of these features as Facebook is not only a place for friends to connect online, but to make new friends as well. As there is a limit to the number of friend requests made at any one time, I'm not sure what constitutes abuse in this regard.

I don't mean to cause any hassle or trouble, but I would appreciate any further clarirication available on this issue. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely
Nico
Indonesia
___________________________________________________________
Hi Nico,

Your account has been disabled for misuse of the site. It is a
violation of Facebook’s Terms of Use to harass users on the site,
whether through unsolicited messages, friend requests, pokes or other
features. We will not be able to reactivate your account for any
reason. This decision is final.

Thanks for your understanding,

Patrick
Customer Support Representative
Facebook
___________________________________________________________

p/s:
I am sorry to be so annoyed, but really the facebook is the only way that i could communicate with my family members. I just lost my beloved daddy. He died from Heart attack. What i do is always showing to my family members, my mum, my sister & brother on what i can do with my page to make them a smile. They are all in overseas. Please give me the last chance that i can log on. I really love my family very much. :(

Sincerely,
Nico
Indonesia

can someone help me
vip_jakarta@hotmail.com

To Facebook,

I understand that my account has been disabled for "misuse" of the site. I wonder if you could be more specific about what act in question was responsible for my account's deactivation. I looked over the Terms of Use page and could not find a specific rule that I had abused to the point of warranting such suspension.

I realize that over the course of usage, some of my friend requests, etc. may be unsolicited but I imagine that is the point of many of these features as Facebook is not only a place for friends to connect online, but to make new friends as well. As there is a limit to the number of friend requests made at any one time, I'm not sure what constitutes abuse in this regard.

I don't mean to cause any hassle or trouble, but I would appreciate any further clarirication available on this issue. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Sincerely
Nico
Indonesia
___________________________________________________________
Hi Nico,

Your account has been disabled for misuse of the site. It is a
violation of Facebook’s Terms of Use to harass users on the site,
whether through unsolicited messages, friend requests, pokes or other
features. We will not be able to reactivate your account for any
reason. This decision is final.

Thanks for your understanding,

Patrick
Customer Support Representative
Facebook
___________________________________________________________

p/s:
I am sorry to be so annoyed, but really the facebook is the only way that i could communicate with my family members. I just lost my beloved daddy. He died from Heart attack. What i do is always showing to my family members, my mum, my sister & brother on what i can do with my page to make them a smile. They are all in overseas. Please give me the last chance that i can log on. I really love my family very much. :(

Sincerely,
Nico
Indonesia

can someone help me
vip_jakarta@hotmail.com

I got ban when my friend did an account for me because we add everyone the same night and we hit the maximum friends for today. I think they filter everyone that hit this maximum.

i got disabled from facebook for sending to many messages, how long will it be disabled

they make disable accounts without any information.
if you give some blog address in forum topics,
your account will be cancelled.

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Have more than 250 contacts in FB and have recently wondered about privacy aspects of the service. Whole thing looks more and more strange when more information about problems with system are told at many places in web. Just to hope that things don't get to bad side...

I got my account suspended for sending too many messages to people. I guess they don't want to be used in lieu of MSN...

It was back up within 48 hours.

I responded to 6 job postings and Facebook disabled my account because they said I responded to to many jobs in to short of a time

FACE BOOK IS A JOKE and this really angers me because not only does it effect me but my whole family and all my friends I think face book is is run by arrogance or stupidity or both.

I have emailed the every day since its been 5 days now and they haven't responded other than an automated message saying that they were looking into it.

NOT HAPPY WITH FACEBOOK!!

my facebook has been disabled for 2 days now
for joining my hs network..
can someone plz help me out on how to get it back
plzzz

I was disabled last night for trying to join my highschool's network, i'm not exactly sure why i was diasbled though, Is there anyway to get your facebook back?

Please let me Know..

Hi

I dont know why I got disabled but its really starting to bother me I really enjoy how i can just send a message and if someone sends one back you can get it when your on, but ya I have no idea how my facebook got disabled but I would really like to get it back if not il be very disapointed

thanx

Your disable page is different to mine! My screengrab has spelling mistakes and the frustration of a 'help' link that doesnt work.

http://chrisbrinkworth.com/digital/media/?p=17 for the screengrab (halfway down the post).

Have you got a correct link in your history anywhere for me? :-/

hey i got disabled from facebook for adding too many friends, am i able to ever get my account back?

You've got 1477 friends at Facebook, Guy. :)

I find no use in social networks. They are just a big waste of time. I also don't want everyone on the net to know who I am, what I like, what I dislike, what my politics are, etc.

My account got disabled for not connecting to a network quick enough.. Does anyone know how i can return my page? cheers

Guy, I *had* an account out there but turned it off myself. When I first got on FB, it let me search for friends from my high school and everyone it connected me to was *currently* going to my high school (I left there over 20 years ago - no thanks)

I get along much better with LinkedIn.

suggest you consider disabling facebook. excellent reasons at Time Goes By --

Facebook = Elder Hatebook
http://www.timegoesby.net/2007/07/facebook-elde-1.html

Facebook/Hatebook Responses
http://www.timegoesby.net/2007/07/facebookhateboo.html

I did laugh at Facebook at first, but 1 month into my membership, I am hooked. All of my 'friends' are people who I knew prior to joining Facebook anyway, but it is a convenient way to keep in contact with everyone and keep them updated. Also as a business person, Facebook allows me to create adverts for my business on my profile for free.
I also like all the different applications like a free gift, writing on walls, virtual hugging. It is mad but fun.

Binh Zientek
http://www.qualitylondonapartments.co.uk
http://www.qualitycityapartments.com

If you want to be able to interpret the results, the range for each answer should be the same. As it is, the first two have a range of 10 and 15, but the third one has a range of 25. Assuming a perfectly random distribution, the first two results will each be about half as big as the third.

My page was disabled by facebook and I dont even know why.Facebook was the only way for my to communicating with my friend who was in a terrible car accident and if you would so ever be so kind to turn my page back on please and thank you!

Guy, did you see the facebook developer keynote?

I was ready to sign up and create my account but here is how I felt after seeing the video of the key note.

I usually don't criticize people publicly like that but come on, enough is enough...

Having worked for Steve you should probably give the kid some lessons how to get the spoof right ;-)

Facebook won't replace blogging, it well make it even more popular. I import my blog into Facebook automatically as 'Notes' and that has increased my readership and more importantly, raised my profile in terms of business understanding.

Facebook can be many things to many people, to me it is simply a way for me to achieve my dream of being a role model to other people, especially young people.

I did not join FB to reconnect with friends I already knew, I went there to find new friends with common interests - namely business and investing.

I have much more in common with many of my new 'friends' than I do with my old friends.

I have even you, Guy Kawasaki, as a friend and currently my profile picture is the cover of your book with the following comment: "Planning on starting a venture? Read this first, trust me."

I have connected with VCs, Angel investors, fellow start-ups, and so forth from the US, UK, Australia and India - that is why FB is great for me.

BTW, I was born in 1981 and grew up in Jamaica.

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