Friday, April 11, 2008

Umm. . . what? Facebook's reply.

Thanks for writing into us. Unfortunately, we cannot release any
information regarding a user's account to anyone but the account holder.
If you would like us to look into this issue, please have your son
contact us directly from his login email address and include a brief
description of the problem. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Aside from improper use of the preposition in the first sentence, this
answer is wrong on many levels. First, he is not an account holder
any longer - they took care of that. Second, he is a MINOR, and hence
they should give information to his parent. Third, a brief description
of the problem? How about, "You deleted my account, Homer, for no reason
other than that I am home schooled." Seriously. With over two million
children in this country being taught at home, this really is an issue
that needs to be addressed. Surely, mine are not the only ones who want
a Facebook.

So I'll have Elijah write to them and I'll let you know what happens.
Stay tuned.

Be thankful ~


ps. I am having serious font-size issues this morning. I think it's
because I pasted the reply from an e-mail to this post, and somehow the
blogger-font-gods are not in favor of that. Sorry.


Trish/MamaBugs said...

Just wanted to let you know my dd set up a facebook group to show support for your son.

You have to be signed in to read it (I think) the word!

I hope we set it all up right!

Lisa said...

I do hope Facebook gets that straightened out. Doesn't seem right that Elijah should be excluded just for being homeschooled! I bet I know some homeschooled kids with Facebook accounts...

In other news, I'm woefully behind on blog reading, but please update me on your friend Cari. My sister had something similar after her childbirth in January, and it ended up being (completely reversible) brain damage due to the high blood pressure. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, it's called, or PRES. I hope Cari's wasn't PRES -- it's pretty serious. But please update me anyway.