Mewsings from Lowecat (aka Indianacat)

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Facebook Wars Goin' Too Far!



So I log into Facebook today, expectin' to just see what's goin' on in my favorite sites, say hi, poke people, and all manner of fun things, and find this 'friendly' little item on my own page:




Hello,We have removed or disabled access to the following content that you
have posted on Facebook because we received a notice from a third party that the
content infringes or otherwise violates their rights:

[DESCRIPTION
Group:"Sons-Of-Anarchy.Net"]

We strongly encourage you to review the content you have posted to Facebook to make sure that you have not posted any other infringing content, as it is our policy to terminate the accounts of
repeat infringers when appropriate.

If you believe that we have made a mistake in removing this content, then you can submit an appeal by filling out our automated form at http://www.facebook.com/legal/copyright.php?howto_appeal.The
Facebook Team



My first reaction was "What the Fuck?! I'm an administrator on that frackin' page!" So I go to that page and find out I am not the only one targeted. Not only that, but the CREATOR/OWNER of the page has been summarily removed from Facebook!



I have suspicions that this involves a spat that has been goin' on in the FB/Sons of Anarchy fan community for some time now and went on to another social network site. I commented upon the behavior in very graphic terms right here in this blog. Though it seemed like the fuss and furor had died down, and I was able to concentrate on other matters, the fit has hit the shan again, hence the receipt of the copy/pasted email and this blog.


What's most interesting is that this move was not brought about by the show's creator and executive producer, who would be the FIRST person with the right to fuss about copyright infringement. Nor did this come from Fox Corp, FX Network, The Linson Corp, or Sutterink. Hell, Mr. Sutter himself already tweeted about the situation, so we KNOW he had nothin' to do with the FB idiots in charge shuttin' Tina completely out.


No, this has come from a group of angry childish people who are out to hurt other people who have bene lucky enough to have their hard work and dedication recoginized by Mr. Sutter and/or other individuals. It's rediculous that grown adults cannot and/or will not (and I think it's a combination of both) behave like grown adults on the social networks. It's hard not to be envious of someone for gettin' recognized, that's human nature. It's something else to go out on a smear/hate campaign and have a person removed from a social network under false pretences!


From what I've gleaned from research - and anyone who knows me knows I don't just take whatever intel is spoonfed to me and go off with it - Friends/followers of the people who are out to cause Miss Tina pain on FB are sendin' multiple reports about her page, SOA.Net and about her, accusin' her of usin' her pages for business purposes and for violatin' copyrights. Yet, this same camp has pages of their own that post pictures, links, and all manner of things related to the same show.


Hello, McFly! Anyone home?


Yes, I threw an iron into the fire on this very blog, but that was due to the unladylike behavior of one of the campers bringin' the fight to two of the cast on Twitter. She believes, and continues to believe, that because the actors have not blocked her on either social network site that they must support her. @@

Puh - leeze. The men have multitudes of followers, numbering in the thousands! They don't have the time to go through every follower to weed out someone unless they've pulled somethin' extremely heinous. Hell, they hardly have time to respond to the posts directed to them by the people they follow, much less one or two random posts bashing/defaming another fan, even one who as dedicated as Tina.


Or myself.


Or @TwistedShadow.


Or anyone else that Mr. Sutter and his people care to recoginize/thank.



This kind of bullshit is the type of thing that shouldn't exist in ANY fan community. As an admin on Miss Tina's FB SOA appreciation pages, I am now gettin' a little leery about approvin' anyone to join the sites, in case of more childish behavior like this. That this kind of BS playground behavior exists at all, and has escalated to the point where people are maliciously having a person removed from a social network makes me completely sick.


I love Sons of Anarchy. That's a given. I was lucky, blessed, or whatever word you want to use to have been chosen to visit LA and meet Mr. Sutter. I don't regret it. He choose Miss Tina as an international fan to receive a basket of goodies (aka swag) because of her own hard work and dedication. Some of the actors have taken the time to recognize her for her dedication in keeping the fans informed of the straight stuff, and not rumor/gossip.


You'd think people would be happy for her. You'd think if people had issues with her, they would work it out privately (private FB mail works pretty well) instead of takin' it public. It's like the old prairie wagon days of circlin' the wagons against the possibility that the Native Americans comin' around are gonna scalp first, ask questions later.


Well, it's gone too far when every single admin on her SOA.Net page has been reported to Facebook, just because we're on her page. It's gone too far when people report other people for something that the owner of the intellectual property has no problem with us postin' in the first place!


I responded to the warnin', and told the idiots in charge that they should take a look at the complainers. To quote the Bard, 'Methinks the complainers doth protest too much'.


And this time, they've made it VERY personal with me.


Revenge, said Kahn Noonian Singh to Admiral Kirk, is a dish best served cold. Y'all are about to find out how cold it is gonna get if all y'all are gonna continue to behave like spoiled brats.


Count on it.


6 Comments:

Blogger sbseehafer said...

Well said Myra! #TeamSOA.NET

December 1, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Michele Robinson said...

Myra, once again you have won me over with your words. This day has been hell! As I am sure you know. I placed my appeal and have been waiting for their response.

I so enjoy posting all the pics of SOA and now I can't do that. Just because of some grown up acting like a 12 year old.

You are a good friend to Tina and your words speak profoundly.

December 1, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Betty D. said...

Lowecat is 100% right with what she has written here today. Sadly people today find hurting good people or destroying them is somehow, someway the right thing to do.Something is Seriously Wrong with that type of thinking. Thank you Lowecat for taking a stand against a few of those types of people. We could use alot more people like you.

December 1, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger lggerldy02 said...

First I wanted to say keep up the good work I enjoy your blog now that I have found it! Second you tell 'em, some people are so childish and and frickin' crazy that they need to grow the fick up!

December 1, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger katherine. said...

It does appear a targeted attack has been the reason pages and people have been shut down.

However.

I need to take exception to the "FB idiots in charge" comment.

First: It is not like there are people who are sitting at a desk collecting these probably libelous complaints and shutting down Tina Lou and crew. It is an automated system.

And they are literally dealing with tens of millions of incoming messages a day.

That being said, rather than just taking the hit...you all need to fight back. There are actual people at Facebook who will take up your cause and right the wrongs.

Facebook doesn't liked to eph-ed with. If complaints and reports are fabricated, there will be circumstances. Facebook does not allow anonymous complaints or reports.

Turn the tables and take back your pages.

December 2, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger HarleyGurl said...

Rawwwr! Pftssst! :) Get'em gurl! LOVE your blogs Myra.. keep tellin em like it is!! TL is such an amazingly sweet and caring soul.. she does NOT deserve this BS! I feel bad for all involved in this drama. It's so sad that some people have to act like this, and it will eventually effect the fact that the cast just WONT be so close to their fans anymore! It's a sad truth.

December 2, 2011 at 7:46 AM  

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