Breaking News: I have been banned from chatting on Facebook!
This is breaking news, brought to you by Jason Douglas.
After dinner at Fuji-Ya and working out with Katie, I arrived home, ready to relax and do a touch of work. On the way to relaxing, I load up facebook. Noticing a few friends online worth chatting with, I messaged one a simple ‘what up’; that’s when everything went wrong.
“You have exceeded the limit for messages on chat”
WHAT? I read their FAQ’s for an explanation:
“Facebook has determined that you were using a feature at a rate that is likely to be abusive. Before you were blocked, you were given a warning to slow down your use of this feature. For example, if you were blocked from sending friend requests, then we determined that you were adding new friends too quickly. Please be aware that further abuse of such features can result in your account being permanently disabled and removed from the site entirely.”
“Facebook has limits in place to prevent abuse of our features and to protect users from potential spam.”
One more hilarious note from the FAQ page:
“Facebook has several features in place to limit the potential for abusive or annoying behaviors on the site. One of these features is a cap on the speed and frequency at which a user sends messages to other users.
Please note that even if all of your conversations were legitimate interactions with friends, our message service is not a chat client, and should not be treated as such.
As a recommended alternative, we suggest you check out Facebook Chat…”
Facebook has features to limit the potential of annoying behaviors? How about making the chat client work properly and not show a ‘red dot of death’!
Facts: I never received a warning to slow down. I am not spam. I had not been on facebook since 5pm, notified of my ban at 10:20pm; how can I be overusing something I’m not logged into.
I am still able to write on walls, update my status, comment on other statuses. I am unable to chat. GARBAGE!
This is something that is unheard of. I have honestly never heard of anyone being banned from just chatting on facebook. Is this a first? Have you had or heard of a similar experience from a friend?
Facebook chat, thank you for FAILING once again!
For more information, go to facebook’s FAQ’s