Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Banned From Facebook... Over A Thanksgiving Cake

I woke up today to a rather stressed, albeit amused, husband, and to this notice on my Facebook account:



Those of you who saw that post (and about a million people did; it was quite popular) saw it as being from Cake Wrecks' official page - my personal avatar is only up there because CW has more than one Page Admin.

So at least one of those million people saw the post and flagged it for nudity, because, as we all know, turkey cakes are naked. Except for the frosting feathers. They like the feel of the wind in their wattles, IF you knowwaddamean. [WINKWINK.]

[quickly googles "wattles" to make sure it means what I think it means. Yes? Phew! Ok, carry on.]

We've had cakes taken down on FB before for "nudity," and if memory serves they've always been turkey cakes, so maybe bakeries should take THAT as a hint. However, this was the first time I also got this notice when I tried to write something on my personal page:


Yep, I've been banned from posting ANYWHERE on Facebook for 24 hours - including Epbot. I also can't "like" or comment on anyone else's posts. It's like Facebook is making me stand in the corner as punishment. Over a Thanksgiving cake.

The extra stressful part, though, was that FB also oh-so-helpfully messaged all 4 of our Page Admins, told them how naughty I was, and then asked if they wanted FB to remove the Cake Wrecks Facebook page. So with a single "yes" click, any of us could have accidentally unpublished the page and lost over seven years' worth of work and followers. Over a Thanksgiving cake.



Actual conversation between John and one of our Page Admins:

Admin: "Hey, I've got this notice here... so should I unpublish the page like it wants?"

John:


Then, after we each told Facebook that no, we did NOT want to delete the Cake Wrecks page, it got positively sulky (for a web program) and asked if it could at least delete our photos. 

Facebook: "C'mon, just a couple photos. You won't even miss them! Maybe the ones with more 'nudity'? Eh? EH? OH COME ON THROW ME A BONE HERE."



So here I sit, banned, scolded, and relieved that the FB overlords have deigned to let me keep my livelihood and nearly eight long years' work for another day... starting tomorrow.

Say it with me now: Over a Thanksgiving cake.

115 comments:

  1. Maybe somebody should 'Facebook' aside and have 'the talk' with them. They don't seem to know what they think they are looking like looks like.

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  2. Every facepalm gif I can find goes here.
    I'm sorry that Facebook has no sense of humor.

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    1. This is why John Ringo tortured and killed Zuckerberg in his recent Zombie series of novels.

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    2. I'm thinking especially the Picard one. Insanity!

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  3. Ok that previous comment had words left out because I was in shock! Facebook does not seem to know what they think they are looking at really looks like! Seriously!

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  4. Really makes me wonder if actual humans flagged that... or bots. I can forgive bots, they ain't so bright. But humans? Really? Ya, it's disgusting if you don't like psudo-wangs (like myself) but flagging it for nudity? Really?

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  5. #1 a column of frosting surrounded by turkey feathers is in no way nudity. #2 They are not applying their "chocolate penis' rules fairly. Someone posted a fully detailed anatomically correct enormous (really really big and very very anatomically correct) chocolate sculpture of ALL of a man's junk, I reported it... Facebook said it didn't violate their standards. Seriously?!

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    1. Sculpture doesn't violate the standards. It has to be actual nudity. Please don't hamstring artists by reporting things that aren't actually a violation. This turkey cake shouldn't have been flagged, either.

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    2. How boring must life be for a person to spend time flagging someone's picture? Don't like it? Hide it from your Newsfeed. Simple.

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    3. Alison, we're not talking David here, we're talking a pornographic image that's "okay" because it's made of chocolate. Porn is not "art" nor do I consider the person who created it an "artist".

      Anon., I could justify myself but seriously the irony of you spending the time to leave that comment is just so... amusing. You must have a FASCINATING life! Not like poor old boring me. Hahahahahaha

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  6. I have reported actual nude wangs on Facebook, and received nasty little notes from Facebook admins saying that they looked at what I reported and found nothing wrong with the picture! This they ban you for!

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    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who wtf-ed over FB's arbitrary banhammering.

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    2. I have had the same response from FB on naked male parts showing up, no problem for them. So you can show real naked body parts but not a cake,???

