The Actual News:
Third time’s the charm!
Facebook removed the Aaah! page…. AGAIN! But at least this time there is an actual “Appeal” button next to the “Publish Page” section, which didn’t exist before. That’s awfully nice of them! Still, I have zero hope that someone will actually get back to me to tell me what happened and how to reinstate my Page, so I made a third Facebook page for the site just the same. This time, however, I made sure to copy literally everything that other websites with Facebook pages did and said, and nothing more… because if they’re still up, then there’s no reason for MY Page to go down either. But if it’s taken down a THIRD time…. I dunno what to do. I guess “fourth time’s the charm”? ugggh….
To frustrate matters more, I guess because the other two are technically just unpublished and not outright “deleted”, the usernames I set for them are unavailable to use. So since I couldn’t use either PokemonAaah or PokemonAaah1, I decided to use AaahPokemon, like the Twitter account for the site. But hopefully maybe the appeals process actually works and I get both accounts back online. Maybe? Please??
I mean, I WANT to use Facebook as a platform to sell stuff on, I WANT to pay Facebook actual money in order to advertise on it… but it’s kinda hard to when they keep shutting down my Facebook Page for no apparent reason! I just wish there was a way for Facebook to let me know what exactly I did wrong the first two times just so I can be sure that this account isn’t taken down a third time. Because as far as I’m aware, I did everything correct! Or at least nothing I did was anything that couldn’t be easily corrected by a simple change in the settings. But because the Page was unpublished, there was no way for me to make those changes, and POOF! down it goes.
I’m still glad all of this is happening right now, instead of when the Facebook Page gets up to like 50k fans, only for Facebook’s algorithm to automatically shut the Page down with no way to appeal the process. I just hope that all of this preliminary work ensures the overall long-term safety and stability of the Page once the ball gets rolling again. …knock on wood.