Facebook account back

My Facebook account was re-enabled Monday 8/04/08, 3 days after being disabled on a Friday. I did send an initial reply to their 1st email explaining what I have been doing and my thoughts on the possible cause, apologizing for any misunderstandings.

Since I am no power user and have well below the max of apps and friends, I find myself a bit apprehensive from doing much communication on or using Facebook. I do not want my meager actions to be deemed spam.

I do understand Facebook’s position in trying to limit spam and any other action that harms their community, but whatever algorithm or automated method they use to watch and track misuse needs to be improved in order to prevent the small causal user from surprise headaches.

One suggestion would be an actual warning well displayed on the users home page and an email message. Both could be sent more than once. First maybe 3 to 4 days in advance of disabling action as a warning. Then a second more threatening message 24 hours before action is taken.

Another way to get the message across could be a login re-direction to make sure of positive communication. When I tried to login after my account was disabled the login failed stating my account has been disabled by an administrator. This is where Facebook could try some kind of communication before taking extreme action. If the user fails to communicate to Facebook after a short warning period then Facebook should disable an account.

I did not see any warning message before my account was disabled. If it existed then it was not well placed or attention getting enough. All I got was a warning email:

Our systems indicate that you’ve been misusing certain features on the site. This email serves as a warning. Misuse of Facebook’s features or violating Facebook’s terms of use may result in your account being disabled . Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions, please contact warning@facebook.com from your login email address.

The Facebook Team

15 minutes later my account was disabled. Not much of a warning. I do believe that my posting of a duplicate message to the forums of the Zombies, Vampires, Werewolf, and Slayer apps probably caused the issue. Although by observation many others did the same thing and continue to do so. I assume the solution is obviously not to copy and paste the same message but to write a different message each time. What a pain since the purpose of the post is only to provide links and basic level info of my monsters.

Ultimately, a learning experience for me to be careful and not be lazy when writing.

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