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  7. I made sure to share this on Facebook. It seemed appropriate.

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  8. I don't think that cake means what you think it means...

    On a positive note, they did use the Canadian spelling, "centre," and the post was, indeed, in honor of Canada's Thanksgiving Day.

    Perhaps the people at FB (and one of your CW commenters) just need to eat more cake. There are far more disturbing pictures on people's FB pages than a poo-wang turkey cake.

    Now, come sit in the corner with the rest of us "bad children." We have cake!
    -Zippy (who sees this as just one more reason to get all fan-girl over Jen Yates!)

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    1. I think "Poo-Wang Turkey Cake" is my new favorite phrase.

      --Piper P from Washington State

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  9. Gasp! Come on now, Facebook, that's just rediculous. We'll miss you for the next 20 some hours. :(

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  10. I live in the Bay Area - want to order a giant turkey cake for the FB office and I'll take it over, with turkey balloons? ;)

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    1. Oh dear god, you must do this!!!!

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    2. Sweet StayPuft, YES. Now to find a baker who can recreate that cake exactly...

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    3. Please please please... if you do this, take pictures?! And Jen... let us know how it goes? Because I reeeeeaaaalllly want to know. I do not "lol" out loud very often, but this idea definitely got a reaction from me!

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    4. I will happily contribute to the cost of this endeavor, should you make it happen!!!

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    5. Also from the Bay AreaOctober 13, 2015 at 10:48 PM

      Do it do it do it!

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  11. I've reported really appalling stuff and nothing happens. (Not from you, Jen!!)

    Someone reports one of the funniest cakes I've ever seen (I seriously did a double take when I saw your post. I was at work. In a High School. With a bunch of students who wanted to know what I thought was so funny... O.o ) and you get banned? What a ridiculous system they run! C'mon Facebook!

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  12. So. Ridiculous. I've reported people for straight up threatening real physical violence towards other individuals and had Facebook come back with "They didn't break any rules." Same with posts that take photos from someone's personal page and meme them to bully someone, which is specifically against the "community standards". Or reported people for stealing an acquaintance's Facebook identity with a duplicate account to try to scam their friends, and had Facebook come back with "we messaged them and they said they're a real person, so they're cool." Not so cool according to the friend whose account was duplicated and has to personally work to make sure none of their friends get scammed. But a pile of frosting that looks a bit like a wang? Nope, that's definitely too far. Sigh.

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    1. Yes, yes, and yes. (In other words, well said!)

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  13. I'm starting to wonder if those FB nudity report systems ever actually catch wrong-doing. Like some of the others, actual porn-y naked people pics don't get pulled, but nursing mom pics with a sliver of breast showing do, and things like TURKEY CAKES that just happen to be really poorly made. I mean really, if you're going to pick on a cake, FB, why not at least pick on one of those naked birth cakes (not that I'm offended by those, but at least there are actual naked bits!) or boob cakes or something? Not that they should, but really? TURKEY CAKE? Yes, increasing the penalties for "naughty posting" is totally going to fix this when you're routinely catching the wrong things. Yep, that'll work.

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  14. A turkey cake photo gets you banned, but when you report a post that makes AN ACTUAL DEATH THREAT, Facebook essentially replies with "Whatevs. Sorry you're offended but it's not against our user policy to say that."

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  15. I'll make an extreme suggestion : have you ever thought of leaving facebook and taking your business somewhere else? Maybe somewhere that does not throw a fit over a Thanksgiving cake?

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    1. I think about it every day, yes. Unfortunately there's no viable alternative, though; everyone's on FB, so I have to be, too. Roughly half (half!) of our CW traffic comes from Facebook - which is why their continued censoring is hurting us so

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    2. Jen, actually, they are giving you free advertising that makes you look good and makes them look really stupid.
      Have your cake and eat it too! :D

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    3. Jen, please SAVE all your work elsewhere, like on a little flash drive. It may be tedious but you'll stress less!!!

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    4. Yes! Please!!!

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  16. I've been banned for messaging too many people who weren't my friends because I was planning a surprise party for a friend of theirs and mine. No warning. Just, "You have overused this feature and you might be spamming people. See you tomorrow, stupid."

