Facebook deleting cosplayer accounts, considered “misclassified”.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 03:54 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:00
Remember a while back when Facebook realized they had a massive amount of fake, duplicate, misclassified and undesirable accounts, accounts that numbered right around 83 million? Yeah that’s a lot of used space and the social network has decided to start purging the system of all those wasted ad clicking opportunities. Unfortunately some profiles are being axed that are legitimate, ones that cosplayers use to showcase their passion.
Why cosplayer accounts? The simple reason is that is that the ones going bye-bye are naming their personal profile something along the lines of “John Q. Cosplay.” which makes it a misclassified account. It seems Facebook is just hitting the delete button on those accounts instead of doing any due diligence and checking if they’re legit, active accounts. Granted Facebook doesn’t have to as those profiles violate the terms of service but would it really hurt them to send a quick message to verify?
If you happen to have any such account, not just limited to the cosplayer world, your best bet is to make a fan page to highlight your chosen obsession. Not only do you get that valuable exposure but you also keep it safe. Any geeks out there find a vacant hole where their profile used to be? We’d love to hear from you, hit the break and sound off in the comments.