Facebook continues to suck

People wonder why Facebook is getting nasty PR while last year everyone was singing its praises.

Here’s why.

Rodrigo Sepulveda Schulz is a CEO of VodPod.tv in Europe. Not a spammer. Not an idiot. Not someone abusing Facebook.

Yet he still got kicked off.

Until this stuff stops I won’t use Facebook and won’t write nice things about it.

They say that Facebook is a “utility.” But since when does a utility just kick you off with no recourse?

Mark Zuckerberg: you need to fix this and now.

Rodrigo isn’t the only one, by the way. Every few days I get another email from someone who got kicked off and the thread about me getting kicked off has 500 comments now.

I guess Facebook really is just for college kids to poke themselves on. Oh well.

81 thoughts on “Facebook continues to suck

  1. I barely use my account–and I own the domain for my small business. I've never even remotely spammed anyone; I only use FB to stay in touch with a very few distant friends.

    Yet I've been booted off twice now. How on earth does that happen? What a joke FB is.

  2. I barely use my account–and I own the domain for my small business. I've never even remotely spammed anyone; I only use FB to stay in touch with a very few distant friends.

    Yet I've been booted off twice now. How on earth does that happen? What a joke FB is.

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  7. Same issue here, my xemaps.com address is blocked.
    I’m refusing to switch to another email address, and I’ll bug Facebook until we’re all red in the face.
    “For security reasons, we no longer allow emails with this email domain to be used to access the site”.
    Is Facebook the new Department of Homeland Security?
    Should I take my shoes off, too? What about my shampoo?

  8. Same issue here, my xemaps.com address is blocked.
    I’m refusing to switch to another email address, and I’ll bug Facebook until we’re all red in the face.
    “For security reasons, we no longer allow emails with this email domain to be used to access the site”.
    Is Facebook the new Department of Homeland Security?
    Should I take my shoes off, too? What about my shampoo?

  9. Facebook blocked me also… I also use Spamex. They need to let us provide them with an alternative email address, so we can log back into our FB account. I still can’t believe they didn’t warn us before they just locked out the spamex,xemaps.com domain. I’ve sent multiple emails to FB with no luck…. I use to really like FB, but with the shotty support and lack of customer service I’ve experienced; I will push people to use other social tools.

  10. Facebook blocked me also… I also use Spamex. They need to let us provide them with an alternative email address, so we can log back into our FB account. I still can’t believe they didn’t warn us before they just locked out the spamex,xemaps.com domain. I’ve sent multiple emails to FB with no luck…. I use to really like FB, but with the shotty support and lack of customer service I’ve experienced; I will push people to use other social tools.

  11. Ha, I just just got blocked as well. Didn’t even tell me anything. Just wouldn’t let me log in saying invalid email or password. When I tried to reset I got a message stating: “This email domain has been reported as abusive by Facebook users.” The *domain* is abusive?!? It’s just xemaps.com !

    Some search results lead me to believe it’s because I use a SpamEx disposable email address. Does Facebook no longer like disposable email addresses because they won’t be valuable to advertisers later?

    Whatever. It’s their company to mess up, but how hard would it be for FB to at least send some kind of message or warning? Really.

  12. Ha, I just just got blocked as well. Didn’t even tell me anything. Just wouldn’t let me log in saying invalid email or password. When I tried to reset I got a message stating: “This email domain has been reported as abusive by Facebook users.” The *domain* is abusive?!? It’s just xemaps.com !

    Some search results lead me to believe it’s because I use a SpamEx disposable email address. Does Facebook no longer like disposable email addresses because they won’t be valuable to advertisers later?

    Whatever. It’s their company to mess up, but how hard would it be for FB to at least send some kind of message or warning? Really.

  13. Any company such as FB with such a sensitive early detection system inevitably becomes the boy who cried “Wolf”.

    When enough people stop listening to their propaganda or using FB, only then will a wake up call be heard.

    It is indeed using a map created by AOL by entombing itself while trying to figure out how to open up and retain any decent market value.

  14. Any company such as FB with such a sensitive early detection system inevitably becomes the boy who cried “Wolf”.

    When enough people stop listening to their propaganda or using FB, only then will a wake up call be heard.

    It is indeed using a map created by AOL by entombing itself while trying to figure out how to open up and retain any decent market value.

