Facebook thinks I'm a dodgy character!
NO, REALLY, THEY DO! Some of you will know that I am active on a couple of Facebook Groups which share links to articles/posts written on a variety of sites from Niume to BlogSpot to the personal websites of several authors and also to an international travel magazine which I have written a few articles for.
Just about all of these Facebook Groups have a rule that if you drop a link to one of your own articles then you must share a link to another writers' article or post (dropped by them on that particular site).
Not only do I follow this rule I actually exceed it by sharing several links to other authors' work every time I visit a Group - even if I don't drop a link of my own. I share these links to four places: Facebook, Google+, StumbleUpon and Pinterest and, of course, I leave a comment on the Facebook link to let the author know that I have shared their work.
The thing is I have been using exactly the same wording every time I do this. It goes like this: Shared to FB, G+, Stumble, Pinterest . I use this exact same wording every time and this has, apparently, led Facebook to think that I am a spammer! For the past couple of days I have been able to leave this wording on a link only twice during a session online. If I try to leave a third exactly the same comment Facebook blocks it and give me an error message to the effect that ''That facility has been temporarily suspended'' or words to that effect.
I have managed to get round this by varying the wording of my comments and never using the same wording twice in a row. I can see the logic in this. Facebook is detecting that I am leaving the exact same comment multiple times - and that's precisely what many spammers do. It's nice to see that Facebook is on the ball in this respect at least - even if it is a little inconvenient for me.
Has anyone else come across this?
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