For two weeks now, my friends on Facebook have been unable to comment on or like any of my posts – status updates, links, even photos. They can only write on my wall. No, my account privacy settings haven’t changed – I even played around with them. Bottom line is everything should work like it did last month, but it doesn’t. I’ve tried to contact Facebook’s support department, but they don’t seem to have one. I reported this “bug” several times but never get a response. I found a “support group” called Friends Can’t Like Or Comment which is just full of people experiencing the same weird thing I am. Frankly, it’s annoying. When I post something to Facebook – whether it be a status update, a photo, or a link – I’m doing it because I want the feedback. So friends not being able to comment or like any of the stuff I post really takes the fun out of Facebook.
Apparently, several people [in that group] have been experiencing this bug for weeks now, and nobody seems to be able to get an answer out of Facebook. It’s really irritating. And I know, some of you are wondering why this is such a big deal – and it’s not, not really, but it’s incredibly irritating and frustrating.
So irritating and frustrating, in fact, that I went back to my old Facebook account, the one I decided to delete in January 2009 because I wanted to start fresh. I still have most of my Facebook friends from my old account (and am trying to re-add people I want), so it’s not like starting all over again, again. I didn’t want to do that. I would delete the other account entirely if I didn’t have so many pictures and videos I want to keep. It really sucks that Facebook is a lot like a scrapbook of memories for me, but it is what it is.
I guess the only perk from going back to my old old account is that I’ve found tons of old photos of me, and remembered a lot of fun experiences with friends.
Here are a few of them:
Outside my old house; JD and I were having a photoshoot, because that’s ALL we used to do in our spare time.
JD & I. I have no idea where we are, or what we’re doing. I look drunk though.
JD and I: photobooth love at the mall. Probably 2008.
So, the flashback has been enjoyable, but I’m frustrated with Facebook still. The lack of help is the most irritating thing of all. The fact that this is still happening after a few weeks is just plain ridiculous. With all the millions Facebook makes, you’d think they’d be able to have a decent help department.
(Although, there is a theory that this is a Facebook “test” of some sorts…in any case, I’m not cool with it!).
After Christmas, I’m going to spend some money on myself and get a Flickr Pro account, then I won’t have to worry about losing all my photo memories. Facebook has shown me just how unreliable it is for what I use it for. So, Flickr Pro account here I come!
Facebook, you suck.
But I still love you.