Facebook lets me back in…

I just received this email.

I answer Mike Arrington and several others in a video that now is up at http://www.mogulus.com/robertscoble.

UPDATE: In the video I cover a whole bunch of topics and take questions from the live audience that was there when filmed. Also, I told the audience that I am not using any Facebook data outside of Facebook and will delete the test account we used on Plaxo to do the tests.


Hi Robert,

Facebook’s Terms of Use broadly prohibits the running of automated scripts on the site because they can be used to commit malicious attacks, send spam, and generally try to undermine the integrity of the site. When our systems detect these types of scripts, they immediately disable the account of the user responsible as a preventative measure. This is what happened in your case – your automated script was exhibiting the same behavior as other malicious scripts that we have blocked before so your account was disabled.

Our standard process for handling cases when an account is disabled for security violations is to allow a user to appeal and remedy the situation. This is the process we have followed here. Since you contacted us and have agreed not to run the script again, we have reactivated your account. You should now be able to log in with your normal email and password. In the future, please refrain from running these types of scripts again.

Thanks,

Jerry
User Operations
Facebook

275 thoughts on “Facebook lets me back in…

  1. hi, my account has been disabled after several warnings that I didn't take into consideration. Could you provide me the email address of the support service in order to write them about my issue? thanks

    ps. is there any other way to get my account back???

  2. hi, my account has been disabled after several warnings that I didn't take into consideration. Could you provide me the email address of the support service in order to write them about my issue? thanks

    ps. is there any other way to get my account back???

  3. Glad to see you are back on, Robert.

    I have to wonder if they would have reactivated anybody who was not as high profile as you are. Most businesses are slow this time of year, and it seemed awefully quick that you were given your account back.

  4. I've received the following message when trying to log in for day:
    Account Unavailable
    Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    Can you please help me?

  5. So the long saga has come to an end, you are now part of the world, remember to accept my friend request… if you were not Scoble this should have never happened.

  6. So the long saga has come to an end, you are now part of the world, remember to accept my friend request… if you were not Scoble this should have never happened.

  7. Please Help assistance is required!

    My account of 18 months and 1500+ contacts was disabled on Facebook I assume for cutting and pasting some of the same responses to a few of the Real Estate Groups I belong to and for inviting people to Join my group of 500+ people on Facebook is the only possible reason I can figure since all I got back was an autoresponsder that just touts Misuse?”

    oh, I got an e-mail warning from them 2 hours AFTER they de-activated my account?

    So I was using Facebook and its own apps.

    I have e-mailed all the suggested addresses at facebook for 3 days now and got back one autoresponse is all and nothing more?

    Any ideas on How to Get my Acct Back?

    Would sending a certifed letter to FACEBOOK HELP

    FACE BOOK
    156 University AVE
    PALO ALOT CA 94301-1631

    Phone: 650-543-4800

  8. Please Help assistance is required!

    My account of 18 months and 1500+ contacts was disabled on Facebook I assume for cutting and pasting some of the same responses to a few of the Real Estate Groups I belong to and for inviting people to Join my group of 500+ people on Facebook is the only possible reason I can figure since all I got back was an autoresponsder that just touts Misuse?”

    oh, I got an e-mail warning from them 2 hours AFTER they de-activated my account?

    So I was using Facebook and its own apps.

    I have e-mailed all the suggested addresses at facebook for 3 days now and got back one autoresponse is all and nothing more?

    Any ideas on How to Get my Acct Back?

    Would sending a certifed letter to FACEBOOK HELP

    FACE BOOK
    156 University AVE
    PALO ALOT CA 94301-1631

    Phone: 650-543-4800

  9. My account was disabled 2 days ago. I’ve sent facebook 2 emails and still no response.

    Did I:
    -add new friends: NO (I’ve got 12 best and close friends on FB)
    -sent messages to strangers: NO
    -Used my real name: Yes
    -offensive/bad photos or anything at all: NO

    ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what did I do wrong.

  10. My account was disabled 2 days ago. I’ve sent facebook 2 emails and still no response.

    Did I:
    -add new friends: NO (I’ve got 12 best and close friends on FB)
    -sent messages to strangers: NO
    -Used my real name: Yes
    -offensive/bad photos or anything at all: NO

    ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA what did I do wrong.

  11. i deleted a relative by mistake and dont know how to get her back , can anyone tell me . it says this person can no longer be invited by me .HELP.

  12. i deleted a relative by mistake and dont know how to get her back , can anyone tell me . it says this person can no longer be invited by me .HELP.

  13. ——————————————————————————–
    The Facebook Union

    Banned? Need help? Facebook not listening?

    Email: facebookunion [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks for reading!
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  14. ——————————————————————————–
    The Facebook Union

    Banned? Need help? Facebook not listening?

    Email: facebookunion [at] gmail [dot] com

    Thanks for reading!
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