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UPDATED: Facebook Shuts Down For No Reason Puts Back Up Manhunt’s Fan Page

UPDATE (4/25, 4:15pm): Facebook spokesperson Andrew Noyes tells us: “This page was was taken down in error. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.” And just like that, Manhunt’s Facebook page is back up. While Manhunt tried to contact them through their smaller channels for weeks, it seems a simple email from us to one of their more influential PR folks did wonders in an hour.

Building up an impressive social-media presence on the web is hard work. So when Facebook unexpectedly took down Manhunt’s fan page at the beginning of the month, boasting around 175,000 hard-earned likes, the “dating”/hookup site’s team members were pretty alarmed.

Add to the situation the fact that they weren’t warned and have only received one incomprehensible email and we’re surprised they’re not downright fuming.J. Harvey explains on MH Daily the series of events:

On the evening of April 4, 2012, Manhunt’s Facebook Fan Page was removed by Facebook. None of the admins on our page received any sort of warning or message explaining why, how long it would be down for, etc. It was just gone, and it still is. The screencap above is in place of where our page previously resided.

We have repeatedly filled out online form after form on Facebook, and sent numerous e-mails to any Facebook address we could find via research to ask for information on why our page was taken down and what we can do to get it restored. We have received a single e-mail back that gave us very little info and in fact asked the recipient of an e-mail that none of us receivedto get back to them. Replies to that single e-mail have not been responded to.

Manhunt asks its fans and readers to politely request its reinstatement using this form.

For our part, Queerty has put in a request for comment to a Facebook spokesperson who has responded to our emails in the past. He says: “Looking into this. Will get back to you soon.”

We’ll update with response as soon as we have it.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Apr 25, 2012
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  • 16 Comments
    • Reza Gillian
      Reza Gillian

      This is horse sh*t

      Apr 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe B.
      Joe B.

      It’s back up.

      Apr 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bipolar Bear
      Bipolar Bear

      I think some of this stuff is done by bots, and then the real employees have to go in and clean up the mess. A friend of mine had his FB profile deleted and had to go through a month of crap to get it reinstated. He was told he was posting inappropriate pictures (by the automated email) when all he’d done was post some photos of animals (just ordinary pictures, not doing anything sexual).

      Apr 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam Segel
      Adam Segel

      Holy shit! That’s some serious Queerty-clout! Thank you guys, and to all your readers, for helping us get the page back!

      Adam Segel
      CEO
      Manhunt

      Apr 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy
      Billy

      facebook acts like is is “GOD”. They harrass you with “Why not add XYZ as a friend, since you have 27 friends in common?” Then if you request them as a friend, you get an e-mail from facebook saying, “You can NOT invite people as friends that you do not know, if you do this again your profile will be deleted with no further notice.” NOW HOW IS THAT FAIR? And to try and ask for an explanation? You might as well write to a dead person and expect a response.

      Apr 25, 2012 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kamafil
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · Billy wrote, “facebook acts like is is “GOD”. They harrass you with “Why not add XYZ as a friend, since you have 27 friends in common?” Then if you request them as a friend, you get an e-mail from facebook saying, “You can NOT invite people as friends that you do not know, if you do this again your profile will be deleted with no further notice.” NOW HOW IS THAT FAIR?”

      It is far worse than that. A few years ago, I was getting facebook spam in a language I couldn’t even recognize, listing people I knew. The catch – I didn’t even have a facebook account. This company should be called what it is – a massive invasion of privacy that keeps records on you even when you have not signed up for their “service.”

      I would not trust facebook with the time of day.

      Apr 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Danny
      Danny

      Isn’t that the site that gave money to antigay candidates?

      Apr 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • arlo
      arlo

      Evan must have some serious dirt on Miss Noyes.

      Apr 26, 2012 at 1:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Seaguy
      Seaguy

      FB does that all the time never a warning either it’s BS.

      Apr 26, 2012 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CMObrero
      CMObrero

      Wow.
      Facebook reporting doesn’t work, as I have seen many times.
      This (https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Homofobia-NO-ES-UNA-Enfermedad-El-Homosexualismo-SI/406482982700743) page has been reported several times ’cause of its hate speech (“homophobia is not an illness, homosexuality is”, that’s the pages title. Nothing happens though.

      Apr 26, 2012 at 3:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EvonCook
      EvonCook

      @J. bocca: Hunts Point?, tell me more please.

      Apr 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkmoonman
      darkmoonman

      Facebook is known to be openly homophobic.

      Apr 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Peter the Piolet
      Peter the Piolet

      @darkmoonman: No, Facebook is not known for being openly homophobic.

      Apr 27, 2012 at 12:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SixPackWallpapers
      SixPackWallpapers

      who is that couple ?

      Apr 27, 2012 at 2:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allnighter
      Allnighter

      Laughing out loud at J. Bocca’s comment. I mean it, I am seriously laughing out loud. High-larious!

      Go Manhunt, go Qweerty, go whoever.

      Apr 27, 2012 at 7:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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