  15. Robert I also am very irritated with this habit these “services” have of kicking you off without any notification. I have come to understand that some competitors will flag you and send a complaint just to get you kicked off. But MySpace is way worse to my associates and I in this area. I build “micro-niche” internet television channels that have Ning website and a corresponding MySpace page. We have had at least 10 or more of our channels closed down without any notification. We have sent numerous inquiries without a single response. Facebook is following in the bad habits started by MySpace. I guess I should feel better, because we only thought ti happened to us peons. Well, I hope they don’t look to us for any loyalty in the future. What goes around, comes around. I have recently joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org), to be prepared for just such issues. Thank you for identifying a real and growing problem. Peace & Blessings.

  16. Robert I also am very irritated with this habit these “services” have of kicking you off without any notification. I have come to understand that some competitors will flag you and send a complaint just to get you kicked off. But MySpace is way worse to my associates and I in this area. I build “micro-niche” internet television channels that have Ning website and a corresponding MySpace page. We have had at least 10 or more of our channels closed down without any notification. We have sent numerous inquiries without a single response. Facebook is following in the bad habits started by MySpace. I guess I should feel better, because we only thought ti happened to us peons. Well, I hope they don’t look to us for any loyalty in the future. What goes around, comes around. I have recently joined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org), to be prepared for just such issues. Thank you for identifying a real and growing problem. Peace & Blessings.

  17. I agree with the Economist that Facebook is not a business, and definitely one not worth $15 billion. Facebook is a platform that will be mainstreamed like the transition from AOL to IE and everyone will use it as a sort of browser. It will be great to see Zuckerberg cry when he doesnt even get his billion.

    -my first day on the scoble blog. nice to hear your thoughts

  18. I agree with the Economist that Facebook is not a business, and definitely one not worth $15 billion. Facebook is a platform that will be mainstreamed like the transition from AOL to IE and everyone will use it as a sort of browser. It will be great to see Zuckerberg cry when he doesnt even get his billion.

    -my first day on the scoble blog. nice to hear your thoughts

  19. Call me crazy, nuts, dumb — whatever, but I’ve never ever gone to Facebook, MySpace, Live Journal, etc. No use for me.

    I’ve tried Twitter but didn’t like it. I guess I’m old-school despite being in IT. I, do, however, like:

    - Blogging in general
    - Del.icio.us
    - IM
    - Yahoo Mail
    - MS Live Messenger
    - Flickr
    - Opera browser (the best browser IMHO. More geeks should try it.)
    - Digg, Slashdot, Reddit

    I do try most new services just to see what they’re about, but I rarely stay for more than a day or so.

    I think all of these “services” are rather doomed. A few will make it, but most will fall by the wayside within a year or two, perhaps sooner.

    Facebook is great for what it was designed to be, but those that see it as more than that are looking for some one-stop-shop panacea. Sorry. It doesn’t measure up.

  20. Call me crazy, nuts, dumb — whatever, but I’ve never ever gone to Facebook, MySpace, Live Journal, etc. No use for me.

    I’ve tried Twitter but didn’t like it. I guess I’m old-school despite being in IT. I, do, however, like:

    - Blogging in general
    - Del.icio.us
    - IM
    - Yahoo Mail
    - MS Live Messenger
    - Flickr
    - Opera browser (the best browser IMHO. More geeks should try it.)
    - Digg, Slashdot, Reddit

    I do try most new services just to see what they’re about, but I rarely stay for more than a day or so.

    I think all of these “services” are rather doomed. A few will make it, but most will fall by the wayside within a year or two, perhaps sooner.

    Facebook is great for what it was designed to be, but those that see it as more than that are looking for some one-stop-shop panacea. Sorry. It doesn’t measure up.

  21. The vast majority of the normal, average people who use Facebook don’t see the “nasty PR.”

    Maybe if we were all “A-listers” we’d hate it more. ;)

  22. The vast majority of the normal, average people who use Facebook don’t see the “nasty PR.”

    Maybe if we were all “A-listers” we’d hate it more. ;)

  23. It happened to me as well on Facebook (when I sent a mail to a couple dozen members of a group I created – to invite them to an invite where I couldn’t invite everybody).

    I was able to get it restored, but they gave me the impression that in case it happened again, it would be final. Thus I can’t use Facebook as “a utility” to manage events.

  24. It happened to me as well on Facebook (when I sent a mail to a couple dozen members of a group I created – to invite them to an invite where I couldn’t invite everybody).

    I was able to get it restored, but they gave me the impression that in case it happened again, it would be final. Thus I can’t use Facebook as “a utility” to manage events.

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