26 Apr 2012
Facebook deletes Manhunt Fan Page
The ambiguously applied guidelines for Facebook pages have reared their possibly double-standard ugly head once again. This time, Manhunt's fan page is the victim. This isn't the first time a gay related Facebook presence has been suspiciously moderated.
Below statement from Manhunt
"J. Harvey explains on MH Daily the series of events
On the evening of April 4, 2012, Manhunt’s Facebook Fan Page was removed by Facebook. None of the admins on our page received any sort of warning or message explaining why, how long it would be down for, etc. It was just gone, and it still is. The screencap above is in place of where our page previously resided.
We have repeatedly filled out online form after form on Facebook, and sent numerous e-mails to any Facebook address we could find via research to ask for information on why our page was taken down and what we can do to get it restored. We have received a single e-mail back that gave us very little info and in fact asked the recipient of an e-mail that none of us received to get back to them. Replies to that single e-mail have not been responded to.
Manhunt, as you know, is the best place for men to meet men online. We pride ourselves on properly utilizing social media platforms to spread the word. We used our Facebook page to inform our members about Manhunt sales and events; to post (safe for Facebook) pictures from our parties around the world; to provide links to posts here on Manhunt Daily, and mostly as a way to interact with all of you.
If this was just a paltry amount of Fans, we could just start over.
But we have/had 174,000+ Likes on our Facebook page. Note the bold type accompanied by that eye-catching underlining. We worked very hard on making it a page our readers wanted to check out every day, and the numbers reflected that.
Now it’s just gone. With no information on why or what recourse we can take to get it back.
We’re at a loss here at Manhunt. All we can do is keep filling out forms, and sending e-mails. What we WOULD like to ask is – if any of our MH Daily readers have anything to do with Facebook or know someone who does, could you lend us a helping hand and pass along their contact info? We are willing to bow and scrape before the mighty FB gods to get our page back. We miss it, and we think our members do too.
Also, here is a link to filing feedback about Facebook Pages. If you would be so kind, please fill it out with a polite request to restore our page and ask your friends and fellow Manhunt members to do so as well. We would be extremely grateful.
In the meantime, you can follow Manhunt on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Google+, and yes – even Pinterest. It’s true – we’re everywhere. Except Facebook. *sad face*
Want to help us out? Help us send a note to Facebook and let them know you’d like Manhunt back in action! - J. Harvey"