Don’t you hate sometimes when celebs get away with stuff just because they are celebs like Paris Hilton for example? Well Facebook isn’t fair either when it comes to Policy and Rules they set for “us” Facebook users.
So the other day I wanted to setup username for MWD Fan Page because I was tired at looking long url and I saw CNN has nice little cute Facebook Fan page www.facebook.com/CNN .
Well after trying to register facebook.com/MWD first I got pissed off because it requires 5 or more characters, second of all that pissed me even more is that I was not able to send email to the right department. So I used DMCA violation form instead.
I sent them this:
Which rights infringed: No rights have been infringed I wasn’t able to contact any of you to set my username as 3 character word. MWD like CNN has it we would like to have MWD because site is called http://oclue.com
I didn’t know who I should or where I should write to so I am trying this form.
Here is the url
Please advise how we can get to 3 character word for facebook page because we really don’t want to set it as MWDFans or MWDBlog MWDNews etc.. CNN has CNN we would like MWD , thanks
This is what they replied to me:
Unfortunately, we will not be able to add the requested username to your account. Usernames can only contain alphanumeric characters (A-Z, 0-9) or a period ("."), and must have five or more characters. Additionally, certain usernames may not be allowed if they are too generic (e.g., "pizza"). We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you would like, you can reply to this email with a valid variation of this username. We will review your request and add the username to your account if appropriate. If you have any further questions, please visit the username section of our Help Center at the following address:
I can so tell that ‘User Operations’ Rep. was so in the working mode and productive that all he/she (Won’t say who) did was copy and paste the script without I think even reading my request.
If Facebook set Policy and Rules for everyone same, why wouldn’t they applie those rules and policies to everyone equally? What’s the point of having them?
So I replied to the User Operations Rep. with this:
I understand what characters I can pick but the problem is "five or more" I mean can’t you make an exception or do I need to pay you guys to do it?
I mean rules are rules but unfortunately not for
http://www.facebook.com/nbc = nbc.com
http://www.facebook.com/cnn = cnn.com
http://www.facebook.com/att = att.com
and why not
http://www.facebook.com/MWD = oclue.com ?
What is the point of "policy" if the policy is not same for everyone ?
So far I did not get any respond from Facebook as to why can’t I have MWD characters if this blog clearly is oclue.com ? I don’t want to register it as MWD Tech, MWD Blog, MWD News… I mean why would I? If NBC, CNN or ATT can have it why not the little guy ? Right?
Anyway folks, MWD has almost reached 500k pageviews per month and I bet few hundreds of you are going to read this. So to help spread the word around and my voice of opinion, please either like this post, retweet this post or use buttons below to share via other social networks.
Thanks you, and help us get MWD that is http://facebook.com/MWD
This is what I got today:
At this time we are only allowing people to register usernames that contain five characters or more. If someone has a username that is shorter than five characters, it is because they have a business relationship with us.
Just saying its un-ethical. Put your self in my position. Anyway, I am sure you guys can make an exception but that’s fine…. It just shows me how people are in this world.
Thanks for help?