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Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

hello MMers,

I have something to ask ...
One of my photos had been reported a couple of days ago.
I censored what was supposed to be 'shocking' but despite of this some idiot(s) managed to report me and I am now blocked. I cannot use facebook at all and have to wait for the facebook team to review my profile etc...

I am very annoyed as I am now scared not to get it back and lose my fan page and start everything over. sad

I'd like to ask you if you had this before, if your account was disabled, did you get it back??

Thanks for answering my question! ox

EDIT: Good news! I got my account and page back! after harrassing Facebook with tons of messages telling them that my photo was censored, it was not pornographic but artistic therefore no reason to report it, they ended up to apologize for the mistake and could log in again, phew! smile

Oct 07 12 01:03 pm Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

I had my FB account for review and one of my photos was taken down (nude bodypainting on Time Square) and I received a warning.

Maybe your account is under regular maintenance and will be back up in a few hours or next day... happened twice to me in the past few months.

Good luck!

Oct 07 12 01:08 pm Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Oh that's good to know.

I have had no facebook for 2 days actually. I do hope it won't take forever for them to email me hmm

Oct 07 12 01:45 pm Link

Model

Kelleth

Posts: 2528

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This has happened to a couple model/photographer friends of mine. Their profiles were shut down for usually somewhere between 2 and 7 days only. But that's still an obnoxious amount of time.

Oct 07 12 01:47 pm Link

Photographer

Nature Coast Lightworks

Posts: 1873

Brookridge, Florida, US

What did Facebook have to say about it?

jf

Oct 07 12 01:51 pm Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Nature Coast Lightworks wrote:
What did Facebook have to say about it?

jf

What do you mean?

Oct 07 12 01:57 pm Link

Photographer

Nature Coast Lightworks

Posts: 1873

Brookridge, Florida, US

I mean when you contacted Facebook about your account being suspended, what did they have to say about the violation and the length of time it would take to get your account active again.

There is nothing the members here on MM can do about a Facebook account.


jf

Oct 07 12 02:05 pm Link

Photographer

Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I know I've been out of the loop for awhile but when did FB become a hosting, free web site for Photographers and Models?

Oct 07 12 02:06 pm Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Nature Coast Lightworks wrote:
I mean when you contacted Facebook about your account being suspended, what did they have to say about the violation and the length of time it would take to get your account active again.




jf

That's the thing, they didn't say anything about the length of time I would have to wait, that is why I am asking here as I am sure it already happened to many models and photographers.

Oct 07 12 02:20 pm Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Autonomy II wrote:
I know I've been out of the loop for awhile but when did FB become a hosting, free web site for Photographers and Models?

It is not about facebook being a website I am saying here, but a social network where everyone share their artistic work.

Oct 07 12 02:21 pm Link

Model

Miss AY

Posts: 8166

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I had mine disabled temporarily once, I got it back after a few days. Then someone reported me again and they shut the entire page down.

I ended up having to start over completely. Now I'm very cautious about what I post.

Oct 07 12 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

Eclectic Vision

Posts: 8215

Toledo, Ohio, US

I've had it happen to me a couple of times. I got my account back within a week.

Oct 07 12 02:22 pm Link

Photographer

Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Caroline Madison wrote:

It is not about facebook being a website I am saying here, but a social network where everyone share their artistic work.

I thought that was more along the lines of other venues, despite FB having a business option.

Seems to be tha trend to use FB which I find somewhat interesting.

Oct 07 12 02:27 pm Link

Model

Nikki Magnusson

Posts: 6841

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I been deleted 7 times on facebook and 5 on myspace..

for no reason..

they both suck!!..http://a4.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/147/083b307e34474cc0b3f5f3cf297adeda/l.gif

Oct 07 12 02:32 pm Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Augustine York wrote:
I had mine disabled temporarily once, I got it back after a few days. Then someone reported me again and they shut the entire page down.

I ended up having to start over completely. Now I'm very cautious about what I post.

Oh that sucks. I hear it happens more often to models than photographers ... hmm

Oct 07 12 02:32 pm Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Autonomy II wrote:
I know I've been out of the loop for awhile but when did FB become a hosting, free web site for Photographers and Models?

There are photographers and models that get most of their income via FB marketing!

Oct 07 12 02:45 pm Link

Photographer

GCobb Photography

Posts: 15894

Southaven, Mississippi, US

Autonomy II wrote:
I know I've been out of the loop for awhile but when did FB become a hosting, free web site for Photographers and Models?

udor wrote:
There are photographers and models that get most of their income via FB marketing!

It is an effective means of marketing if used properly.

Oct 07 12 02:52 pm Link

Model

Katerina Griega

Posts: 4

Brandon, Florida, US

All they do us take the picture down and give you a warning. This happened to a friend of mine and it took a week for her profile to work again. However if your pictures keep getting reported they will shut your page down for good.

