I’m Too Fast For Facebook

I’m working on a story for our June 11 edition about La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, and I needed to get in touch with some of last year’s duchesses. So I started searching for them in Facebook and sending them messages through the site. Quick and simple, right? Apparently, I was too quick. This warning popped up more than once:

Warning! You are engaging in behavior that may be considered annoying or abusive by other users.

Facebook’s systems determined that you were going too fast when sending messages. You must significantly slow down. Further misuse of site features may result in a temporary block or your account being permanently disabled.

Each time it came up, I was asked to type in a couple of captcha words. I had no problem doing that, as I thought it proved I wasn’t an auto-spam program. But after I composed a couple more messages, this popped up on the screen:

Block! You are engaging in behavior that may be considered annoying or abusive by other users.

You have been blocked from sending messages because you repeatedly misused this feature. This block will last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. When you are allowed to reuse this feature, please proceed with caution. Further misuse may result in your account being permanently disabled.

By Dan Koller May. 28, 2010 | 4:23 pm | 5 Comments | Comments RSS
  • schoolsoutbaby!!!

    thats ridiculous. and it would be worth it if i wasn’t getting spam all the time, but I am, so obviously this doesn’t work on the right people!

  • http://Kerrythornhill.com Kerry Thornhill

    I’ve seen this, just one more thing too slow for my mad computer skillz!

  • tinkerbell

    lech! :)

  • HPW

    I’m a la fiesta duchess this year, yall have done a great job covering us this year! Thank you!

  • kmendies

    Stupid company deleted my account without my permission or warning and I lost 94 picture albums. I created a new account and aperantly I too quick to request friend request for 600 people that I previoulsly had and it blocked me for up to to days for miss use what?

    I think a class action suit for loosing all mine and other pictures would be appropriate for this company.

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