Sunday, September 07, 2008

Thanks Facebook

So, I tried to log into my Facebook account this morning. And, when I tried to do that, I learned that my "Docteur Incognito" account was disabled and deleted. When I tried to find out more information, I obtained the following message.
Why was my account disabled?

Your account was disabled because you violated Facebook’s Terms of Use, to which you agreed when you first registered for an account on the site. Accounts can either be disabled for repeat offenses or for one, particularly egregious violation.

Facebook does not allow users to register with fake names, to impersonate any person or entity, or to falsely state or otherwise misrepresent themselves or their affiliations.

We do not allow users to send unsolicited or harassing messages to people they don’t know, and we remove posts that advertise a product, service, website, or opportunity.

Our Code of Conduct outlines the types of content we do not allow on the site. This includes any obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit photos, as well as any photos that depict graphic violence. We also remove content, photo or written, that threatens, intimidates, harasses, or brings unwanted attention or embarrassment to an individual or group of people.
So, naturally, I'm bummed out about that. But, honestly, I really wasn't using Facebook that much anyway. People constantly asking me to put applications on my profile and the rest of the facebook blah, blah, blah. See ya facebook.


Anonymous said...

This is enlightening info about Face Book. I don't know how people manage so many different web presences...linkedin, technorati, tweeter, youtube, etc... It is overwhelming. Before long there is no time to write a blog. Now I know I'm not missing much on Face Book.

~ Jessica Bond, Medical Careerist

Dreaming again said...

Now seriously, how do they know that your last name is not Incognito?

Really, do they know that?

Gary M. Levin said...

Dr A. You have now been entered into the table of subversive individuals.
You can get a laaawyeeer from the EFF (electronic frontier foundation.
Give up medicine, sue, and live on the coast the rest of your life.

That was pretty funny....Dr A a subversive left wing liberal...ha.

Homeland Security probably is watching all of us.

Just what did you do on facebook?
don't be shy you can tell only me.
No one else will hear you..I promise I won't tell.
I can't believe someone gets paid to police facebook..looking for porn?
I am going to pull out my wireless connection
God help us all Dr A

Dreaming again said...

His crime was not using a 'real name' Doctuer Incognito.

I proclaim he could be from spain, or maybe Itailian ..or ...oh shoot ...the same country as the detective from the Agatha Christie Novels .what was his name ...

um .. um .. crumb, I've read a zillion of them

How do they know it's not an obscure name?
And Doctuer is not your TITLE! HUH?? HUH?? you are after all ... a DOCTOR are you not?

Anonymous said...

How do you know he wasn't sending harassing messages to people he doesn't know?

Anonymous said...

Hmpfh...that's very odd. I'm with ya. I have an account, but I very rarely use it. I update it every six months or so. *LOL* I signed up because "everyone else" was doing it. Baaaa baaaa sheep, that's me!