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    1. I was banned from tagging after I took photos of a wedding and tagged my friends and family so they could see themselves. Alrighty, then.

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  17. I've been banned for messaging too many people who weren't my friends because I was planning a surprise party for a friend of theirs and mine. No warning. Just, "You have overused this feature and you might be spamming people. See you tomorrow, stupid."

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  18. Um, unknown in the bay area, I would chip in for that! And the video.

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  19. Wow. That's pathetic.
    I reported someone for obvious hate speech and they told me the post didn't violate their standards.
    But this? It's a turkey cake. Sure, it looks phallic but it still looks like a turkey.
    It's humor. And it's sad that too many people don't seem to get the joke these days.
    I couldn't stop laughing over that cake btw - I think some people are just so miserable that they have to ruin things for the rest of us!

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  20. Good luck with that. I had a video ban placed on my business page once, that also banned me from posting videos on my personal page. It was supposed to last 24 hours -- it's been going on 6 months now and I still can't post videos to either page. 😬

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  21. Wow. That's pathetic.
    I reported someone for obvious hate speech and they told me the post didn't violate their standards.
    But this? It's a turkey cake. Sure, it looks phallic but it still looks like a turkey.
    It's humor. And it's sad that too many people don't seem to get the joke these days.
    I couldn't stop laughing over that cake btw - I think some people are just so miserable that they have to ruin things for the rest of us!

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  22. Speaking of standing in the corner, I came across this article on the history of the dunce cap. It wasn't always a bad thing. (I hope I do the linky-link thing right! Feel free to edit me, Jen and john!)
    -Zippy

    dunce cap

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    1. OK, right idea -- wrong location. I'll know for next time.

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  23. But . . . turkey . . . frosting . . . NOT A P3N1S! Aaaarghhhhhh! Unbelievable. Sorry this happened. That was a hilarious post.

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  24. Holy wow, the stupidity of others, as well as the fb police, continues to amaze! Who even gets offended by a poowang turkey?? Idiots, that's who. Sorry to hear that they are screwing with you. And maybe double check who your admins are? Just saying, I'd never assume 'Yes' would be the correct response to anything from fb...

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  25. I vote for "Unknown" (in the bay area) to take a giant turkey cake to the Facebook office.

    Their algorithms need to be updated.

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  26. I've reported videos and images actually showing sex acts.....you know, with real penises, etc? This is the response that I've received all but once:

    "Thanks for letting us know about the comment you reported for displaying nudity. As of
    now, it hasn't been removed because we found that it doesn't go against the Facebook Community Standards.
    Please let us know if you see anything else that concerns you. We want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone."

    Just wow...

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  27. Facebook: "C'mon, just a couple photos. You won't even miss them! Maybe the ones with more 'nudity'? Eh? EH? OH COME ON THROW ME A BONE HERE."

    You threw them a bone - they just wanted othing to do with it.

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  28. I may be joining you on the banned list. I've just shared the link to facebook with a comment telling them how ridiculous it is.

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    1. Interestingly the link includes the picture of the cake.

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  29. Very bad, Jen! You sit in the corner and THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE. LOL!

    As many others have pointed out, Facebook's standards for what constitutes "nudity" are incomprehensible. I reported something once that I assure you was VERY LEWD and they were like, "Nope, no problem here!" Ridiculous! I don't know what the alternative is, but Facebook seems like more trouble than it's worth for you lately, Jen!

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  30. Considering how much ACTUAL nudity and offensive garbage I report and get "doesn't violate the terms" in response. . I think Facebook has lost its little mind. This is nuts, Jen. I can't live without pictures of wrecked cakes and I certainly can't live without Epbot.

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  31. I want to know who all your friends are, everyone commenting here, that you see all the "good stuff" on your FB feeds, and I get left out. WHAT SORT OF FRIENDS DO YOU PEOPLE HAVE, ANYWAY????

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  32. Oh gosh. I think Facebook has it out for cake wrecks! Personally I think we should spam the Facebook administration with all the bad turkey cake wangs we can find. :) We can call it...... Wang-a-geddon. Hahahaha.

