[hackerspaces] Resolving a Facebook ban on a domain url

Volatile Compound volatilecompound at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 00:13:44 CET 2012

On 2/7/12 2:28 PM, Chris Weiss wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 8:08 AM, Yogananda<yogananda at padmayoga.dk>  wrote:
>> Hi all
>> I have been recommend this forum by a friend and I hope that someone may be
>> able to help out.
>> I have a major issue with Facebook. One of my friends (FB profile: Baba
>> Rampuri) sites is blocked on FB, so whenever someone posts a link to this
>> domain "rampuri.com", a window pops up and says that the domain is blocked,
>> due to spammy or offensive content. I assure you there is nothing that comes
>> even close to that.
>> None of our profile or fan pages have been blocked, it's only the domain URL
>> - so far.
>> I and about ten other people have tried contacting FB to get them to lift
>> the ban, but have heard NOTHING from "them". It seems, to me, to be a fully
>> automated computing process, with no trace of humans around.
>> The reason the URL is blocked is most likely because of a power struggle
>> going on in the American yogabusiness, and we are confronting and
>> challenging some of the big players (the Ashtanga yoga cult and the Hare
>> Krishnas). We have been "attacked" on other levels as well.
>> Does anyone have an idea how to get in contact with a human being working in
>> FB or does anyone know someone at FB, preferably in the US ??!!!???
>> Facebook should also have a "whitelist" of sites reviewed and approved by
>> them, so that eventhough someone should report the "whitelisted" domain as
>> spam, nothing will happen, because it is already given Marc's stamp of
>> approval. How to get on that list ??!!!??
>> Thanks, any ideas are very appreciated !!
>> Yogananda
> so, facebook spews on about the "hacker way" in their SEC filing and
> now all the sudden we're all buddies?
> so, yeah.
> get all your fans to petition faceless corporation to unban you.  or,
> sue them, and those you think wrongly banned you.  "pretty please"
> doens't work on facebook inc, it's run by money grubbing asses.

Oh, good.  I was afraid this thread wouldn't end up raging against any 
machines other than the Vast Yoga-Wing Conspiracy.

- skroo.

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