Cease and Desist: Dave Walker faces a Facebook Block

I have been blocked from making facebook notes

Dave Walker: I have been blocked from making facebook notes

Phil Groom writes:

Strange but true: facebook have issued their version of a C&D against Dave Walker. Apparently he posted too many notes. “How many notes?” you ask. Seven. Er, yes: seven, as in 7, as in rhymes with 11 but is 4 less…

“Gosh,” you say, “what was he doing? Was he on speed to post so many notes in rapid succession?”

Actually, it took him an entire month. 30 ÷ 7 = 4.29. On average, one note every four and a quarter days, although he did post two (yes, two: truly shocking!) on October 1st. And that, it seems, was too fast for facebook…

This time, thank heaven, Dave hasn’t simply deleted everything he’s ever said about facebook and nor has he deleted his facebook profile. But if you share my sense of bemusement about what the facebook admins are playing at, I suggest you head on over there and:

  1. If you’re not already in it, join the We Support Dave Walker group
  2. Show Dave some facebook love by writing on his wall
  3. Write a song about it
  4. Send facebook some feedback asking them to remove Dave’s block

But please be polite about it: remember that facebook, like WordPress, is a free service. Aggressive reactions are likely to be counter-productive. For my own part, my message to facebook is, “C’mon guys, please: get up to speed!

Maybe the Brewers have taken over facebook the way they thought they’d taken over Amazon? Will facebook block me for stirring things up? Watch this space…

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15 responses to “Cease and Desist: Dave Walker faces a Facebook Block

  1. So wtf is the last line all about?

  2. Wtf indeed, asbo — can I use ‘asbo’ as an abbreviation for asingleblog? Especially for you, I’ve added a link — hope it makes more sense now 🙂

  3. Pauline Edwards

    Poor old Dave, he is having a bad time of it this year, the poor bloke has never done anything wrong to keep getting all this grief, maybe the Brewers have got fingers in more pies than we think

  4. That’s what i wreckon on my blog…

  5. I don’t want no ASBO but feel free to do whatever you want. Great news about Exeter. Still want to know what’s going on with that building though.

  6. Since this is a serious blog, I promise never to say wtf again.

  7. what great news about Exeter? Did they win on Saturday?

  8. Hey, asingleblog: wtf is a serious thing to say; don’t stress yourself, OK?

  9. May be the Brewer’s believe that Dave Walker is behind the we support Dave Walker group and because it has so many members they are complaining. Facebook has probably recieved a pathetic threat from the MB and over reacting.

  10. Phelim: possibly a conspiracy too far. The sensible thing would be to go after the administrators of the group, and since it’s an open group it’s not hard to find out who they are. Unless someone’s confused ‘We Support Dave Walker’ with the ‘Tragic Demise of SPCK’ group.

    I’m sending lots of notes about all this on a regular basis. Not blocked yet, and if the letter gets the hoped-for result then there won’t be a need for the Dave Walker group anymore.

  11. I’m also regularly noting about this, at a rate alot higher than Dave’s 1 every 4.23 days

  12. Exeter: have just heard from a friend who stuck her head in when passing: the shopfitters say it’s becoming a jewellers. Seems a fitting end, to me, in a way; better than a Brewery, anyway…

  13. Facebook regularly commits fraud itself. Facebook as a policy sends Facebook spam impersonating people in the addressee’s Address Book and making the unethical, fraudulent, and libelous claim that the individual they are claiming to be is the one inviting the person spammed to “Check out my photos on Facebook”. For Facebook to block anyone is outrageous. It is Facebook itself that needs to be blocked. They censor good people, solicit business from children, and have a continuing policy of committing fraud despite admonishments.

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