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Jen...you can seriously rile up all of your CW & Epbot minions to do your bidding on this one! ;)

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  33. Totally not trying to be judgey McJudgerson, but maybe that person shouldn't be a Cake Wrecks Page Admin anymore? I would think they would know that if *anyone* were to *ever* remove the page, it would be you or john, since it is your content, and your creation? I wouldn't think it would even be a question to them? Maybe I'm weird, but after my initial outrage at FB, and then realizing, well, it's FB and they are ... FB (Jimmy-Fallon-esqe "ew" inserted here), this is what struck me most about this post!

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  34. I know this is your livelihood, and I feel really bad, but this is easily the funniest thing I've read today.I know these cakes look A LOT like something else, but come on.

    I mean this turkey cake looks particularly.. *snort, giggle* It IS very... *snicker chortle*.

    Okay, so I don't think they could have made it look more like a phallus if they'd tried, but it's still very clearly a turkey.

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  35. I had no idea Facebook had such a dirty mind. It's not YOUR fault that the almighty facebook has decided that this turkey cake looks like something nude and naughty. It's just a CAKE. You didn't even make the darn thing. It was on public display in some grocery store. I bet it didn't get banned from the store.

    So yep, that's my take-away from this. Facebook has DIRTY NAUGHTY MIND. *giggle*

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  36. Meanwhile, I report a post that is actual male organ shaped, and FB says "Nope, that's cool, what's wrong with you?"

    Makes me look at Facebook with a bit of side eye...

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  37. This ain't Fecesbook, folks. I think it's safe to say PENIS here.

    I swear (a lot) -- if it weren't the only way to keep track of my humongous extended family (all 32 of them), I'd ditch Fecesbook like the giant turkey condom that it is.

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  38. You know, I've seen a LOT of animal cakes posted on Cake Wrecks, and not one of those animals was wearing a speck of clothing. You sickos.

    Isn't it ironic you posted a cake that was unintentionally and hilariously Freudian, yet the only actual dick here is Facebook?

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  39. Facebook is evil. Expecting them to do right by you is like that classic story of the snake biting the guy who helped him out. You knew it was a snake when you picked it up.

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  40. I have to wonder if you got banned just because cake wrecks is such a large page. Facebook gets angry if you're able to use its pages feature to reach people without paying for it. We're all just grateful that you got put in Facebook jail instead of getting perma-banned

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  41. Yay! A terrible thing to happen...but at least I can take it as a reminder....lol I have pages that I co-manage, and this could totally happen. Thank you for the reminder, and I hope the ban is lifted sooner than the imposed sentence.

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  42. Reminds me of a story I heard from a co-worker... A vegetarian family member was invited for Thanksgiving, and his mother was planning to get a package of Tofurkey. Except, she kept calling it "turf*cky," and not on purpose. Thanks to this cake, I now know what turf*cky looks like!

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  43. What I hate about this is that you can't defend yourself - there's no one to contact, no one to explain WHY (I was banned from commenting for about 6 months, once, and I still don't know why!), and no way for you to explain what might have happened (or, in this case, reiterate that it is a CAKE of a TURKEY). Facebook actually has pretty horrid customer service.

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  44. So...it's okay with Facebook if you threaten the President's life, joke about raping women, display pictures of mutilated corpses, and use horrifying racial slurs (all things I have reported and been told were okey dokey with FB), but you can't show a freakin' turkey cake? Whaaa? Oh, FB. You so silly.

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  45. Yeah, not cool, and I would have sent FB a message challenging the ban and the flag. This is seriously getting ridiculous! And, if a turkey that looks like a penis cake is NOT a cake wreck, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

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  46. That is such craziness. I do not understand facebook's banning and censoring policies. They do not seem to really target those who really needed it.

    I am a veterinarian, and follow on facebook Vetgirl, who post educational photos and x-rays for other veterinarians to see and go over cases with. Multiple times she has had to remove photos for obscenity. If you don't want to see it, do not follow her. It is not like it is nudity, just pictures of medical cases that the average veterinarian does not see every day.

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  47. And folks keep asking me why I'm not on FB anymore. Well, because I HATE FB. I did my time on social media for years before FB...so I got all that obsessive "gotta check my account every 5 mins" crap out of my system. I'm cured.

