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(Social Fixer)   Facebook doesn't like someone improving their site   (socialfixer.com) divider line 28
    More: Sad, Facebook, browser extension, black hat, automated system  
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4378 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Sep 2013 at 9:00 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-13 09:04:05 AM  
Then build your own.
 
2013-09-13 09:04:11 AM  
More proof you can't fix stupid
 
2013-09-13 09:12:06 AM  
THis is so dumb they build a site and then make it suck. Get a clue Facebook!
 
2013-09-13 09:17:23 AM  
Doesn't this thing remove ads as well? I can understand why they wouldn't give them a platform for their tool.
 
2013-09-13 09:20:18 AM  
I use Social Fixer and I like it but the guy is getting a little shrill.  FB already forced him to change the name of the program when it used to have the word "Facebook" in it and he didn't like that.  His add-ons aren't approved by Firefox, he won't make one for IE (not that I use IE).  He doesn't want to follow FB's rules or Firefox's rules but is upset when they reject him.
He seems to have a major hatred for FB yet his whole business model is based on it since Social Fixer is his only program.  It's a little strange.
Also, he is screaming that his page was taken down permanently so he can't get in touch with his users yet every day when I log into FB there is a message from him in the upper corner, placed there by Social Fixer, which means he can indeed get in touch with his users.
 
2013-09-13 09:25:24 AM  
Facebook treated you badly? You should ask for your money back.
 
2013-09-13 09:33:52 AM  
Make Facebook edits: Bannination

Create Facebook page calling for the murder of a Hispanic man: Allowed.
www.upl.co
 
2013-09-13 09:43:37 AM  
AW problems.
 
2013-09-13 09:53:18 AM  

OnlyM3: Create Facebook page calling for the murder of a Hispanic man: Allowed.


Clearly that's the German word for "the."
 
2013-09-13 10:33:56 AM  
Lie down something dogs something rise something fleas....
 
2013-09-13 10:37:06 AM  
You should see what Google does to AdSense accounts.

"Our black box robot decided we don't like your account. We are taking all of the money in it and banning you for life from AdSense. Sure, you can appeal. No, nobody has ever one. Oh, and if you don't win, that's it. No further communication. For life. Thanks for all the hard-earned money back in our coffers. Bye!"

One guy succeeded in suing them but lost on appeal.
 
2013-09-13 12:25:08 PM  

OnlyM3: Make Facebook edits: Bannination

Create Facebook page calling for the murder of a Hispanic man: Allowed.
[www.upl.co image 800x448]


It was supposed to be "George Zimmerman must Die(t).
 
2013-09-13 01:13:02 PM  

AbsentFriends: Facebook treated you badly? You should ask for your money back.


This.

Oh wait, what's that?  It's a FREE service where you give away all of your personal information to some egotistical hack purely for his profit?  Yeah, go cry a river.
 
2013-09-13 01:32:04 PM  

Spawn_of_Cthulhu: I use Social Fixer and I like it but the guy is getting a little shrill.  FB already forced him to change the name of the program when it used to have the word "Facebook" in it and he didn't like that.  His add-ons aren't approved by Firefox, he won't make one for IE (not that I use IE).  He doesn't want to follow FB's rules or Firefox's rules but is upset when they reject him.
He seems to have a major hatred for FB yet his whole business model is based on it since Social Fixer is his only program.  It's a little strange.
Also, he is screaming that his page was taken down permanently so he can't get in touch with his users yet every day when I log into FB there is a message from him in the upper corner, placed there by Social Fixer, which means he can indeed get in touch with his users.


He's hardly alone in not wanting to make an add-on for IE.  There's a reason why none of the popular add-ons exist for IE.
 
2013-09-13 02:02:07 PM  
This is what happens when you put your eggs in someone else's basket.
 
2013-09-13 02:06:34 PM  
Yeah, it's hard for me to have sympathy for this guy. Facebook is notorious for changing their systems around, if you're business relies soley on facebook you should be happy but don't expect it to last forever.
 
2013-09-13 02:44:47 PM  
Maybe you should have set up a google+ page instead.
 
2013-09-13 02:53:15 PM  
A publicly-traded company taking action against something that corrupts its business model and potentially cuts into revenue?  Shocking I tell you.
 
2013-09-13 03:09:39 PM  
I suspect a malicious user. Certain people on social media think it's their job to be hall monitor. Disagree with their delusions and they work to get you shut down.
 
2013-09-13 03:33:58 PM  
www.ethannonsequitur.com
 
2013-09-13 05:02:45 PM  
It's wrong to manipulate how a website displays on your browser.  Unethical and wrong.

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2013-09-13 08:42:04 PM  
I use SocialFixer too, and I swear by it.

But it seems blindingly obvious to me that Facebook doesn't want it around. It's asking a bit much to expect them to host a page essentially dedicated to avoiding paying for their service.
 
2013-09-13 10:01:05 PM  

vicejay: [www.ethannonsequitur.com image 450x360]

Beat me to it...
The users are not the customers, the advertisers are.  Same is true of all the commercial television and radio stations, the viewers and listeners are not the customers of those stations; it is the advertisers who are the customers. Plain and simple.
 
2013-09-13 10:32:13 PM  
Yeah, and tumblr doesn't like XKit or Saviour or Missing e.

Whereas they should learn if people are actually installing extra software to improve the functionality of your site, the users are not the problem, the SITE is.

Why does tumblr not have inbuilt filters or blacklist?  Why can't you block posts so you never have to see them again?  Why doesn't it have a mute button to muffle the incessant witterers?  Why doesn't it allow you to show the time of a post (instead of the useless "3 hours ago, 2 weeks ago" crap).  Why doesn't it let you wrap the tags, or hide long posts?  Why doesn't it have some sort of function to let you know you've seen a post before?

Trying to kill the extensions that make people enjoy your site more and therefore spend more time there is the exact opposite of what a smart reaction would be.
 
2013-09-14 06:55:34 AM  

Krieghund: I use SocialFixer too, and I swear by it.

But it seems blindingly obvious to me that Facebook doesn't want it around. It's asking a bit much to expect them to host a page essentially dedicated to avoiding paying for their service.


On the other hand businesses need to realize that advertisements just piss people off and nobody wants them
 
2013-09-14 09:30:02 AM  
Facebook is still a thing?

deactivated a year ago, never looked back.
 
2013-09-14 02:24:43 PM  

skozlaw: Lie down something dogs something rise something fleas....


That was a pretty good song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_bXLeGjeew
 
2013-09-14 02:29:00 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: It's wrong to manipulate how a website displays on your browser.  Unethical and wrong.

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I might actually consider it except for the PayPal part.
 
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