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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:23 PM

A question about FB

Last edited Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:16 PM - Edit history (1)

First of all, please don't reply if you're only going to tell me how bad it is and I shouldn't be there. I am confined to my house ALONE and speaking is VERY difficult. I belong to many FB groups, it how I manage to stay the least bit connected to the world around me.
I do post quite frequently in those groups and have NEVER had an issue, until today.
I just received a notice/ban for posting too frequently. I looked - 16 times since 8am. I've seen people post more than that on a single thread within MINUTES.
No time limit was given, I can still like posts, but I can't make one or comment. I've had an account for 12 years. I'm obviously NOT a bot. What is this fresh hell? Is it permanent? How do I know? And is there anything I can do about it??

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:28 PM

1. Is it a ban from a particular group? I can't imagine they'd ban you

from all of Facebook, for frequent posting. Did they?

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:56 PM

4. From FB - not a group. No mentioned that I violated any of the TOS

It does looks exactly like I was banned posting too much. They weren't even controversial posts!! Posts in music and movie groups, posts in dog forums to ask and answer questions, posts in sewing and beading forums for the same, in cooking forums to exchange recipes. I don't get it.
It's like I have been thrown into solitary with no reason given as to why and no one telling me how long I will be there.

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Response to Runningdawg (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:33 PM

2. See this.

First, appeal it.
Second, read this. https://www.rd.com/list/banned-from-facebook/

And I agree...sometimes the things they do are just maddening and make no sense but it's their toy.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:50 PM

3. No way to appeal. No way to respond to the message I received.

Friend requests are turned off. I don't have any or want any, so I haven't been poking or spamming anyone either.
I haven't joined any new groups in 6 months.
I've been banned before. They ALWAYS tell you for how long, not this one. No mention of how many posts were too many, how many groups were too many.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:58 PM

5. Did you receive this message via FB itself? Not email?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:01 PM

6. FB - It popped up on the screen when I tried to post.

Normally a ban is issued in notifications - nothing there about this.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:03 PM

7. Can you post? This almost sounds like malware. They ALWAYS appear in notifications.

Nothing ever pops up.
Run a malware scanner.

If you can still post it's BS.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:14 PM

8. When I try to post I get the notification -

"You do not have permission to use this feature." If I were banned why can I still react to posts?
First thing I did was run a scan and I have GREAT protection. Nothing there. No issues elsewhere in the system.
Time for a new account apparently.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:18 PM

9. Be prepared for this...

I set up a 2nd account for that very reason and recently I decided to add all my existing friends. SO MANY of them said, 'you've been hacked..is this you' etc. Some days I really hate FB but I use it to run my animal charity so...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:29 PM

10. I have no friends NONE. Hacking is always a possibility. But how and why?

I checked all the posts made from my account today and I did make all of them. Nothing funky there.

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