    But then, I don't have a business to run, and I'm not a millenial. So I was able to skip happily away from that massive useless time-suck. :)

    For you and John, I'm really sorry about this crap. You guys deserve so much better. Those FB morons/bots are inconsistent at best, and flat out ignorant at worst.

    Love ya!
    Wendy in Raleigh, NC

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  48. Oh Jen, I'm so sorry this happened to you! This situation is so ridiculous and unnecessary. Several commenters on your Epbot post announcing this travesty suggested that you can download and store your entire CakeWrecks FB page on a flash drive or other device. Sounds like it would be worth the time to figure out how to do this. At least that way all your work would be saved, in case an admin or Facebook decides it knows better than you whether your entire page content should be retained o.O .

    Here's hoping your imposed sentence passes quickly, and that you have time to work on some fun crafty project in the meantime!

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  49. I've been banned 24 times, for up to 30 days. Granted, when I got to "matriculating thespians," I was trolling them. But do not EVER use "faggot" in its correct meaning (a bundle of sticks), and a friend was banned for posting the Wikipedia link for the nation of Niger.

    What Fecesbook SHOULD do is block you and the complainer from seeing each other, problem solved. What they DO do is let whiny little offendtard bitches run rampant.

    And no, you will never get a live person to respond to your response to their complaint. They're utterly incompetent.

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    1. hee hee! you said do do

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  50. Meanwhile, I reported a page that was hideously Anti-Semitic, featuring "dirty Jew" cartoons and everything and was told that doesn't violate community standards. Apparently, in our community, you can be a bigot, but don't serve ugly cakes.

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  51. I got banned from using the paged feature for 3 months for "disliking" a bunch of pages. Apparently it's offensive to others when I clear out my liked pages and therefore, makes me a spammer. Iron clad logic there, facebook.

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  52. Makes me so annoyed! I've tried to report a picture of a dead police officer before, and I was told that it didn't contravene anything - but turkey cakes are obviously waaaay too real :P Urgh.

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  53. Geez, that sucks. And I couldn't even get a FB Spammer taken down where the woman had topless photos and sexually explicit text... you know like, actual nudity and not a somewhat... phallic turkey cake.

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  54. and we see why this lurker (on this website) has no facebook page. aside from the capricious nature of things like this, they love your data and you will give it to them now to do with as they please. As someone else pointed out, truly offensive stuff stays, and if Y'all were to press them on this, like demanding they show you where in their policy the violation is, they'll likely get even more petty and make it permanent.

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  55. Jen, wouldn't it help if all your epbot followers posted a link to the cake wrecks site on their pages? Maybe not as good as having your page up, but it would provide a few click throughs!

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  56. "Over a Thanksgiving cake"
    Sigh. Those drippy pooh wangs, man. Its all their fault!
    At least, while you sit in the corner, you'll have Lilly for company and time for more crafts you can blog about. Plus video games -- there is always that.
    Maureen S

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  57. Stuff like this is reviewed by people at FB, but those people have very little training or clue and tend to get things wrong. Whenever possible, you should appeal. Pushing back tends to get results.

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    1. How can you appeal? I have yet to see any sort of process for this!

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  58. And this is why I am NOT on Facebook. Over a silly CAKE they want to be the Moral Police. Over cake!?!?!?!

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  59. A Haiku for Jen:

    "Offensive poo wangs"
    Show us Facebook's true colors.
    This ban is stupid!

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  60. Hahaha! This ban is so sad, the best reaction is to wear it as a badge of honor.

    Is it over yet? There's a George Takei link I was hoping to message to you... Christmas dinner at Hogwarts! Alas, it's on the other side of the ocean, but it made me think of you.

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  61. You think that's bad? I know someone who got banned for 30 days because when someone he was debating with about gun control went on a rant about the right to 'bare arms', he retorted that he didn't care if the guy went sleeveless.

    And he got banned for a MONTH!

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  62. And, yet, a comment that included a link and the corresponding gif of a nude girl getting very excited all alone (if you catch my drift) was deemed A-OK by the FB overlords. How ridiculous.

