I use RSS Graffiti to automatically post my photos to my FB page; a lot of these now won't work and one lady sent me a screenshot of the message from FB - that the site she was trying to reach had been reported by Facebook users as abusive.
Now, my site is about making greeting cards - hardly abusive. However on looking into their Help I find this...
"The specific website you are trying to post may not contain abusive content; however, we have already identified the web domain that hosts the website as hosting abusive content."
Does this mean Ning? Ning hosts my site, so if there are any ning communities with porn, violence etc. then we all get tarred with the same brush? Surely not?
I might be reading this totally wrong, or maybe it's because RSS Graffiti uses bit.ly to shorten URLs...I don't know? I also use domain mapping to use my own URL but ultimately I am still hosted by Ning, or Glam...?
Any input appreciated - if I'm reading it right, this is hardly fair.
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Just FYI: We enforce our Terms of Service. If you have a question about objectionable content or abusive content, you'll probably need to contact our team directly. We have a department for that, so I will refrain from speculating on hearsay. Are you saying that Facebook gives you this message or RSS Graffiti? Can you share the screenshot of the actual message with our support team? They will do their best to answer.
If I've done wrong by posting here then I apologise, just wondered if anyone else had a problem like this, tonight or whenever, and wrote the title so people would read it because Support take a while to get back. I don't even know if I was interpreting it properly, so I asked.
I thought someone had reported ME until I read the help.
Facebook gave the message to my visitor (two now), and when I click the links myself I get a Chrome error.
I will indeed send the screenshot.
Update: I now get the messages myself.
Which links are you clicking? Can you point me to where this happens exactly?
Hi Eric, maybe someone reported me as spamming or something ON Facebook, our members are quite prolific and their pics get posted regularly - I don't know, it's just the Help article mentioned host domains and before I try contact FB I wanted to know if it's happened to others. FB might also be using blanket wording to cover lots of causes for this?
This is my FB page, any of the posts at the top give you the message (except the one I just did manually to test it, which is working ok at the moment)
I don't think so. I think this is RSS Graffiti not Facebook. Please see this similar report from people using RSS Graffiti.
It seems that only the links that were shared by RSS Graffiti give me this message when I click on them.
Sometimes FB block some domains for no reason..not even site been reported...
I once faced this issue on my old ning site
You're not alone in this case : http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/links-to-ning-from-facebook-b...
Thank you Pierre - that's very reassuring :-)
Okay, want to say many thanks for your reports. We're checking it out. I am going to close this discussion and update here going forward since there are a bunch of additional reports in that one. Want to keep them all in one place while we dig in.