Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Facebook account disabled for going over "rate limit"?

I apparently sent too many messages and posted on too many of my friends' walls in a short time period, because Facebook disabled my account.

I've written them at; is there anything more I can do? Do they have a phone number where I can personally reach them?

I'm really angry - this is such a stupid reason to ban somebody. It's not like I posted porn or something.

Facebook account disabled for going over "rate limit"?
It's to prevent you flooding the site and causing problems. It also prevents automated scripts setting up accounts and then pasting crap all over the place. Emailing them is enough, it's not like you pay for the service anyway...
Reply:they banned you because your flaming their site and some admin dont like that kind of behavior...

Flaming is the hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of a discussion board, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) or even through e-mail. An Internet user typically generates a flame response to other posts or users posting on a site, and such a response is usually not constructive, does not clarify a discussion, and does not persuade others. Sometimes, flamers attempt to assert their authority, or establish a position of superiority over other users. Other times, a flamer is simply an individual who believes he or she carries the only valid opinion.
Reply:wow.. it's only facebook.. just make a new account under the same name if they won't give you your account back.
Reply:It's probably an automatic ban - alot of sites monitor how frequently you post stuff. If you post too frequently, the system thinks that you are just spam advertising or something, and temporarily disables your account.

Since you emailed them, they'll take a look, see that they were indeed legitimate posts, and remove the block.

It's not really a stupid reason - they don't have those annoying boxes that display five or six almost impossible to read letters, so this is how the avoid flooding.

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