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Facebook Restored My Account

April 28, 2009 By: Phred Category: Uncategorized

On Friday, April 17th, Facebook deleted my account. I was at a bar drinking and picked up my phone and got on facebook. I was going to post a message on a friend’s wall, but after being able to see the wall, I was logged out. The next morning, I tried to get into my facebook account only to find that it had been deleted by Facebook.

Who knows if the deletion was due to political stuff. I did find this interesting blog post about a similar case:

I sent them an email Saturday morning trying to figure out what the deal was and finally received the following response on Friday, April 24th:


Fake names are a violation of our Terms of Use. Facebook requires users to provide their full first and last names (i.e. no initials). Nicknames can be used in the form of FirstName ‘NickName’ LastName, but only if they are a variation on your real first or last name, such as ‘Bob’ instead of ‘Robert’. Additionally, please note that impersonating anyone or anything is prohibited.

If you would like to use this profile again, just get back to us with your real name, and we will look into the reactivation of your account.

Thanks for your understanding,

User Operations

I sent them back the following message:

To whom it may concern,

So my account was disabled because i spelled my name Phred instead of Fred? There are so many names out there that are quite obviously fake. How come my account was deleted instead of theirs?

Yes, my name is Fred. But i go by Phred. My parents spell my name like that, so do my friends and my girlfriend. I turn in all school assignments with the name Phred on the papers and this is how my teachers and administrators at school know me. Even my boss writes my name as Phred. Additionally, both my hunting license and the checks on my bank account have my name spelled as Phred.

According to your policy, i have to use my full first name. Does this mean that I need to go by Frederic, as this is my full first name, not Fred?

I am asking you again to please restore my account.


I guess it worked. Im back!!! They restored my name as Frederic ‘Phred’ [Not gonna put my Facebook last name on the blog, but just know that they restored my fake name back].  I got rid of the Frederic and changed it back to what it was.

The fan group for Americanly Yours has also been restored.  If you havent visited it yet, please do so.

Americanly Yours,

Phred Barnet

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2 Comments to “Facebook Restored My Account”

  1. How long did it take?

  2. about a week or so


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