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									13 Reasons your Facebook account will be disabled

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Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:43 - Last Updated Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:47

               Here's what we're hearing from people all over the world: Facebook is shutting
down accounts of users who are exhibiting any behavior it finds remotely suspicious. As
paradoxical as it sounds, "suspicious" often means just using the site too much! Sometimes
they warn people and give them the chance to change their behavior, and sometimes the
account termination is sudden and permanent. Most of the time the disabled accounts will be
turned back on, whether automatically after a cool-down period, or after prostrating yourself to
the FB authorities. But sometimes they'll lock it up and throw away the key.

 Facebook remains intentionally vague about what "bad behavior" looks like, and so it's no
wonder that people get confused, angry or despondent when they get the ACCOUNT
DISABLED message. To help people avoid having their accounts disabled, I've listed the most
common reasons why people report having their accounts abruptly turned off. Keep in mind,
that this list is almost surely incomplete, and until Facebook changes their policy to embrace
more transparency and two-way communication we'll have to live with a bit of uncertainty when
using Facebook.

       Here are the things that (supposedly) will get you kicked off Facebook: Click The Rea
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       1. You didn't use your real name
       Don't try to use a nickname (or initials )in lieu of the name on your birth certificate,
because Facebook will                                                    find you and spit you
out                                                                          .

       2. You joined too many groups
       Remember that the maximum limit is 200 groups per user. More than that just looks
desperate, don't you think?

        3. You posted too many messages on a wall or in a group
        Even Guy Kawasaki had his account disabled--in his case for "excessive evangelism."

       4. You posted in too many groups, too many user's walls
You may be axed for being too verbose in too many places. That's what spammers do, silly. On
Facebook it is better--or at least safer--to be seen than heard.

         5. You friended too many people
         Not so long ago this was a prime cause of disabled accounts , but Facebook has
instituted a                                                                     maximum of
 5000 friends
that should protect you from yourself.

        6. Your school/organization affiliation is doubtful

13 Reasons your Facebook account will be disabled

Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:43 - Last Updated Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:47

        The overlords are sometimes not very trusting, and they may accuse you of not
graduating from Harvard (or Plum Senior High School ). The impertinence! Better have your
diploma ready.

        7. You're poking too many people
 We've heard this from multiple sources, and it's easy enough to avoid. Save the pokes for
people you *really* like, as mum always said. But beware the odd FB app that pokes on your
behalf                                                                               .

          8. For advertising your app on wall posts
          The line between spam and self-promotion is a thin one, but let it be known that pimpin
 g your shiny new Facebook app
is definitely considered SPAM.

         9. Using duplicate text in multiple messages
 Some people paste a generic welcome message into friend requests to save time. DON'T DO
THIS! It makes you look like a spammer. (Ironically, pro spammers are probably randomizing
their messages to avoid this trap)

        10. You are a cow, dog, or library
        Being a real person is not enough, you must be a homo sapien. Accounts have been
deleted for cows , dogs and libraries .

        11. You are under eighteen years old
 According to one report a user's account was suspended when they suspected her of being
under 18. She was required to enter a work email address to prove her maturity, at which point
her account was reinstated. [note: other users have pointed out that being under 18 is fine if
you're part of a High School group, though
underage home schoolers
have been told to bugger off]

        12. You wrote offensive content
 Reports of "sudden death" on accounts have been reported by users who were told they had
posted offensive content, but were not provided details of the offense.

         13. You scraped information off Facebook
  They have a zero tolerance policy for page scraping (i.e. pulling content off their web pages via
a script). Unfortunately, they don't have a reliable way of proving it's you who's doing the
scraping (IP matching is probably as good as they can get), so you may find this a difficult
 charge to defend yourself against

          Finally, you may be disabled for no clear reason at all. One Australian member reporte
 d this staggering experience

13 Reasons your Facebook account will be disabled

Written by Administrator
Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:43 - Last Updated Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:47

 "I was blocked for a little while because I was 'misusing certain features of the site' Naturally I
closely examined their conditions of use etc for some insight as to what I must have done
wrong. I couldn't for the life of me find anything...

 "Upon request for clarification I was told that they were not at liberty to divulge which features
or of course any thresholds of use. Then they warned me not to do it again or I would be
banned permanently without recourse to reinstatement."

         You have been warned. Remember that the hand of justice is swift and merciless.


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