on Friday, February 29th, 2008
Oh my! I’ve heard people getting kicked out of Facebook because they were sending too much messages and facebook considered them as spamming.
One last thing is added to the pile. Now they are claiming the reader of a message is spamming people.
Oh boy, it is funny.
I’ve logged into Facebook and saw I’ve received a message. I clicked the message and boom! There is a red box saying I’m spamming people with messages and I’ll be blocked soon if I continue this.
Wait a minute! I’m not the one writing the message I’m reading it.
So as a responsible geek, I’ve send a message to Facebook and here is the result:
From: Facebook ([edited])
Subject: Messages Help: bug in spam detection
I clicked on the inbox to see a message that is coming to me. I clicked the message to read it (t=[edited])
I’ve received a box saying, I’m spamming.
You’re algo is buggy. I’m not sending messages, I’m reading a spam.
Facebook Support [edited] wrote:
We are aware of the problem that you described and hope to resolve it as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Thanks for contacting Facebook,
Well at least they know that somebody made a booboo. Or not?
Test your PHP Facebook. I’m sure you have bugs in detecting the spam as well.