Back in June 2022, Facebook decided that my (vestigial) personal Facebook account would no longer be permitted to admin the DNA Lounge page unless I uploaded a photo of my ID. So I sent them this:
Things started working again about a month after that, but today -- nine months later -- they rejected it:
Do you think it's because the edges aren't clearly visible? Or do you think it's because, in the intervening nine months, the license has expired?
I understand that Facebook got some bad news today, and gosh, I'm all broken up over it.
In I-think-unrelated news, Instagram has suspended the DNA Lounge account again, and I again have no idea why. They're asking for yet another kidnapping-victim proof-of-life selfie.
Devon sent another one. He wore pants this time. Last time it took a week for them to get around to looking at it.
Note that our account "doesn't follow our Community Guidelines", but that our account can be brought back into compliance not with a change of behavior, but with a sexy selfie whose hand has the right number of fingers on it. For the second time in three weeks.
Sure, that makes all kinds of sense. Just give us a lock of your hair and we're good, all is forgiven, carry on.
Incidentally, do you know of a supplier of "novelty" IDs who won't sell my credit card to a Moldovan bot farm? Asking for a friend, pictured above.
Well that was faster. Last time it took 5 days, but this time took only 2. And in an unexpectedly forthright display, they actually admitted fault --
Still passive voice, of course. "Mistakes were made." And still no indication of what led to these "mistakes" or how to avoid them in the future, or why the same "mistake" was made twice in three weeks, or even any way to ask. (They say "please let us know" but do so from a "no-reply' email address, as is traditional.)
Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.