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Warned By Facebook

April 25th, 2007 at 5:45 PM (11 years ago) by Matt Freedman

Yesterday, I received an email from Facebook, basically saying that I group I made was deleted because of a Violation of their Terms and that it was a Warning. The group in question was called “PersonsName Has a Funny Accent”. Which I made as a joke and no harm was meant out of it. The email was quite vague on why the group was being deleted and why I was being warned.

Hey,

The group “PersonsName Has A Funny Accent” has been removed due to a violation of our Terms of Use, and this email serves as a warning.  Additional violations will result in the termination of your account.  Please read our Terms carefully and refrain from posting abusive material in the future.  Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact warning@facebook.com from your login email address.

Obviously an auto-generated email… You see I thought that they had deleted the group because it was “abusive”. But, I sent an email to their appeals email address and I received back an email today saying saying the following:

Hi Matt,

We do not allow users to post groups to advertise or
promote any product or opportunity.  This is a serious
violation of our Terms of Use.  Please refrain from posting
any such groups in the future and remove all outstanding
groups to avoid receiving further warnings.  To learn more
about our Terms of Use, please click on the “terms” link
found at the bottom of any Facebook page.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation,

***
Customer Support Representative
Facebook

That’s right, I got warned for something I didn’t do. My guess is that someone reported that group and chose “Advertising” for the reason. Which means that Facebook doesn’t actually look into the Report’s Allegations and just hits the Delete button. 😛

At this rate, I’ll be banned from Facebook. 😛 Especially if they see the other Group I created. Which I know was reported (I think he chose the reason “Pornographic”, which it wasn’t, it was another “joke group”), and I think the same guy had reported the group I got warned for. But, I changed the name on this particular group, so hopefully they won’t Warn or Ban me. 😛

3 Responses to “Warned By Facebook”

  1. willie witherspoon
    willie witherspoon says:

    how can i get my page back

  2. dillion
    dillion says:

    I got a thing that says that i have violated the terms on the message sending i was wondering how i did that, and how i could send messages again

  3. Elri
    Elri says:

    hey dllion i got exactly the same message and facebok has blocked me from sendin ani more mssages…i really dont know what i did wrong i went and checkd through the terms and conditions again and again and again…and i still dont know what to do! i cant send any more messages so theres no more use for me to go on facebook.

    can any one help? can any one tell me what i must do to send messages again?
    thanx alot

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