Who needs NME’s? (or Melody Makers for that matter)**
I think I was just the victim of a clever attempt to block me on Facebook. I was accepting the friend requests on my Facebook account. I noticed 2 or 3 of them were not actually friend requests. Instead they were ‘suggested friends’, allowing me to request them. So I clicked the button.
I thought to myself
“that’s nice of them, finding me some more foxhole atheists to interact with, or other interested people…”
I was wrong. A few hours went by and these suggested friends reported me for unwanted contact. My account was temporarily blocked and locked out for “attempting to communicate with people who don’t know you” or something along those lines.
When I finally unfucked my account, I posted this:
I consider my Facebook account to be ‘public’. I am willing to accept friend requests from those with low / no mutual friends. Usually it is an atheist, sometimes a journalist, but every once in a while it is a fundie. I check on the low/no’s mainly to filter out the spammers and bimbots, but I almost always accept any others. Perhaps I need to re-think this strategy though.
Shortly after I posted that status update, three others wrote in to say it happened to them too (very recently.) Here is one from a fellow Dallas native:
If you use this feature, go for it. But please suggest my account to your friends (and *not* the other way around).
EllenBeth Wachs pretends to be EllenBeth Wachs…?
I was also just informed that EllenBeth Wachs, a very outspoken atheist activist in Florida, is unable to get into her Facebook account. Her account has been reported for being ‘inauthentic’, despite the fact that it is her real name, and not a new account. She has appealed according to Facebook policy, but has heard nothing back yet. It has been days.
Like I said, these ‘Liars for Jesus’ are crazy, but not stupid.
** The first line of this post was lifted from this excellent lo-fi art-damaged song from Holy Shit, channeling Donovan through blown out speakers. Then the speakers were tossed in a bathtub filled with bong water, rainbows, and fake British accents.
Holy Shit – “I Don’t Need eNeMiEs”
A thing called ‘SunLickTree’ uploaded this creation. It cut off the last five seconds (frustratingly removing the pun I was trying to reference). Not sure why, but foreigners dancing to American music is funny.