Oct 07 12 02:56 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Caroline Madison wrote:
hello MMers,

I have something to ask ...
One of my photos had been reported a couple of days ago.
I censored what was supposed to be 'shocking' but despite of this some idiot(s) managed to report me and I am now blocked. I cannot use facebook at all and have to wait for the facebook team to review my profile etc...

I am very annoyed as I am now scared not to get it back and lose my fan page and start everything over. sad

I'd like to ask you if you had this before, if your account was disabled, did you get it back??

Thanks for answering my question! ox

The only problem I had then they said that sending "would you like to shoot" to too many people was spam and they wouldn't let me send a message for a while.  But I keep my photo page very G rated.

Oct 07 12 03:10 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Autonomy II wrote:
I know I've been out of the loop for awhile but when did FB become a hosting, free web site for Photographers and Models?

I think it's fairly well known that Facebook allows you to post pictures.  And that it's free.  I know of nothing that prohibits models and photographers from posting pictures.

Oct 07 12 03:12 pm Link

Photographer

Eridu

Posts: 623

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Art of the nude wrote:

I think it's fairly well known that Facebook allows you to post pictures.  And that it's free.  I know of nothing that prohibits models and photographers from posting pictures.

You're kidding? Seriously, I am interested inlearning more about the viability of marketing thru FB (read as make-a-buck).

Oct 07 12 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

Autonomy II wrote:
I thought that was more along the lines of other venues, despite FB having a business option.

Seems to be tha trend to use FB which I find somewhat interesting.

I think the appeal of using FB increased dramatically because of the ability to create a fan page, separate from your personal account. You post some images to a fan page (I think you can even include a PayPal link) and it basically serves as a personal/business website without the hassle of worrying about SEO.

But it's been around for quite some time.

Oct 07 12 03:25 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Nature Coast Lightworks wrote:
What did Facebook have to say about it?

jf

I haven't seen any way TOO contact FB to "ask them about something."  Other than flagging / reporting something, I wasn't able to track down info for a "help page" that would get you someone to reply.

Oct 07 12 03:26 pm Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

The only times I've been reported is immediately after a break-up. Coincidence?

Oct 07 12 03:27 pm Link

Photographer

Art of the nude

Posts: 11892

Olivet, Michigan, US

Art of the nude wrote:
I think it's fairly well known that Facebook allows you to post pictures.  And that it's free.  I know of nothing that prohibits models and photographers from posting pictures.

Autonomy II wrote:
You're kidding? Seriously, I am interested inlearning more about the viability of marketing thru FB (read as make-a-buck).

I don't understand what you're saying / asking.  You've GOT to know it's possible to post pictures on FB.  Well, sometimes people like them (not "like", but just like your work).  They may, or may not, want to hire you / do a trade shoot on that basis.  There are also hundreds, perhaps thousands, of networking groups on FB.

Oct 07 12 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2831

London, England, United Kingdom

Autonomy II wrote:

I thought that was more along the lines of other venues, despite FB having a business option.

Seems to be tha trend to use FB which I find somewhat interesting.

Facebook is THE place too network and loop back to your port in MM. Why? Because their messaging system can be accessed by just about every OS on the planet without the need to go to a web page. I wish MM would do something similar but the messaging system here is pants in comparison.

Oct 07 12 03:51 pm Link

Photographer

Darren Brade

Posts: 2831

London, England, United Kingdom

OP

I hear it happens all the time, the majority of people get it back though, so fingers crossed for you.

The most likely cause is one of your fans/friends is an imposter and reporting you. This is how most people get reported.

I've had only one pictured taken down. I uploaded 10 pictures in the same album at the same time. Two were very similar but of different people, only one got reported. Turned out that model had had other images removed to whereas thee other model didn't.

Worst I heard was a friend (Cabaret performer) lose her account because fb decided she wasn't her. I suspect they were just forcing her to use a fan page.

Oct 07 12 03:58 pm Link

Model

Alabaster Crowley

Posts: 8265

Tucson, Arizona, US

Even censoring a photo isn't allowed, apparently. I don't see why not, but that's the rule.

You also aren't technically allowed to have a regular profile under a fake name; you're supposed to have a fan page. I haven't been found out yet, though.

Oct 07 12 07:23 pm Link

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Photographer

GPS Studio Services

Posts: 36313

San Francisco, California, US

It is all just silliness

Oct 07 12 07:51 pm Link

Photographer

Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

I've only ever had one image removed from FB by FB.  I figured it had offended one of my Bible Thumping friends.  So, I unfriended and blocked all of them.  Never had any problems since.

