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❗️[SOLVED] Instagram / Facebook blocked our url. We need your help guys..

❗️[SOLVED] Instagram / Facebook blocked our url. We need your help guys..

UI/UX 💩/General · March 29, 2019 at 5:20am

❗️[SOLVED] Instagram / Facebook blocked our url. We need your help guys..

UI/UX 💩 / General · March 29, 2019 at 5:20am (Edited 2 years ago)

Few hours ago I discovered that Instagram / Facebook blocked our URL community.vanila.io which mean that link can't be clicked or posted anywhere on Instagram and Facebook.

This really hurts people, which mean we can't share anything from community on Instagram :/.

I think this happen when I tried to share recent post I made about "Fake design jobs" on few facebook groups.

There might be way to get unblocked

There is well know Facebook Debugger Tool, which help you see how your website is displaying when sharing on social media. Now if I type community.vanila.io to debug, it shows the warning message:

We can't review this website because the content doesn't meet our Community Standards. If you think this is a mistake, please let us know.

How you can help?

If you go to Facebook Debugger Tool and click on please let us know in that warning box (screenshot below).

facebook banned url

Clicking on that link will land you on very simple form one field where you should explain why it was mistake.

facebook form

Please guys, leave the comment something like: I believe this is mistake, cause I trust this website. Write your own words, so it looks natural.

Honestly, this destroyed my day, cause not being able to post link to community, will make a lot harder to grow it. And since we have that network of 500k+ followers, it's kinda hurts. Sigh ..

Hopefully taking this action will lead to unblocking the url.

Thanks guys in advance!!


March 29, 2019 at 5:29am

On it, this sucks.

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    On it, this sucks.

      yeah, a lot -.- ... tnx for help

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        Done. I already report it!

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          March 29, 2019 at 6:51am

          Done

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            March 29, 2019 at 8:30am

            Let’s do this. :)

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              Done! Lately Instagram and Facebook are just fu*king things up -.-

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                March 29, 2019 at 9:53am

                oh this not cool at all ...

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                  Done!

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                    March 29, 2019 at 12:57pm

                    I wrote pretty big paragraph there now, I hope they will consider all of our effort and unblock us.

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                      March 29, 2019 at 4:36pm

                      thank you guys all who are trying to help, hopefully it works. @tounshi @skiu @design-pilot @giancarlosgza

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                        Done! Lately Instagram and Facebook are just fu*king things up -.-

                          They became very strict, since Instagram have 1 billion active monthly users, and lot of spam happening. However, this really sucks and hopefully we can resolve it

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                            @kinderminder we'll try our best to help you out this problem.

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                              Done! I wrote a nice message. I wish they will unblock it soon! 😉

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                                March 29, 2019 at 9:24pm

                                @kinderminder we'll try our best to help you out this problem.

                                  Thank you guys, i feel like I have family here for real ... @pervaiz-da @nicatmanafovv

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                                    March 29, 2019 at 10:40pm

                                    Done!! Everything will be fine :)

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                                      March 30, 2019 at 11:11pm

                                      Done! 💪

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                                        Done! 💪

                                          Thanks Joao!

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                                            Still no updates from facebook. I tried to create an facebook ad with the same url, for a reason so I can make report. Ofc, since the url is blocked on whole facebook and instagram, I couldn't even create an ad. But I could report the problem and someone will respond soon, and hopefully solve it.

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                                              March 31, 2019 at 2:47pm

                                              Is this still going on? Do you still help?

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                                                April 2, 2019 at 2:23pm

                                                I just got call from the private number and almost didn't pick up. He asked me what happen and said that will forward to another team and that i will get a call.

                                                Another private call incoming.

                                                "Stefan, calling from Facebook Advertising, can you check if you can post link now and if its unblocked"

                                                And it is, it's unblocked and it's working now

                                                I am so happy guys, it's made my no sleep day.

                                                Thank you all for support and trying. It's mean a lot, even if we didn't made it. But a lot you guys believed that it's gonna be fixed, so thank you for positive vibes.

                                                yes yes yes

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                                                  Now, let's growth begin

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                                                    I just got call from the private number and almost didn't pick up. He asked me what happen and said that will forward to another team and that i will get a call.

                                                    Another private call incoming.

                                                    "Stefan, calling from Facebook Advertising, can you check if you can post link now and if its unblocked"

                                                    And it is, it's unblocked and it's working now

                                                    I am so happy guys, it's made my no sleep day.

                                                    Thank you all for support and trying. It's mean a lot, even if we didn't made it. But a lot you guys believed that it's gonna be fixed, so thank you for positive vibes.

                                                    yes yes yes

                                                      It's 2019. Who picks up unknown numbers? 😂GREAT news!! Happy to hear!

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                                                        Now, let's growth begin

                                                          Now, how can we help with the growth? I have already an instagram post planned, just have to take the right shot, to spread the word out!

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                                                            Now, how can we help with the growth? I have already an instagram post planned, just have to take the right shot, to spread the word out!

                                                              Thanks for asking Lisa, that is great question. I will build growth strategy to work for all. For beginning, one post or story with link would be enough, to spread awareness and invite people to join.

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                                                                I am so glad to hear that! Congrats man! 🎉😊

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