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Old 09-02-20, 04:34 PM
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ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

Four and a half years of love and work disappeared today.

As I was going to my car after work, I did a quick check of my Facebook feed and discovered that my entire movie review page, Orbi-Wan Goes To The Movies, was removed because of, well, don’t really know.

I got very generic and non-specific legalese about violating policy and community standards. WHAAAAT?

As you guys know from my repostings here, my review were usually upbeat and positive. I literally have no idea why it was taken down, unless something about posting a picture from any movie was offensive?

Fortunately the majority of my reviews are still on Google Docs, but seriously, my calm is totally harshed this evening.
Old 09-02-20, 04:39 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

I'm sorry to hear that. I followed your Facebook and enjoyed reading your reviews.
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Old 09-02-20, 04:45 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

FB is highly arbitrary and much of the time I think it’s just bots and algorithms. I abruptly got blocked from linking to my personal writing/cartoons website several months back, which I only did pretty sparingly. Got the same “violating Community standards” blather. (Considering how tame my page is and how much nutty conspiracy crap there is now on FB that’s a bit of a laugh.)

I reported the problem probably a dozen times to no result. I finally decided to contact ad support (I have a tiny fan page which I’ve bought one or two boosted posts for). I actually talked via chat to a real life human - very hard to do with FB! - and my site was unblocked in less than a day. But FB sure do NOT make it easy to fix random blocking’s and the like. Good luck!
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Old 09-02-20, 05:07 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

I've never been a real big fan of Facebook and your story just reinforces that dislike.

I seriously hope you can get to a live person (like The Antipodean) and find out what the deal is, and hopefully get your page back up. I just hope all of your content wasn't deleted in the process.

Facebook sucks.
Old 09-02-20, 05:13 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

Oh no, that sucks! Did you say something bad about Christopher Nolan recently?

I kid, but could be a handful of dweebs mass-reported your page (people do this kind of shit a lot these days...) which can trigger the algorithm into just pulling it without a real human reviewing it. Hopefully you can contact FB and get it sorted out.
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Damn that sucks.

I really hate that platform. Its long overdue for a mass exodus.

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Old 09-02-20, 06:04 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

Sorry to hear.

I deal with similar Amazon bots daily. They'll shut off listings or basically shut down entire businesses on a whim.

Westworld really overshoots the future of AI.
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

that really does suck Orbi-Wan. i'm positive you poured your heart and soul into that page. i didn't follow, but i certainly did read and love your reviews here and hope that continues, but when something like that, where you probably posted what 100's of reviews are deleted for no rhyme or reason is absolutely ridiculous.

i hope you can fight and get it back, perhaps, don't really know much about FB, but i am sorry your energy and passion was taking away unjustifiably.

please don't let it discourage you and please don't let it take you away from us and continue to post them here, at least. i know i speak for myself and probably many others that have enjoyed your detailed, down to earth analysis of so many movies you've seen.
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

Yeah what a bummer man. I got locked out of my Facebook three years ago. That place really sucks.
Old 09-02-20, 08:25 PM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

With the new changes implemented today, they also took the axe to a huge number of pages. I assume it's an effort to clean up the misinformation pages, but not sure why your's was a target.
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

That bites. I hope you can get it sorted out.
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

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With the new changes implemented today, they also took the axe to a huge number of pages. I assume it's an effort to clean up the misinformation pages, but not sure why your's was a target.
THE ALGORITHM WILL KILL US ALL.

Or something. Sucks though, a lot of people do use Facebook as a blog platform and rarely have backups. Hopefully orbi finds a new platform.

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Old 09-03-20, 05:48 AM
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Re: ORBIWAN Goes To The Movies (FB) is gone

Wife and I are looking at the budget, and I found that the domain name orbiwan.blog is available, I have two other pages - one for Cosplay, and the other about my journey to reverse my diabetes - that I am concerned about being shutdown, so I want to fold all three under one domain name.
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Good idea. Buy the domain name, then make the other 2 as subdomain's and have them point to your main one. Then you can have an all encompassing site with everything in it.

I moved my photography page off Facebook when the Cambridge Analytica crap started. Facebook is mostly garbage now with serious legal issues.

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