I have twice had photos that were used without release, or permission, removed claiming "Intellectual Property"

What you have to remember is this.   It's Facebooks ball so they can dictate the rules.  Whether you like them or not.

Oct 07 12 07:59 pm Link

Photographer

Jouissance Images

Posts: 744

Bloomington, Minnesota, US

Let's hope Model Mayhem doesn't turn into just another Facebook, hyper sensitive about the "appropriateness" of images posted here. So far so good. And yet ....

Oct 07 12 08:09 pm Link

Photographer

-Koa-

Posts: 5250

Castaner, Puerto Rico, US

I was blocked for two day's from sending Friend Requests. I don't send any out anymore. I also don't post images except for my Avatar and main banner image. That's it. If anyone wants to see my work, my website is available for that.

As for posting stuff, I only post stuff relevant to the models and that's it. I keep it simple.

-Koa-
www.borikenwarrior@aol.com
www.facebook.com/borikenwarriorstudiosmodels

Oct 07 12 09:07 pm Link

Model

Veronica Elizabeth

Posts: 6

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

i am currently blocked from my FB...it came up with a post saying I had been spamming, which I hadn't! ...and the block is for 30 days!!

It is ridiculous how reliant I have become on networking via my llamaling FB page since I added it in just August!

I can't friend or like pages. I can't PM, but I can chat if the person is online and messages me first!  hmm

I can make posts (sometimes) but not comment on a post or like a post ...even if it is mine and I want to reply to something somebody else has responded to my initial post! sad

I am pretty sure I must have been hacked or a complaint made...although if the latter I have no idea why!! I post way more crap in my regular FB page and have never been warned or anything and this was just BAM 30 days! ...think I'm nearly 2 weeks in but unsure...keep seeing all these great castings or just want to like cool makeup/fashion pages and support my friends! sad

Anyway if anybody wants to add me I'll be able to chat in a few weeks, but do have links to email etc and always have MM at least hmm

https://www.facebook.com/veronica.elizabeth.k

Thinking of a fan page but not sure I am really fan worthy! haha..like a celebrity - I feel kind of up myself thinking of it, although everyone seems to have them now!

Anyway good morning/night everyone
veronica xx

Oct 08 12 08:10 am Link

Photographer

Mirror With A Memory

Posts: 287

New York, New York, US

Have you tried deviantart.com

Oct 08 12 08:22 am Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Veronica Elizabeth wrote:
i am currently blocked from my FB...it came up with a post saying I had been spamming, which I hadn't! ...and the block is for 30 days!!

It is ridiculous how reliant I have become on networking via my modelling FB page since I added it in just August!

I can't friend or like pages. I can't PM, but I can chat if the person is online and messages me first!  hmm

I can make posts (sometimes) but not comment on a post or like a post ...even if it is mine and I want to reply to something somebody else has responded to my initial post! sad

I am pretty sure I must have been hacked or a complaint made...although if the latter I have no idea why!! I post way more crap in my regular FB page and have never been warned or anything and this was just BAM 30 days! ...think I'm nearly 2 weeks in but unsure...keep seeing all these great castings or just want to like cool makeup/fashion pages and support my friends! sad

Anyway if anybody wants to add me I'll be able to chat in a few weeks, but do have links to email etc and always have MM at least hmm

https://www.facebook.com/veronica.elizabeth.k

Thinking of a fan page but not sure I am really fan worthy! haha..like a celebrity - I feel kind of up myself thinking of it, although everyone seems to have them now!

Anyway good morning/night everyone
veronica xx

Do what I did. Send them a message! they replied by apologizing and my account got fixed. If you explain the problem it should be alright.

Oct 08 12 09:45 am Link

Model

Caroline Madison

Posts: 602

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Mirror With A Memory wrote:
Have you tried deviantart.com

I am on Deviant Art yes. http://carolinemadison.deviantart.com/

Oct 08 12 09:46 am Link

Photographer

Woven Thought

Posts: 329

Petersburg, Virginia, US

It's unclear to me why someone has a problem with the OP asking a question about FB on a forum.  Many of us have business/fan pages on FB, I find it very useful for marketing.  The tagging feature on photos is free marketing and I have gained several paying clients from that alone. 

Photos really need to be G rated, unfortunately.  Not an issue for me as my FB is my portrait business so any sexier shots, I wouldn't post them there.

You really should have your personal profile be you for your family and friends.  Your model page should be a Fan/Business page.  You cannot "like" a personal profile and you cannot easily share information from a personal profile.  Businesses/Fans are public. 

Example, our local tourism department set up their page as a personal profile.  They posted a local event.  i could share this on my personal page but NOT on my business page (she had not "liked" it).  You also cannot create easy  hyperlinks to personal profiles unless you're friends and all of that.

Oct 08 12 10:01 am Link