November 19th, 2014


more facebook nymwars

I have learnt that alohura has been kicked out of Facebook -again because her FB name is not what FB deem to be her birth name- without so much as a warning. In previous cases people have received a warning to change their name to something compliant to the incoherent, inconsistent, self-contradictory rules FB states for names. Now they don't seem to be bothering even with that. I've even learnt of one case in which the name of the person was his legal name after a change by deed of poll years before this. FB would prefer him to have his _previous_, no longer legal, name....

[ Edit ] vexen has created an LJ community in relation to this. At the moment it is just a place-holder but it may come in useful to generate discussion and possible action around this issue. The address is: