Monday, April 29, 2013

My FIFTH 30 Day Block

Let me just start by saying, this block has nothing to do with boobs or breastfeeding. Stand down, fellow lactivists. Stand down.

Now, stand back up EVERYONE. As usual, this, my fifth 30 day block, is as a result of me violating absolutely no Facebook policies.

This photo elicited a lot of strong responses, but not for what I would've figured.

I was a smidge concerned that folks would be upset that he is naked, but I covered his penis and nothing else considered private (or a violation of FB policy) is visible. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about on that front. Nobody even cared about that.

Their beef was that he appears to be so angry. In fairness, there's no way for anyone to know that, in reality, he was not actually angry at all and it was just a fluke shot that makes him appear so in that moment. I have another shot in which he was sneezing, but looks like he's screaming right at us. However, on the thread, I did explain that. Further, and most importantly, even if he were actually as pissed as he looks, displays of anger are not violations of any Facebook policy of which I am aware. And it's completely odd to me that people reported it for such. I do, in fact, know that is what the reports were for, as I received messages from those who reported stating as much. Stupidest block ever.

For those unclear as to what a ban entails, here it is: the offending account, my personal account that I use to run the page, is blocked from posting on the page, on my personal page, commenting anywhere, PMing, friend requesting, or even liking anything. I can do absolutely nothing on that account for 30 days. If that were the only account from which I admin this page, Zen Parenting would be shut down for those full 30 days.

So, that's it. No big scandal. Just another day at Zen Parenting for me. And I'm not in the blogger in-crowd, so, unlike some who get banned for seven days and light up FB with their outrage and the outrage of others over their mistreatment, my fifth 30 day block will go, again, largely unnoticed. Asinine. All of it. Asinine.

21 comments:

  1. Even if he is "too angry" it's natural. I think this is absolutely ridiculous.
    Stupidest ban ever and for THIRTY days!!!??? Unreal.

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  2. More than merely 'stupid,' I would say it's horrifying. That you would be banned at all ever is ridiculous, but that you were banned for this 'too angry' shot of a kid to represent your views about arguing (which I wholeheartedly support, btw), makes me angry! LOL!

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  3. Kids aren't allowed to be angry? Wow.

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  4. You got banned because of an "angry" picture? This is insane.

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  5. Obviously the situation is ridiculous. But be careful about admitting that you have multiple Facebook accounts under your control, as that IS a violation of their Terms of Service.

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    1. I don't think having multiple pages under your control is a violation at all. There are tons of people who have 5-6 pages pertaining to health and food.

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    2. I have very little to lose and no reason to fear. After 5 30 day blocks, I fear nothing.

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  6. Ludicrous. I owe you a blog post. I'll do up a special one, just for you. Fuckers!

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  7. On the upside of your block, it's being shared, and as such, it has brought my attention to this page, giving me a new avenue to explore in parenting. A fail for FB and a gain for you and I :)

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    1. Well, hey, whatever brought you here...welcome! :D

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  8. There's a blogger in crowd? Wow, that's pathetic. I would like to have a more articulate and well thought out response but that pretty much sums up my opinion on the matter.

    Ahem, well. You can be in my 'in' crowd...?

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  9. Crazy. I have tried to get jokes about raping woman taking down, but that doesn't violate facebooks rules. Yet a little person looking angry does?

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  10. And yet the memes showing *actually* distressed children and the comments about how cute they are go unreported.

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  11. I'm absolutely appalled by this. It's ok to post a photo of your child being swallowed whole by a camel, but not showing emotions? Disgusting. For what it is worth, I shared this photo, and would share it again in a heartbeat.

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  12. Wow! I am totally shocked. thank you for alerting us. so fucking crazy.

    i'm with you!

    jennifer
    goodjobandotherthings.com

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  13. Yet photos of children crying and humiliated for "punishment" are laughed at and shared as "Good Parenting". Total BS...

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  14. Duuuude. Seriously?! Ugh!

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  15. I don't understand. Facebook blocks you all the time for no good reason, but when I try to report a page that is designed to "expose" local activists in my community by posting their personal information and slandering them, making homophobic/transphobic comments, etc... I get a message from FB saying that they reviewed the page and didn't find anything that violated their policies. Do they just automatically block pages if there is a certain number of complaints? What gives?

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    1. I could not even begin to tell you...

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