This blog will be off of Facebook for a while

Last night I received a practical lesson in why you don't depend on playing in someone else's sandbox.

I was updated some posts last night, and for some reason known only to Facebook, they blocked the Facebook app I was using. This means I won't be posting updates until Facebook decide to unblock the app. (I've already started the resolution process with Facebook, but that's going to take a couple days.)


I really do not know why Facebook blocked the app; it wasn't anything more than the bare minimum I needed to put updates on facebook. I set it up, and I know it didn't do anything else. I also know that no one else could have used it, so there was no way for it to have been malicious.

Facebook did give a reason, but it doesn't make much sense:

Your app XX has had some features limited because our automated systems detected that your app is receiving a high amount of negative user feedback. The disabled features are:

Publishing Feed Stories disabled

Why would anyone complain about my app? It's just a little bit of code that does the one job.

If anyone knows the answer, please tell me.


About Nate Hoffelder (10071 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on This blog will be off of Facebook for a while

  1. Hmph. Can’t you use a Post to Facebook widget in the blog and use that? has automagic posting to FB and Twitter, but I have it turned off. To get the Twitter short URL, tho, I use the widget then copy and paste in Twitter and add whatever I want (I need the ID autocomplete).

  2. has been working pretty well for Liliputing and Mobiputing. It automatically grabs the latest posts from your blog and can post them to Twitter and/or Facebook.

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