FB VS. MH

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.

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16 Comments

  • Reza Gillian

    This is horse sh*t

  • Joe B.

    It’s back up.

  • 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).

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Danny

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

  • arlo

    Evan must have some serious dirt on Miss Noyes.

  • Seaguy

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

  • EvonCook

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

  • darkmoonman

    Facebook is known to be openly homophobic.

  • Peter the Piolet

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

  • 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.

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