Thursday, October 09, 2008

You have exceeded the limit...

Facebook has determined that you were using a feature at a rate that is likely to be abusive. Before you were blocked, you were given a warning to slow down your use of this feature. For example, if you were blocked from sending friend requests, then we determined that you were adding new friends too quickly. Please note that these blocks can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Unfortunately, we cannot lift the block for you. Please be aware that further abuse of such features can result in your account being permanently disabled and removed from the site

I received no advanced warning, just a message to state that I had been blocked from importing notes which was harsh. The problem appears to be the imported feed/RSS from my blog which isn't being accepted by Facebook's Importing feature. When it did eventually decide to work, Facebook imported 25 notes and then I received the message that I had been blocked from using the feature.

Obviously it's a mechanism in place to stop abuse but there was no way for me to appeal and also this should not occur when it's the social networking site that set the 25 limit anyway not me. The image below shows where I enter my Public URL to import to the site, no intentional abuse on my part and no real details on how long this is expected to last!

UPDATE: Block appears to have been for 24 hours as it is working now!
~ 10th Oct '08

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