Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Need Your Help!

First a confession. I am on Facebook. Now you know that, any other Facebookers out there, I need your help! Or even if you aren't on Facebook, but this is still an issue you would to help with, please do!
One of my sister's students has the last name Kills the Enemy. Facebook will not allow her to join and in spite of repeated attempts to contact Facebook and have this issue addressed, she continues to be banned.
If you are on Facebook, would you please contact them with your concern on this issue?
This is an official link to for contact: Facebook contact click or copy and paste this: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact_generic.php
There is a drop down box to choose an issue, and we are all planning on using the issue, "sign up" so that all the emails go to the same department.
I do understand that Facebook needs to have a policy limiting what people can say is their last name. Otherwise, you could use swear words, or racially offensive terms. But there must be a way for this issue to be addressed fairly and with sensitivity to our multicultural world!
Also, we have started a Facebook group. Facebook: Don't Discriminate Against Native SurNames!
Link: Don't Discriminate
Any help, assistance or thoughts on this will be welcomed! I knew you guys would pull through for me, and this is the best way I have to get a group together. Let's put our heads and hearts together and solve this problem! Thank you, thank you and MWAH!

7 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

Wow, what an interesting problem! I hope we can get it worked out.

The Boob Nazi said...

Wow. That's a very interesting last name! I can't believe they won't listen to her protests! How annoying.

Lana said...

I raised a little hell for you/her. (Don't worry. it was done "nicely but firmly" That is just unbeleivable!!

This is what I sent. Did I miss anything??

"There is a student with the last name "Kills the Enemy" who is trying to sign up for an account on facebook. You will not allow her to join because the last name is appearantly found "offensive". Yes, this is her REAL last name. By not allowing her to join under her LEGAL surname, I find that FACEBOOK and it's developers are discriminating against Native surnames.
I truly hope to see this rectified in the very near future.
Lana"

Jami said...

I'll join, but remember these are the geniuses who decided a baby eating dinner was obscene.

Marta said...

Sent a message to facebook.

Jillene said...

That is CRAZY!! I will help you out of course!! Going to do it now....

Debbie said...

I'm not on Facebook but that is a big problem. Let's see what we can do.