A few days ago I decided to rescind my life long vow to not be on Facebook because I didn't want them invading my privacy. Some friends assured me I could just lurk so finally I decided to try it. I have heard many stories of FB stealing your address book and spamming all your friends, so I purposefully set up just one email account on my new living room HTPC with no addresses in my contacts, just to give them nothing to steal... And I signed up. Things went along fine for perhaps 15 minutes then suddenly they said "there is a problem'" and they needed to verify me by a cellphone text. Yeah, sure, suddenly there was a problem. I bet everybody gets that at the same time. Lead the cattle into the pen before you take out the axe. But I had expected cell text verification and had already decided to just accept it. So I did. They sent me a number and I entered it into FB and finished my profile. Then I went on to a list "do you know these people" and I was astonished that out of about 100 people I knew probably 30% of them. A few I don't want to ever hear from again, but many of the others, a couple dozen, I sent out friend requests. Then I started searching for lost fiends. My best, longest lost friends weren't there, but I found a high school friend who didn't list his high school but did list his college, one that I had attended so I suspected it was him. I sent him a message, "Did you go to ********* High School?" I had just sent the message when suddenly I got a message that I was being logged out for security reasons. I tried to login again and keep getting the message that my account is locked. I followed one set of instructions, took a picture of my drivers license, obscured my DL number, middle name and address, FB says all they want to see is your picture, your name, and your birth date. I uploaded it on Monday. I'm still locked out! In fact I'm pretty sure they made my account invisible. I don't know why they are doing this to me. They even found my sister and how the hell did they do that? We don't have the same last name. They found all kinds of people and I have no idea how they know I know these people. Note that they didn't get anything from me because I made up a special email address at Outlook.com that has no clue as to who I am so even if they pillaged my emails they got nothing. I should note that of course all the data I gave about me was total truth. Well Suzy instead of Susan but I wanted what I'm called, not what's on my drivers license. I'm pretty sure this isn't a problem because I expect many people use nicknames and mine is clearly a diminutive form of my birth name. They have me completely locked out of my account with no reason given. They won't let anybody see FB content unless they are a member and locked in. They have provided no phone number or email address for customer support. It has been 2 days now since I uploaded my pic of my drivers license. Just who the fuck are these people? I thought anybody could have a FB account as long as they use their true name, provided a valid email address, and accepted verification via cell phone text. I did all that yet I'm locked out for no reason I can see. They could contact anybody that I sent friend requests to and ask, "Do you know this Suzy" and 100% of the people I friended would say YES. Why don't they have any way you can contact them and find out what the problem is and what to do to fix it. It's like they are all a bunch of arrogant bastards. Am I not good enough to join Facebook?