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  63. I am convinced that Facebook has their own personal standards that have nothing to do with their stated ones. All female nudity that is natural & pro-feminist (such as "nursing pictures" or body-positive) is banned. Anything that is for the male gaze is okay, no matter how much more revealing it is than the previous. I've had white supremacists tell people crap like "Zip it, brown person!" & Facebook doesn't have a problem with it. I've reported remarks on how "jews own the banks" or "control the media" & Facebook tells me there's nothing wrong with it. But let me just once answer a misogynist back in the very language he uses to me, & I am banned for commenting on any Facebook-supported blog,apparently for LIFE. Because it's been over two years, now.

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  64. OH!! I didn't realize you had a FB - now I HAVE to go like and follow your page there! Tee Hee.

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  65. Meanwhile, people keep posting pics of their fingers crossed in such a way as to look like lady parts and I cannot seem to keep those out of my newsfeed...

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  66. "Over a Thanksgiving Cake"
    C'mon it could be worse. :)
    ....could be a KING CAKE. XD

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  67. I've reported groups and posts for making actual, credible threats against friends of mine and was told that nothing they posted violated community standards. THIS is what facebook acts upon? THIS? A freakin' poorly made turkey cake?!

    I honestly can't fathom they're more verklempt about a turkey cake than a lot of the other stuff I see there - that people report. Perhaps the folks at facebook are just really big sticklers for well-made cakes. Especially if they're turkey cakes.

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  68. and yet,.....and YET.... they allow photos of maimed, abused, and dead animals. The entire staff at FB needs reading glasses and a course in ethics. This is one of the most asinine things i have read in a long time.

    Kick on, i love your site and your fb page. and yeah, dicks often look like turkey necks. gets over it.

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  69. Well I guess you have to give kudos to the baker for getting the color right enough for someone not to realize it is only frosting.

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  70. (rant) To me Facebook is the "Thought Police" deciding if something is politically correct or not and being the ultimate decider. On one hand, no big, it's their thing... but I stopped playing because of all the "thanksgiving cakes" they've thrown hissy fits over yet let other stuff go unaddressed. (end rant)

    WE LOVE TURKEYWANG CAKE on CW!

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  71. So you guys can get temporarily banned over a named turkey cake when all turkeys are naked, yet no matter how many times I flag them, Facebook won't delete this crazy cat lady's multiple accounts she has for every pet she owns, even though that's against policy. Facebook really needs to adopt some standards and actually apply them across the board evenly.

    Sorry you had to deal with that ridiculousness.

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    1. Why would you report that? Did she keep sending you friend requests from all the accounts?

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  72. I find this hilarious. On today's FB post (wedding wrecks) FB is giving me "related links" I might like. The very first one is your Thanksgiving Cakewrecks post, with said turkey cake in all its glory.

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  73. This actually grinds my gears because I recently flagged a post where some a'hole was threatening sexual violence and being virulently racist and FB was all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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  74. Call me a rebel, but I posted the photo of the cake on my web-site's Facebook page with a link to this article.

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  75. Wow, the site that has an "I F***ing love science" page is stressed out over your turkey?

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  76. Oh, just FYI, once you paste in a link and the pic populates you can then delete out the link text from you post and the actual link will stay below. No more ugly stuff in your posts!

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    1. Holy cannoli. I made the mistake of clicking on your link. Cannot be unseen! (Interesting use of sprinkles, though.)

      -Zippy

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  78. That's ridiculous that it's so easy to mess up someone's work, just wipe it out like that! It's bad enough to be arbitrary with personal pages, but this is how you make a living, for Pete's sake!!!

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  79. Check out http://siarchives.si.edu/blog/preserve-or-not-preserve-social-media for info on preserving social media. This post is talking about preservation for historical interest but it's also relevant for business disaster recovery (ie if someone accidentally clicks yes when facebook asks if you want to delete the page). But maybe also worth thinking about historical preservation - Cake Wrecks has seen a lot of changes on the internet but retained and grown its following so could well be of interest to future social historians! Enjoy! (said without irony...some people love Disney, some people love preserving data - what can I say!).

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  80. And, yet, this keeps showing up in my feed: http://tosh.cc.com/blog/2015/10/16/10-things-that-look-just-like-vaginas?xrs=synd_facebook_101615_tosh_68

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  81. Bwahaha... I knew Facebook was a pile of.... turkey

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