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Facebook can be dumb sometimes

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:39 PM

So I get a friend's profile who is obviously hacked posting spam/pornography all over my news feed. so I go in and report and select 'their account is hacked' and it gives an only option

Here's what you can do


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Facebook honestly thinks that one would want/need to block someone over something the person has no control over??

That is something short of brilliant. hurt your friends feelings because someone compromised their account. way to blame the victim!




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#2 Sintharius


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:45 PM

Mostly the person posted spam because they infected themselves with malware. It wouldn't have come to blocking if the person is careful in the first place.

I usually unfriend people that posted weird things on my Facebook. Blocking is too harsh, but I'd rather have them stop posting.


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Posted 11 March 2015 - 05:14 PM

So why wouldn't you unfriend Like Alexstraza says, instead of reporting it as hacked. I don't why they would give you a ton of options if an account is hacked. Puts the liability on them. From a liability standpoint I'd limit your options as well. Plus there is nothing you can do to regain the account or be of any help. So I don't see a major issue here. Either way blocked or unfriended they aren't in your feed.

If they get their feelings hurt, then they really need to rethink their online priorities.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:16 AM

Several years ago, I was contacted by a distant relative. She persueded me to speak to her on facebook. We really had nothing in common so the contact petered out. Just recently I have been bombarded with facebook messages saying I have "notifications." These turn out to be non existant. I have since unsubscribed, but I wondered why facebook is so desperate for people to use it.

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